The TELI2 project is based around the LEADER programme which is a highly effective and successful model of integrated social and economic development in rural communities. LEADER is delivered in a variety of different ways by the member states.
TELI2 will entail a study of the delivery of the LEADER programme – seeking examples of the most efficient models of implementation in the partner countries; and the transference of this knowledge to identified stakeholders in the form of a high quality accredited course delivered using a blended learning model.
The programme will be accredited through Limerick Institute of Technology and University of Ljubljana.
The key objectives are to carry out research on the delivery of LEADER in member states and training needs of LEADER staff and Board members, to deliver a best practice-based training course of implementation to LEADER company management and staff recruited by all the LEADER-related partners.
The project will use a mix of on-line learning and learning workshops for programme delivery. The programme will also include work-based learning by participants and will allow for the Recognition of Prior Learning.
Learning workshops will take place in Portugal, Ireland and Poland and will involve 18 participants envisaged from the programme (2 from each partner with the exception of LIT and UL who will have one person each in attendance).
Further objectives of the project are the up-skilling of LEADER delivery organisations through life-long learning; the enhancement of the possibility of LEADER staff mobility; an increase in the number of transnational projects which may arise from the creation of networks and relationships.
The project and its results will be disseminated through a combination of an on-line environment, a newsletter and brochure and a dissemination workshop in each partner country aimed at policy-makers and LEADER organisations.
The main output of the project will be an accredited LEADER programme within the European Qualifications Framework which is aimed at professionals and policy makers. The programme will provide stakeholders with the knowledge, and skills to implement successful LEADER programmes and projects.