SMILE!
The Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education

 
 
 
Upcoming events
Languages for social integration and employment | Kalbos socialinei integracijai ir isidarbinimui
Date: 11-09-2016
Country: Lithuania
organised by Soros International House
Smile, an E.U. project to develop the employement through the learning of minority Languages SMILE, UN PROGETTO COMUNITARIO PER LO SVILUPPO DELL'OCCUPAZIONE ATTRAVERSO L'APPRENDIMENTO DEI LINGUAGGI MINORITARI
Date: 24-06-2016
Country: Italy
organised by BIOCERT Association
Exploitation Seminar
Date: 21-06-2016
Country: The Netherlands
organised by Pressure Line
SMILE Exploitation Seminar in Sofia, Bulgaria
Date: 09-06-2016
Country: Bulgaria
organised by KU TU Ltd.
SMILE Workshop in Zurich (Switzerland)
Date: 09-06-2016
Country: Switzerland
organised by Stiftung ECAP
SMILE workshop in Smolian (Bulgaria)
Date: 20-05-2016
Country: Bulgaria
organised by Znanie Association
SMILE Workshop in Malta Date: 15th September 2016 Country: Malta Organised by: Acrosslimits Limited
Date: 24-07-2016
Country: Malta
organised by Acrosslimits Limited

 
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Newsletter 1, March 2014
                                   

Newsletter 2, March 2015
                                   

Newsletter 3, March 2016
                                   
 
 
   Idea
 
 
 
The Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education (SMILE) explores opportunities for promotion of less widely used and taught languages (LWUTLs) in various educational, social and economic sectors.

The project identifies areas and target groups which can benefit from the application of LWUTLs and spreads the results of existing good practices for language learning and promotion.

SMILE is expected to have impact on various groups of unemployed, disadvantaged people, traditional and non-traditional language learners, etc.
 
   Explore ‘the world of language learning’ with SMILE!
 
 
 
  • What are the advantages of learning less widely used and taught European languages?
  • How can language learning increase competitiveness and employability and create new job opportunities?
  • What opportunities can language learning offer to various disadvantaged
    groups in order to help them integrate in society?
  • What are the existing good practices and methodologies for
    promotion of less widely used and taught languages in Europe?
The Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education (SMILE) gives you the answer!
 
   Goals
 
 
 
  • Contributing to the implementation of the European language policies in the field of promotion of linguistic diversity and LWUTLs
  • Exchanging experience and information on good practices and methodologies for promotion of LWUTLs
  • Creating cooperation opportunities between the fields of language education, training and work
  • Strengthening social inclusion of various disadvantaged groups



 
   Activities
 
 
 
  • Creating a collection of good practices providing innovative methods for promotion and learning of LWUTLs in situational contexts
  • Developing National Reports on the sectorial demand for LWUTLs
  • Producing a Situational Analysis on the opportunities for learning LWUTLs on European level
  • Holding workshops for exchange of experience between educational and employment sectors
  • Developing Recommendation Papers for enhancement of the learning and promotion of LWUTLs
  • Organising National Events in all partner countries for further exchange of experience
 
   Research
 
 
 
The results from the research will be presented through National Reports and will be available via the project website. These National Reports will be later used as a basis for development of a Situational Analysis providing information about the needs related to language learning and solutions for meeting them through non-traditional methodologies.

During the third year Recommendation Papers will be developed providing strategies, opportunities and methodologies for promotion of linguistic diversity and learning of less widely used and taught languages on European level.
 
   Outcomes
 
 
 
  • Collection of good practices for promotion and learning of LWUTLs
  • National reports analysing opportunities and methodologies for learning of LWUTLs
  • Situational analysis providing information about the needs related to LWUTLs on European level and solutions for meeting them
  • Workshops for exchange of experience on good practices for promotion of LWUTLs
  • Recommendation papers for enhancing the current European policies for promotion of linguistic diversity and LWUTLs
  • National events presenting the network findings to stakeholders on practical and political level
  • Website hosting all project outcomes
 
   Who can benefit from the SMILE findings?
 
 
 
Through the project outcomes various organisations will become familiar with alternative language-learning methods and multilingual products for increasing competences, competitiveness and employment in various sectors. They will be provided with access to non-traditional methods and products for situational language learning and promotion in the specific context of their field of expertise and interest.

The network will support disadvantaged people in their better integration in society and provide them with motivation for development of qualities corresponding to the requirements of the labour market.

