Intellectual outputs

OER Platform

The ESSENCE project has created its own OER platform which has been translated into 7 languages to reach different international target groups

Mapping

Here it is intended to link soft skills with employability. Mapping the most desirable soft skills among employers within the EU countries.

Toolkit

Training content is available (short, easy to use for teachers and intuitive to manage for users) for each soft skill identified as relevant in the process of mapping.

Guidelines

They consists of two components: guidelines for the exploitation of the project results and a soft skills manifesto.

What is essence?

The ESSENCE project intends to improve employability opportunities for HE students by stimulating soft skills development. Project objective is to maximize their engagement in the labor market through offering professional development paths that go beyond formal HE trainings.

In order to meet the expectations of entrepreneurs and recruiters connected with the most desirable soft skills, the courses are based on the demand-driven employers’ perspective.

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ESSENCE educational materials. Test & Validation

2022-05-11

The international ESSENCE consortium has started the testing and validation phase of the set of innovative training materials developed by the project. The collected information is crucial for the refinement of the prepared materials. Taking into account the suggestions from their recipients in this process will allow to build full compatibility of the characteristics of the training materials included in the project with the expectations expressed by the users towards them. 



The consortium already has the first validation results provided by the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow, Internet Web Solutions, The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (SSE Riga) and the University of Dubrovnik. 

The opinions collected are extremely valuable. High marks collected by educational materials as well as their overall positive reception by representatives of students, academia as well as institutions representing various spheres of economic life, confirm the project team's conviction that not only the subject of the project is right, but also the high quality of the materials created during its implementation. 

We encourage you to follow the current information about the ESSENCE project via the innovative Open Educational Platform containing tailored educational solutions (https://projectessence.eu/index_pl.php?lang=PL), our Facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/projectessence.eu/), as well as the ESSENCE channel on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBkiHG_WcmI0x7lBCknLwPA). 

If you are interested in the ESSENCE project, please contact us and join the group of our associates (https://projectessence.eu/associates_pl.php?lang=PL). We are convinced that our ESSENCE Open Educational Platform is an ideal place for the exchange of information, and the established cooperation will have a chance to result in further interesting projects in the future. 

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Enhance Soft Skills to Nurture Competitiveness and Employability

2022-04-01

The ESSENCE project, reaches one of the main results of the implementation. All the training material developed by Partners during this last period, has been uploaded on the Project OER platform, and open in all languages to the public. Training contents are completely free of charge and are already available in the seven languages of the ESSENCE project (English, Polish, Croatian, Italian, Latvian, Bulgarian, and Spanish), on the following link https://projectessence.eu/toolkits.php.

The ESSENCE project is a specific response to the needs of the labour market, which are in line with the interests of university students, HR specialists and employers. The ESSENCE training consists of 7 Modules, focus on the most desirable soft skills for employability within the EU countries, identified on the Intellectual Output 2: Coordinating with Others, Creativity, Emotional Intelligence, Judgment and Decision Making, Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Cognitive Flexibility. 

Each of the training modules includes Case studies, Best practices of interest of the topic, Self-assessment tests, and a Decision Game available to the user to check their knowledge about the ESSENCE training courses, in an innovative and dynamic way. The training modules are structured in different didactic units, and sections, and the Platform ensure a user-friendly and an easy an intuitive navigation and experience for the user.

Each module includes also, Keywords, Description, and Learning Objectives.

The ESSENCE Trainings are also available for download in PDF and PPT format, and includes a list of references, and an Audio Play option to ensure the accessibility to all users.

ESSENCE is a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission involving eight Partners from seven countries (Poland, Croatia, Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Bulgaria, and Spain), representing different backgrounds.

The ESSENCE project intends to improve employability opportunities for HE students by stimulating soft skills development. Project objective is to maximize their engagement in the labour market through offering professional development paths that go beyond formal HE trainings. In order to meet the expectations of entrepreneurs and recruiters connected with the most desirable soft skills, the courses will be based on the demand-driven employers’ perspective.
For further information on ESSENCE:

Website: http://projectessence.eu/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/projectessence.eu/  

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBkiHG_WcmI0x7lBCknLwPA 

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ESSENCE Material on Soft Skills Development Available in Multiple Languages

2022-03-02

The ESSENCE international team is very happy to announce the development of seven modules in soft skills training in English, Bulgarian, Croatian, Italian, Latvian, Spanish, and Polish, available soon in the free access project platform: http://projectessence.eu
The ESSENCE teams have designed and developed teaching units, activities, tasks, best practices, case studies, and decision-making games with a focus on:

•    Cognitive Flexibility. 
•    Complex Problem Solving. 
•    Coordinating with Others. 
•    Creativity. 
•    Critical Thinking for Professional Development. 
•    Emotional Intelligence for Employability. 
•    Judgment and Decision Making. 

Within the next few months these modules will be further tested with the project target groups: university students and graduates, academic staff and admin officers, business trainers / mentors, and entrepreneurs.  As a result of testing, the ESSENCE teams intend to finetune the material to improve interactivity, enhance satisfaction, and add value.

The ESSENCE project deliverables are aimed at the successful inclusion of graduates in the dynamic global labour market that increasingly requires excellent soft skills. The modules may further be used to train employees in business organisations for enhanced interpersonal communication and better performance.

The ultimate ESSENCE project goal is that university students, graduates, trainees and employees develop soft skills that will help them gain a competitive edge in the globalised labour market. 
 

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