Multi-I Project Update – November 2022

Multimodal Interaction and Information (Multi-I) is a 24-month strategic adult innovation partnership aimed at empowering trainers of adults and educators by equipping them with powerful instruments and methodologies aimed at integrating adult refugees through the creation of multimodal pedagogical literacy tools.  

The products we will obtain at the end of the project are as follows:

  1. Training Format for Trainers of Adult
  2. Multimodal Literacy Toolkit
  3. Web Platform

The kick off meeting was held by the coordinator in Maastricht, Netherlands in June, with other partners from Finland, Belgium, Bulgaria, Turkey and France in attendance.

The hosts welcomed all the partners, and presentations, tasks, responsibilities, deadlines and the time frame for the project were discussed.

The first LTTA also took place in October in Avignon, France. This was a great opportunity to test aspects of the curriculum that had been created as part of both output one and two. The curriculum consists of three modules (media literacy, digital story telling and drama), and activities from each module were tested.

One of the biggest challenges the partners faced was the level of a refugee’s English language and reading and writing skills.

At the end of the training, cultural sight seeing and building relationships over delicious French food, the participants gave great feedback on the lessons and activities. The partners will now make a few amendments ready for further training.

AR4EFL Project Update – November 2022

The 1st LTTA of the AR4EFL project took place in Nicosia, Cyprus 11th–13th July 2022. 

It was a great opportunity to test the lesson plans created by the partners, see how they work alongside the AR4EFL app, fix any technical issues and make any amendments to the lesson plans after testing. 

The trainers familiarised themselves with the project’s developed materials and used the AR app for the first time!

It was a great few days despite the heat! And great to see the lesson plans come to life and the reality of how well augmented reality can work in the classroom. As some of the trainers were not familiar with AR and the use of digital teaching, everyone felt positive and excited about the benefits of using the app in primary schools.

The second LTTA took place 26th-30th of September, 2022. The purpose of this LTTA was to test the finalised lesson plans on the trainers, and ensure all bugs and issues that were highlighted during the first LTTA had been rectified and the app work seamlessly with the lesson plans.

Throughout the week, the participants, teachers and educators took part in various workshops, where they had the opportunity to use the developed AR application and the lesson plans, as tools to design their own lessons. Moreover, they familiarised themselves with use of new technology in the classroom and acquired new skills required while teaching EFL to the new generation of digital natives.

The lesson plans form part of the handbook which both form part of the second output.

The AR app is in the final stages and the 18 month report is due in December.

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Empowering Disadvantaged Women

Almost halfway through the project, which aims to increase the employability of disadvantaged women, we have created various employability modules. These modules will be available as open access online courses at a later stage of the project. Right now, the finished modules are being translated into all partner languages, i.e., Norwegian, Finnish, Turkish, Greek, and German. 

The modules finished so far are Basic patient and elderly care, Basic cookery, Child development and education and Agriculture activities as well as several Handicraft modules. The latter have been made based on traditional crafts from the respective partner countries, such as knitting, embroidery, marbling, and weaving.

We have also had two transnational meetings, the first in Molde, Norway and the second in Anamur, Türkiye and one Learning Teaching Training Activity in Trikala, Greece.

Pictures from the meeting in Türkiye
Pictures from the meeting in Türkiye
Pictures from the meeting in Greece
Pictures from the meeting in Greece

At these meetings, we not only had the opportunity to exchange experiences and knowledge and to drive the project in the right direction, but we also had the pleasure of taking part in each other’s cultures and gained a deeper understanding of each other within the group. Having said that, we all look forward to our next transnational meeting in March 2023 in Austria and in June 2023 in Germany. We are also happy to host the last transnational meeting in Finland in October 2023.

Are you also curious about what we do and how the project is progressing? Read more on our website and follow us on Facebook.

Re-Think / Re-Act

The Re-Think / Re-Act project started in February 2022, with partners from Portugal, Finland, Spain and Cyprus.

The partners first met at the first TPM which was held in Córdoba, Spain in April this year. This gave the partners the opportunity to discuss the project in detail, organise tasks and set deadlines for the duration of the project.

Re-Think / Re-Act focuses on the inclusion of secondary school students with adaptation difficulties in classroom due to poor training of soft skills, which, currently, supposes a real challenge for education systems, since they tend to focus their training on hard skills as a priority.

The partners will seek to respond to the horizontal priority of inclusion and diversity in all areas of education, training, youth and sports, as well as the priority sectorial of addressing disadvantages in terms of learning, early school dropout and insufficient master of basic skills. In this way, the needs of the students will be attended to to promote their personal development and, with it, a true inclusion, being able to accompany them in the search for their own talent and training them to adapt satisfactorily to their school, their community and the demands of society, including the acquisition of skills that allow them to know and integrate the soft skills.

