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Liverpool Conference to mark completion of Connect Virtual Mobility Project

The completion of the Connect Virtual Mobility Project will be marked with a special conference in Liverpool next month hosted by Regenerus, one of the UK partners in the initiative.

The project has involved organisations in five European nations – Cyprus, Germany, Poland, Spain and the UK – and has been co–funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

The conference – which will also include the official launch of the Connect Virtual Mobility App – will take place on Wednesday 8th February in the historic Royal Liver Building on the city’s waterfront.

The Royal Liver Building is one of the Three Graces, a trio of striking city centre buildings overlooking the famous River Mersey.  Along with the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building, it is part of the UNESCO-designated Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City World Heritage Site.

A truly international conference, European partners will fly into the UK for the conference which will look back at the success of the project over the past two years.

The event will also look ahead to the benefits of the new app which will help out-of-work young people to improve their life and employment opportunities by working on projects with their counterparts in the other nations.

The app will enable groups of young people in different countries to work together on virtual mobility tasks, carrying out a range of activities linked to the achievement of knowledge and skills defined at the outset.

Using the app to record the results of their efforts, uploading photos, videos, audio recordings and social media, participants will be able to share instantly via real-time exchange.

Acquired skills are validated by the European Youthpass certificate, which ensures that the learning is recognised as an educational experience and a period of non-formal learning.

Commenting on the upcoming conference Ruth Livesey of Regenerus said: “Connect has been a very exciting initiative to work on and this event will enable us to put the spotlight on the project’s many achievements.

“We look forward to welcoming our European colleagues to the Merseyside event, along with youth workers, policy makers, academics and professionals with a keen interest in the field of virtual mobility.”

*  For more information on the conference contact Donna Dutton at Regenerus on 00 44 151 934 2637 or email donna@regenerus.org.uk.