EThe Department of Education over the life of the government of Crete (Greece), visited Alecop and its facilities between 21 and 23 October, as part of a European project in which the cooperative is involved with educational organizations in Poland, Greece and Italy. The visit was also attended by representatives of the European Centre for Training in Employment (ECTE) of Crete, the EST Lifelong Learning Centre in Wadowice; Centro Machiavelli and Florence, all organizations involved in vocational training.
The project is funded by the Leonardo da Vinci Program, which is focused on the transfer of innovation in vocational education and to lifelong training. During the visit, participants learned more about the cooperative and they were very interested in Alecop forthcoming projects in the future. “In Greece the economic situation is critical. Promoting cooperative models could help improving the situation, “said Konstantinos Androulakis, of ECTE.
Europe has a strong commitment to vocational training. So Alecop has also decided to invest in European projects by joining in PaTiE, a project led by Greek institutions to support adult educators in FP, training them in certain generic skills to deal with some challenges that occur in classrooms with adults. To do this, PaTiE (Psychodrama as a Tool in Education) is based on techniques of psychodrama-a technique that combines theatrical practices with psychology- to strengthen through some skills such as problem solving, communication skills and group management heterogeneous. The project, expected to end in September 2015, plans to organize a pilot course for adult educators to be held next year in Mondragon.