EBCC had the pleasure to host the fourth transnational project meeting of the FUTURE Project, which took place in Lisbon on January 30th and 31st, 2020.
FUTURE project is being implemented with partners from Bulgaria (Business Foundation for Education, which is also the project coordinator), Germany (Institute of Learning Innovation), Greece (Computer Technology Institute and Press ”Diophantus”), Italy (Centro Italiano per l’Apprendimento Permanente), Poland (University of Lodz), Portugal (European Board for Certified Counselors) and the United Kingdom (Aspire-igen group).
Together, we have developed the Future Time Traveller career game, which aims at introducing the Generation Z to the jobs and skills of the future. This innovative game combines career guidance towards the jobs of the future with the game-based learning in a 3D virtual world environment. In 2020, the seven project partners will continue disseminating the platform and will keep collecting feedback from the players. Are you ready to play? If so, please take a look at the game instructions over here and send us your feedback on the game by filling out this short online survey.
In order to support innovation in career guidance, the partnership has launched a European Competition for Innovative Career Guidance Tools during the last semester of 2019. The competition was opened for career guidance professionals from all European countries and aimed at promoting good practices of innovative tools, interactive games, scenarios, methods, platforms and other digital and non-digital game-based instruments for career guidance, information and counseling. The project consortium has attracted a total of 36 innovative career guidance tools and games across Europe. Interestingly, 6 of them came from career guidance practitioners who are settled outside of the partner countries (who are based in Finland, Israel, Croatia, Latvia and Turkey). The competition winners will be announced at the end of February 2020 and will be awarded with a study visit at the UK Euroguidance Center, which will be organized by our English partner (Aspire-igen). Moreover, the winning best practices will be included in an e-book to be available on the project website. A shorter version of the three best practices will also be included in the printed booklet.
To foster the active participation and empowerment of young people, during the last semester of 2019 we have also launched the Time Capsule “Jobs of the Future” Contest for young people aged 13-19 years old across the seven partner countries. This contest was intended to encourage young people to explore their own ideas about which kind of future jobs and skills may appear until 2050. The project consortium has collected a total of 92 ideas about the jobs of the future, which were sent by students from all seven partner countries and have been published on the project Facebook page. The contest winners will be announced at the end of February 2020 and will be awarded with an action camera (1st prize), a solar charger (2nd prize), and virtual reality headsets (3rd prize). The most original ideas will also be included in the final booklet to be available on the project website.
FUTURE is a 3-year Forward Looking Cooperation project, co-funded with the support of the European Commission.