SMILE!
The Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education

 
 
 
Upcoming events
A lingua como fator de integracao e inclusao no ambito da UE - The language as a tool for integration and social inclusion within EU.
Date: 30-11-2016
Country: Portugal
organised by F.L.E.P. – Formação, Língua e Estudos Portugueses Lda
Exploitation seminar
Date: 21-11-2016
Country: Germany
organised by bfw - Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungsseinrichtung
Exploitation seminar
Date: 11-11-2016
Country: Germany
organised by bfw - Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungsseinrichtung
Exploitation Seminar
Date: 07-11-2016
Country: Germany
organised by bfw - Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungsseinrichtung
Languages for Work and Social Integration
Date: 20-10-2016
Country: Lithuania
organised by Soros International House
Exploitation Seminar in VALENCIA, SPAIN
Date: 14-10-2016
Country: Spain
organised by Instituto De Formación Y Estudios Sociales (IFES)
SMILE Exploitation seminar: Innovative practices in language education
Date: 14-10-2016
Country: Bulgaria
organised by Stroyexpert – SEK Ltd.
Seminario - As Linguas para a integracao social e para o mercado de trabalho.
Date: 14-10-2016
Country: Portugal
organised by F.L.E.P. – Formação, Língua e Estudos Portugueses Lda
Opportunities and potential of less widely used and taught languages.
Date: 11-10-2016
Country: Czech Republic
organised by AKLUB Centrum vzdelavani a poradenstvi
SMILE PROJECT - LEARNING GREEK AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Date: 05-10-2016
Country: Greece
organised by Eco-Consultants S.A.
“SMILE” Project Dissemination Activities Workshop 2
Date: 04-10-2016
Country: Greece
organised by DIAN – Training And Management Activities
“SMILE” Project Dissemination Activities Workshop 1
Date: 02-10-2016
Country: Greece
organised by DIAN – Training And Management Activities
SMILE Workshop in Malta Date: 15th September 2016 Country: Malta Organised by: Acrosslimits Limited
Date: 15-09-2016
Country: Malta
organised by Acrosslimits Limited
Languages for social integration and employment | Kalbos socialinei integracijai ir isidarbinimui
Date: 11-09-2016
Country: Lithuania
organised by Soros International House
Smile, an E.U. project to develop the employement through the learning of minority Languages SMILE, UN PROGETTO COMUNITARIO PER LO SVILUPPO DELL'OCCUPAZIONE ATTRAVERSO L'APPRENDIMENTO DEI LINGUAGGI MINORITARI
Date: 24-06-2016
Country: Italy
organised by BIOCERT Association
Exploitation Seminar
Date: 21-06-2016
Country: The Netherlands
organised by Pressure Line
SMILE Exploitation Seminar in Sofia, Bulgaria
Date: 09-06-2016
Country: Bulgaria
organised by KU TU Ltd.
SMILE Workshop in Zurich (Switzerland)
Date: 09-06-2016
Country: Switzerland
organised by Stiftung ECAP
SMILE workshop in Smolian (Bulgaria)
Date: 20-05-2016
Country: Bulgaria
organised by Znanie Association
SMILE exploitation workshop
Date: 10-12-2015
Country: Lithuania
organised by Soros International House

Date: 03-12-2016
Country:
organised by AKLUB Centrum vzdelavani a poradenstvi
Exploitation seminar
Date: 03-12-2016
Country: Germany
organised by bfw - Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungsseinrichtung

 
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   Idea
 
 
 
The Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education (SMILE) explores opportunities for promotion of less widely used and taught languages (LWUTLs) in various educational, social and economic sectors.

The project identifies areas and target groups which can benefit from the application of LWUTLs and spreads the results of existing good practices for language learning and promotion.

SMILE is expected to have impact on various groups of unemployed, disadvantaged people, traditional and non-traditional language learners, etc.
 
   Explore ‘the world of language learning’ with SMILE!
 
 
 
  • What are the advantages of learning less widely used and taught European languages?
  • How can language learning increase competitiveness and employability and create new job opportunities?
  • What opportunities can language learning offer to various disadvantaged
    groups in order to help them integrate in society?
  • What are the existing good practices and methodologies for
    promotion of less widely used and taught languages in Europe?
The Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education (SMILE) gives you the answer!
 