Schools, universities, language centres, adult education providers, vocational language education and training institutes will be introduced to the identified methodologies for situational learning of less widely used and taught languages and encouraged to apply them with their learners.
 
 
 
Dear visitor,
in this page you will find a collection of good practices for promotion and learning of LWUTLs.,
Some of them are developed as national initiatives, others as international cooperation projects.,
You can use their ideas for your new projects or events!
 
 
 
 
After selecting your theme and sector, please proceed further with more detailed criteria.
In case you do not choose any of the detailed criteria, all the good practices will be listed.



Here you can search either by the listed criterias or search by a keyword.

Criteria

   Language Education for Social inclusion
   Language Education Labour Market inclusion
   Promotion of multilingualism
   Promotion of less widely used and taught languages
   Non-traditional methodologies for language teaching and learning
   Methodologies for language learning in situational context
   Language learning for people with special needs
   New teaching approaches for non-traditional language learners
   Language products and materials for self-study
   ICT-based language learning materials
   Adaptability and transferability of methodologies for various target groups
   Innovative teacher training methodologies
   Mobility for language learning
   Recognition of language skills acquired through non-formal and informal education
   Application of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
   Linguistic diversity and intercultural dialogue
   Good practices for using languages at the work place

Sector

   Adult education    School education (pre-primary, primary, secondary)
   University education    Vocational education and training
   Vocational guidance and counseling    Commerce and industry
   Consultancy    Cultural organizations
   Large enterprises (> 500 employees)    SMEs
   Learners with special needs    Migrants
   Senior citizens    Disadvantaged people
   Youth organizations    Healthcare providers
   Teacher training    Civil society
   Voluntary work and volunteers    Prisons
   Arts and crafts    Business and trade
   Publishing services    Media and advertising
   Trade unions    Labour markets
   Tourism    Agriculture
   Construction    Ecology
   Other    Minorities


 
   Partners network
 
 
 
The SMILE network consists of 20 partner organizations from 15 European countries. In the coming three years the partners will join their efforts to identify areas and target groups that can benefit from the promotion and learning of less widely used and taught languages. The partners will discuss and exchange ideas on current national and European policies in the field of language learning and will perform a research on existing good practices and methodologies for promotion of less widely used and taught languages.

 
Instituto De Formación Y Estudios Sociales (IFES)
 
 
 
 
 
Valencia, Spain
 
Tel.:
+34963825362
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Fernando Benavente
Email:
fernando.benavente@valencia.ifes.es
Website:
www.ifes.es
About SMILE:
 
KU TU Ltd.
 
 
 
 
 
Sofia, Bulgaria
 
Tel.:
+35929816143
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Raya Stanachkova
Email:
office@kutu-bg.eu
Website:
www.kutu-bg.eu
About SMILE:
 
bfw - Berufsfortbildungswerk Gemeinnützige Bildungsseinrichtung
 
 
 
 
 
Heidelberg, Germany
 
Tel.:
+4962215025741
Fax:
+4962215025755
Contact person:
Clemens Koerte
Veronika Ostrogonac
Email:
clemens.koerte@bfw.eu.com
Website:
www.bfw.de
About SMILE:
 
Euroreso
 
 
 
 
 
, Italy
 
Tel.:
+491781661010
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Karl Viktor Gaertner
Email:
euroreso@gmx.de; kpulpo@arcor.de
Website:
www.euroreso.eu
About SMILE:
 
Soros International House
 
 
 
 
 
Vilnius, Lithuania
 
Tel.:
+37052724892
Fax:
+37052724879
Contact person:
Daiva Malinauskiene
Gabriele Malinauskaite
Email:
daiva@sih.lt; gabriele.malinauskaite@gmail.com
Website:
www.sih.lt
About SMILE:
 
Pressure Line
 
 
 
 
 
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 
Tel.:
+31102439365
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Svetlana Rashkov
Email:
svetlana@pressureline.nl
Website:
www.pressureline.nl
About SMILE:
 
Acrosslimits Limited
 
 
 
 
 
Hamrun, Malta
 
Tel.:
+35679861168
Fax:
+35679262888
Contact person:
Maryrose Francica
Ruth Gatt
Email:
maryrose@acrosslimits.com;
Website:
www.acrosslimits.com
About SMILE:
 
Znanie Association
 
 
 
 
 
