The KNOW-HUBs - Local Knowledge Center as development HUBs in rural regions - project is strongly innovative as it will explore how knowledge centres may contribute towards addressing the local needs and demands of rural communities and regions by bridging for the first time the "3M: Meeting point, Mediator, Motor" approach with user centred Design Thinking techniques.

Who we are developing our products for:
- young marginalised adults (with lower educational level, unemployed, low skilled, low qualified, disadvantaged and those with migrant/refugee background)
- adult educators / trainers/ mentors

What we aim for?
- to combine the "3M: Meeting point, mediator, Motor" approach with Design Thinking techniques (co-creation)
- to train volunteer mentors to promote the involvement and participation of marginalized young adults, adult educators, trainers, enterprise and political representatives
- to bridge the gap between knowledge and skills, demands of rural communities and individual needs
- to build coherent and relevant learning paths for adult learners in need.

How we plan to achieve this?
Within KNOWHUBs the following innovative tools will be developed:
- E-BOOK: KNOWLEDGE CENTRES AS ‘3-MS; Meeting point, mediator, Motor – a tool which will develop the theoretical background of the project, by exploring activities of knowledge centers and comprising information for other similarly working centers
- TOOLKIT TO TRAIN AND SUPPORT ADULT CENTRES TRAINERS AS 3M MENTORS – a toolkit which will aim to train adult centers’ mentors as 3M (Meeting point, mediator, Motor) mentors, helping them in becoming mediators, pro-activity and employment facilitators as well as social supporters.
- KNOW-HUBs B-MENTORING PROGRAM AND VIRTUAL SPACE – a blended mentoring programme using human-centred Design Thinking techniques (co-creation).
- POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO MAINSTREAM THE PROJECT RESULTS IN OTHER NATIONAL AND EU ORGANISATIONS - a policy package that will provide specific guidelines to the regional policy makers to integrate the KNOWHUBs results in order to enrich and adapt adult centers using the 3M approach

The partnership which is working on completing all the above-mentioned comes from six different European countries: Sweden, Spain, Ireland, Iceland, Denmark and Romania.

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Financial support: European Commision, Erasmus + Programme
Duration: 1 September 2018 to 30 September 2020.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website and all its contents reflect the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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