   Goals
 
 
 
  • Contributing to the implementation of the European language policies in the field of promotion of linguistic diversity and LWUTLs
  • Exchanging experience and information on good practices and methodologies for promotion of LWUTLs
  • Creating cooperation opportunities between the fields of language education, training and work
  • Strengthening social inclusion of various disadvantaged groups



 
   Activities
 
 
 
  • Creating a collection of good practices providing innovative methods for promotion and learning of LWUTLs in situational contexts
  • Developing National Reports on the sectorial demand for LWUTLs
  • Producing a Situational Analysis on the opportunities for learning LWUTLs on European level
  • Holding workshops for exchange of experience between educational and employment sectors
  • Developing Recommendation Papers for enhancement of the learning and promotion of LWUTLs
  • Organising National Events in all partner countries for further exchange of experience
 
   Research
 
 
 
The results from the research will be presented through National Reports and will be available via the project website. These National Reports will be later used as a basis for development of a Situational Analysis providing information about the needs related to language learning and solutions for meeting them through non-traditional methodologies.

During the third year Recommendation Papers will be developed providing strategies, opportunities and methodologies for promotion of linguistic diversity and learning of less widely used and taught languages on European level.
 
   Outcomes
 
 
 
  • Collection of good practices for promotion and learning of LWUTLs
  • National reports analysing opportunities and methodologies for learning of LWUTLs
  • Situational analysis providing information about the needs related to LWUTLs on European level and solutions for meeting them
  • Workshops for exchange of experience on good practices for promotion of LWUTLs
  • Recommendation papers for enhancing the current European policies for promotion of linguistic diversity and LWUTLs
  • National events presenting the network findings to stakeholders on practical and political level
  • Website hosting all project outcomes
 
   Who can benefit from the SMILE findings?
 
 
 
Through the project outcomes various organisations will become familiar with alternative language-learning methods and multilingual products for increasing competences, competitiveness and employment in various sectors. They will be provided with access to non-traditional methods and products for situational language learning and promotion in the specific context of their field of expertise and interest.

The network will support disadvantaged people in their better integration in society and provide them with motivation for development of qualities corresponding to the requirements of the labour market.

Schools, universities, language centres, adult education providers, vocational language education and training institutes will be introduced to the identified methodologies for situational learning of less widely used and taught languages and encouraged to apply them with their learners.
 
 
 
Dear visitor,
in this page you will find a collection of good practices for promotion and learning of LWUTLs.,
Some of them are developed as national initiatives, others as international cooperation projects.,
You can use their ideas for your new projects or events!
 
 
 
 
After selecting your theme and sector, please proceed further with more detailed criteria.
In case you do not choose any of the detailed criteria, all the good practices will be listed.



Here you can search either by the listed criterias or search by a keyword.

Criteria

   Language Education for Social inclusion
   Language Education Labour Market inclusion
   Promotion of multilingualism
   Promotion of less widely used and taught languages
   Non-traditional methodologies for language teaching and learning
   Methodologies for language learning in situational context
   Language learning for people with special needs
   New teaching approaches for non-traditional language learners
   Language products and materials for self-study
   ICT-based language learning materials
   Adaptability and transferability of methodologies for various target groups
   Innovative teacher training methodologies
   Mobility for language learning
   Recognition of language skills acquired through non-formal and informal education
   Application of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
   Linguistic diversity and intercultural dialogue
   Good practices for using languages at the work place

Sector

   Adult education    School education (pre-primary, primary, secondary)
   University education    Vocational education and training
   Vocational guidance and counseling    Commerce and industry
   Consultancy    Cultural organizations
   Large enterprises (> 500 employees)    SMEs
   Learners with special needs    Migrants
   Senior citizens    Disadvantaged people
   Youth organizations    Healthcare providers
   Teacher training    Civil society
   Voluntary work and volunteers    Prisons
   Arts and crafts    Business and trade
   Publishing services    Media and advertising
   Trade unions    Labour markets
   Tourism    Agriculture
   Construction    Ecology
   Other    Minorities


 
   Partners network
 
 
 
The SMILE network consists of 20 partner organizations from 15 European countries. In the coming three years the partners will join their efforts to identify areas and target groups that can benefit from the promotion and learning of less widely used and taught languages. The partners will discuss and exchange ideas on current national and European policies in the field of language learning and will perform a research on existing good practices and methodologies for promotion of less widely used and taught languages.

 
Instituto De Formación Y Estudios Sociales (IFES)
 
 
 
 
 
Valencia, Spain
 
Tel.:
+34963825362
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Fernando Benavente
Email:
fernando.benavente@valencia.ifes.es
Website:
www.ifes.es
About SMILE:
 
KU TU Ltd.
 