Current progress:

IO1 – Together App (2Gapp)
An application for adequate teacher coordination that facilitates easy communication between the authorities responsible for the development of each student.

The Spanish coordinators are responsible for the management of this output. The app is currently in the creation stage and will be complete by March 2023.

IO2 – Rethinking for Schools (RFS)
An assessment tool for the inclusion of students that lack soft skills, giving guidelines and routes for improvement in educational work.

The responsible organisation for this output is Learnmera Oy, Finland. The content for this assessment tool has been created and is in the stages of finalisation. The development of the webspace is currently under development by the Cypriot partner.

IO3 – Re-Act Webspace (RAW)
An educational platform with motivational methodologies and resources to help educators support students in the best way possible.

The webspace is currently under development by UCY, Cyprus. Each partner is currently in the process of creating the video material. A timeline for the creation of the all content has been set for the near future.

An interactive digital tool to encourage student motivation and make participation in activities to facilitate their development of soft skills more attractive.

YOUDO is a game aimed at students who need to understand and work on soft skills. As with the other outputs, this is also under development and will be complete by March 2023.

The next TPM will be held online in October 2022 where all partners will be present and every aspect of the project will be discussed, including the progress of the intellectual outputs, ensuring they are on track for completion March 2023.

Learn more about the project, and follow the projects progress. Follow on Facebook @projectrethinkreact and Instagram @rethinkreact_.

The project is financed by Erasmus+ KA2: 2021-1-ES01-KA220-SCH-000032542


The ASSESS project started in September 2019, with partners from Portugal, Finland, Spain, Turkey, Greece and Germany.

The project due to be completed in February 2022, has been given an extension of five months due to unpredicted delays as a consequence of the global pandemic.

The project is now in the final stages, and the web platform (The Online Exam Creator), developed to be an innovative platform hosting a range of learning tools for young EFL learners, brings a new approach to assessment. The project brings a new approach to assessment. Material such as flashcards with images and text, illustrated worksheets, exams, rubrics etc are available on the web portal, in the six partner languages, plus English.

The Online Exam creator not only allows teachers have access to the material created by the partners, but they will be able to produce their own exams and downloadable content specific to their needs.
The Online Exam Creator can be viewed here.
Project ASSESS will finish later this year, you can follow updates on the Facebook page and website.
The project is financed by Erasmus+ KA2: 2019-1-PT01-KA201-061275

Mental Health+

Mental Health+ helps vocational education and training (VET) organisations, as well as schools in general, become ‘mental health positive’ by ensuring that they adequately support the mental health of their students and staff. This is being achieved through the development of a series of resources that will help VET organisations improve their mental health provision.

Project end and official launch of the outputs
As the Mental Health+ Project comes to an end this month, we wanted to remind you that the resources produced during the project life cycle are free to access for all VET organisations, career guidance centres and other similar providers that are interested.

The first project output saw the development of:
• A MH+ Charter, which outlines the minimum requirements an organisation should adhere to in order to be mental health inclusive.
• An eBook, with country-specific information around mental health and best practices which you can incorporate into your organisation.
• A European report into mental health inclusion.

For the second output, the project partners produced the interactive Mental Health+ Benchmarking Tool based on the Charter. This allows you to determine how mental health inclusive your organisation is by answering a series of questions, and it offers advice on how you can improve your mental health inclusivity.

The digital Benchmarking Tool has been piloted by representatives of VET institutions, schools, colleges, career guidance centres and local authorities. We have also developed a Mental Health+ Champion Skills Profile which helps you develop and select a Mental Health lead. As this will be a requirement for all UK schools by 2025, now could be the perfect time to start assessing your mental health provision, and to dedicate a member of staff to lead on incorporating these changes.

Aspire-igen (UK) are the coordinators of this project with partners BFE from Bulgaria, CESIE from Italy, INTRAS Foundation from Spain, Learnmera from Finland and Hugarafl from Iceland.

To read more about the project partners, visit the project website.

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Transnational Meetings
We have held four transnational meetings that allowed us to discuss the progress of each output in detail and for us to planning of related events. Our first meeting took place in Valladolid, Spain and focused on the first output, as well as ensuring that everyone had the same understanding of the scope, aims and impacts of the project.

Our second, third and fourth meetings were also supposed to take place in person (in Iceland, Bulgaria and Italy), but were instead held online due to travel restrictions imposed in each of our countries due to COVID-19. The remote aspect had no bearing on the success of the meetings or the progress of the project and we finalised the first output documents, which can be found here, the Benchmarking Tool and the Skills Profile of the Mental Health Champion.

