ATS VIP. FOCUS GROUP ONLINE HOSTED BY IT SOLUTIONS FOR ALL.

ATS VIP. FOCUS GROUP ONLINE HOSTED BY IT SOLUTIONS FOR ALL.

On June 17th, 2021 took place a virtual reunion related to the awareness campaign that is carry out within the ATS VIP project. The meeting was held by IT Solutions for All, the Spanish partner of ATS VIP consortium. During almost two hours, the 20 participants of the online meeting discussed and shared experiences and advice about travels for blind and visual impaired people. The topics covered were about travels and tourism for disabled people. We could know how often they travel abroad and within their own country, how are their experiences as blind travellers in relation to transport, accommodation and tourist attractions accessibility. The participants recounted positive experiences about traveling that they lived in first person, as well as the main obstacles that they usually find and, sometimes, these keep them from live the travel experience at 100%, normally they are related to the failure to adapt and the lack of professionals properly trained for some destination. They also shared experiences related to...
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IT Solutions for All joined the online Kick-Off meeting of Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe

IT Solutions for All joined the online Kick-Off meeting of Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe

IT Solutions for All joined the online Kick-Off meeting of Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe, a project co-financed by Erasmus+ Programme. On January 12, 2021, IT Solutions for All joined the online Kick-Off Meeting of Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe, a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, which brings together eight Partners from six countries (Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, the Republic of North Macedonia and Spain). The Kick-Off Meeting, hosted by E-SENIORS: INITIATION DES SENIORS AUX NTIC ASSOCIATION, was originally planned in Paris, but has been rescheduled online due to COVID-19 restrictions. As life expectancy increases, Europe’s rapidly aging population continues to grow in number. According to the Eurostat, one in four people will be over 65 years old by 2050. Social policies for the elderly in Europe often neglect lifelong learning, and this despite the fact that the sustainability of social protection systems relies on the autonomy and on the community participation of the elderly population....
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<strong>Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe:</strong>

Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe:

The online identity of the DISK Project is taking shape. As life expectancy increases, Europe’s rapidly aging population continues to grow in number. According to the Eurostat, one in four people will be over 65 years old by 2050; social policies for the elderly in Europe often neglect lifelong learning, and this despite the fact that the sustainability of social protection systems relies on the autonomy and on the community participation of the elderly population.  On the basis of these gaps, Digital Skills for an Ageing Europe (DISK) will adopt an intersectoral and gender sensitive approach and capitalise on the valuable experience of its partners (8 organisations from 6 different countries) to provide the elderly with innovative and tailored training opportunities.   In particular, partners will carry out the following activities: Develop a dedicated OER Platform accessible to all, free of charge, in full Open Access mode and in multilingual versions (EN, FR, GR, IT, MK, ES) where all the content produced will be published. Develop...
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Training content and operational solutions to embrace Smart Working: the SWIFT SME platform is finally available

Training content and operational solutions to embrace Smart Working: the SWIFT SME platform is finally available

In the first months of 2020, as COVID-19 infections were rising all over the world, entrepreneurs and employers have been asked to close their activities and, if possible, to transfer all of their work online, forcing them to implement telecommuting solutions that, in many cases, have never been experienced before. A comprehensive sample of results emerging from EU sources[1], confirm that EU SMEs and their internal workforce lack a strong and reliable digital/ICT culture (specifically those located in the Mediterranean and Balkan area); a skill-lag that throughout the post-crisis exacerbated pre-existing gaps in terms of opportunities for long-term financial sustainability. EU SMEs are the most affected by the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic: Europe is “closed for business”, and while large companies have systems in place to implement telecommuting and smart work, SMEs (especially microenterprises) do not have ICT systems in place nor policies for their staff to work remotely. SWIFT SME tackles the challenge to equip micro and SMEs all across...
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Swift Sme KOM