 
 
 
 
Sofia, Bulgaria
 
Tel.:
+35929816143
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Raya Stanachkova
Email:
office@kutu-bg.eu
Website:
www.kutu-bg.eu
About SMILE:
 
bfw - Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungsseinrichtung
 
 
 
 
 
Heidelberg, Germany
 
Tel.:
+4962215025741
Fax:
+4962215025755
Contact person:
Clemens Koerte
Veronika Ostrogonac
Email:
clemens.koerte@bfw.eu.com
Website:
www.bfw.de
About SMILE:
 
Euroreso
 
 
 
 
 
, Italy
 
Tel.:
+491781661010
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Karl Viktor Gaertner
Email:
euroreso@gmx.de; kpulpo@arcor.de
Website:
www.euroreso.eu
About SMILE:
 
Soros International House
 
 
 
 
 
Vilnius, Lithuania
 
Tel.:
+37052724892
Fax:
+37052724879
Contact person:
Daiva Malinauskiene
Gabriele Malinauskaite
Email:
daiva@sih.lt; gabriele.malinauskaite@gmail.com
Website:
www.sih.lt
About SMILE:
 
Pressure Line
 
 
 
 
 
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 
Tel.:
+31102439365
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Svetlana Rashkov
Email:
svetlana@pressureline.nl
Website:
www.pressureline.nl
About SMILE:
 
Acrosslimits Limited
 
 
 
 
 
Hamrun, Malta
 
Tel.:
+35679861168
Fax:
+35679262888
Contact person:
Maryrose Francica
Ruth Gatt
Email:
maryrose@acrosslimits.com;
Website:
www.acrosslimits.com
About SMILE:
 
Znanie Association
 
 
 
 
 
Sofia, Bulgaria
 
Tel.:
+35929522596
Fax:
+35929522596
Contact person:
Valentina Georgieva
Email:
projects@znanie-bg.org
Website:
www.znanie-bg.org
About SMILE:
 
Synthesis Center for Research and Education Ltd
 
 
 
 
 
Nicosia, Cyprus
 
Tel.:
+35799571660
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
George Isaias
Email:
isaias@synthesis-center.com
Website:
www.synthesis-center.com
About SMILE:
 
EGECED
 
 
 
 
 
Izmir, Turkey
 
Tel.:
+902327827555
Fax:
+905052322992
Contact person:
Emin BAKAY
Email:
eminbakay@gmail.com; guldankalem@gmail.com
Website:
www.egeced.org
About SMILE:
 
AKLUB Centrum vzdelavani a poradenstvi
 
 
 
 
 
Krnov, Czech Republic
 
Tel.:
+420604267486
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Ludek Richter
Email:
richter@aklub.org
Website:
www.aklub.org
About SMILE:
 
DIAN – Training And Management Activities
 
 
 
 
 
Athens, Greece
 
Tel.:
+302108253933
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Panos Milios
Email:
pmdian@otenet.gr
Website:
www.dian.gr
About SMILE:
 
Stiftung ECAP
 
 
 
 
 
Zurich, Switzerland
 
Tel.:
+41434444070
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Giuliana Tedesco
Guglielmo Bozzolini
Email:
gtedesco@ecap.ch; gbozzolini@ecap.ch
Website:
www.ecap.ch
About SMILE:
 
Biedrība Eurofortis
 
 
 
 
 
Riga, Latvia
 
Tel.:
+37127763451
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Adela Vitkovska
Lana Radcenko
Email:
adela.vitkovska@eurofortis.lv
Website:
www.eurofortis.lv
About SMILE:
 
Eco-Consultants S.A.
 
 
 
 
 
Athens, Greece
 
Tel.:
+302106540120
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Katerina Zannaki
Email:
info@eco-consultants.gr
Website:
www.eco-consultants.gr
About SMILE:
 
BIOCERT Association
 
 
 
 
 
Napoli, Italy
 
Tel.:
+390817613830
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Salvatore Basile
Email:
salvatorebasile@biocert.it
Website:
www.biocert.it
About SMILE:
 
Anmiro Oy
 
 
 
 
 
Kuru, Finland
 
Tel.:
+358403582503
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Jukka Kallio
Email:
kallio@phpoint.fi
Website:
www.anmiro.net
About SMILE:
 
Development Agency of Karditsa – AN.KA. s.a.
 
 
 
 
 
Karditsa, Greece
 
Tel.:
+302441026345
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Labrini Triantou
Email:
triantou@anka.gr
Website:
www.anka.gr
About SMILE:
 
F.L.E.P. – Formação, Língua e Estudos Portugueses Lda
 
 
 
 
 
Lisboa, Portugal
 
Tel.:
+351213152178
+351965085707
Fax:
+351968577694
Contact person:
Maria Julia Dias
Gastao Travado
Email:
np70eq@mail.telepac.pt
Website:
www.flep.pt
About SMILE:
 
Stroyexpert – SEK Ltd.
 
