In this section, in order to give life to the previous steps proposed in this unit, we prepared for you an activity plan sample.
A plan containing the scheduled activities you have to carry out through 9 months of activities – the time we imagined for the implementation of your EURES training and dissemination project.
First of all, in the first month of activity, you must establish the team of people who will work on this plan, practically testing what all of you have learnt together from the “Go on job” platform.
The aim of the establishment of an internal team is to deeply involve and motivate people from the very beginning: to work on this activity plan, you need a cohesive group, covering all the competences needed.
The most relevant competences, the people of internal team should have, are the following:
- Digital and technology-based competences
- Interpersonal skills
- Cultural awareness and expression
See again, if you need, Lesson 2 Module 2 where you can find a detailed description of the Key competence for lifelong learning.
Once you defined the competences and the internal team, in order to share and schedule aims and tasks, you can start working using the tool Asana previously suggested.
In designing your plan you will contact the EURES referent and define with him/her the general framework of your plan.
In addition you should contact an EURES testimonial to design the way he/she can take an active part within the promotional campaign.
The first step of your activity plan is represented by a questionnaire to send to your target – members of your organisation – in order to exactly define their knowledge on the topic and, above all, their needs.
To do this, you can use Google form (a free and easy to use tool to prepare and deliver questionnaires and get a detailed recap on received answers: both as aggregated data -statistics- and excel report).
Afterwards you can send it to your mailing list or you can choose to publish it directly on social media, such as Facebook. The aim of this activity is to exactly define your target needs to set up a tailor made service offer.
After having collected the answers from the participants we suggest you to have an internal meeting in order to evaluate the results valorising the activity in a future perspective.
The collected answers represent the first step of your campaign and you will exploit them in promoting the event, in designing the agenda and in promoting the following labs.
The third and fourth months should be dedicated to the design, promotion, implementation and evaluation of the event according to the feedback you collected.
You are preparing the event in collaboration with the EURES referent who supported you in designing your campaign and with the testimonial who personally experienced the services of Eures.
The aim of this activity is to prepare a relevant, tailor made and appealing meeting to spread knowledge on EURES initiatives.
You will reach your aims
- thanks to the selected contents defined through the questionnaire (tailor made event).
- thanks to the exploitation of professional and heterogenous tools (appealing event).
- Thanks to the collaboration with the EURES referent and the testimonial (relevant event)
Verify with your EURES referent the official communication policy to comply within your promotional campaign and the official communication tools to be used (see Lesson 2 of this Module).
During the event and by the Info Point, you started promoting the Labs that represent the second phase of your plan. As you know, the labs are for people that are going to explore and exploit the EURES services and submit, possibly, an application on the EURES portal.
In designing the Labs you can go back through the activities you have done in designing the event. The two activities (the event and the Labs) are of course different but the process is similar. In this phase you must act the same as you have done in designing, promoting, implementing and evaluating the event.
In this phase you must precisely define your target (people that are going to explore and exploit the EURES services and submit, possibly, an application on the EURES portal), its needs and the content of the Labs according to the general campaign goals.
Let’s imagine planning two Labs: one to support people in personally surfing the EURES website; one to support people in presenting an application.
- Create an account on the EURES
- Subscribe to our “EURES & you” newsletters
- Browse the EURES website in general
- Browse the EURES website specific sections
- Browse the Drop’pin@EURES
- Creation of a CV according to the single person goals (see Module 2)
- Simulation of a interview
- Chat with a EURES Adviser
- Fix a meeting with a EURES advisor
As the activities are highly specific, we suggest you to work with small groups of participants (five-six people).
Again, after the Labs, it is important to have an internal debriefing meeting where each member of the team can express his/her opinion. To do this, we suggest you use the SWOT analysis scheme (see Lesson 3 of this Module).
Few months after the Labs we suggest you contact the participants to check the results of their application. You should create a format for a structured interview to be able to evaluate the answers.
Other activities you can work on
The activity plan we presented is just a sample. Of course you can work on different tools to get your goals.
Here is a short list of other activities you can manage:
- Mobile info point
- Session online on Youtube
- Radio point (where some session can be radio transmitted)
Glossary in pills
FAQ: Frequent Asked Questions
Webinar: a live online educational presentation during which participating viewers can submit questions and comments
SWOT analysis: SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. A SWOT analysis assesses internal and external factors, as well as current and future potential.