An Erasmus+ Project for the

PROMOTING SOCIAL INCLUSION PEOPLE WITH FEWER OPPORTUNITIES DEVELOPMENT OF MENTORSHIP

MentorME: PROMOTING SOCIAL INCLUSION OF PEOPLE WITH FEWER
OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF MENTORSHIP
PROGRAMME FOR HES STUDENTS

PROJECT AIMS

To establish strong mentoring relationships between university students and vulnerable groups of people

TARGET GROUPS

Direct Target group:
Higher Education students
Indirect Target groups:
Higher Education Academics
People with fewer opportunities

PROJECT DURATION

28 months
01.12.2020 - 31.03.2023

Project Partners

Project Coordinator - Społeczna Akademia Nauk - University of Social Sciences
Emphasys Centre
Fundacja “Strefa Inspiracji I Rozwoju”
University of Valladolid
University of Central Lancashire – Cyprus
Active Citizens of Mediterranean
Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute - ACQUIN

PROJECT TIMELINE

December 2020
TPM1
First Transnational Project Meeting

Due to the pandemic and the travel restrictions that it has caused, the kick-off meeting of the MENTORme project took place virtually on the 14th of December 2020. All the partners took advantage of this meeting to present their organizations, share their views on the main activities, procedures as well as outcomes and discuss the next steps and deadlines. The main focus was given to IO1: the MENTORme Handbook which is the start of a very promising project.

January 2020 – May 2021
IO1 – The MENTORme Handbook
IO1 – The MENTORme Handbook

After the TPM1, the consortium started working hard on the activities of the first Intellectual Output. After providing feedback on the template concerning the collection of good practices at national level, partners are now working on filling in this template by the best examples they can find. Once the good practices are found, national and comparative reports will be developed in order to demonstrate the current situation and needs in each partner country. The following activity of IO1 is the creation of the MENTORme Handbook in which all partners will work together for its development.

February 2021 - Up Until Now
IO3 - The MENTORme Cloud-based Portal and Mobile App
IO3 - The MENTORme Cloud-based Portal and Mobile App

Partners have also started working on the third intellectual output which concerns the Mobil App and the project’s platform. Partners are only at the beginning, deciding on the design and the structure of both products. In addition, they have decided the assessment procedure and the criteria in order for students to earn the MENTORme Open Badges. 

June 2021 – Up Until Now
IO2 – The Educational and Accreditation Mentoring Pack
IO2 – The Educational and Accreditation Mentoring Pack

After the completion of IO1, partners have started working on the second intellectual output and they decided the modules for the development of the key competences of the HE students. Now, partners are working on the content of the training material.  

November 2021
TPM2
Second Transnational Project Meeting

The partners finally had the opportunity to meet in person for the second transnational project meeting in Thessaloniki. The partners shared their excitement about being together for the first time, discussed the current tasks that need to be completed, and planned their future steps in regards to the teaching material that will be developed soon.

May 2022
TPM3
Third Transnational Project Meeting

Partners organized the third transnational project meeting of the MENTORme project on the 16th and 17th of May 2022.

The meeting was hybrid with some partners attending physically (at Bayreuth, Germany) and some others online. A quick overview of the project was presented, and the following activities were discussed in detail in order for any doubts or questions to be clarified and resolved.

June - July 2022
C1 Training
C1 Training

From the 27th of June until the 1st of July, the C1 training of the MENTORme project for HE students and teachers was organized in Valladolid, Spain. 

Students from all partner countries had a very fruitful week full of knowledge, interactive activities, and new skills.

July 2022 – Up Until Now
IO5 - MENTORme SOCIETIES Guidebook
IO5 - MENTORme SOCIETIES Guidebook: Introducing the MENTORING PROGRAMME to the community

Partners have started developing the Guidebook in order to support the mentees, mentors and supervisors by introducing all elements of the project, the services provided, their roles etc. Initial discussions have already been made in regards to the pilot testing sessions that will be developed later this year.

Contact

For any inquiries please email

Project Coordinator:

Społeczna Akademia Nauk (University of Social Sciences)