A new ‘ERA’ with Enterprise Enfield and London Councils

Enterprise Enfield, working in partnership with Rinova, has been appointed as the successful contractor to the London Councils Response to Social Disorder Programme 2012-14 for Enfield. As well as Rinova and Enterprise Enfield, the ‘ERA’ (Enfield Rises and Achieves) partnership consists of Barnet and Southgate College, Metropolitan, Gingerbread and Enfield Education Business Partnership. ERA will recruit at…

European Youth Enterprise

We are pleased to announce our participation in the European Youth Enterprise initiative (EYE-i), following the approval of the project earlier in the Summer. Over the next two years, EYE-i will explore the potential of social enterprises (including cooperatives and mutuals) to address the challenges of mass youth unemployment in the EU, by exploring how new…

Summer of Success

We’ve all enjoyed the most fabulous later part of the Summer here in London, with the Olympics and Paralympics and the wonderful achievements of Team GB. Here at Rinova, we’ve also been able to join in the celebrations with our own successes.  No fewer than ten new innovative projects and programmes, which we developed earlier in…

Learning from Activate London with Metropolitan Housing

Rinova consortium member Metropolitan Housing Trust have been a key partner in the Peabody Trust’s ‘Activate London’, an exciting 5-year programme of activities funded through the Big Lottery’s Well-being programme. As a result of an extension funding application, MHT have partnered with Rinova to implement a new programme that is supporting ‘change and impact’ for three of the projects…

International Mobility Programme for Creative Apprentices

We are delighted to announce that we have secured over 80,000 Euros to finance an exciting new international project for Creative Apprentices. Over the next two years, 30 young Apprentices who are being supported through the Rinova Consortium will expand their experience, knowledge and portfolios by undertaking practical work experience & supported training within 2…

Key Competences for Lifelong Learning

CERF – (Certification Standard for European Reference Framework Key Competences) is a two-year project funded by the European Union’s Leonardo da Vinci (Transfer of Innovation) programme.  The project is set in the context of the ERF – the European Reference Framework of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. In 2007 the European Council and the European Parliament…

Multicultural Consultant Project Website launched

Multicultural Consultant (MC) is a transnational initative funded through the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Porgramme.  The two-year project is exploring the European dimension in vocational education and training for trainers, mentors and tutors who support migrant students who are at school, in training or in further education. The partnership is co-ordinated by Rinova, who are working…

Second LSIS investment for Rinova consortium

The Rinova consortium has been selected by the Learning and Improvement Service (LSIS) for a second investment and case study – this time for a Peer Review and Development (PRD) group that will focus upon quality and improvement through self assessment. The PRD group will develop a collaborative approach, sharing best practice and ideas for…

Arts and Humanities Research Council Award

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has approved a new research exchange scheme – in which Richard Parkes of Rinova and Collage Arts are key contributors – that will focus on the contribution of creative enterprise centres to the sustainability of disadvantaged urban communities. The project is led by Dr. Marcello Bertotti of the University…

LSIS Grant for the Rinova Consortium

The Rinova Consortium has been successful with an application to the ‘Emerging Governance Models’ initative, funded by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). This project will commission a Case Study about the Consortium as a new, innovative and effective collaboration model. Richard Parkes of Rinova commented that “I am delighted that LSIS is keen…