 
 
 
 
Sofia, Bulgaria
 
Tel.:
+359888251700
Fax:
+35929586507
Contact person:
Gergana Deenichina
Stefka Pehlivanova
Email:
projects@stroyexpert.bg
Website:
www.stroyexpert.bg
About SMILE:
 
Smile will organise national events presenting the network findings to stakeholders on practical and political level in all partnering countries.

You can see the Calendar of the events below; you can also contact online the organizer if you are interested to attend any of the events.
 
 
 

Country: Portugal Organised by: F.L.E.P. – Formação, Língua e Estudos Portugueses Lda Date: 30-11-2016
A lingua como fator de integracao e inclusao no ambito da UE - The language as a tool for integration and social inclusion within EU.

It is a workshop to disseminate the results and the work done under the project using the methodology of the story telling to create more impact into the participants
Event date: 30-11-2016
Target group: language teachers; trainers; general public
Place of the event: Rua de Xabregas, n? 61 C Beato- Lisboa
Contact information: Maria Julia Dias Mobile: +351 968577694
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 

 
 
 
Country: Germany Organised by: bfw - Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungsseinrichtung Date: 21-11-2016
Exploitation seminar

An exploitation seminar was held in Erkrath, Germany. The event focused on sharing the network findings and exchanging good practices for social and labour market inclusion through language education mainly for the following target groups: Labour market,VET education.
Event date: 21-11-2016
Place of the event: Erkrath, Germany.
Contact information: Ostrogonac Veronika
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 427 Fotos dissem3.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Germany Organised by: bfw - Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungsseinrichtung Date: 11-11-2016
Exploitation seminar

An exploitation seminar of the Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education (SMILE) was held on 11,November 2016 in Heidelberg, Germany. The event focused on sharing the network findings and exchanging good practices for social and labour market inclusion through language education for the following target groups: - Integration of migrants . For more information, please see the seminar agenda.
Event date: 11-11-2016
Place of the event: Heidelberg, Germany
Contact information: Veronika Ostrogonac, Email: ostrogonac.veronika@bfw.de, Tel: ++49 6221 50257 55
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 407 NEU SMILE Agenda HD.pdf
 407 Fotos dissem2.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Germany Organised by: bfw - Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungsseinrichtung Date: 07-11-2016
Exploitation Seminar

An exploitation seminar of the Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education (SMILE) was held on November 7th, 2016 at the bfw office ,Heidelberg, Germany. The event was focused on sharing the network findings and exchanging good practices for social and labour market inclusion through language education of a variety of target groups. The most represented sectors during the seminar were: Labour market and education ( VET and adult education)
Event date: 07-11-2016
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 426 7 Nov.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Lithuania Organised by: Soros International House Date: 20-10-2016
Languages for Work and Social Integration

On 20th October 2016 a big event - an international conference “Languages for Work and Social Integration” as the final event of the EU LLP KA2 project “Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education - SMILE” was organised at The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius. In addition to the project partners from Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, Finland, The Netherlands, Malta, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Turkey, the representatives from different Lithuanian educational, business and labour market institutions and organizations participated in this final project event. The conference was attended by honoured guests - the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain in Lithuania H.E. Mr. Emilio Fernandez-Castano y Diaz Caneja, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Greece in Lithuania Dr. Christos Chatzopoulos. The conference was opened with the welcoming words from Daiva Malinauskiene, Soros International House director and the project partner, Fernando Benavente Tendillo, the project coordinator (IFES, ES), Edita Treciokiene, a representative of the Education Exchange Support Foundation, Vilija Lukosuniene, the president of the Lithuanian Association of Adult Education and with the welcoming songs in different European languages performed by Lithuanian artists’ duo Gabriele Malinauskaite (actress) and Marius Salynas (composer). Key speakers Vilma Backiute, the head of Teacher Activity Division at Lifelong Learning Department of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania and Ineta Dabasinskiene, the Vice-Rector of Vytautas Magnus University presented topics covering the linguistic dimension in social and economic context and the attitudes and motivation in second language learning in Lithuania. Then the conference participants and guests were introduced to the project SMILE and its results by Raya Stanachkova, the project coordinator (JEST, BG), and were given an unexpected surprise from the project coordinator Fernando Benavente Tendillo who performed his original SMILE song. Later during the poster session the participants were given an opportunity to learn more about the good practice examples from the SMILE database. After the poster session, one of the project partners Svetlana Rashkov (NL) made a sincere and emotional presentation “Sory of My Life”, which was followed by the panel discussion on languages for work and social integration, moderated by Karl Viktor Gaertner, the founder and General Secretary of EURORESO (IT). The conference was summarised by the project coordinator Fernando Benavente Tendillo. The conference was a great success and the feedback from the conference was very positive.
Event date: 20-10-2016
Place of the event: The Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 421 AGENDA SMILE conference Vilnius.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Spain Organised by: Instituto De Formación Y Estudios Sociales (IFES) Date: 14-10-2016
Exploitation Seminar in VALENCIA, SPAIN

