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Hey dears,

Ah ... It's June again ... the warm sun, the light sea breeze, the summer dresses and the nail-biting stress of waiting for the results of the proposals we submitted a few months ago! I'm sure that many of you empathise, and that some of you are still chasing deadlines as we speak, since this year all the new European Union programmes have given us month by month thrills! 

In any case, here at Across, we're keeping one eye on the future but one firmly rooted in the present, since we are working on a variety of exciting projects at the moment - from mobile apps for the elderly, to competitions for story telling, via education for the blind. 
 
And yes, we wanted to remind you that it's the 50th anniversary of the Beatles this year ... so let's all begin to make it better! :)
 
Hugs and talk soon!
Angele

Hey June - 
Don't let me down!

ADOLL

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ESSE

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EUROPEANA
Food & Drink

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MICHELANGELO

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NEWBEE

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SMILE

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ADOLL: Accessible Design for Online Language Learning 

Accessible Design for Online Language Learning (ADOLL) is a 30 month project funded under KEY ACTIVITY 2-Languages of the Life Long Learning Programme. The kick off meeting was hosted by the coordinators of the project in Granada, Spain.
 
ADOLL addresses the issue of accessibility of online language learning tools for the blind and visually impaired and intends to make contribution to the improvement of opportunities in language education of this vulnerable group of learners with special needs. 
 
The target objective of ADOLL is to create an online language learning application: 
  • considering specific needs of blind learners
  • observing standards of web content accessiblity
  • applying methodologies of universal design to ensure that the product will be usable by as many people as possible regardless their ability
More information can be obtained from www.adoll.eu
 

ESSE: Early School Leaving and Second Chance Education

As the ESSE (Early School Leaving and Second Chance Education) project is nearing the final stages, all the partners are now head down getting the best practices identified and ready to be published on the ESSE observatory.   The website is now up and running, and as soon as the observatory is finalised, a link will be provided to access the observatory.
 
The Final ESSE Conference/Awards will be held on Thursday October 23rd 2014 at the Corinthia St George, Malta, those that would like any information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
The team will be meeting again in Kaunas, Lithuania.    
 

EUROPEANA Food and Drink

Europeana Food and Drink project has taken off in full speed. The project partners have started to work on the collection of different artifacts related to food and drink from all around Europe in their respective countries and the technical partners have started to think of media applications that can and will emerge from this project.
 
The consortium is also pleased to introduce the project’s website: http://foodanddrinkeurope.eu/ as well as a number of pages online that you can follow, to be part of Europeana Food and Drink. Therefore we invite you to: https://www.facebook.com/FoodAndDrink.EU
https://twitter.com/foodanddrink_eu
http://www.pinterest.com/FoodAndDrinkEU/
 
Hope to see you there!

MICHELANGELO

The Michelangelo project has continued working on the therapeutic technology solution for autistic children during the past months and is now starting the actual trials with children in Pisa and Paris. We have also continued to publish scientific papers and attend events in order to spread the word about the work in our project. Read our latest publications here.
 
The teddy bears pictured here, will be given to each and every child participating in the piloting, as a thanks from the Michelangelo partners.
 

NEWBEE

A lot has happened in NewBEE project since our last update. NewBEE consortium has worked together to create the much-anticipated NewBEE Platform, which will be finalized shortly and be in full functioning order for anyone interested in retrofitting their buildings to more energy efficient ones.
 
NewBEE, has since then, held two partner meetings, one in Berlin in February where the consortium was given sessions on how the results of this project can be disseminated and exploited during and after the project. More recently, in May another meeting was held in Stuttgart. The meeting is Stuttgart was where the first prototype of the platform was presented and plans were made to get it known outside of the consortium. The partners hope to finalise certain functions and details of the platform in June during a technical meeting that will be held in Dusseldorf, Germany.
 

SMILE

Maryrose attended the SMILE partner meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. SMILE is a 36 month project funded under KEY ACTIVITY 2- MP Network of the Life Long Learning Programme. The SMILE network consists of 20 partner organizations from 15 European countries. In the coming three years the partners will join their efforts to identify areas and target groups that can benefit from the promotion and learning of less widely used and taught languages. The partners will discuss and exchange ideas on current national and European policies in the field of language learning and will perform a research on existing good practices and methodologies for promotion of less widely used and taught languages. 
 
 

 

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