assist International HR is proud to be actively involved as the project coordinator and project partner in a range of innovative cross-functional pan-European projects. We are grateful to our project partners for their collaboration and support and to the European Union for their support in funding these projects.
Here is a list of the projects we have been and are involved in, in chronological order
In co-operation with nine European project partners and under the project management from the Institute of Technology, Tralee/Ireland, assist International HR is developing an online vocational training tool for medical staff. The vocational training tool ‘Vocal Medical’ aims at language and intercultural training in the medical field (in emergency services, ambulance services, GPs, doctors within hospitals) and deve lops solutions for critical communication situations.
Here is the link to vocal medical: http://www.vocal-medical.eu
MICE – Multicultural Care in European Intensive Care Units (2016-2018)
Together with 4 European project partners assist is developing an online-tool for vocational training of critical care nurses with the aim of deepening their intercultural awareness and understanding when in contact with patients in Intensive Care Units.
Here is the link to the MICE website: http://mice-icu.eu/
Together with eight international partners, assist International is developing an online tool which should support the communication between the Police and security services as well as staff in social situations in their interactions with migrants and refugees. Besides culturally appropriate sample dialogues to enable the learning of relevant words and phrases, relevant information is provided about local customs in the partner countries. Furthermore, the application includes an intercultural module with important content and case studies. These serve to sensitise the Police and security services as well as those working in social situations to intercultural aspects for their work.
Here is the link to the website: https://vocal.erasmus.site/
Open Online Catalogue of Intercultural Tools for VET Trainers (2018 – 2020)
In co-operation with six European project partners from Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, Poland and The Netherlands assist International HR is developing an Online Platform for vocational trainers with the aim to help them impart intercultural content.
The Online Platform will be a collection of online materials on topics of intercultural relevance. The material will help VET-Trainers to find content for their trainings with which they can convey intercultural knowledge and skills. The catalogue will be made searchable so that users will easily find content suitable to their purpose. There will also be a function that permits to validate the found material. Trainers can also use the content for their own professional development.
Learn more about our project: www.international-hr.de/en/our-interview-with-kristin-brogan-and-the-project-cit4vet/
Additionally we present our project on our blog: https://www.international-hr.de/open-online-catalogue-of-intercultural-tools-for-vet-trainers-2018-2020/
For further information please visit the official website of the project: https://cit4vet.erasmus.site/
CTV – Complex Toolbox for Volunteers (2018 – 2020)
Together with four other partners from Italy, Poland, Spain and Belgium, assist International HR is developing freely accessible online content for volunteers to enable them to apply for international funding for voluntary work and to widen international network.
Often volunteers have little experience in how EU projects are prepared and implemented. In addition to the often uncertain knowledge in the fields of internationalisation and project management, there are also the challenges that arise from contact with international organisations.
The material of CTV – Complex Toolbox for Volunteers – is intended to support volunteers in internationalising their work. CTV provides them with tailor-made content on strategies for internationalisation, project and quality management and intercultural communication, enabling them to expand their own skills and competences in order to set up supranational networks and projects.
Even today, it is not just a stereotype that IT professionals often lack soft skills. In the modern collaborative working environment, however, it is precisely such skills that are high in demand.
As part of the EU-funded project SayIT and together with six other project partners from Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands, assist GmbH is developing a guide for vocational education training in the IT sector and a training app, with the aim of supporting IT professionals in developing their communication and interpersonal skills. In simulated virtual environments, IT professionals will be able to make new valuable learning experiences to enhance their soft skills.
Together with 7 other partners from Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Spain, assist International HR is developing an online platform to support small and medium-sized enterprises in finding qualified culturally diverse personnel by better understanding cultural unconscious bias in recruitment situations and other work processes.
The platform will include a toolbox to raise awareness of unconscious bias in recruitment and will allow the use of a freely accessible online training course aimed at improving key competences of managers in SMEs.
Here is the link to the CUB@Work website https://cubatwork.erasmus.site/
Together with 4 other partners from the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and under the project coordination of Sietar (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research), assist International HR is developing a set of binding professional standards to enable the recognition, transparency and comparability of qualifications and learning outcomes of intercultural service providers such as intercultural trainers, consultants and coaches.
Such a framework will provide clients, learners, IC service providers and institutions offering intercultural training qualifications with transparent, evidence-based, comprehensible and reliable guidelines for decision-making.
For further information please go to https://ecilp.erasmus.site/
RetroVET directly supports the European Green Deal as a new growth strategy and recognizes the key role of vocational training for a successful transition to climate neutrality by 2050.
RetroVET aims at adapting vocational training to future labour market needs by supporting the development of innovative tools that will inspire VET centres to offer a balanced mix of vocational skills related to existing and evolving occupations and working methods as well as key green skills.
RetroVET adapts today’s vocational training offer and jobs to address the needs of the future European labour market, increasing long-term employability and sustainability.
Statistics reveal a clear link between lack of training and unemployment, dependency and poverty. Nevertheless, existing education and training for unemployed persons, especially for young adults with specific needs do not satisfy the labor market nor do they encourage personal development. Within this sector of society, one of the major barriers to employment is a lack of motivation.
The 4Talent program objective is to tackle this issue by bringing a strategic approach. The program maintains that even if an individual has no formal qualifications, they have acquired a series of skills through life experience. The program assists in the identification and naming of these skills and personal talents, enabling the individual to then see a career path and place for themselves within the employment market. Horizontally, the project aims at inclusion and diversity in all fields of education, training, youth and sport. Other side goals include improving the competences of educators and other adult education staff, and creating up skilling pathways, improving accessibility and increasing take-up of adult education.
4Talent is an accessible program and accompanying training kit containing games, exercises, educational films, tasks, and specially designed software.
Factors such as changing market conditions, digitalisation and the emergence of the Internet of Things, require from SMEs the reinvention of their value proposition to secure their survival which is often threatened by a lack of capability to innovate and compete on the global market. Currently, open innovation (OI) competencies are rare in SMEs and, if present, are usually limited to high-tech sectors. The VOIS partnership has developed a comprehensive Virtual Open Innovation Environment allowing SMEs to effectively improve their OI competencies and their ability to implement open innovation in their firms.
To this end, the Virtual OI Environment proposes 3 specific areas with opportunities for SMEs to enhance their competencies: Area 1 – Organisational Area, Area 2 – Individual Development Area and Area 3 – Open Innovation Repository. The main project result consists in an Integrated Virtual Open Innovation Environment with a methodology and tools for capacitating SME managers in Agro-Food and Bioeconomy sectors to engage and benefit from open innovation by following a comprehensive modular development programme.