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The Finnova Foundation has presented at Entrenaranjos International School the final results of the European project DESTINE

  • The DESTINE project is committed to diversity and inclusion in distance education
  • The Entrenaranjos International School leads in Valencia the promotion of diversity, tolerance and inclusion in virtual spaces

Finnova Foundation has presented this morning at Entrenaranjos International School the final event of the European project DESTINE, a project that advocates the preservation of inclusion, tolerance and diversity in virtual education spaces. In this event, the results of two years of work have been presented, with the presentation of the DESTINE MOOC platform as the main initiative.

The event was welcomed by María Arias, co-director of Entrenaranjos International School. In this welcome, Arias was pleased to host this final event of the DESTINE project, as it is a space that allows to broaden the school’s vision.

Next, Juanma Revuelta, CEO of the Finnova Foundation, presented the bases of the Erasmus + program, a fund from which DESTINE receives financing, and the Next Talent Generation initiative, a platform for finding European training internships promoted by the foundation, which helps young people to work in Europe. “I always recommend to all those young people who are starting their careers this type of mobilities, it is very important to take advantage of these opportunities,” concluded Revuelta.

The next presentation was given by Consuelo Cáceres, European projects technician & Quality Manager at the Finnova Foundation, who presented the results of the DESTINE project. Among these, the launch of the open platform DESTINE MOOC, an online platform designed for teachers, students and staff of educational institutions. The aim of this platform lies in enabling and empowering vocational education professionals to promote diversity, tolerance and, therefore, inclusion within an online and distance learning environment. “Thanks to DESTINE, we have been able to cover a problem that surfaced due to the COVID-19 pandemic: the improvement of virtual education,” Cáceres has qualified.

Lola Bordás, CMO of Finnova, presented the GIRLS4TECH initiative and Javier Fernández, CTO of Talent Growth Management,, presented the Technovation Girls challenges. Both initiatives aim to boost the participation of women in STEAM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers, and specifically, the project focuses on motivating girls and teenagers to become entrepreneurs and leaders in the technology field.

The next speaker was Petra María Pérez Alonsogeta, Emeritus Professor of the Faculty of Philosophy and Education at the University of Valencia, who focused her presentation on the importance of innovation, “a value that can be learned and for which it is key to create new and valuable things”. In addition, Pérez explained the Wrapped in Colors project, whose objective is focused on emotional well-being, using the relationship between colors and emotions.

The event was closed by María Arias, the co-director of Entrenaranjos International School, who also pointed out the benefits of being part of the Wrapped in Colors initiative for the school’s students. “This project has been tremendously enriching, and we like to host this type of event that brings together initiatives from which we can learn and experience,” concluded Arias.

The Finnova Foundation, organizer of this final event of the DESTINE project, celebrates its success and the launch of the DESTINE MOOC platform, which crystallizes the achievement of the project’s objectives. In turn, the Finnova Foundation thanks Entrenaranjos International School for hosting this event, an entity that has almost half a century of experience and is committed to an education based on universal values and the formation of autonomous learning based on study habits and cooperation.

About DESTINE

The Erasmus + DESTINE (DivErSity and Tolerance IN E-Environment) project was created with the aim of promoting online vocational training that ensures support for diversity, inclusion and tolerance, providing the necessary tools for all professionals and students to adapt to the e-learning methodology. DESTINE focuses especially on those vocational training students who need a learning environment adapted to their needs.

About FINNOVA

Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities of European projects is combined with a solid proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programs, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.

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Finnova will present the final results of the European project DESTINE at Entrenaranjos International School

Next Monday, 30th October, at 11.15am CEST

  • DESTINE advocates for diversity and inclusion in distance education.
  • The DESTINE MOOC platform, a virtual classroom to empower vocational training professionals to promote diversity, tolerance and inclusion within an online and distance learning environment, will be unveiled.
  • Entrenaranjos International School leads the promotion of diversity, tolerance and inclusion in virtual spaces in Valencia.

Entrenaranjos International School will host on Monday 30th October at 11h15 (CEST) the final event of the European project DESTINE. The event will present the results of this ERASMUS+ project which has been running for two years and has addressed the need to preserve the values of inclusion, tolerance and diversity in virtual classrooms.

DESTINE aims to equip all professionals and students with the essential tools to adapt effectively to an e-learning approach. To this end, it specifically prioritises the creation of a learning environment that is adapted to the needs of vocational training students. In this sense, the central action of the project has been the creation of an online platform designed for teachers, students and staff of educational institutions: DESTINE MOOC.

DESTINE MOOC is a tool for public use, available in 6 languages (Spanish, French, English, German, Greek and Romanian) and divided into 7 e-modules. The modules are presented as a virtual classroom to enable and empower vocational training professionals to promote diversity, tolerance and therefore inclusion within an online and distance learning environment.

The Finnovaregio Foundation, one of the partners of this project, has chosen Entrenaranjos International School to host this event, as a reference in the Valencian Community in terms of preserving diversity and tolerance in education. The CEO of the Foundation, Juanma Revuelta, emphasises the school’s commitment to aligning itself with quality education and being proactive in building inclusive spaces. “The trajectory of Entrenaranjos International School, which has almost half a century of history, makes clear its commitment to a personalised education, which puts the student at the centre of its activity, and which is committed to the use of an inclusive pedagogy in its daily life”, concludes Revuelta.

For María Arias Guardiola, director of Entrenaranjos International School, hosting this event “reaffirms our commitment to educational and inclusive innovation through new technologies”. “We live in a society that is immersed in technological development, where the advance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has changed our way of life. The speed with which ICTs have burst into our lives means that, if we are not part of their universe, the gap between parents and children widens. And our sons and daughters are already born with this knowledge as an everyday thing, something that does not require them to make an effort to learn. In fact, it is an additional (and more attractive) tool for their daily education,” says the headmistress. Moreover, one of the basic pillars of the school is education in values. “Education should not be restricted to the preparation of certain knowledge, but should above all be understood as the process of forming a culture. To educate in values is to form capable and competent individuals. The purpose of our school is to educate in the construction of a fairer and more tolerant world, aimed at the future,” she concludes.

Erasmus +

DESTINE is led by a consortium formed by the Finnova Foundation, Osengo (France), AKMI (Greece), BK CON (Germany), Centrul Pentru Promovarea Invatarii Permanente – CPIP (Romania), Symplexis (Greece) and Future in Perspective (Ireland). The success of this project has been based on the good understanding and synergies that have been created during these two years between the different international partners, another aspect of Entrenaranjos International School that Revuelta has also highlighted. “Anyone who has had the slightest contact with the school’s activity knows first-hand the excellent work it has done in giving its students the tools to adapt to an increasingly global world. The work of Entrenaranjos in terms of internationalisation is impeccable,” says Revuelta.

In this event, beyond the presentation of the DESTINE MOOC platform, the scope of the European funds Erasmus + and the opportunities that arise through these funds in the field of education will be discussed. Erasmus + is the EU programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

About DESTINE

The Erasmus + DESTINE project (DivErSity and Tolerance IN E-Environment) was created with the aim of promoting an online professional training online vocational training that ensures support for diversity, inclusion, and tolerance, providing the necessary tools for all professionals and students to adapt to the e-learning methodology. students to adapt to the e-learning methodology. DESTINE focuses especially on those vocational students who need a learning environment adapted to their needs. learning environment adapted to their needs.

About FINNOVA

Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities of European projects is combined with a solid proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programs, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.

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