Sofia, Bulgaria
 
Tel.:
+35929522596
Fax:
+35929522596
Contact person:
Valentina Georgieva
Email:
projects@znanie-bg.org
Website:
www.znanie-bg.org
About SMILE:
 
Synthesis Center for Research and Education Ltd
 
 
 
 
 
Nicosia, Cyprus
 
Tel.:
+35799571660
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
George Isaias
Email:
isaias@synthesis-center.com
Website:
www.synthesis-center.com
About SMILE:
 
EGECED
 
 
 
 
 
Izmir, Turkey
 
Tel.:
+902327827555
Fax:
+905052322992
Contact person:
Emin BAKAY
Email:
eminbakay@gmail.com; guldankalem@gmail.com
Website:
www.egeced.org
About SMILE:
 
AKLUB Centrum vzdelavani a poradenstvi
 
 
 
 
 
Krnov, Czech Republic
 
Tel.:
+420604267486
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Ludek Richter
Email:
richter@aklub.org
Website:
www.aklub.org
About SMILE:
 
DIAN – Training And Management Activities
 
 
 
 
 
Athens, Greece
 
Tel.:
+302108253933
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Panos Milios
Email:
pmdian@otenet.gr
Website:
www.dian.gr
About SMILE:
 
Stiftung ECAP
 
 
 
 
 
Zurich, Switzerland
 
Tel.:
+41434444070
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Giuliana Tedesco
Guglielmo Bozzolini
Email:
gtedesco@ecap.ch; gbozzolini@ecap.ch
Website:
www.ecap.ch
About SMILE:
 
Biedrība Eurofortis
 
 
 
 
 
Riga, Latvia
 
Tel.:
+37127763451
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Adela Vitkovska
Lana Radcenko
Email:
adela.vitkovska@eurofortis.lv
Website:
www.eurofortis.lv
About SMILE:
 
Eco-Consultants S.A.
 
 
 
 
 
Athens, Greece
 
Tel.:
+302106540120
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Katerina Zannaki
Email:
info@eco-consultants.gr
Website:
www.eco-consultants.gr
About SMILE:
 
BIOCERT Association
 
 
 
 
 
Napoli, Italy
 
Tel.:
+390817613830
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Salvatore Basile
Email:
salvatorebasile@biocert.it
Website:
www.biocert.it
About SMILE:
 
Anmiro Oy
 
 
 
 
 
Kuru, Finland
 
Tel.:
+358403582503
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Jukka Kallio
Email:
kallio@phpoint.fi
Website:
www.anmiro.net
About SMILE:
 
Development Agency of Karditsa – AN.KA. s.a.
 
 
 
 
 
Karditsa, Greece
 
Tel.:
+302441026345
Fax:
n/a
Contact person:
Labrini Triantou
Email:
triantou@anka.gr
Website:
www.anka.gr
About SMILE:
 
F.L.E.P. – Formação, Língua e Estudos Portugueses Lda
 
 
 
 
 
Lisboa, Portugal
 
Tel.:
+351213152178
+351965085707
Fax:
+351968577694
Contact person:
Maria Julia Dias
Gastao Travado
Email:
np70eq@mail.telepac.pt
Website:
www.flep.pt
About SMILE:
 
Stroyexpert – SEK Ltd.
 
 
 
 
 
Sofia, Bulgaria
 
Tel.:
+359888251700
Fax:
+35929586507
Contact person:
Gergana Deenichina
Stefka Pehlivanova
Email:
projects@stroyexpert.bg
Website:
www.stroyexpert.bg
About SMILE:
 
Smile will organise national events presenting the network findings to stakeholders on practical and political level in all partnering countries.

You can see the Calendar of the events below; you can also contact online the organizer if you are interested to attend any of the events.
 
 
 

Country: Lithuania Organised by: Soros International House Date: 11-09-2016
Languages for social integration and employment | Kalbos socialinei integracijai ir isidarbinimui

