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: The project has been proposed to look at the issue of Early School Leaving on a pan-European basis with a view to supporting “smart, sustainable and inclusive growth through the reduction in rates of early school-leaving” as the main aim.
The objectives of ESSE are to identify, assess and validate best practice models for prevention, intervention and compensation in relation to early school leaving. Following this the required CPD supports will be identified to integrate the selected best practice models into core service provision. An online observatory will also be created to share all findings and materials.
There will be a focus on recycling best practice methodologies and philosophies to learn from what has been tried and tested. Finally, the project will culminate in the first ESSE Annual Awards where best practice will be recognised.
acrosslimits role: We are collecting best practices from Malta and will be helping with the final conference to be held also locally.
about: Europeana Awareness is a Best Practice Network, led by the Europeana Foundation, designed to:
publicise Europeana to users, policy makers, politicians and cultural heritage organisations in every Member State so as to encourage the use and contribution of content, raise awareness of cultural heritage as an economic driver and promote knowledge transfer
promote its use by a broad public for a variety of purposes including recreation and hobbies, research, learning, genealogy and tourism – engaging users via usergeneration of content, creation of digital stories and social networking
develop new partnerships with 4 key sectors which are currently underexploited by Europeana: public libraries; local archival groups; broadcast organisations andopen culture re-users (programmers, developers, researchers and activists)
put in place new distribution channels for Europeana content working with the tourism sector
further encourage cultural institutions to continue to provide content in particular by: raising awareness of the opportunities provided by the new Europeana Licensing framework; developing mechanisms for collective rights management; and increasing the amount of content in Europeana that can be freely re-used. A wide variety of media and channels, both online and offline, will be used to ensure promotion of appropriate and consistent messages to different stakeholder groups. The approaches to be used have been chosen so as to align closely with the goals of the Europeana Strategic Plan 2011-15 and include both top-down and bottom–up activities
acrosslimits role: We are the local Maltese partner in charge of the PR campaign in Malta. We have been present at Notte Bianca in Valletta and at the National Book Fair in 2013 as well as running several competitions online on Facebooks and in schools all over the islands.
about: The overall objective of this project is to facilitate and implement an inquiry-based approach to science education for second level students (age 12-18 years) on a widespread scale across Europe by bringing together, within a collaborative environment, the specific key stakeholders in science education.
The aim of ESTABLISH is to create authentic learning environments for science education by bringing together and involving all the key communities in second level science education. The ESTABLISH group of over 60 partners from 11 European countries are working with these key communities including science teachers and educators, the scientific and industrial communities, the young people and their parents, the policy makers responsible for science curriculum and assessment and the science education research community.
This collaboration has informed the development of the project’s teaching and learning materials as well as educational supports for both in-service and pre-service teacher professional development designed to promote the use of Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) in classrooms across Europe.
acrosslimits role: We are the technical partners that have implemented the e-learning platform for the project, including the teaching resources and the internal collaboration area between the partners. We have also disseminated the project ideas with Maltese science teachers and organised in-service training both in Malta and in Ireland for them.
about: EuropeanaLocal was established as a Best Practice Network to improve the interoperability of the digital content held by regional and local institutions and make it accessible through the European Digital Library (EDL) and to other services. The EuropeanaLocal consortium was made up of 31 entities that represented the 27 EU member states with broad range of experience of the cultural sector, digital libraries, standards and aggregation services. The project coordinator was the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council of the United Kingdom. EuropeanaLocal’s main objective was to increase access to digital content across four identified key domains which were Libraries, Museums, Archives and Audio/Visual Archives.
