Our European projects focus on a variety of innovative sectors – technology, education, entrepreneurship, health and social issues. We participate in research programmes (Horizon2020), educational programmes (Erasmus+) and also regional development programmes (Interreg Italia-Malta). We have been in projects since 2001 and are always glad to join more!
about: This proposal addresses the issue of accessibility of online language learning tools for the blind and visually impaired and intends to make contribution to the improvement of opportunities in language education of this vulnerable group of learners with special needs.
acrosslimits role: Will design the dissemination plan and monitors its implementation. Will collaborate with P4 (Universal Learning Systems) to create appropriate instruments to evaluate effectiveness of the dissemination strategy. Will be in charge of the development and maintenance of the website. Will summarize partner dissemination activities.
about: The ARIS project acknowledged that long-term unemployment had been at record levels across the European Union and the task of finding new employment was extremely difficult as ‘old jobs’ required ‘new’ skills. This project was about promoting and developing the concept of an ‘encore career’ where long-term unemployed persons in their prime working age -35 to 50 years old – could access re-training opportunities to add new skills that are appropriate to the knowledge intensive economy and help re-launch their careers at a higher skilled, more sustainable level.
The Five Key areas that would enable the long-term unemployed to reintegrate back into the workforce included the following: learning to learn, digital competence, social and civic competence, sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, cultural awareness and expression
The coordinators were LMETH from Ireland and the partners hailed from Malta, Spain, Cyprus, Greece and Romania. The duration of the project was 24 months.
about: ARiSE (Augmented Reality in School Environments) developed an augmented-reality-teaching platform for school classes.
Existing augmented reality technology for museums was adapted to the everyday learning environment of teachers and students. The platform provided 3D visual augmentation of real objects and sound and have been integrated with a multi-media database and an e-learning tool. ARiSE promoted team work, collaborative learning and communication between students, classes and schools, even across country borders. The teaching platform supported this on the technical level by providing remote collaboration and communication functionalities.
about: Be my Guest was a project aimed at the development of a basic online course of the Russian language. Taking into account the importance of Russian as a language of global communication and the increased number of people speaking Russian as a native or second language in enlarged Europe, the project seeked to explore advantages that learning this language could provide to Europeans with a view to enhance and improve communications and intercultural interaction and understanding.
about: The project Cinema and Science (CISCI) was undertaken to help raise interest and improve public understanding of Science amonst the younger generation. The primary target groups were European teachers and their pupils in schools. CISCI combined the most popular media among the younger generation, namely movies and the internet, to help make science more attractive at school, to counteract the widely-spread misconceptions arising from pseudo-science, as well as to raise the pupil’s awareness and sensibility of gender-biased representations and public ethical and risk concerns related to science and scientific achievements.
about: The challenging aim of this three-year STREP project, which commenced in September 2006, wa s to breakthrough with research that addressed the needs of those with dementia, particularly those with mild dementia, in Europe which, at that time, was about 2% of the elderly population, that is approximately 1,900,000 people. The aim of the project was to help people who suffered from dementia navigate through their daily life. This entailed cognitive reinforcement and was expressed as the social objectives of this research for the needs of people with dementia, helping people to remember, maintain social contact, perform daily life activities and enhance their feeling of safety.
about: The Network meets the purposes of the Life Long Learning programme with the intention of exchanging best practice at a European level, endorsing the vision of technology serving lifelong learning. Specifically the project wants to address the ICT’ s contribution considering digital storytelling as a means of Lifelong Learning.
The project aims to transform and integrate national practice into a European procedure, whilst at the same time respecting local identities. The ds methodology will be utilised to valorise lifelong learning experiences across the network: hence the creation of a virtual community of practice on digital storytelling issues, proposing a European framework for users to follow.
The Network will also provide advice and support on transversal issues related to the creative use of digital content and to the employment of basic software tools to create digital stories.
acrosslimits role: We are the workpackage leaders for exploitation – ensuring that there is continuity after the end of the project. We have also organised storytelling workshops in Malta for the local people – young and old.
about: ENTITLE was a multilateral project under LLP KA4 Dissemination and Exploitation of Results, designed to support and extend the progress made up to that time by Europe’s public libraries in supporting learning for all age groups and sections of society, by disseminating, consolidating and enhancing the work of key existing networks, projects and initiatives in this area.
It focused on the contribution made through informal learning settings in libraries to lifelong learning, combating digital illiteracy and social exclusion, while paying special attention to gains achieved through the application of ICT.
about: ENVISION – Empowering SME business model Innovation is an EU funded project under the framework programme Horizon2020. The project gathers nine partners and their wide networks across Europe to build the tools, study the impact of such tools and activate the SMEs for using the tools. Acrosslimits Limited is the Maltese partner in the project.
In the current tough economic environment, business model innovation can be the key to becoming or staying competitive. To boost European competitiveness and job creation, the ENVISION – Empowering SME business model Innovation, project will activate small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Europe to re-think and transform their business models with the help of an easy-to-use, open-access, self-service web platform.
One of the project’s concrete objectives is to increase awareness of business model innovation and reach out to at least 15% of European SMEs (that is a whopping 3 million SMEs) while ensuring that the most prominent companies for new job creation are involved. The ambitious goal of the ENVISION project is pursued by a consortium of nine partners from seven countries. In addition, there are over 20 SME stakeholder networks participating across Europe. There is a lot of talk about business model innovation in small businesses. Our aim is to find out how significant the impact is for the European economy. One of the most important aims of the project is that we’ll build and make easy-to-use tools available for small companies looking for improving their business.
acrosslimits role: Acrosslimits is in charge of work package 6 – Outreach. To target the maximum number of SME’s, Acrosslimits is signing MOU’s with multiplier organisations.
about: ePSIplus – was a Thematic Network, funded by the eContentplus Programme, to support the implementation of the European Directive on Public Sector Information (PSI) Re-use. The ePSIplus Network involved 25 European National representative organisations and a number of European Associations participating in promoting the Network and offering local insights and knowledge. The project coordinator was MDR Partners of the United Kingdom.