ChildIN holds its fourth partner meeting online due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Postponed from May to October 2020, the fourth transnational meeting of the ChildIN project was held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting, which should have taken place in Nevers hosted by the Conseil départemental de la Nièvre, was attended by 13 partners from France, Belgium, Poland and Portugal.
As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, a 6-months extension was requested to the Erasmus+ National Agency in order to have enough time to implement all the ongoing and pending activities. More concretely, since the pandemic was declared just before the planned start of the training delivery, several options were and are being implemented to replace when necessary blended training, mainly 100% distance learning, including both tele-learning with trainers and online learning at the Moodle platform.
This two-day meeting includes discussions on the latest developments of the different project outputs (the database of resources, the training modules, the practical guide for training providers, and the policy brief). In addition, partners held some sessions about different transversal activities and internal deliverables of the project, such as evaluation and quality, dissemination and exploitation, or sustainability.
As next steps of the project, Poland will run pilot training sessions of ChildIN from the beginning in October and November 2020. On the same dates, Portugal will hold the second round of pilot training sessions.
This was the fourth of the foreseen five transnational meetings over the two-year lifespan of the project. The project partnership will meet again online at the beginning of November 2020. The final transnational project meeting and the final conference planned in Brussels have been also postponed from October 2020 to early 2021. In case the evolution of the pandemic worsens, the partners will call again on their resilience and also their imagination in order to propose a relevant and interesting format for those events and meet thus the project objectives at best possible.