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SUSKIDS presents its first result

SUSKIDS presents its first result

Last Wednesday, January 29th, the University of Burgos organized as Project Coordinators of SUSKIDS the first Multiplier Event planned in the project, aiming to present the first result obtained with the collaboration of all partners: the Toolkit for recycling skills knowledge transfer to Down Syndrome individuals.

During the event, different seminars took place,  on the different topics covered in the Toolkit, such as the special educational needs of Down Syndrome individuals, the standards and methodologies to develop learning adaptations for these persons, the use of Information and Communication Technologies

(ITCs) in different educational contexts, and the European Qualification Framework (EQF) in which the contents and activities proposed in the toolkit are outlined.  Check our “Results” section to see all the videos and download the presentations.

Mesa redonda en el primer evento de SUSKIDS

The event was attended by professionals from different backgrounds, including telecommunications and informatics, building engineering, environment, education and social work, as well as representatives of public bodies, families and associations of advocates for Down Syndrome.

These diverse perspectives were reflected in an interesting Round Table, were participants from the different sectors discussed on the needs of people with Down Syndrome in educational contexts, and the contributions and possibilities offered by the SUSKIDS project to improve their opportunities in the labour market and society.

Besides, students from the Special Education Centre Estela in Burgos attended the event and had the opportunity for learning in a Workshop how different types of waste usually found in our environment are recycled to create new building materials. 

Link to the news at UBU webpage (Spanish)

© 2019 Suskids. Sustainability Skills for Down Syndrome. Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. Gant Agreement 2018-1-ES01-KA201-050639.

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Welcome to the first SUSKIDS Multiplier Event!

Welcome to the first Multiplier Event of SUSKIDS!

After the work done in the last months, University of Burgos as SUSKIDS coordinator has organised the first Multiplier Event of the project, which will be held on January 29th at the Polytechnic School (Milanera Campus) of the University.

The Event is aimed at presenting the Toolkit for recycling skills knowledge transfer to Down Syndrome Individuals, which is the first output of this project that aims at reinforcing social inclusion and employment opportunities of this collective while promoting autonomous learning in the field of sustainability and building with recycled materials.

Apart of attending conferences and roundtables with experts in the field of education, educative technologies, and recycling with building wastes, the participants in this event will have the chance of taking part in a practical workshop for designing new building materials using industrial waste.

At the end of the event, participants will be invited to enjoy a Spanish wine and a guided tour in different monuments of the City of Burgos. The event can be attended at no cost, and only an email to the organizers is required to register (lalameda@ubu.es) stating if the participation in the workshop, the lunch and the touristic visit is desired.

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© 2019 Suskids. Sustainability Skills for Down Syndrome. Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. Gant Agreement 2018-1-ES01-KA201-050639.

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A new edition of the workshop on building materials with industrial waste

A new edition of the workshop on building materials with industrial waste

15 estudiantes con discapacidad asistieron al tallerOn 14th November, a new edition of the workshop entitled ‘New building materials with industrial waste’ was organised by people with Down’s syndrome. The first edition of the workshop was held in March 2019.

On this occasion, the participants were 15 disabled students between 18 and 30 years old, students of the third edition of the University Expert Course on Accessibility and Inclusion for Young People with Intellectual Disabilities of UBU, who learned about the origin of some industrial waste that is generated in our daily activity, such as polyurethane, glass, slate, Silestone, black arc furnace slag and white spoon kiln slag), as well as the importance of their recycling, incorporating them into new building materials such as concrete or plasterboard.

In this way, it is possible to prevent this waste from ending up in landfills or being incinerated, contributing to the emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other pollutants, while at the same time saving natural resources that are often scarce.

Los estudiantes aprendieron a fabricar materiales de construcción con residuos industriales
In addition to the workshop, the group also visited the facilities of the Department’s Building Workshop and Museum located on the Milanera Campus, which was guided by members of the Building Engineering Research Group (GIIE), which coordinates the SUSKIDS project

Link to the news at UBU webpage (Spanish)

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SUSKIDS at the European Researchers Night

SUSKIDS at the European Researchers Night

Last Friday, September 27th, the University of Burgos held for the first time the European Researchers Night, organized by the Scientific Culture Unit (UBUinvestiga).

This event, organized simultaneously all around Europe, funded within the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) programme and dedicated to bringing science and research closer to society, took place in La Estación civic space.

