On the 20th of April we had our second meeting of the Seminar on EU Funding Tools that EEO Group is organizing in cooperation with SAFIA. With 20 students and young professionals we had the opportunity to discuss the Vision and Objectives of Erasmus Plus (E+), covering different Calls under KA1, KA2 and KA3.
MedLit#45+ is a Strategic Partnership project in the field of Adult Education funded with the support of the programme Erasmus+. The project aim is to improve the digital skills of users over 45 in order to increase their competitiveness within the modern labour market.
AKMI Group of Companies was represented by the Development Director Mr. Theodoros Grassos in the event “The dynamic of businesses in the Human Resource Development” which was held by the Job Center of Municipality of Athens on 4th of April.
The participants had a unique opportunity to discuss the challenges that companies are facing in the development of their human resources as well as the up skilling and certification of new skills through staff training programs.
Drawing from his long experience in the field of education and training, Mr Grassos highlighted the importance of lifelong training programs in human resource development and the necessity of them being designed in a way tailored to the real needs of employees.
EEO GROUP S.A. hosted in its premises the 6th Transnational Project Meeting of the project “SURVIVE: Surviving the Storm: Identifying and Linking Internal Capabilities with Business Continuity” (Erasmus+ KA2 Exchange of Good Practices) on the 2nd and 3rd of April 2019.
SURVIVE which started in October 2017 brings together partners from Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Bulgaria. The aim of the project lies at the investigation of the secrets of success that SME “stars” underpin, in terms of internal capabilities that can ensure a viable future. SMEs share a significant role in achieving the Europe 2020 strategy, however they had to navigate a difficult economic terrain in recent years leading to poor performance in indicators such as number of enterprises, value added, &employment. Nevertheless, there are a lot of lots of studies showing that even within the current economic conditions, there are still companies, which show a remarkable yield, way above the average of their sector, and it seems that they get a benefit from the crisis and make use of chances and changes.
It is an honor for EEO Group S.A. to collaborate with SAFIA (Student Association for International Affairs) for the coordination of the first cycle of seminars according to the financial tools of the European Union and the way that the theory of the European Unification comes into practice. Our goal is to introduce the practical issues of the European Unification to young people, acknowledging the way that the European Union invests its financial resources. Specifically, twenty students will have the opportunity to attend, free of charge, four 6-hour seminars, including topics such as the implementation of the policies of education, immigration, employability and social cohesion.
AKMI hosted on 22 March, the kick-off meeting of the new EnVISION project, which was awarded under the R.E.C. Programme of the European Commission. EnVision, which started in February 2019 and will last 24 months, brings together 3 Greek and 2 Cypriot organisations including the VET institute AKMI, the Central Union of Greek Municipalities, the non-governmental organisation ‘Helping Hand’, the Union of Cyprus Municipalities and Zewelepe consultants.
Our VET2Business Project http://vet2business.eu/ was hosted in the municipal television of Thessaloniki "TV100" in one of the most known informative broadcast "Dimotis Online".
The guests of the show were Mr. Alexandros Barbounakis, Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Mr. Theodoros Grassos, Director of European Programs at AKMI Group of Companies and Mr. Nikolas Kokkosis, Associate of the Department of Education at the Hellenic-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
EEO Group organised at its premises in Athens (on March the 7th), the Kick-off meeting of the new DIONE project, which was awarded under the R.E.C. Programme. DIONE, which started in February 2019 and will last 24 months, brings together 5 competent Greek organisations, including EEO Group, the Ministry of Labour, Social Security & Welfare, Harokopio University, AKMI Vocational Institute SA and Symplexis.
EEO Group and its affiliated organizations (AKMI VET Institute, Metropolitan College, Familior, Universal Training) on 2018 had a remarkable success rate in EU project submissions as 16 projects have been approved, with an accumulative total budget of more than 10M euros for 84 partners.
This results to a success rateof 50% of the submitted proposals.