To be able to provide training opportunities for the design of Digital Work-based Learning (WBL) experiences the project consortium decided on collecting best practice examples of digital WBL experiences. But before the research and collection of best practice examples can start a methodology and structure must be developed.
Due to the Corona pandemic, we unfortunately have not been able to hold any membership meetings. We are happy that we can now finally invite you again and meet in person in the beautiful city of Vienna.
The On-Good Project aims at good producing SMEs and to help them to engage effectively in transborder activities. A consortium of 7 partners from 6 countries will develop a VET handbook and an application with m-learning training materials in 5 different areas.
Six partners from Germany, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain are currently working on the Erasmus+ project WINN – “Workouts for Innovation Leaders”. This project arises as a response to the problems encountered in organisations today, as the competitiveness of companies depends to a large extent on the ability to innovate.
We wish you all a wonderful, sunny and healthy summer time!
Also, a magical Midsummer celebration!
The Secretariat of Hanse Parlament & Baltic Sea Academy
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
dear Partners and Members,
I greet you in these so different, unusual and challenging days and weeks. None of us has ever experienced such a profound break in our normal lives as we have all experienced recently.
Now it seems that in most countries normality is slowly returning. However, the virus still does not allow us to meet at present. So, we have and had to cancel not only our annual Hanseatic Conference and Memebrs’ Assembly, but also three conferences in Slupsk, Hamburg and Vilnius in the last few months and June as part of three very exciting projects.
A lot of work has been done in these projects, many great and innovative results have been achieved, which we cannot present to you personally, but we would like to give all of us the opportunity to exchange and discuss.
For this purpose, we have prepared these 3 free conferences virtually together with international partners, to which we cordially invite you.
I would be pleased to welcome you to these conferences. You are also free to pass on the information to other interested persons and institutions.
For your participation in online conferences, you can receive a certificate of attendance if you wish. Please let us know in that case.
I wish you all the best for the future and best wishes,
Dr. Max Hogeforster
Chairman of Hanse Parlament and Baltic Sea Academy
Securing young entrepreneurs in SMEs through innovative educational pathways
The backbone of innovative regions are innovative SMEs. Many SMEs face a crucial moment when the business gets transferred, e.g. due to retirement of the previous owner. In fact, more jobs are lost due to failed business transfers, than new jobs are created in start-ups every year. In Lithuania most private companies have been started in the early 1990s, by 30-45 years old owners. A lot of the owners must transfer their businesses in the next years and look for a successor. In addition, Lithuania needs to significantly increase its start-up rates. The already existing shortage of qualified entrepreneurs, managers and skilled workers will increase in the future. This adversely affects further development of small and medium-sized enterprises. High qualification requirements are quickly changing in our time characterized by turbulent economic change. Thus, securing qualified junior staff becomes vital for the survival of SMEs. Against this background, it is of crucial importance for further economic development in Lithuania to overcome the lack of professional and managerial staff and entrepreneurs and to ensure outstanding qualifications.
At the conference, innovative training paths, future-oriented new courses of study and effective support for small and medium-sized enterprises will be presented and discussed.
Appointment: June 19, 2020, 10:00 – 12:00 (Helsinki time) 09:00 -11:00 (CET)
Event Venue: ZOOM video conference
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10:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:05 Promotion of entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Ing. Romualdas Ginevičius, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University: Welcome and introduction (10 min)
Dr. Jürgen Hogeforster, Hanse-Parlament: Welcome (5 min)
Elina Priedulena, Hanse-Parlament: Qualification and recruitment of young entrepreneurs and managers for SMEs (20 min)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Audrius Grainys, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania: The integrated, innovative training for master craftsman and electrical engineer (20 min)
Dr. Max A. Hogeforster, President of the Hanseatic Parliament: Innovative Business Transfer Models for SMEs in the Baltic Sea Region (20 min)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Dittmar Weise, Hochschule 21, Germany: Experience with training to become a master craftsman and civil engineer (20 min)
Moderation: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Audrius Grainys, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
12:00 End of Conference
The shortage of skilled workers, which will become increasingly acute in the future for demographic reasons, limits the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. At the same time there is a growing deficit of young entrepreneurs. In the meantime, more jobs are being lost through failed company transfers than new ones are being created through start-ups. Attracting young people to entrepreneurship and providing them with qualified specialists are the most important tasks for promoting SMEs.
