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The 2nd Train-the-Trainer workshop succesfully implemented in December 2020

Photos from the GenEdu 2nd workshop

Keeping going through seamless collaboration among 4 countries, the GeNEdu’s project consortium succeeded in implementing the second train-the-trainer workshop during 14 to 17 December 2020!

Although the pandemic circumstance limits a lot of mobility, our GeNEdu project still stays progressing as planned. Once more crossed thousands of kilometers between us, all 30 participants from 3 Chinese partner institutions just completed the workshop themed in person-centred care, family care, community care and multidisciplinary gerontological nursing.

This workshop was led by Tartu Health Care College, Estonia, and jointly implemented with Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, via remote manner. JAMK University of Applied Sciences works as back-office consult and provides technical support from Finland. All participants gathered together in Guangzhou city hosted by Guangzhou Health Science College in China.

Together we are strong, despite all the difficulties. Great appreciation to all our partners for the project achievements during this year. 

Now we want to wish Merry Christmas and happy holidays to everyone! Let us continue the way of working and look forward to a better and safer year 2021!

Celebrating GeNEdu’s 1st birthday: Watch the video greetings!

On the 15th of November 2020 GeNEdu project is one-year old! On Nov. 12th, GeNEdu project team members of Workpackage 4 (“Dissemination and exploitation”) gathered online to celebrate the first project year.

Together we have done a lot and it is great to continue this frutiful cooperation to renew nursing curricula through building capacities of the Chinese HEIs to develop gerontological nursing education for future health care professionals to meet the needs of the ageing society.

Thanks to ALL partner institutions for the contributions to GeNEdu project, coordinated by JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland and financed from the Erasmus+ Programme.

Watch the video greetings from all partners. During this online event we heard institutional speeches from: 

- JAMK, Finland, represented by Ms. Marjo Palovaara (Project Manager of GeNEdu; Head of Degree Programme in Nursing)

- Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands, represented by Ms. Marjolein Annen (Project Manager)

- Tartu Health Care College, Estonia, represented by Ms. Jaanika Niinepuu (Communications Manager)

- Beihua University, China, represented by Ms. Jihong WANG (Vice Director, International Exchange and Cooperation Division)

- Guangdong Medical University, represented by Ms. Ying’ai CUI (Associated Professor) 

- Guangzhou Health Science College, China, represented by Ms. Yu LUO (Associated Professor)

You can also watch the video from here »

Thank you Erasmus+ - celebrating ErasmusDays in October 2020

Erasmus Days 2020 Banner (decorative)

Erasmus+ programme is the most significant EU programme in the field of education development. The GeNEdu Project is financed from the Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2, Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education 2019. Thanks to the funding we are able to renew nursing curricula through building capacities of the Chinese HEIs to develop gerontological nursing education for future health care professionals to meet the needs of the ageing society in China.

Erasmusdays, three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ programme in Europe and all over the world, took place in 15-17 October 2020. At the core of this international celebration is a simple idea: to put the spotlight on European values, on the benefits of mobility, and on Erasmus+ projects results.

During this celebration all GeNEdu project team members scattered in 6 locations of 4 countries. Our project participated e.g. in joint communication and celebration in JAMK.

Read the news post: #ErasmusDays 2020: Erasmus + enables JAMK's cooperation in Europa and around the world".


The first Train-the-Trainer programme of WP 2.2 in September 2020

Photos from people working together during the GenEdu workshop in Beihua and in online meetings.

The GeNEdu project's first Train-the-Traines programme workshop was organised in 14-18 Sept. 2020 in Beihua University in China.

Due to the exceptional situation caused by COVID19 the study programme for 30 Chinese trainers was organised mostly online. The project partners' experts from JAMK (Finland) and Tartu Health Care College (Estonia) participated remotely. In total there were 32 participants - 1 from JAMK, 1 from THCC, and 10 from each Chinese partner institution gathering at Beihua University.

Working Training Programme in „Capacity building of teachers based on competence and evidence based nursing education“ workshop contents were:

  • Bases and principles for competence-based education
  • Bases and principles for evidence based nursing education
  • Student-centered teaching methods
  • Basics of e-learning
  • Assessment methods in competence-based education


Kickoff Seminar & the 1st Benchmark Workshop

GenEdu kickoff seminar group photo from January 2020.GenEdu kickoff workshop photo of participants doing teamwork in Beihua.

GeNEdu project's Kick Off Seminar and the first Benchmark Workshop was organised in 8-16 January 2020 in JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland.

The events gathered togethe 38 participants in total - 6 from JAMK, 3 from HANZE, 4 from THCC, 7 from Beihua, 8 from GDMU & 10 from GHSC.

The programme consisted of:

  • Seminar 8-10 Jan. 2020: guidelines for use of the funding, reporting, key assignments and Partnership Agreement; group works on themes in project management and academic advisory

  • Benchmark workshop 13-16 Jan. 2020: Finnish practices of elderly care service, gerontech themed robotics & assistive technology used in elderly care, as well as shadowing of related teaching sessions of JAMK; stakeholder analysis of gerontological nursing education & trends and needs analysis of elderly care in China.


Official Opening 15th Nov. 2019

The official starting date of GeNEdu project was confirmed by EACEA for EPP CBHE 2019 project, also in light with GeNEdu’s project application.

The official opening was organised via ZOOM remote conference tool, and all the project participants met online. The opening was chaired by JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland, totally 40 project members participated. Key project members from all of 6 partner institutions across 4 countries presented and had speeches. The programme included:

  • JAMK - Opening speech; briefing of the GeNEdu Project (overall role of all project partners, working codes of the project, budget & financial principle); preparatory work and the assignments to each project teams.
  • Other partner institutions – speeches given by project representatives from each institution.
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