- The event has been held in Entrenaranjos International School, gathering teaching staff, students and stakeholders
- The main event has been the presentation of the DESTINE MOOC platform
Finnova Foundation, one of the DESTINE project partners, has organised in the Entrenaranjos International School the final event of presentation of DESTINE project results. This event has served to gather teaching staff, students and stakeholders and to let them know more indeed about the project and DESTINE MOOC platform, the main initiative of DESTINE that fosters diversity and tolerance in e-classrooms.
The event was welcomed by María Arias, co-director of Entrenaranjos International School. In this welcome, Arias was pleased to host this final event of the DESTINE project, as it is a space that allows to broaden the school’s vision.
Next, Juanma Revuelta, CEO of the Finnova Foundation, presented the bases of the Erasmus + program, a fund from which DESTINE receives financing, and took the floor to explain students the opportunities this fund can bring them. “I always recommend to all those young people who are starting their careers this type of mobilities and initiatives Eramus + programme allows, it is very important to take advantage of this opportunities,” concluded Revuelta.
The next presentation was given by Consuelo Cáceres, European projects technician & Quality Manager at the Finnova Foundation, who presented the results of the DESTINE. Among these results, the launch of the open platform DESTINE MOOC was the main issue, an online platform designed for teachers, students and staff of educational institutions. The aim of this platform lies in enabling and empowering vocational education professionals to promote diversity, tolerance and, therefore, inclusion within an online and distance learning environment. “Thanks to DESTINE, we have been able to cover a problem that surfaced due to the COVID-19 pandemic: the improvement of virtual education,” has mentioned Cáceres.
The rest of the event has been developed through the presentation of other projects that are either subsidized by the Erasmus + fund, or are related to the improvement of education (such as the introduction of girls to STEAM careers). To conclude the program, María Arias once again spoke about the honor of hosting this event in which many initiatives were presented, especially the DESTINE project, “as they are projects that allow us to learn and experience”.
About ERASMUS +
Erasmus+ 2021-2027 is the European Union’s renewed programme in the fields of education and training, youth and sport, offering opportunities for all people and in all education sectors (School Education, Professional Training, Higher Education and Adult Education). This new Erasmus+ is more international, more inclusive, more digital and greener, supporting digital transformation, inclusion and diversity, as well as the environment and the fight against climate change. With a budget of more than €28 billion, it will fund learning-related mobility and cross-border cooperation projects for 10 million people of all ages and from all backgrounds. “This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”
The Erasmus + DESTINE (DivErSity and Tolerance IN E-Environment) project was born with the aim of promoting online professional training that ensures support for diversity, inclusion and tolerance, providing the necessary tools for all professionals and students to adapt to the e-learning methodology. DESTINE focuses especially on those vocational training students who need a learning environment adapted to their needs.