People with a history of immigration and flight can make decisive contributions to mastering these challenges. How can refugees be supported on their way to entrepreneurship or to becoming skilled workers? Which instruments and support measures are particularly effective and have proven themselves in practice? What strategies are being pursued in Hamburg and what paths are being taken in other European countries?
This virtual conference provides concrete answers to these and other questions. The contributions and discussions deal with the results of the project and provide further insights.
Please use the following link to watch the videos at any time for you available: https://www.new-entrepreneurs.eu/new-entrepreneurs-video-results-login/
The virtual conference live will take place on 15 June 2020 at 2pm – 4pm (Central European time).
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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA
Dr. Max Hogeforster, Hanse-Parlament: Welcome and Introduction (10 min)
Christian Wildt, Hanse-Parlament: Attraction and Qualification of Refugees as Successors (20 min)
Prof. Dr. Uwe Schaumann, Berufsakademie Hamburg: A tool for determining entrepreneurial competencies (20 min)
Heidrun Bichler-Ripfel, Institut für angewandte Gewerbeforschung der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich: Experience with language training for foreign new entrepreneurs (15 min)
Elina Priedulena, Hanse-Parlament: Models and experiences of successful training of entrepreneurs (15 min)
Sophie Bernet: Institut für angewandte Gewerbeforschung der Wirtschaftskammer Österreich: Working with refugees and prospects of their integration as an entrepreneur (15 min)
Moderation: Dr. Max Hogeforster
Vocational training has fallen to an alarmingly low level, and at the same time many entrepreneurs are complaining about skills shortages. The existing shortage of qualified entrepreneurs, managers and skilled workers, which will continue to grow in the future, is the greatest constraint on the further development of small and medium-sized enterprises. Securing young talent is becoming a question of survival.
Dual vocational education and training has a proven track of record in being beneficial to SMEs, apprentices and workers and society by setting the ground in overcoming these challenges. How to establish industry competence centers of vocational education and training? Which strategies are successful in attracting companies, schools and apprentices to participate in vocational education and training? What is the core content of the technician training and how to implement? How to train company personnel in carrying out vocational training?
As part of the EU project ICC4VET (Establishment of two-stage industry competence centers of vocational education and training), we and international partners have developed and successfully tested concrete solutions for vocational training, further education and university education and for securing young talent.
We would like to present these solutions to you at a online conference and discuss them with you.
Please use the following link to watch the videos at any time for you available: https://icc4vet.eu/icc4vet-video-results-login/
The virtual conference live will take place on 17 June 2020 at 10:00-12:00 am (CET).
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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA
Dr. Max Hogeforster, Baltic Sea Academy: Welcome and Introduction (10 min)
Barbara Zakrzewska, Zespol Szkol Mechanicznych i Logistycznych im. inz. Tadeusza Tanskiego: Welcome remarks and Objectives (10 min)
Christian Wildt, Hanse-Parlament: Establishment of industry competence centers of vocational education and training (20 min)
Barbara Zakrzewska or Mateusz Weiland, Zespol Szkol Mechanicznych i Logistycznych im. inz. Tadeusza Tanskiego, Poland: Experiences with the establishment of Competence Center, dual vocational training and further training of teachers (20 min)
Kaili Leino, Võru County Vocational Training Centre, Estonia: Qualification of company personnel to carry out in-company vocational training (15 min)
Elina Priedulena, Hanse-Parlament: Excellent managers and executives through further training to become technicians or master craftsmen (15 min)
Moderation: Dr. Max Hogeforster