An exploitation seminar of the network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education (SMILE) was held on October 14th, 2016 at TRYP Valencia Oceanic Hotel in Valencia, Spain. 40 participants attended the seminar. The event was focused on: Sharing the network findings and exchanging good practices for social and labour market inclusion through language education of a variety of target groups / Minority Languages, Majority Markets. Increase your Business Opportunities / Society needs Multilingual Schools. The Valencian as Engine for Development of the Co-operative Movement in Valencian Country / Promotion of Languages through Networking. For more information, please see the seminar agenda.
Event date: 14-10-2016
Target group: Organisations and stakeholders from the following fields: Integration of migrants / Business and trade / Health / Labour market / Food / Education (VET, adult education, University) / Energy / Computer science
Place of the event: Hotel TRYP Valencia Oceanic (salon INDICO), C / Pintor Maella 35, 46023 Valencia, Spain
Contact information: Fernando Benavente (IFES Regional Director) fernando.benavente@valencia.ifes.es
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 417 Agenda National Event (14.10.2016) SMILE.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Bulgaria Organised by: Stroyexpert – SEK Ltd. Date: 14-10-2016
SMILE Exploitation seminar: Innovative practices in language education

The SMILE exploitation event was held in Sofia on 14th October 2016 by Stroyexpert - SEK. All attendees were very interested in the event and the presented materials. We made new and useful connections with stakeholders from the Ministry of Education, school principals, language teachers. Project goals and results were presented and also more than 15 of the collected good practices.
Event date: 14-10-2016
Target group: Stakeholders, school principals, language teachers, foreign language schools, VET centers
Place of the event: Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact information: Stroyexpert - SEK Ltd. Iskarski prolom 8 Sofia, 1680 Bulgaria Gergana Deenichina
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 393 SMILE Exploitation Seminar BG SEK.ppt
 393 Pokana SMILE.pdf
 393 Programa SMILE.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Portugal Organised by: F.L.E.P. – Formação, Língua e Estudos Portugueses Lda Date: 14-10-2016
Seminario - As Linguas para a integracao social e para o mercado de trabalho.

During the event the participants were introduced to the SMILE network, goals and outcomes. The project site was presented in a detailed way. Some examples of good practices carried out for migrants' integration and for inclusion into the labour market through language education were highlighted . Therefore, "Welcomm -Communication skills for integration of migrants" and "Speak" projects were referred as excellent examples. At last, the participants had an opportunity to share opinions and experiences on existing problems related to the language and cultural barriers and the urgent need to disseminate such innovative methodologies.
Event date: 14-10-2016
Target group: Organisations working for the integration of migrants/ volunteers/ training centers
Place of the event: O Espaco. Desafios e Oportunidades Address: Rua Almada Negreiros, Loja 18 C- Tapada das Merces- Sintra
Contact information: FLEP- Formacao, Lingua e Estudos Portugueses Lda Email: flep1@mail.telepac.pt
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 396 Smile Seminar Agenda Flep PT.docx

 
 
 
Country: Czech Republic Organised by: AKLUB Centrum vzdelavani a poradenstvi Date: 11-10-2016
Opportunities and potential of less widely used and taught languages.

1st workshop in Czech Republic took place in Bruntal on 11th October 2016. Event was organized as presentation and practical workshop with tasting of good practices of SMILE project. After presentation of the project, SMILE network members and outcomes all participants had chance to practically test selected good practices. Workshop was attended by 24 participants and we have got very positive feedback from them
Event date: 11-10-2016
Target group: Language teachers, language education providers, General public, professionals,
Place of the event: Hotel Montenegro, Bruntal, Czech Republic
Contact information: +420 554 618000 aklub@aklub.org
 

 
 
 
Country: Greece Organised by: Eco-Consultants S.A. Date: 05-10-2016
SMILE PROJECT - LEARNING GREEK AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