SMILE National Event in Lithuania will be held during the traditional membership event „Pieveliu snabzdesiai“ of the Lithuanian Association of Adult education. The event will take place on 10-11 September 2016 at the Estate Academy of Rumsiskes museum. Preliminary agenda: • SMILE network presentation; • Presentation of good practice examples prepared by the participants on how knowledge of languages facilitates social and labour market integration; • Interactive workshop on language learning and benefits of multilingualism based on good practice examples collected by the project; • Reflection and feedback. SMILE nacionalinis sklaidos renginys vyks LSSA tradicinio „Pieveliu snabzdesiu“ susitikimo metu Rumsiskiu muziejaus dvaro akademijoje rugsejo 10-11 d. Numatoma dienotvarke: • Projekto „SMILE“ pristatymas; • Renginio dalyviu gerosios patirties pavyzdziu kaip kalbu mokejimas padeda integruotis i nauja bendruomene ar darbo rinka pristatymas; • Interaktyvus seminaras apie kalbu mokymasi ir ju nauda naudojant projekto metu sukaupta gerosios patirties medziaga; • Refleksija ir renginio apibendrinimas.
Event date: 11-09-2016
Target group: Adult educators, language teachers, members of Lithuanian Association of Adult Education
Place of the event: Rumsiskiu muziejaus dvaro akademija
Contact information: Gileta Kieriene gileta@sih.lt
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 397 Pieveliu snabzdesiai 2016 kvietimas.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Italy Organised by: BIOCERT Association Date: 24-06-2016
Smile, an E.U. project to develop the employement through the learning of minority Languages SMILE, UN PROGETTO COMUNITARIO PER LO SVILUPPO DELL'OCCUPAZIONE ATTRAVERSO L'APPRENDIMENTO DEI LINGUAGGI MINORITARI

The seminar will be held during the 4 days International Symposium organized by the International Network of Eco- Regions in Ceraso (Sa), a touristic area in the South of Italy. Dal 21 al 24 giugno 2016, nella suggestiva localita cilentana di Ceraso (SA), si terra una serie di incontri di studio, seminari, workshop e visite guidate. I protagonisti saranno i rappresentanti di Enti internazionali e comunitari e gli operatori della rete Internazionale dei Biodistretti. In questo contesto, nella giornata di venerdi 24, si terra un simposio internazionale promosso dall'associazione Biocert che prendera in considerazione le opportunita di sviluppo dei linguaggi minoritari attraverso la banca dati e le articolate risultanze del progetto comunitario S.M.I.L.E.
Event date: 24-06-2016
Target group: Trainers, Tourism Operators, Public Officiers, Agriculture and Environment Operators, Associations Formatori Operatori turistici Operatori agroambientali Funzionari pubblici Associazioni
Place of the event: High Training Center of Ceraso (SA) - Di Lorenzo Palace Ceraso ( SA) Palazzo Di Lorenzo Centro di Alta Formazione
Contact information: Responsible of the event: Responsabile dell'evento: Raffaele Basile c/o Associazione Biocert Email: raffaeleebsl@gmail.com
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 

 
 
 
Country: The Netherlands Organised by: Pressure Line Date: 21-06-2016
Exploitation Seminar

On 21st June 2016 during the inspirational day on European projects an exploitation seminar of the Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education (SMILE) was held by Pressure Line at the premises of Dona Daria, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. During the event the network findings and good practices examples for social and labour market inclusion through language education of a variety of target groups were presented to the audience. Representatives from the following sectors attended the event: Integration of migrants, Education (pre-school, school, VET and adult education), Volunteer organisations, Communities, Creative sector, Policy makers etc.
Event date: 21-06-2016
Target group: Organizations working for the integration of migrants, Educational institutions (pre-school, school, VET and adult education), Volunteer organisations, Communities, Creative sector, Policy makers
Place of the event: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Contact information: Pressure Line pl@pressureline.nl
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 

 
 
 
Country: Bulgaria Organised by: KU TU Ltd. Date: 09-06-2016
SMILE Exploitation Seminar in Sofia, Bulgaria

An exploitation seminar of the Network for Social and Market Inclusion through Language Education (SMILE) was held on June 9th, 2016 at Central Park Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria. The event was focused on sharing the network findings and exchanging good practices for social and labour market inclusion through language education of a variety of target groups. The most represented sectors during the seminar were: - Integration of migrants - Labour market, business and trade - Education (pre-school, school, VET and adult education) All main organisations dealing with migrant integration issues in Bulgaria as well as a number of organisations from the educational, labour market, tourism and construction sectors participated in the event. For more information, please see the seminar agenda.
Event date: 09-06-2016
Target group: Organisations and stakeholders from the following fields: - Integration of migrants; - Business and trade; - Labour market; - Tourism; - Construction; - Education (pre-school, school, VET and adult education)
Place of the event: Sofia, Bulgaria
Contact information: Contact person: Raya Stanachkova Email: raya.stanachkova@gmail.com
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 403 SMILE Exploitation Seminar AGENDA BG.pdf
 403 SMILE Exploitation Seminar AGENDA EN.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Switzerland Organised by: Stiftung ECAP Date: 09-06-2016
SMILE Workshop in Zurich (Switzerland)

