Context

Programma: Erasmus +

Key Action: Learining Mobility of Individuals

Action: Mobility of learners and staff

Action Type: Youth Exchange and Staff Mobility

Call 2018

Project identification

Project Title: Innovation through Robotics

Partners: Rogobo Mtü (Estonia), Lavorora with Nkey support (Italy), Horizons For Youth (Greece), Mataroa (Greece), Tartum Be Ribu (Lituania), Walk Together Association (Bulgaria).

Place: Tallinn – Estonia

Project duration: 1.03.2018 – 31.10.2018
Dates of APV: 25.05.2018 – 28.05.2018
Dates of the Youth Exchange: 17.07.2018 – 25.07.2018

Description
The project idea was born out of the need for high STEM, digital and ICT skills for youth. The skills needed in the future at the workplace are changing rapidly, more than concrete knowledge young people will need novel and adaptive thinking and a design mind-set (Future Work Skills 2020). While school education changes slowly due to its complex systems, non-formal education can supply the need for integrated learning that combines different fields, creativity, complex problem solving, decision-making, teamwork and technology.
Project Activities
  • Advanced Planning Visit: 10 people involved for a 4 days mobility in May 2018
    – Getting to know each other and team building
    – Improving the program
    – Going over agreements (travel etc)
    – Participants’ profile
    – Checking the location
    – Expectation, risk analysis
    – Planning after-activities

 

  • Youth Exchange: 40 young participants and 10 leaders involved in July 2018
    – Working on specific ideas throughout several days to solve concrete problems from real life: idea – prototype – testing – presenting
    – Brainstorming and creating innovative ideas in groups
    – Workshops and cooperation in groups
    – Evening leisure activities together, planned by participants
    – Exchange of good practices and ideas for leaders
Project Objective

The objective of this project is to raise the competences needed in the future workplace through robotics, with special attention on the gender balance. In particular, the project aims at:

  • improving problem solving and critical thinking of the participants
  • raising the creativity and innovation of the participants
  • improve entrepreneurship and initiative of the participants