36,6 Competence Centre
36.6 Competence Centre, based in Lodz, Poland, is an umbrella institution gathering professionals from various fields and establishing interdisciplinary Experts Zone for the local development through international experience exchange. It was established in 2011 by professionals with academic background and experience in EU projects since 1999. It provides non-formal education along with guidance and counselling support to numerous target groups.
Additionally, in 2015 a sister company 36.6 Scotland was set up in Glasgow, expanding the activities in the UK by cooperating with further education colleges, community and associate partners, private companies and NGOs, delivering youth training programmes, apprenticeship programmes and specific employment training programmes for the target group aged 16-60 years of age.
The scope of the 36.6 Competence Centre services includes, among others:
- developing educational content for blended learning
- vocational guidance, counselling, coaching (International Coaching Community ICC licence)
- trainings, workshops, seminars, conferences
- publications with Polish Erasmus+ Agency on ECVET
- research and analysis
- project management and evaluation
- networking, dissemination
- soft skills & empowerment workshops
- literacy & numeracy courses for adults
- internship programmes
- development of eco-awareness campaigns
Topics dealt with in recent EU projects: digitization in vocational orientation, drama for seniors, support for people with dementia and Alzheimer, empowerment of digital teachers, application of GDPR in SMEs, entrepreneurship for speakers of other languages with migrant origins, 4.0 industry, social innovation and leadership for third sector, prevention from social media addiction, sustainable buildings, little scale urban trade, migrants & refugees, lone parenthood, renewable energy sources, chemical industry, primary & secondary education, labour market, beneficiary outcomes tracking, hospitality industry, European literature, scientific subjects promotion, truck drivers sector, guerrilla method in language learning, gender equality, drama in adult education, multilingual strategies and tools for teachers to promote an inclusive education, circular economy, ICT based evaluation methodology to assess the social impact of work-linked training, integration of people with disabilities into the labour market, immigrants’ languages and dictionaries, vocational preparation of youth with migrant background, audio-visual communication.