Key competences – a chance to success

This two-years Erasmus+ strategic partnership project responds to the problem of the low key competences of adults at risk of social exclusion.

Key competences are the ability to read, write and understand text, counting and mathematical reasoning as well as the ability to use modern technologies, as well as social skills such as interpersonal communication, adaptation to changes, teamwork, setting realistic life goals, dealing with conflict and conflict resolution, decision making, showing initiative.

The project is directed to employees of partner organizations - adult education staff working with and for people with low key competences. As a result of project implementation, access and quality of the educational offer for adults with low key skills i.e. recipients of activities of all partners participating in the project, will be improved. These are adults living in disadvantaged areas, with low level of education, participants of great changes in the economy and the labor market, excluded and marginalized (including migrants, refugees, women distant from the labor market), people with disabilities, seniors, after long-term exclusion from work (e.g. parents caring for children who return to the labor market), people leaving prison, after prolonged hospitalization and others in need of support.

Three partners participate in the project:
Forum of Social Animators of Warmia and Mazury (FAS) from Poland as project leader, LAB.IN.S Società Cooperativa Impresa Sociale from Italy and Eesti People to People from Estonia as partners.


Short-term joint staff training events for adult education staff in Poland, Italy and Estonia.
Each partner will organize one short-term joint staff training event for adult education staff in order to share the methods, tools and good practices used at work with people with low key competences. Each training will be attended by 4 people from each partner organisation, i.e. 3 partners x 4 people = 12 people x 3 training. Total 36 people will travel under this action.

Transnational project meetings.
As part of the project, project meetings will take place, two representatives from each partner organization will participate, 3 partners x 2 people x 3 meetings. Total 18 people will travel under this action.

The result of the project will be a publication describing the good practices of each partner and a set of tools and recommendations for working with target groups.

Indirect recipients of the project will be local communities, participants of dissemination activities, decision-makers, non-governmental organisations and institutions.

Each partner will conduct a minimum two local training activities about the methods and tools learned and one dissemination seminar.


- increasing the knowledge and competences of adult education staff;
- increasing the scope of educational services provided;
- increasing the quality of adult education;
- developing international cooperation in combating social exclusion;
- developing new tools and methodologies for working with people with low key competences;
- improving the quality of functioning of entities operating in the field of education and social inclusion;
- developing employees' competences in the field of transnational and intercultural cooperation, strengthening of language competences;
- developing international cooperation, expansion of the network, establishment of new partnerships, including future project partnerships.

The partnership project has the aim to transfer knowledge between entities operating in similar areas, having common goals and different experiences and competences. Partners’ organisations will complement each other on the basis of synergy.

Transnational cooperation is an added value for all partners involved, in the long run it will help strengthen members in the areas indicated in the project, allow exchange of experience and strengthen the scope and results of the project. The international activities will enable to learn more about new solutions and good practices not yet used by partners and allow partners to adapt and implement them in their country.

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