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Stichting Europese Beroepsopleidingen (Foundation for Cooperation in VET) is a Dutch legal entity and partner in the partnership project “Emotion to Motion”. In the project (Erasmus +, call 2016) 8 European partners are working together in the field of Emotional Intelligence.

Contractor:

Istanbul Valiligi,Turkey

Partners:

Institute of Entrepreneurship development IED ,Larissa, Greece

INVESTLAN, Bilbao, Spain

Foundation for European Cooperation in VET ( Stichting EB), Maastricht, the Netherlands

STEP Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Global Egitim Kultur ve lletisim Dernegi, Istanbul, Turkey

Institute for training of Personnel in International Organisations(ITPIO), Sofia, Bulgaria

Istanbul MEDENIYET University, Turkey

projectteam during kickoff meeting, Istanbul April 2016

PROJECT SUMMARY:

Emotional intelligence can greatly impact youth work life and career, so it’s important to understand exactly what it is and why it is so important. Every workplace is comprised of people with different strengths, personalities and emotions, which can greatly affect the way they work. Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage youth emotions as well as the emotions of other.

Emotional Intelligence is a wide range of skills that youth of all ages can develop and improve. These skills are critical for emotional well-being and life success including Intrapersonal Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Adaptability, Stress Management and General Mood. These skills are divided into sub-skills that address such things as Problem Solving, Happiness, Flexibility and other critical emotional and social competencies. The right academic background, professional experience and certifications are obviously necessary to land a higher position. Emotional intelligence, however, can be the key to further success, particularly when moving into management positions. Employers say emotionally intelligent managers rate higher in job satisfaction and lower in levels of turnover. If youth career plans include a leadership position, emotional intelligence can help you develop teams who are happier and more productive in their work, and more likely to stay in their positions. It’s clear that emotional intelligence can be an asset to youth professional life. The business world is always changing and emotions are becoming a much more important aspect of working relationships. Having emotional intelligence increases youth chances of being more accepted on teams and considered for leadership positions. It can also set you apart from the competition when seeking a new position or promotion.

Employers are looking for candidates who know how to listen and communicate well – both important aspects of emotional intelligence. They also prefer youth who are adaptable to changing work environments, not rigid and inflexible. Other attributes employers seek in youth during the hiring process include self-management, the ability to work in teams and strong leadership potential. All of these competencies are intertwined in emotional intelligence. The main aim of this project is to improve the quality of youth and wellbeing at their work place through the promotion of emotional intelligence (emotional self-regulation / self-awareness and self-motivation ). In this project will provide a web based learning environment for those who might not have an access to professional development program for youth. To achieve this aim, this project will construct a Web based learning environment to share the content of educational material. The Web 2.0 learning environment will contain training material on Emotional Intelligence (EI) and it will be addressed to promote EI for youth. One of the main outcome of the project will be to improve the professional qualification of youth through the promotion of a series of inter and intra personal competences, resulting from the use of Emotional Intelligence thus fostering a higher flexibility of youth as employees or employers that will allow them to quickly adapt to the changes that can occur at a work place. This will also improve the quality of life and the wellbeing of youth. The project will increase the motivation and satisfaction of youth, as they will be able to manage their work in an emotionally intelligent way; improving the quality of service (faster problem solving, personalized attention, social acceptance).

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