Welcome to the INFOGRAFIA project. What is the INFOGRAFIA project? INFOGRAFIA is an innovative project that addresses the needs of the next generation of entrepreneurs!
A growing concern for young people is ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary competencies for the modern world of work. The INFOGRAFIA project wants to eliminate this concern by offering educational resources and tools that keep pace with the digital and social media habits of young people today. This works to address how they contribute to learning, both in education and personal development.
The INFOGRAFIA project provides a full suite of innovative interactive infographics that addresses 3 key themes in entrepreneurship training.
INFOGRAFIA offers a suite of infographics, training programmes and an online portal that features a range of learning resources that support young people and youth workers. In order to support young digital natives to develop their entrepreneurial spirit, youth workers must first upskill in the areas of digital and media literacy to facilitate educational intervention for young people.
With this, INFOGRAFIA aims to build the competencies of young people to maximise their potential and opportunities for entrepreneurial actions in today’s labour market. The development of resources in the INFOGRAFIA project work to empower young people with the building of key entrepreneurial skills that will motivate and inspire them.
INFOGRAFIA proposes a new approach to entrepreneurial training through gamified resources and a non-formal learning approach. With the suite of interactive infographics, training programmes for youth workers and a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), the INFOGRAFIA project offers an interactive and appealing approach to the topic of youth entrepreneurship.
Throughout the course of the INFOGRAFIA project, project partners from Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland, and Lithuania are working with young people and youth workers in each partner country to assess, develop and build key skills and competences needed in today’s modern and digital society.
INFOGRAFIA has been funded with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme. The INFOGRAFIA project commenced in February 2021 and will run until January 2023. INFOGRAFIA is currently being delivered by a team of five organisations from Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Ireland and Lithuania.
AKLUB Centrum Vzdelavani a Poradenstvi (AKLUB Centre of Education and Counselling) is an organisation founded in 1997 in The Czech Republic. AKLUB promotes services that develop educational and integrational programmes and products for professionals, experts, young people, and disadvantaged people and their families. This organisation regularly participates in national and international projects that include lifelong learning, educational practices, coaching, e-learning, distance education, counselling methods, and integration programmes. AKLUB directly implements a mixture of personal and theoretical development to improve quality of education and inclusion.
JUGEND BILDUNG UN KULTUR EV (JuBuK), Germany are a non-profit organisation founded in 2008. This organisation works with young people and focuses heavily on the topics of bridge building, active citizenship, entrepreneurship, inclusion, interreligious dialogue, gender, migrant issues, intercultural dialogue, capacity building, change making. The mission of JuBuK is to implement positive change for young people and within the wider community. It is through their action with youth and youth workers that JuBuK promote the development of skills and competences of young people, the development of entrepreneurial education, and a recognition for the need of non-formal learning. The active contribution of this organisation works to promote intercultural cooperation and solidarity for communities as a whole.
Social Youth Development K.A.NE., is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2008 in Greece. K.A.NE. are active in the fields of education, youth, social inclusion, vocational training, and culture. The mission of this organisation is to combat social exclusion by fostering youth motivation for active citizenship. Through the implementation of workshops, training programmes, information seminars and educational activities, K.A.NE prioritises the need for the integration of all members of society and advocate for the promotion and development of lifelong learning. This organisation has extensive experience in supporting young people and contributing to inclusive projects that promote equality, personal development, and social cohesion.
Future in Perspective Ltd. is a private company based in the border region of Ireland specialising in the areas of education and e-learning, media production, strategic planning and business development and evaluation. Through our work on national and EU funded projects, we have engaged and supported local youth groups, migrant communities, older persons, and individuals who have been absent from education to re-engage with service providers and mainstream education and training offerings. We also have collaborated with young people and adults to deliver a range of diverse programmes in the areas of media production and career management – supporting the next generation of creative individuals to build and sustain successful careers in the sector. Future in Perspective is a modern business that is structured to reflect the current business reality. It operates in an ecosystem made up of ever-changing partnerships and alliances. We have a core staff of 12 highly skilled experts in complementary disciplines that include project management, media production and design, instructional design and e-learning, youth development and research and general administration.
Active Youth Association (AY) has been active in the field of youth work since 2014. This for-purpose organisation works with young people and communities in need in Lithuania and across borders. AY has extensive experience in the areas of non-formal education, migration, entrepreneurship, healthy lifestyle, and human rights. AY looks to bring about change and focus on demanding and sensitive issues within the community. In doing so, AY advocates for change, societal justice and inclusivity. Their contribution and impact is defined by AY’s core processes which are based on; dedication, openness, positivity, and enthusiasm.
The INFOGRAFIA project – Using Interactive Infographics to Build Entrepreneurial Competences addresses the importance of young people unlocking their full potential! It promotes creativity, innovation, risk-taking and goal setting for youths, encouraging them to develop entrepreneurial mindsets.
The INFOGRAFIA project promotes entrepreneurship which is a driving force for job creation, competitiveness, and personal growth for young people. INFOGRAFIA will work to develop a redefined entrepreneurship curriculum using Interactive Infographics as a completely new learning medium that young people can easily access and engage with.
To achieve these objectives, the INFOGRAFIA partners are collaborating together throughout the term of the project to produce the following innovative learning materials:
A toolkit of a suite of interactive infographics provides young people with educational resources on the topic of entrepreneurship, that are accessible, approachable, and understandable. Each infographic features an interactive suite of learning materials embedded within the infographic. The infographic will include a QR code that leads directly to 4 mini-educational resources; an instructional video, a quiz or puzzle, a digital breakout and a WebQuest.
The In-Service Training will build the skills of youth workers, so that they are proficient with the technological demands of today and remain relevant to the needs of young people. Alongside this, this training programme allows youth workers to develop their skills so that they themselves can develop Interactive Infographics, providing them with the technical know-how for the INFOGRAFIA project.
The INFOGRAFIA MOOC acts as an e-portal, which hosts the 15 Interactive Infographics and In-Service Training Programme in one location. The MOOC is available in all partner languages and is also fully compatible with smart phones, tablets, and laptops. In addition, hardcopy infographics containing QR codes link directly to this portal.
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