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European Humanitarian Action Partnership (EUHAP)

 

European Humanitarian Action Partnership (EUHAP), coordinated by the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and funded by the European Commission Erasmus+ Programme aims to promote the exchange of best and innovative practices as well as to improve the quality and efficiency of education in order to boost competences, increase employability, enhance opportunities and professionalization. The project ran between 2014 and 2017 - Project № I4PS0003 (2014-1-BEO1-KA203-000920).

 

EUHAP is a collaborative community of humanitarian stakeholders representing academia (12 NOHA member universities and 8 other European universities), training providers (Redr UK and Institut Bioforce), employers (Aktion Deutschland Hilft) (humanitarian professionals represented by NOHA graduates). The initiative is primarily concerned with strengthening the professionalization of the delivery of humanitarian aid through exchange of best and innovative practices as well as improvement of the quality and efficiency of the education and exploring the linkages between competencies, occupations and qualifications. It will be achieved by delivery of four primary outputs Humanitarian action Professions, Humanitarian action Recognition, Humanitarian action E-learning, Humanitarian action map. More specifically the project attempts to:

 

- establish clear linkage between occupations, skills/competences and qualification in the sector;

 

- facilitate the validation and recognition of humanitarian qualifications, identify learning pathways from vocational and other education types in the humanitarian sector to higher education;

 

- improve access to humanitarian education through the development of Open Educational Resources;

 

- promote a transnational community of knowledge and practice by developing an interactive platform of humanitarian activity in Europe;

 

- establish a European observatory of humanitarian activity with recognized data collection laboratories in each member state;

 

The initiative builds upon EUPRHA (European Universities on Professionalization on Humanitarian Action), project ran on 2011-2014.

 

Participants in the project:

 

Universities:

 

- University of Graz, Austria

 

- Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

 

- Sofia University, Bulgaria

 

- Palacky University, Czech Republic

 

- University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

- Aix Marseille University, France

 

- Ruhr University Bohum, Germany

 

- University of Iceland, Iceland

 

- University College Dublin, Ireland

 

- University of Pavia, Italy

 

- Vilnius University, Lithuania

 

- University of Malta, Malta

 

- University of Groningen, Netherlands

 

- Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

 

- University of Warsaw, Poland

 

- Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania

 

- Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia

 

- University of Deusto, Spain

 

- Uppsala University, Sweden

 

- Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom

 

 

 

Organizations:

 

- Bioforce, France

 

- Aktion Deutschland Hilft, Germany

 

- RedR, United Kingdom

 

Project leaders

 

Project management & coordination

 

Sophie Borel, NOHA General Manager

 

Artur Malantowicz, NOHA Operations Manager

 

For Sofia University:

 

Project manager - Prof. Snezhana Ilieva, PhD, DSci,

 

Members: Chief Assistant Professor Plama Hristova, PhD; Chief Assistant Professor Valeria Vitanova, PhD

 

http://euhap.eu/euhap/participants-euhap/

 

http://euhap.eu/ha-professions/- On this link can see the results of the working group 1 in this project (including the Sofia University participation and contribution), which has set up an Organogram of the positions in the Humanitarian Organizations and the characteristics, qualifications and skills necessary for the different positions in the Humanitarian Organizations, which are potential guarantee for the effective activities of the humanitarian workers.

 

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"RefugeeClassAssistance4Teachers"

REFUGEEClassAssistance4Teachers [2016-1-TR01-KA201-034527]

The project aims at providing support and training for teachers about the refugees’ rights, effective intercultural communication, conflict and stress management, focusing on the inclusion and integration of refugees aged up to 18 years.

 

Project partners:

 

 

  • Yildirim Beyazit Universitesi, Turkey – project coordinator;
  • Ankara Milli Egitim Mudurlugu, Turkey;
  • Goc Idaresi Genel Mudurlugu), Turkey;
  • Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria;
  • National Association Of Professionals Working With People With Disabilities, Bulgaria;
  • PhoenixKM BVBA, Belgium;
  • N.G.O. Civis Plus, Greece;
  • Softqnr, Serbia.

 

 

The main activities include training and developing of teachers’ skills in the following areas:

 

 

  • intercultural communication and tolerance;
  • conflict resolution
  • stress management;
  • emotional intelligence;
  • socio-cultural competence and sensitivity.

 

 

Project activities provide field research on the challenges faced by teachers in Bulgaria, Belgium, Turkey, Greece and Serbia, working with refugee children in their classes, and conducting six transnational meetings to discuss and coordinate joint action.

 

Project outcomes:

 

 

  • Portal for mutual support between teachers, providing a wide variety of resources that will be available free of charge;
  • Methodological guidance for school principals / head teachers;
  • Illustrated educational materials and handbook for teachers;
  • Auxiliary training videos for teachers, based on actual cases;
  • Mobile platform and interactive tools for teachers.

 

 

As a project partner, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” is represented by the University Centrе for Conflict Management and Organizational Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, with the support of Erasmus+ (European Commission).

 

Project coordinator on behalf of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski": Prof. Snezhana Ilieva, DSci

 

Duration: 36 months