On October 31st, 2023, the final online meeting of partner organizations within the Erasmus+ project FeASibility of Implementing the Essential Skills Program for Adult Education ORganizations, Educators and Learners – ASPIRE was held with the aim of evaluating the work of partner organizations related to the Essential Skills Program – provider of educational services and to create a strategy which will contribute to the attractiveness of ESP for participants and other stakeholders.
In the introductory part of the meeting, the results of all activities were discussed, as well as lessons learned and success criteria necessary for the effective implementation of ESP in the European context. Indicators for successful implementation within each partner organization were considered and whether ESP solves relevant problems, whether it contributes to the sustainable growth of organizations, and how practical, desirable, and sustainable it is in the European context. The goal of the partner organizations was to identify the features and strategies that would make ESP the preferred choice. The partners also considered the unique needs and practices of different European countries and how these might influence the adoption of ESP. The lessons learned in the project were reviewed and the success of both organizations in relation to the set goals was assessed. In this context, the partners discussed what worked during the project, what did not and how the approach can be improved. The conditions necessary for the successful introduction and use of ESP across Europe were examined and various strategic and operational factors to be addressed were discussed.
The meeting concluded with a summary of key points and a consensus on the importance of adapting the ESP to meet the different needs of the European labour market. The partner organizations have undertaken to produce a report that will describe in detail the research results and conclusions and recommendations for the future direction of ESP.
ASPIRE project, financed with funds from the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, was implemented for 17 months.
More about the project you can find here.