The project is financed by Erasmus+ KA2: 2019-1-UK01-KA202-062036

Use your time creatively

The project has had its online kick-off meeting, which has to put into motion tasks needing to be achieved for the project to reach its goal. The project aims to prepare a set of educational materials developing creativity for the target group being young parents.

The schedule has been set for the first in-person transnational project meeting in Poland in October 2021. There will also be training about astrophotography resulting in a tutorial video.

Dates for the following meetings have not been set and will be scheduled in Poland, considering CoVid restrictions.

Training in Egypt about documenting a personal story: the results will be online educational materials.

Training in Georgia on cultural heritage resulting in a toolkit for educators and parents.

Training in Greece about dance and choreography. The result will be online educational materials.

Learnmera will be responsible for the coordination of the international digital marketing of the project.

Additional obligations for all partners will be:

  • Translations of all material results into the partner languages.
  • Coordinating a Facebook page for the target group in the national languages of the partners.
  • Project promotion including social media and website.

City Quiz

The City Quiz & Walk project is a fun, engaging, interactive phone app development designed to enhance immigrants, ex-pats, and students’ cultural education. It began in September 2019 and is due for completion in September 2021.

City Quiz and Walk project, coordinated by Learnmera, is in its final stages of development. In the scope of the project, extensive research on mobile phone apps and gamified education has been conducted, and the development of apps for Helsinki, Paris, Vilnius, Lisbon and Athens has been completed. Now the project has reached its final stage of external pilot testing for the mobile apps.

The fun to use gamified education value is unquestionable, and the quiz and quest questions are informative to the local and the visitor alike. The pilot testing ensures that the app experience is of high quality, glitch-free and unhindered by errors.

All multiplier events for the phone app have taken place in August. The final multiplier event marking the launch of City Quiz-Helsinki is scheduled for Tuesday, August 31 at Apollo Street Bar, Mannerheimintie 16, Helsinki, from 17:00 – 19:00. The event is expected to draw 20 guests from the public, where refreshments and snacks will be served.

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The project is financed by Erasmus+ KA2: 2019-1-FI01-KA204-06073


The kick-off meeting was held earlier this month, the meeting was held over Zoom and all partners from were present. This is a two-year project, running until 2023 and partners include:

• Eurospeak Language Schools Ltd, UK
• Stando Ltd, Cyprus
• E-School Educational Group, Greece
• Associacio Educativa i Cultural Blue Beehive, Spain
• Conlan School Limited, UK (Wales)
• Learnmera, Finland

The objectives of this project are to:

• Create a realistic learning environment for learners of a second language so as to motivate them to learn.
• Design, test and publish an innovative educational package based on AR technology for primary school teachers that will guide and support their English (or any other) as second language teaching.
• To provide quality training to primary school teachers on how to utilise the innovative educational package in traditional or virtual/online classroom.

Results will include:

• IO1: Desk research: A literature review comparing traditional approaches and augmented reality in language acquisition.
• IO2: A teacher handbook with lesson plans for language learning through AR.
• IO3: Augmented Reality application, with which we aim to generate a methodology that makes students an active part of learning, and also allows collaborative learning 2 training activities: C1 to train the VET trainers (3 training workers from each country) and C2 to train primary school teachers (5 teachers from each country), on the educational AR for EFL package developed during the project. The aim of these training activities is to maximize the impact of the project allowing them to use the application effectively and give participants the necessary training and skills.
• 6 national multiplier events to promote the project, its intellectual outputs, and its outcomes.

The project is financed by Erasmus+ KA2: 2020-1-UK01-KA226-SCH-094466


The AWARDS (autonomy and well-aging reinforcement for the adult people with down syndrome) project is in its early stages, with the kick-off meeting happening only a few months ago.

In recent years, thanks to the developments of treatments, people with DS are now expected to live to being 60 years old. Because this is a relatively new phenomenon, there has not been much research in to parenting aging adults with DS. With this in mind, there is a lack of knowledge for families and carers of aging people with down syndrome. The project is concerned with support for families and professionals working with adults over 30 years of age with down syndrome.

There are two different results with a series of activities to be implemented for project AWARDS. The first result will involve creating a skills and interests test for adults with DS for proper professional and social orientation and developing multimedia training tools for healthy nutrition and physical exercises and sports training.

The second result will include creating training modules on sexual health and health protection, and an e-learning platform to host the project’s results. Training activities and conferences will also be held in the countries of the participating organisations.

For more information and updates on the project visit to Facebook page.

The project is financed by Erasmus+ KA2: 2020-1-TR01-KA204-094615