SMILE network, goals and outcomes were presented at the event, as well as the best practices, experiences and problems regarding learning Greek as a foreign language were discussed. The Mayor welcomed the event, which was hosted by the Municipality of Papagos - Cholargos. Of particular interest were the methods referred to the use of songs, internet and applications on mobile phones, as means of teaching LWUTL's. Representatives of the Greek Language Center, the official state body responsible for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek, the Hellenic American Union, one of the certified examination centers for the exams for the Certificate of Attainment in Greek, the Greek School "Alexander the Great", the company Action Synergy S.A. and Leksi - Logos language learning center attained the event and made significant contribution with their speeches and the demonstration of best practices.The event was well-attained and succesful.
Event date: 05-10-2016
Target group: Adult learners, Language teachers, people who wish to learn Modern Greek, students
Place of the event: Melina Merkouri Hall, Papagos - Cholargos City Hall
Contact information: Eco - Consultants S.A. 5 Aetideon Str, 15561, Cholargos, Athens, Greece Tel +30 210 6540120, Fax +30 210 6561004 e-mail: info@eco-consultants.gr web: www.eco-consultants.gr
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 409 Invitation-GR.pdf
 409 Conference Program - EN.pdf
 409 Conference Program - GR.pdf
 409 ???????? ???????.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Greece Organised by: DIAN – Training And Management Activities Date: 04-10-2016
“SMILE” Project Dissemination Activities Workshop 2

For the best dissemination of the project we organized two Workshops on 2/10 and 4/10/2016 which took place at “Poros Image” Hotel. The first day participated 17 and the second 20 persons. All are involved in the teaching of languages. All the participants expressed an interest about the SMILE project and its outcomes. Extremely big interest expressed by the participants who are teaching Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish, Bulgarian and Romanian languages. All the participants in the event will remain in contact with the leader or one of the partners, in order to get more advices and ideas about the Language Teaching Methods
Event date: 04-10-2016
Target group: Language Teachers
Place of the event: Poros Image Hotel, Poros
Contact information: pmdian@otenet.gr
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 414 Invitation EN-2.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Greece Organised by: DIAN – Training And Management Activities Date: 02-10-2016
“SMILE” Project Dissemination Activities Workshop 1

For the best dissemination of the project we organized two Workshops on 2/10 and 4/10/2016 which took place at “Poros Image” Hotel. The first day participated 17 and the second 20 persons. All are involved in the teaching of languages. All the participants expressed an interest about the SMILE project and its outcomes. Extremely big interest expressed by the participants who are teaching Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish, Bulgarian and Romanian languages. All the participants in the event will remain in contact with the leader or one of the partners, in order to get more advices and ideas about the Language Teaching Methods.
Event date: 02-10-2016
Target group: Language Teachers
Place of the event: Poros Image Hotel, Poros
Contact information: pmdian@otenet.gr
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 413 Invitation EN-1.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Malta Organised by: Acrosslimits Limited Date: 15-09-2016
SMILE Workshop in Malta Date: 15th September 2016 Country: Malta Organised by: Acrosslimits Limited

The SMILE dissemination event was held in Malta on 15th September 2016. The event was held at Hilltop Gardens in Naxxar. The event was well attended and the people present were very interested in the project. An overview of the project was presented by Maryrose Francica and two workshops followed the presentation. The event finished with a networking lunch.
Event date: 15-09-2016
 
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Country: Lithuania Organised by: Soros International House Date: 11-09-2016
Languages for social integration and employment | Kalbos socialinei integracijai ir isidarbinimui

SMILE National Event in Lithuania was held during the traditional membership event „Pieveliu snabzdesiai“ of the Lithuanian Association of Adult education. The event took place on 10-11 September 2016 at the Estate Academy of Rumsiskes museum. Agenda: • SMILE network presentation; • Presentation of good practice examples prepared by the participants on how knowledge of languages facilitates social and labour market integration; • Interactive workshop on language learning and benefits of multilingualism based on good practice examples collected by the project; • Reflection and feedback. SMILE nacionalinis sklaidos renginys vyko LSSA tradicinio „Pieveliu snabzdesiu“ susitikimo metu Rumsiskiu muziejaus dvaro akademijoje rugsejo 10-11 d. Dienotvarke: • Projekto „SMILE“ pristatymas; • Renginio dalyviu gerosios patirties pavyzdziu kaip kalbu mokejimas padeda integruotis i nauja bendruomene ar darbo rinka pristatymas; • Interaktyvus seminaras apie kalbu mokymasi ir ju nauda naudojant projekto metu sukaupta gerosios patirties medziaga; • Refleksija ir renginio apibendrinimas.
Event date: 11-09-2016
Target group: Adult educators, language teachers, members of Lithuanian Association of Adult Education
Place of the event: Rumsiskiu muziejaus dvaro akademija
Contact information: Gileta Kieriene gileta@sih.lt
 