During the event, the Building Engineering Group (GIIE) from UBU  as Project coordinator, conducted two workshops aimed at children of different age ranges  (4 to 7 and 8 to 10 years old) about the design of new building materials made out from waste.

In addition, the visitors could learn about the SUSKIDS Project through explanative posters by the Project coordinators, guided by a student of the Special Education Centre Estela of Asociación Síndrome de Down who acted as monitor all along the activity.

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SUSKIDS partners meet in Dublin

SUSKIDS partners meet in Dublin

The Erasmus+  project “SUSKIDS-Enabling professionals and families to transfer sustainable knowledge and skills to Down Syndrome  individuals” Consortium  gathered together in Dublin during the 10th and 11th September 2019, during the Meeting organized by NCCA and TCD

The aim of this II Transnational Meeting was to assess among the partners the Toolkit designed to provide professionals and families of Down Syndrome individuals with resources, to move forward in the development of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and to prepare the pilot courses that will be implemented in the following months.

The partners working during the meeting

Regarding the second Project Output, the VLE , it will promote the co-participation of the users in the design in a simple way, by means of the personalization of the contents and the performance of activities aimed at the validation in the last stage of development, allowing the adaption to different learning levels through an innovative psychological approach

On the other hand, NCCA showed the progress made in the preparation of the courses, drafting among other aspects the Priority Learning Units (PLUs), and the resources required for their implementation.

At the meeting, the partners presented the first stages of the Social Impact Assessment (SIA), which intends to measure the effects of SUSKIDS Projects among the target groups it is aimed at.

Finally, the Consortium agreed to the dates for the next meetings and the organisation of the first Multiplier Event, in which the first results of the Project will be disseminated. Partners had also the chance to visit the campus of Trinity College Dublin, where the Consortium meal was celebrated.

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The European Commission support for the producition of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only for the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Inclusive recycling at first SUSKIDS workshop

Inclusive recycling at first SUSKIDS workshop

Los participantes aprenden a crear materiales de construcción con residuos

On March 15th the Building Engineering Research Group (GIIE) organized a training workshop for the creation of building materials with industrial waste.

The workshop was attended by professors and students from the University Expert Course on Inclusive Competencies for Young People with Intellectual Disabilities of the University of Burgos, coordinated by Raquel de la Fuente and José Luis Cuesta.

This course, co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF), aims to include students with intellectual disabilities in the university environment, encouraging their autonomy and preparation for the labour market while sharing learning and socialization experiences and learning and leisure activities between pupils with and without disabilities, in order to promote mutual enrichment.

Los asistentes del taller se hicieron una foto con los monitores y coordinadores del proyectoIn addition, the course aims to offer a more positive social image of the group of people with intellectual disabilities and of the acceptance of their role as active citizens.

Link to the news on the University of Burgos website

© 2019 Suskids. Sustainability Skills for Down Syndrome. Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. Gant Agreement 2018-1-ES01-KA201-050639.

El apoyo de la Comisión Europea para la elaboración de esta publicación no implica la aceptación de sus contenidos, que es responsabilidad exclusiva de los autores. Por tanto, la Comisión no es responsable del uso que pueda hacerse de la información aquí difundida

SUSKIDS project begins its journey

The partners of the SUSKIDS project met in November 2018 at the University of Burgos (UBU)

The Erasmus+ project “SUSKIDS-Enabling professionals and families to transfer sustainable knowledge and skills to Down Syndrome  individuals”, leaded by the Research Group Building Engineering (GIIE) at the University of Burgos (UBU), started on September 2018, funded within the call “KA201-Strategic Partnership in School Education”.

During the meeting, the partners organised the tasks to be carried out in the following months, to get ready  the materials, methods and resources. Those will be compiled in the form of a Toolkit, aimed at families, teachers and professionals in the field of education as the first product of the project.

Moreover, the partners shared their points of view regarding the functions and features to be presented by the second project output: a Virtual Learning Environment for students with Down Syndrome. In addition, the partners agreed to select the project logo among the different ideas presented by the project coordinator.

At the end of the meeting, the Consortium visited the facilities of the Research Group of Building Engineering, where they learnt about the results obtained in the field of construction with recycled materials and the educational activities that the Research Group is already carrying out with schools that will be also conducted with children with Down Syndrome.

© 2019 Suskids. Sustainability Skills for Down Syndrome. Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. Gant Agreement 2018-1-ES01-KA201-050639.