Swift Sme KOM

The consortium joined the online Kick-Off meeting of SWIFT SME – Smart Working: Innovative & Flexible Training for SMEs, a project co-financed by Erasmus+ Programme On November 30, 2020, the consortium joined the online Kick-Off Meeting of SWIFT SME (Smart Working: Innovative & Flexible Training for SMEs), a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, which brings together six Partners from five countries (Belgium, Germany, Italy, Romania and Spain). The Kick-Off Meeting, hosted by the Centrum fur Innovation und Technologie GmbH (CIT) and Institut De Haute Formation aux Politiques Communautaires asbl (IHF), was originally planned in Brussels, but has been rescheduled online due to COVID-19 restrictions. EU SMEs represent the backbone of the EU economy. Yet, they are also the least prepared to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and the related lockdown measures. Contrarily to large companies, SMEs are ill equipped for the shift to remote work, lacking as they are both ICT systems and policies to ensure business continuity....
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Presented results from Erasmus+ project PREDICT

Presented results from Erasmus+ project PREDICT

Presented results from Erasmus+ Project PREDICT On 26.11.2020 in hotel Holiday Inn in Skopje amultiplier event was held in the scope of the PREDICT project - Prevention ofDisasters ICT (informatics and computer technologies) implemented within theErasmus+ programme of the European Union (KA201-Strategic Partnership forschool education). During the multiplier event, there was a presentation of theresults from the research conducted within Intellectual Output 1 “Creation of amethodological framework (training and desktop research) regarding inclusivetraining of children, youth, and persons with disabilities”.  The results referred to the curricula analyses in primary, secondary and special schools in Macedonia, Spain and Bulgaria,analyses of semi-structured interviews with experts from schools, crisis management, and protection and rescue institutions in the mentioned countries, as well as research questionnaires filled-in by participants with or without disabilities in the role of students and pupils in primary, secondary, and pecial schools in each of the countries. Beside the representatives from project partner institutions, the event was also attended by representatives from...
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PREDICT project continues its development after the holidays period.

PREDICT project continues its development after the holidays period.

PREDICT project continues its development after the holidays period. After a summer characterised by the negative influence of the Covid-19 full of new regulations for social distancing and restriction of movement, the Predict project continues its evolution. All the partners of the project, in North Macedonia, Spain and Bulgaria, are working on the development of contents to become the platform http://www.projectpredict.eu/ a reference site regarding the reaction to disasters (earthquakes, floods, and fires). The general objective of the Predict project, an Erasmus + project, is the promotion of inclusive access, non-discriminatory participation of children, young people and people with disabilities in disaster risk prevention and the integration of disaster risk knowledge into formal and non-formal education. With the work of all partners, we hope to achieve our objectives....
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ATS VIP Project continues its development during holidays.

ATS VIP Project continues its development during holidays.

ATS VIP Project continues its development during holidays. During the period of the highest tourist movement, even in times of new rules and restrictions, the project continues progressing. All the partners of the project, in North Macedonia, Spain and Romania, are working on the development of contents to turn the platform http://www.atsvip.eu into a reference for those visually impaired and blind people who want to exercise their right to travel safely. ATS Vip is a project aimed at visually impaired people and their companions, seeks to provide these people with resources and tools to make travel an experience that is rewarding, democratic and safe. At the same time, it seeks to raise awareness among companies and agents in the tourism sector and the population in general, about the importance of this group both economically and socially....
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The second phase of the ATS VIP Project is underway

The second phase of the ATS VIP Project is underway

The second phase of the ATS VIP Project is underway. This phase is entitled “Creation of an OER for accessible, safety and secure travelling of visually impaired persons” It began in April 2020 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2020. The aim of IO2 is the development of the OER platform that will contain information and innovative content related to accessibility, safety and protection during the trip, especially adapted to people with visual impairment and blindness. All project partners from North Macedonia, Romania and Spain are actively working for the optimal functioning of the OER platform For more information, you can follow this link. http://www.atsvip.eu/ ...
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Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons

Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons

Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons (ATSforVIP) is an Erasmus+ project financed by the European Union. The consortium of partners, Mreza za Dozivotno Ucenje (Lifelong Learning Network) North Macedonia, IT Solutions for All Spain and Asociatia Babilon Travel Romania, were working on the first intelectual output of the projet which aims at development of a methodology meant to study and compare accessibility and mobility services present in the European countries, mainly focusing on accessible tourism and confront these findings with the needs of visual impaired persons. You can find more information on the project website: http://atsvip.eu/methodology.php ...
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