 
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 397 Pieveliu snabzdesiai 2016 kvietimas.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Italy Organised by: BIOCERT Association Date: 24-06-2016
Smile, an E.U. project to develop the employement through the learning of minority Languages SMILE, UN PROGETTO COMUNITARIO PER LO SVILUPPO DELL'OCCUPAZIONE ATTRAVERSO L'APPRENDIMENTO DEI LINGUAGGI MINORITARI

The seminar will be held during the 4 days International Symposium organized by the International Network of Eco- Regions in Ceraso (Sa), a touristic area in the South of Italy. Dal 21 al 24 giugno 2016, nella suggestiva localita cilentana di Ceraso (SA), si terra una serie di incontri di studio, seminari, workshop e visite guidate. I protagonisti saranno i rappresentanti di Enti internazionali e comunitari e gli operatori della rete Internazionale dei Biodistretti. In questo contesto, nella giornata di venerdi 24, si terra un simposio internazionale promosso dall'associazione Biocert che prendera in considerazione le opportunita di sviluppo dei linguaggi minoritari attraverso la banca dati e le articolate risultanze del progetto comunitario S.M.I.L.E.
Event date: 24-06-2016
Target group: Trainers, Tourism Operators, Public Officiers, Agriculture and Environment Operators, Associations Formatori Operatori turistici Operatori agroambientali Funzionari pubblici Associazioni
Place of the event: High Training Center of Ceraso (SA) - Di Lorenzo Palace Ceraso ( SA) Palazzo Di Lorenzo Centro di Alta Formazione
Contact information: Responsible of the event: Responsabile dell'evento: Raffaele Basile c/o Associazione Biocert Email: raffaeleebsl@gmail.com
 
 
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Country: The Netherlands Organised by: Pressure Line Date: 21-06-2016
Exploitation Seminar

On 21st June 2016 during the inspirational day on European projects an exploitation seminar of the Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education (SMILE) was held by Pressure Line at the premises of Dona Daria, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. During the event the network findings and good practices examples for social and labour market inclusion through language education of a variety of target groups were presented to the audience. Representatives from the following sectors attended the event: Integration of migrants, Education (pre-school, school, VET and adult education), Volunteer organisations, Communities, Creative sector, Policy makers etc.
Event date: 21-06-2016
Target group: Organizations working for the integration of migrants, Educational institutions (pre-school, school, VET and adult education), Volunteer organisations, Communities, Creative sector, Policy makers
Place of the event: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Contact information: Pressure Line pl@pressureline.nl
 
 
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Country: Bulgaria Organised by: KU TU Ltd. Date: 09-06-2016
SMILE Exploitation Seminar in Sofia, Bulgaria

An exploitation seminar of the Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education (SMILE) was held on June 9th, 2016 at Central Park Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria. The event was focused on sharing the network findings and exchanging good practices for social and labour market inclusion through language education of a variety of target groups. The most represented sectors during the seminar were: - Integration of migrants - Labour market, business and trade - Education (pre-school, school, VET and adult education) All main organisations dealing with migrant integration issues in Bulgaria as well as a number of organisations from the educational, labour market, tourism and construction sectors participated in the event. For more information, please see the seminar agenda.
Event date: 09-06-2016
Target group: Organisations and stakeholders from the following fields: - Integration of migrants; - Business and trade; - Labour market; - Tourism; - Construction; - Education (pre-school, school, VET and adult education)
Place of the event: Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact information: Contact person: Raya Stanachkova Email: raya.stanachkova@gmail.com
 
 
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 403 SMILE Exploitation Seminar AGENDA BG.pdf
 403 SMILE Exploitation Seminar AGENDA EN.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Switzerland Organised by: Stiftung ECAP Date: 09-06-2016
SMILE Workshop in Zurich (Switzerland)

After the presentation of the project and the results achieved, the group has the opportunity to discuss and exchange experiences on current national and European policies in the field of language learning. The focus will be on the promotion of social inclusion through language education.
Event date: 09-06-2016
Target group: Educational institutions, teachers, trainers, trade unions
Place of the event: Zurich
Contact information: Giuliana Tedesco, gtedesco@ecap.ch
 
 
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 399 Workshop SMILE DE.pdf
 399 DE ECAP SMILE newsletter 3.pdf
 399 Workshop SMILE 09.06.2016.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Bulgaria Organised by: Znanie Association Date: 20-05-2016
SMILE workshop in Smolian (Bulgaria)

