SONETOR Project

Project Logo SONETOR logo
Title Training of cultural mediators utilizing new Social Networking Software
Acronym SONETOR
Framework LifeLong Learning Programme – Leonardo da Vinci
Project Number 518736-LLP-1-2011-1-GR-LEONARDO-LMP
Start Date 01/02/2012
End Date 31/01/2014
Duration 24 months
Instrument / Type Multilateral Projects for Development of innovation
Funding Agency EU-EACEA
Total Project Budget 381 396€
Total Project Funding  286 047€  
Project Homepage

http://www.sonetor-project.eu/

Status Completed

Coordinator

Hellenic Open University (HOU)
18 Parodos Aristotelous str. 
26335,  Patras, Greece
Tel.: + 00 30 2610367300
Fax: + 00 30 2610367650 

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HOU contact

Hellenic Open University (HOU)
Educational Content Methodology &
Technology Laboratory (e-CoMeT Lab)
International Project Office
http://www.eap.grhttp://eeyem.eap.gr
278 Patron Claus Str., 26335, Patras, Greece
Konstantina Polymeropoulou
Tel.: +30-2610-367713
Fax: +30-2610-367738
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Coordinator
ORGANIZATION COUNTRY WEBSITE
Hellenic Open University (HOU)/ Educational Content, Methodology & Technology Laboratory (e-CoMeT Lab) GREECEGreek Flag http://www.eap.grhttp://eeyem.eap.gr/
Partners
ORGANIZATION
COUNTRY
WEBSITE
University of Limerick (UL)

IRELANDIrish Flag

http://www.ul.ie
Pontifical University of John Paul II (PUJPII) POLANDPoland Flag http://www.upjp2.pl
Research Academic Computer Technology Instistute (RACTI) GREECEGreek Flag http://www.westgate.gr,  http://www.cti.gr
MARQUE 21 SL (MARQUE) SPAINSpain Flag http://www.marque.es
BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltra (BEST) AUSTRIAAustrian Flag http://www.best.at
Summary 
The SONETOR project aims to enhance Cultural Mediators’ formal and non-formal skills and competences through the development of innovative training content, methods and procedures through Vocational Education and Training (VET). This project will be the vehicle for improving knowledge competences and skills of any professional who formally or informally interacts with immigrants and for promoting innovation in vocational training of Cultural Mediators through the social networking training platform. The main outcomes of the project (job profile, training content and scenarios, social networking platform) will be usable in such changing environments.
Description

The SONETOR project aims at developing a training platform that will integrate existing social networking applications with modern adult education methodologies and specially produced content and services, in order to assist Cultural Mediators in developing formal and non-formal skills and competences and in applying them during their work with immigrants.

The proposed project will affect the current situation regarding cultural mediation as follows:

  1. A European community of Cultural Mediators will be formed, ensuring the sustainability of project outcome
  2. The skills and competences of Cultural Mediators will be systematically described for the first time; this description will serve as the basis for the specification of real life-like training scenarios
  3. The social networking training platform will be continuously supported to serve as a European focal point for Cultural Mediators and other stakeholders. 
Keywords
LifeLong Learning, Cultural Mediators, ICT, Intercultural Learning, Open and Distance Learning, Social Dialog, Social Networking platform
Project Outcomes

The project aims to achieve the following concrete objectives:

  1. A detailed comparative user needs analysis in the fields of legislation, training, collaboration and skills definition
  2. A project portal serving as a focal communication point for European Cultural Mediators and other stakeholders.
  3. Highly interactive, efficient digital content composed mainly of videos, but also containing text, wikis, forums etc.
  4. At least three peer learning scenarios on topics related to the everyday practice of Cultural Mediators, such as Health, Education, Public services, etc
  5. A European learning community of Cultural Mediators composed of representatives of all stakeholders.
  6. Five pilot training sessions, one per participating country, with the participation of members of the learning community
  7. Six evaluation reports, summarizing the project progress and evaluating its outcome
  8. Five promotional workshops, one in each participating country, together with leaflets, brochures and a promotional project video
  9. A final plenary workshop, organized in Greece, which will promote the outcomes of the project and define exploitation and sustainability policies.

 

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Publications  1. SONETOR: Using a Social Computing Platform to Train Cultural Mediators (6th GUIDE)