How much the courses cost?
You can access all courses for free!
How to access the courses?
To access the courses, you just need to create an account (on the home page of MOOC, on the right) - using your email address and a password.
Is there a deadline to register?
There are no deadlines for registration. The course is an open course.
Is there a schedule to respect?
The courses are available 24h/24 - 7 days a week on the platform.
If I need help with the course or I have a question to whom I should address it?
The contact address is : firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number: +32 (0)2 20 15 337
How long it takes to fulfill the entire courses?
MOOC is structured in 6 courses, each one followed by 1-2 exercises. Each course and its quizzes will take 30-45minutes.
To whom is addressed this course?
MOOC Networks is designed for people engaged already or willing to form network/alliance/federations of NGOs in general and specific to those networks of work integration social enterprises.
Are specific skills - knowledge necessary to be able to follow the courses?
The course doesn’t require particular skills. Nevertheless, those engaged in advocacy, public affairs, public relations engaged in an NGO or WISE will benefit most from the courses.
In which languages can I follow the courses?
The courses are in English, Romanian, Hungarian, Macedonian, Serbian, Slovakian, Portuguese languages.
Do I get a certificate at the end of the courses?
Yes, you will get a certificate.
How much time does the MOOC require from me?
The entire MOOC will take 4-5 hours.
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Which are the existing work-based adult education networks?
You should check the networks and organizations/institutions from your country. A very good resource is ENSIE website, at https://www.ensie.org/who-we-are/members .
Why a network is relevant?
Organizations and/or people join or form networks aiming to unite with those with common interests and be better represented, to increase visibility and recognition, to get and offer support to members, to be able to have more effective negotiation and a better access to resources through collaboration (know-how, expertise).
How does a network of WISEs work?
A network of WISEs (work integration social enterprises) operates by offering support for its members and inspiring them, facilitating access to financing, promoting good practices, identifying key stakeholders and advocate for enabling public policies for vulnerable people integration and role of WISEs as a solution for this integration.
What should a network do?
A network should leverage its members’ assets to increase their visibility and empower them. It facilitates access to decision-making and raises awareness about the challenges of the WISEs sector in order to generate solutions for the vulnerable groups they target.
Why would I adhere to a network and what does that bring to me?
One of the main reasons was having a collective voice that reinforces the power of negotiation, which allows them to be able to change the law. Other reasons to join a network are: making projects together, exchanging good practices and sharing experiences, gaining more knowledge, developing mutual support, getting fresh ideas. On a more practical aspect, being part of a network is also an opportunity to group purchasing of services and have discount on trainings or products.
Who should a network serve and with what services?
On work-based education providers’ networks in particular, the people that should be served by a network are three kinds. First, the organization itself: board members and staff members. Second the beneficiaries of the organization: workers with support needs and all the workers in work-based education providers’ organizations. Third, the whole ecosystem: the government, other organizations from the same sector, stakeholders, etc.
What precisely can a network do?
Sharing methods to get access to funding; organizing different trainings on social media management, soft skills and digital skills; working on empowering its members, coordination meetings, organizing study visits and mentoring sessions to transfer knowledge.
In which areas should the network work to see changes?
Developing advocacy activities, working on visibility and transversal communication, ensuring better access to market, developing new ways of working with beneficiaries or encouraging team work between organizations.
What do “advocacy” and ‘lobbying” mean?
Advocacy is seen as a way to change the public perspective on a subject, to influence policy making or just to share information and raise awareness on a topic, it could target public authorities or the wider public. Lobbying concerns only communicating with decision makers and asking for legislative changes.
How a network or any organization is structured, who is responsible for what?
It is important to keep in mind that there is a large variety of possible structures (association, foundation, NGO, …) with their specificities that can be different from one country to another, as there is no unified framework at the EU level. There is a vast difference between networks in Europe. However, there is no perfect structure nor any perfect network organization, it depends on the country, the legal opportunities, and local necessities.
How a network can be organized?
A network can formal or informal. If the network is formal, there is a large variety of possible structures (association, foundation, federation, etc.) that all have their specificities and can be different from one country to another. These aspects will have implication on the way it is managed but also on its financial needs. The legal basis of the network will also influence the roles and responsibilities among the governing parties.
How a network finances its activities?
The activities can be supported by membership fees, events tickets/fees, EU grants, local grants, sponsorships and donations.
How a network became sustainable?
It is crucial to focus on actions that the network intends to carry out and can afford to do, and to ascertain income, in order to be able to carry out those actions, whether through membership or projects funding.