After the presentation of the project and the results achieved, the group has the opportunity to discuss and exchange experiences on current national and European policies in the field of language learning. The focus will be on the promotion of social inclusion through language education.
Event date: 09-06-2016
Target group: Educational institutions, teachers, trainers, trade unions
Place of the event: Zurich
Contact information: Giuliana Tedesco, gtedesco@ecap.ch
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 
 399 Workshop SMILE DE.pdf
 399 DE ECAP SMILE newsletter 3.pdf
 399 Workshop SMILE 09.06.2016.pdf

 
 
 
Country: Bulgaria Organised by: Znanie Association Date: 20-05-2016
SMILE workshop in Smolian (Bulgaria)

During the workshop the participants had opportunity for exchange of experience between educational and employment sectors. Three main areas of interest were discussed: tourist sector as there is a big ski resort nearby the city; transborder culture due to the location of the place (very close to Greek and Turkish borders), importance of minority languages due to the significant number of minorities living in this area 27 people were presentl
Event date: 20-05-2016
Target group: Educational institutions, teachers, trainers, business representatives, students.
Place of the event: Smolian
Contact information: Contact person: Valentina Georgieva Email: projects@znanie-bg.org
 
 
 Additional info
 
 
 

 
 
 
Country: Malta Organised by: Acrosslimits Limited Date: 24-07-2016
SMILE Workshop in Malta Date: 15th September 2016 Country: Malta Organised by: Acrosslimits Limited

Event date: 24-07-2016

 
 
 



 
If you would like to join any of the project events, or to receive additonal information, please contact us:
 
 
 



In this section you may look through the main findings and conclusions of the SMILE network. The "Country Overviews" look at the main policies in the field of language learning and promotion of linguistic diversity in each of the partner countries. They outline also the national language policies and practices both in the formal and non-formal education. You can find the Country Overviews in English as well as in the languages of the country.
The "Situational Analysis" provides an overview of the main European policies in the field of language learning and promotion of linguistic diversity for labour market and social inclusion. You can find the Situational Analysis in English as well as in all languages of the project partners.
The "Recommendations" provide strategies, opportunities and methodologies for promotion of linguistic diversity and LWUTLs on European level.
In the "Annual Reports" you can look through all the activities of the network during the three years of the project duration.

01 Country Overview

      Bulgaria_Country Overview_bg.pdf  
      Bulgaria_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Cypros_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Cypros_Country Overview_gr.pdf  
      Czech Republic_Country Overview_cz.pdf  
      Czech Republic_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Finland_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Finland_Country Overview_fi.pdf  
      Germany_Country Overview_de.pdf  
      Germany_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Greece_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Greece_Country Overview_gr.pdf  
      Italy_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Italy_Country Overview_it.pdf  
      Latvia_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Latvia_Country Overview_lv.pdf  
      Lithuania_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Lithuania_Country Overview_lt.pdf  
      Malta_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Malta_Country Overview_mt.pdf  
      Portugal_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Portugal_Country Overview_pt.pdf  
      Spain_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Spain_Country Overview_es.pdf  
      Switzerland_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      Switzerland_Country Overview_it.pdf  
      The Netherlands_Country Overview_en.pdf  
      The Netherlands_Country Overview_nl.pdf  
      Turkey_Country Overview_en.pdf  

02 Situational Analysis

      SMILE_Situational Analysis_FI.pdf  
      SMILE_Stituational Analysis_DE.pdf  
      SMILE_Stituational Analysis_EN.pdf  
      SMILE_Stituational Analysis_ES.pdf  
      SMILE_Stituational Analysis_IT.pdf  
      SMILE_Stituational Analysis_LV.pdf  
      SMILE_Stituational Analysis_MT.pdf  

03 Recommendations

      SMILE_Recommendation Paper_BG.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_CZ.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_DE.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_EN.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_FI.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_GR.pdf  
      SMILE_Recommendation_Paper_IT.pdf  

04 Annual Reports

      SMILE_Annual Report_2014.pdf  
      SMILE_Annual Report_2015.pdf