European Projects

FIPL has vast experience of developing and delivering projects funded through the European Lifelong Learning and Erasmus+ Programmes.  Through these programmes, FIPL have been a collaborative partner in more than 25 projects, which have each focused on responding to specific social, economic and civic issues affecting European society.  

The following is a list of the current Erasmus+ projects that we are participating in.  

  • Erasmus+ Projects running from 2016 to 2018:



ACUMEN proposes a completely new approach to supporting employees, learners and jobseekers to develop career management skills.  This project considers ​career management to be a subject that can be taught; to be a set of competences to be developed and updated; and a skill set to be used and re-used throughout one's working life.  This project has been developed to provide a wide range of educational materials that are designed and developed with the latest digital technologies and platforms in mind, to support adult learners to develop their career management skills.  For more information, please visit the project website:


The BRAMIR project proposes the development and implementation of a multi-layered framework designed for older workers approaching retirement and recent retirees. This framework will incorporate a  training curriculum and a suite of appropriate teaching resources to enable the redeployment of these older workers as volunteers to support the development of key civic and social competences within the established and growing migrant communities. For more information, please visit the project website:


The ComTrain project – "Computer Service Training for Personal and Professional Development” aims to provide accessible training to older workers and adults over the age of 50 years, to improve their personal and professional development in our digital world. While the target group of the project is primarily adults over the age of 50 who lack IT skills, the training curriculum is accessible and adaptable to learners of all ages who want to improve their IT skills.  For more information, please visit the project website:


CONCORDIA proposes a multi-faceted response to support front-line professionals develop and deliver counter arguments to de-construct the misguided extremist narratives that predominate in on-line environments and communities. To date, the project has focussed on training front-liners to harness the full potential of readily available technology apparatus like smart-phones and tablets as media production devices. It has also trained youth workers across Europe in how to achieve high production values using open source editing and production software. For more information, please visit the project website:



The GET-UP project will seek to address a significant gap in market proision by developing a bespoke green entrepreneurship curriculum and providing appropriate training to support the continuous professional development of VET professionals into this new market oriented course.  For more information, please visit the project website:           


The SHADOWS project has a number of key objectives but primarily the project is focused on increasing the labour market relevance of VET by providing bespoke pedagogic resources that will improve the attainment levels of high-level basic and transversal competences.  For more information, please visit the project website:                        


  • Erasmus+ Projects running from 2017 to 2019:



ARTSQUAD aims to support the youth professionals in their role to ensure the social inclusion of all young people.  The project team have collaborated over the past year to develop, test and pilot a suite of train-the-trainer materials that will introduce youth workers and training to the use of four creative tools for the development of key competences.  The four creative mediums used in this project include Digital Media, Storytelling, Drama and Music.  For more information, please visit the project website:

Boosting the skills of youth to deal with stress at work” (BooStress) is a project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union which proposes the development of a vocational training package to equip current and prospect young workers with stress management skills, in the context of health and safety framework, and build their capacity to address relevant challenges in their work environment.  For more information, please visit the project website:

The Digital, Responsible Citizenship in a Connected World (DRC) Project funded under the Erasmus+ Programmes, KA2 aims to support EU citizens in a digital highly connected world.  Specifically, the project aims to support primary school teachers and students to develop their digital competence and to ensure that they act responsibly online.  For more information, please visit the project website:


ENGAGE is a European project that aims to support migrant women’s role as integration and community leaders.  Central to the idea of ENGAGE is the provision of new, bespoke integration curricula and a suite of flexible and adaptable training resources. These resources will support migrant women to become integration ambassadors and leaders in their communities. They will also be helpful for adult educators who are tasked to provide the necessary education, knowledge and skills to migrants and refugees.   For more information, please visit the project website:


HEADS-UP wants to build the skills of front liners through in-service training and a series of simulated videos that explicitly demonstrate the on-line threats people in vulnerable positions face. This practical, user friendly set of resources will enable educators to support their target groups more effectively by teaching them how to identify and deal with potential radicalization and grooming threats.  For more information, please visit the project website:


Micro-enterprise Learning Partnerships - ME2ME, is an innovative project that aims to develop bespoke peer-to-peer learning networks in real and virtual environments where micro-enterprise owners can share their knowledge and skills with other business owners supported by duly trained VET professionals.  For more information, please visit the project website:


The T-Challenge project aims to use and create WebQuests for engaging learners in obtaining a deeper knowledge of the subjects they are studying.  With this type of active learning, which provides learners with a variety of sensory experience, students can explore real-world problems and challenges.  T-Challenge will focus on developing skills and competences of learners in the areas of leadership, social impact, critical thinking, circular economy, entrepreneurship and innovation.  For more information, please visit the project website:


VAL.oR. proposes a new approach to sustaining local and regional cultural heritage and the economic benefits that accrue to communities from well managed and organised festivals and events.  To ensure the success of this new approach, the VAL.oR. project will develop a bespoke cultural festival and event management curriculum, upskill new festival organisers and volunteers and develop mentoring partnerships between experienced and new volunteers in the field of cultural heritage to protect the tacit knowledge in this informal sector of European society.  For more information, please visit the project website: