HOP council

Meet the HOP council. A group of Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps online learning stakeholders.

AIMS and OBJECTIVES

HOP council aims at promotion of the potential of online and blended learning in European youth work as well as supporting it within Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps.

Objectives of the working group:

  • to strengthen the value and set the example of quality online and blended learning within non-formal education in youth work field;
  • to map online and blended learning developments in European youth work;
  • to create space for stakeholders of European youth work to exchange views/perspectives/practices on online and blended learning;
  • to support Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps national agencies and the resource centres as well as organisations active in the European youth programmes in their online and blended learning training offers;
  • to build competences in online and blended learning among youth trainers, youth workers and the national agencies;
  • to enhance development of the online and blended learning courses, within both European youth programmes, by providing appropriate online platform;

THE COUNCIL

The council is made of external experts:

  • experienced in European youth work, especially within European Union programmes;
  • experienced in online learning, especially in relation to youth work non-formal learning;
  • having at least 1 experience of authoring / facilitating course at HOP platform;

As well as representatives of the National Agencies and SALTO Resource Centres.

The role of external experts includes, but is not limited to:

  • to consult on HOP online learning further developments;
  • to influence development of quality online learning in European youth work;
  • to support Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps national agencies in creation of their online learning training offers;
  • to co-manage HOP online learning platform based on Moodle;
  • to co-edit HOP online learning facebook page and prepare HOP podcasts;

2021 SUCCESS INDICATORS

  • 20 new courses with 500 new learners involved;
  • quality aspects of online and blended learning identified via the mapping and research process;
  • enlargement of HOP council with 2 more institutions (preferably NAs);
  • 15 youth trainers upskilled in online and blended learning as well as HOP platform;
  • 75 new posts on HOP FB page and 6 new podcast episodes;
  • 600 new followers of HOP FB page;

KEY DEVELOPMENTS SINCE 2018

  • HOP platform’s layout and structure polished and on-boarding for learners produced;
  • 50+ new courses offered at HOP platform
  • 3300+ learners involved in HOP courses
  • HOP facebook page with 200+ posts related to online and blended learning in non-formal education and youth work, followed by 1400 users;
  • HOP facebook communities of learners as well as authors and facilitators established;
  • 10 podcast episodes produced;
  • 3 National Agencies and 4 SALTO Resource Centres involved;
  • HOP council enlarged with 12 external experts;

The HOP online learning platform and the council is fostered by SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre, in spite of its regional responsibilities, as a general support to European youth work.

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  • ‌The council is currently made of the following experts:‌* Snežana Bačlija Knoch* Michael Kimmig* Laimonas Ragauskas* Nerijus Kriauciunas* Jan Lai* Athanasios Krezios

    The council is currently made of the following experts:

    * Snežana Bačlija Knoch

    * Michael Kimmig

    * Laimonas Ragauskas

    * Nerijus Kriauciunas

    * Jan Lai

    * Athanasios Krezios

  • as well as:‌* Dragan Atanasov* Gabriel Brezoiu* Konstantinos Spatiotis* Mihaela Amariei* Olga Kiriakidou* Simona Molari

    as well as:

    * Dragan Atanasov

    * Gabriel Brezoiu

    * Konstantinos Spatiotis

    * Mihaela Amariei

    * Olga Kiriakidou

    * Simona Molari

  • with involvement of the following SALTO Resource Centres:‌* Eastern Europe & Caucasus* Training & Cooperation* Participation & Information* EuroMed

    with involvement of the following SALTO Resource Centres:

    * Eastern Europe & Caucasus

    * Training & Cooperation

    * Participation & Information

    * EuroMed

  • and the National Agencies from:  ‌  * Finland  * Poland  * Greece

    and the National Agencies from:

    * Finland

    * Poland

    * Greece

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