During the workshop the participants had opportunity for exchange of experience between educational and employment sectors. Three main areas of interest were discussed: tourist sector as there is a big ski resort nearby the city; transborder culture due to the location of the place (very close to Greek and Turkish borders), importance of minority languages due to the significant number of minorities living in this area 27 people were presentl
Event date: 20-05-2016
Target group: Educational institutions, teachers, trainers, business representatives, students.
Place of the event: Smolian
Contact information: Contact person: Valentina Georgieva Email: projects@znanie-bg.org
 
 
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Country: Lithuania Organised by: Soros International House Date: 10-12-2015
SMILE exploitation workshop

On 10th December 2015, SIH organized an exploitation workshop of the SMILE project. The participants of the event were the representatives of various educational institutions in Vilnius. The aim of the workshop was to present the project, the activities performed and results achieved, to present and discuss the main output of the project – the collection of good practice examples for social and labour market inclusion through language education. The event was a great success. The participants showed great interest in the project and its outputs; hence the feedback received indicated their commitment to implement the project achievements in educational practice.
Event date: 10-12-2015
Target group: Language teachers, representatives of educational institutions
Place of the event: Soros International House, Vilnius, LT
Contact information: Soros International House, Vilnius, LT Konstitucijos ave. 23A www.sih.lt
 
 
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Country: Organised by: AKLUB Centrum vzdelavani a poradenstvi Date: 03-12-2016
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Event date: 03-12-2016

 
 
 
Country: Germany Organised by: bfw - Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungsseinrichtung Date: 03-12-2016
Exploitation seminar

An exploitation seminar was held in Schwaebisch Hall, Germany. The event focused on sharing the network findings and exchanging good practices for social and labour market inclusion through language education mainly for the following target groups: Integration of migrants, labour market, Education (apprenticeship)
Event date: 03-12-2016
Place of the event: Schwaebisch Hall
Contact information: Clemens Koerte, email: koerte.clemens@bfw.de
 
 
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 432 Fotos dissem4 2.pdf
 432 Fotos dissem4.pdf

 
 
 



 
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In this section you may look through the main findings and conclusions of the SMILE network. The "Country Overviews" look at the main policies in the field of language learning and promotion of linguistic diversity in each of the partner countries. They outline also the national language policies and practices both in the formal and non-formal education. You can find the Country Overviews in English as well as in the languages of the country.
The "Situational Analysis" provides an overview of the main European policies in the field of language learning and promotion of linguistic diversity for labour market and social inclusion. You can find the Situational Analysis in English as well as in all languages of the project partners.
The "Recommendations" provide strategies, opportunities and methodologies for promotion of linguistic diversity and LWUTLs on European level.
In the "Annual Reports" you can look through all the activities of the network during the three years of the project duration.

01 Country Overview

      Bulgaria_Country Overview_bg.pdf  
      Bulgaria_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Cypros_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Cypros_Country Overview_gr.pdf  
      Czech Republic_Country Overview_cz.pdf  
      Czech Republic_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Finland_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Finland_Country Overview_fi.pdf  
      Germany_Country Overview_de.pdf  
      Germany_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Greece_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Greece_Country Overview_gr.pdf  
      Italy_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Italy_Country Overview_it.pdf  
      Latvia_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Latvia_Country Overview_lv.pdf  
      Lithuania_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Lithuania_Country Overview_lt.pdf  
      Malta_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Malta_Country Overview_mt.pdf  
      Portugal_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Portugal_Country Overview_pt.pdf  
      Spain_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Spain_Country Overview_es.pdf  
      Switzerland_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Switzerland_Country Overview_it.pdf  
      The Netherlands_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      The Netherlands_Country Overview_nl.pdf  
      Turkey_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Turkey_Country Overview_tk.pdf  

02 Situational Analysis

      SMILE_Situational Analysis_BG.pdf  
      SMILE_Situational Analysis_DE.pdf  
      SMILE_Situational Analysis_EN.pdf  
      SMILE_Situational Analysis_ES.pdf  
      SMILE_Situational Analysis_FI.pdf  
      SMILE_Situational Analysis_IT.pdf  
      SMILE_Situational Analysis_LT.pdf  
      SMILE_Situational Analysis_LV.pdf  
      SMILE_Situational Analysis_MT.pdf  
      SMILE_Situational Analysis_NL.pdf  
      SMILE_Situational Analysis_PT.pdf  

03 Recommendations

      SMILE_Recommendation Paper_BG.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_CZ.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_DE.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_EN.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_ES.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_FI.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_GR.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_IT.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_LT.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_LV.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_NL.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_PT.pdf  

04 Annual Reports

      SMILE_Annual Report_2014.pdf  
      SMILE_Annual Report_2015.pdf