With this in mind, the partners:
established a local, regional and national level multiplier networks;
made over 20 million items available to the European Digital Library (EDL);
made available to the local/regional content providers in EDLocal a “toolkit” to ease the conversion of existing local databases;
used the dissemination opportunities of the project to promote low-cost accomplishment of additional digitisation activity;
about: The FLUID-WIN project targeted business-to-business (B2B) manufacturing networks and their interactions with the logistics and financial service providers. It aimed to develop a platform which could seamlessly integrate and transfer data between all the various players in the aim to enhance the competitiveness of the whole business sector and make the business process as efficient as possible.
about: GRAND was a specific support action in the area of oceanography which targeted to enhance synergies and common practices in the GOOS Regional Alliances. GRAND brought together all GOOS Regional Alliances (GRAs), with the support of the major international organisations related to GOOS (IOC, JCOMM, I-GOOS), and has provided a forum, led by Europe, to harmonise the diverse regional systems within GOOS, while advancing the European contribution to the global system.
about: I am your Guide – History in your backyard was an LLP project which had a duration of 24 months and included partners from 6 EU states. The partners were: Het Perspectief – Belgium, Caer Alyn Heritage and Archaeological Project – Wales, CULTURE CIRCLE Full Legal Name KULTURBURO WIEN – Austria, Utenos švietimo centras – Lithuania, CEPAPUB TETUAN- Spain, Acrosslimits – Malta
The main goals that had been set by the partners were: to strengthen the social cohesion of and integration in the neighbourhood by digging in the community heritage and investigating connections with other cultures; to make European citizens more aware and appreciative of culture treasures in their own countries and other EU member states; to create the conditions for building upon the thematic richness and geographic diversity of Europe’s cultural traditions and social identities to promote digitisation at local/regional level
The participants were provided with training in digitisation, dissemination and handling of historical content. These skills were put to use in a practical manner by collecting historical content such as photo’s, films, articles, testimonies of the neighbourhood, digitalising the material and sharing it with the partners. Connections and common aspects were investigated and differences compared. Real and virtual visits, exhibitions based on the collected material as well as visits to performances and museums were organised.
about: Improving Diversity Training for SMEs – IDTS was an EU funded programme under the Life Long Learning programme – Leonardo Partnerships- Reference No. : LLP/LdV/MT/PART/02/2009. The duration of the project was 24 months and ended in September, 2011. The coordinators of the project were the Banbridge District Enterprises Ltd, a British organisation. The other partners hailed from Malta, Ireland, Denmark and Romania.
The IDTS partnership had set itself a clear and simple aim: to identify, document and disseminate best practice on diversity training in the workplace. Specifically our partnership sought to uncover and examine diversity training aimed at SMEs, to help employers tackle issues that would make them better placed to hire and train immigrants as a useful part of their workforce.
As well as leading to a documentary analysis of lessons learned and strong dissemination, the project helped to build transnational relationships with a view to future collaborative projects, such as Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation or SME mobility projects.
about: iSmart project aims to digitally expand the dyslexic pupils memory. To reach this objective the project aims at developing a software that enables transfer of text and other study materials from the classroom to a smart device that the student have access to.
Interactive learning approaches and classroom smartboards combined with personal light yet powerful tablet computers will facilitate learning in the classroom while improving by large the learning possibilities and motivation for students who find their learning life difficult due to the complications being presented by the condition of dyslexia.
iSmart project proposes the use of smart ICT based tools (such as smart phones, tablets and smart boards) for all levels of formal, non-formal and informal learning exercises.
ICT is a key tool to help dyslexic learners in the classroom in both learning and teaching experiences as well as accessing or recording written information.
acrosslimits role: We are the workpackage leaders for the initial analysis and research of current aids used for dyslexic students and also part of the technical team developing the solution to be used in classes and at home with the students, teachers and parents.
about: The partners in this project project developed technical and regulatory frameworks that have improved the performance (reliability, supply guarantee) of systems and have enabled the integration of renewable energies and other distributed generation.
This was achieved through the efficient integration of renewable energies and distributed generation in power grids, new technologies and new regulatory schemes. Specific Support Actions and knowledge sharing were implemented to overcome these threats and to investigate new technologies so as to take advantage of the natural resources available in the territories being studied.