Our services in the field of education and employment policy
- Development of project applications
- Implementation of projects
- Research, analysis, opinion articles
Development of project applications
The foundation Smart minds develops and submits project applications in the field of education and employment policy and social dialogue in Erasmus +, Nordplus, ESF + and other international programs.
Project application is developed in active communication with the customer and potential partners about tasks and their division between them, development of project goal, target groups, descriptions of planned activities, qualitative and quantitative outcome, a time schedule and financing plan, taking into account rules of tenders.
Each competition has its own specifics of evaluation, therefore, the greater the knowledge of the specific field and the conditions of the competition evaluation, the greater the chances of obtaining project approval. Development of high-quality project applications is a precondition for mastering co-financing. The foundation Smart Minds offers high-quality project application development, advising its clients on opportunities to receive co-financing and developing project applications.
Attract funding for expanding your organisation's influence in the field of education and employment policy and social dialogue by leveraging our organisation's knowledge and experience gained within more than 10 years of implementation of projects and developing project applications who are being co-financed by European Union programs.
Project implementation, analysis and trainings
The foundation Smart minds has experience in implementing Erasmus + projects in adult education, vocational education and training and in general education.
Our expertise: quality assurance and coordination in adult education and vocational education, sector skills councils and their competence field: sectoral qualifications frameworks, occupational standards, curricula, work-based learning and internships, as well as organization of various types of pilot trainings and discussions, preparation of reports, guidelines and recommendations and other issues related to education and employment policy.
Ruta Porniece, the lead expert of the foundation Smart minds, has unique and more than 10 years of experience in education and employment policy at sectoral, national and European level, gaining work experience in national social partner organizations: the Ministry of Welfare of Republic of Latvia, the Latvian Free Trade Union Confederation and the Latvian Employers' Confederation. She has served on the boards of several European Union institutions, labor market and education committees, working groups at national and European Union level. Ruta Porniece has managed more than 16 projects co-financed by the European Union, involving more than 400 experts in the field of vocational education, employment and active labor market policy.
Find out how the foundation Smart minds can help your organization develop better education and work-related policies at national and European level.
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