CLAR for practical environmental solutions!

It is really a pleasure for CLAR to inform all of you that a new Erasmus Plus project involving our Association has been approved by the British National Authority, thanks to the excellent application provided by our leading partner, The Soil Association. Here below the first essential information about this exciting new job! We will keep you informed about the further steps of the project. Planet-Friendly School Communities Practical climate change and environmental solutions with communities around schools, through the topic of food Our project seeks to inspire people to be the change they want to see. We will develop Continua…

WATERSCHOOL initiative could improve children’s health as well as reduce plastic pollution

(Ljubljana, March 23, 2020) The Erasmus+ project WATERSCHOOL promotes drinking of tap water at school through a European Initiative. Drinking tap water regularly at school could improve children’s health, increases concentration, and thus improves performance, and helps reduce plastic waste. To celebrate the UN Water Day the WATERSCHOOL project partners today start an EU wide campaign to raise awareness about the importance of proper hydration at schools. „We encourage schools all over Europe to become Waterschools and help improve children’s health as well as the health of the environment by supporting drinking tap water at schools“, says Rosemarie Zehetgruber from Continua…

Current results of Erasmus Plus VIVET

Our readers have often heard about the Erasmus Plus VIVET project, of which Clar is the only Italian partner. On August 31st the project officially ends, with really significant results. Taking into account the necessary construction phase of the e-learning platform, content creation, educational organization, classroom and online tests, dissemination activities, translations – here is a brief summary of the operational results. In the VIVET platform, 10327 instructional videos are currently available, all open source, of which approximately 1000 are evaluated with the EREC system (Electronic Resources Evaluation Criteria) created by CLAR, within the project. 43 online training courses were Continua…

EREC GUIDELINES for VIVET Content Creators and Users

The Erasmus Plus Vivet project team completed the Guidelines for instructors, teachers and platform operators, following a quality procedure called EREC (Electronic Resources Evaluation Criteria). We therefore have the pleasure of making this four-part document available to all VIVET users. EREC includes the following parts: the methodology followed for the design of the contents and the didactic paths adopted in the construction of the VIVET training courses; a comparative survey on the state of the art of the criteria adopted for the evaluation of the quality of open educational content in electronic format: the description of the criteria adopted by Continua…

Seminar about Labour, Competencies and Vocational Training by Clar

The issue of work and employment remains crucial for the future of our country and the skills required by the labor market are increasingly complex and specific, also creating problems of mismatching between demand and supply. The employment situation is even more critical in the groups with low school attendance: if, in fact, in the 28 countries of the European Union, the average percentage of people employed among those with primary education is 53.5%, in Italy it is only 47.8%. The continuous training of employed workers still reaches very low percentages, among the lowest in Europe, in Italy.   Strategic Continua…

Companies, Competencies, Vocational Training

The Centro Libero Analisi e Ricerca – CLAR, in the context of the dissemination of the results of the international Erasmus Plus VIVET project, carries out, with the sponsorship of the Municipality of Ostra Vetere (AN), a public event whose purpose is to compare different experiences and settings on the usefulness of new technologies in the field of professional training of workers, both from a corporate and a personal point of view, also bearing in mind the growing availability of the so-called Open Education Resources (OER). The event will have a seminar character, so it will be open to contributions Continua…

Erasmus Plus project Waterschools aims and goals

Strengthening open digital education on water consumption in schools through the creation of teaching tools and innovative practices. Why Water in Schools? Facts & Figures Water and health More than 20 percent of children in the EU are either overweight or obese. These rates have increased significantly over the past decades. The consumption of sugar sweetened drinks is often associated with obesity in children. Almost 40 percent of the sugar consumed by young children, comes drinking sugar sweetened drinks. Promotion and provision of drinking water in schools has shown to prevent overweight. In Europe, 20 to 90 percent of 6-year-old Continua…

Erasmus Plus Waterschool helps to protect a strategic resource: water

The Erasmus Plus Waterschool project contributes, starting from the level of the school, to a more correct use of a strategic resource, water, and its proper use. Indeed, the Italian case is particularly significant, as these figures show. Italy is the largest European consumer of bottled water According to a CENSIS survey, 90.3% of Italians drink mineral water, 79.7% drink at least half a liter a day. In the last twenty years, between 1995 and 2016, there has been a boom in consumers, which have grown by as much as 19 percentage points: even more impressive is the increase of Continua…

The results of “Erasmus Plus for migrants and refugees” in Arcevia

The Erasmus 30 Day event “Erasmus for migrants and refugees“, which the clar carried out on 13 October 2017 in Arcevia (AN), in the beautiful context of the ancient convent of San Francesco, has seen considerable participation by migrants, operators of reception, trainers, teachers, representatives of public institutions and the world of trade unions, cooks and food professionals, as well as a broad representation of the foreign partners of the Erasmus Plus VIVET and Suskinder projects that The association is currently developing. The Erasmus 30 Day event “Erasmus for migrants and refugees“, which the clar carried out on 13 October Continua…

Waterschool Erasmus Plus project approved

A new Erasmus Plus project KA02 (innovation and good practices) has been approved by Austrian NA: “WATERSCHOOL – strengthening open digital education and innovative practice through relevant, innovative teaching tools about water consumption in schools.“ The project acronym is WATERSCHOOL and its partnership includes our association Centro Libero Analisi e Ricerca – CLAR, responsible for project activities in Italy. The leading partner is Gutessens Consulting from Austria: the other organizations come from Bulgaria, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, United Kingdom. The importance of drinking water in schools is well known by teachers meanwhile most of kindergarten and school teachers allow waterdrinking during Continua…