JIMINY Self-Help Handbook has been developed within in the framework of the project JIMINY (Journey to lncrease your techniques of eMotional lntelligence, digital awareNess and entrepreneurship lifestYle), No.: 2019-1-RO01-KA204-063136, financed by the EU through the Erasmus+ Programme, Key action 2 (Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices), Strategic partnership for adult education and implemented by a consortium of 7 organisations in 7 partner countries – ADES (Romania), CWEP (Poland), Symplexis (Greece), Mindshift Talent Advisory (Portugal), INNOHUB (Spain), CCS DIGITAL EDUCATION (Ireland) and LABC (Italy).


What is Emotional Intelligence, Self-Awareness, Self-Management

The definition of intelligence as “the ability to adapt” to change was attributed to Stephen Hawking, the brilliant theoretical physicist and cosmologist, but it appears to go back at least to 1905. John F. Kennedy, president of the United States stated that “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”

Social Awareness, Social Management, Action Planning

The aim of the module is to present the part of Emotional Intelligence competences and skills related to the Social aspects of it. The Social Competences our target group needs to develop, to improve its position in the labour market. The same time it will facilitate the adult educators in their day-to-day efforts to educate the targeted population in the required fields.


What are Digital Skills and Why Do We Need Them?

This second part of the module “Digital Awareness” tackles what digital skills are and why we need them, as well as how to use digital resources in a safe way. Through the submodule we will try to answer the question why digital skills are a challenge and how they can be used for the purpose of teaching and learning. We will also mention the inclusion of digital resources for the equal access to them by any user, regardless the learning difficulty they may have.

How to Create Digital Resources/ Content? How to use Social Media?

This second part of the module “Digital Awareness” tackles the creation of digital resources and contents, together with the use of social media and networking. Through this subchapter we will try to answer the following questions: Which software do our learners need to master in order to prepare get ready for a professional environment? How can they learn to use it? Do they need to know how to create multimedia content or other graphic elements? What is a network?


What does it mean to have an entrepreneurship lifestyle/ thinking? How to take economically safe decisions?

For most of us, the word “entrepreneur” brings to our mind “solitary visionaries” who started out with next to nothing and thanks to a mysterious combination of talents, hard work, luck and a unique, innovative idea, ended up as “kings” or “queens” in their field. However, entrepreneurial thinking isn’t so much about entrepreneurship as it is a perspective or a mindset. In other words, we don’t have to start a business or build a company to think entrepreneurially and that is exactly what we are going to explore in this first part of the module “Entrepreneurship Lifestyle”. Our aim is to focus on the meaning and the value of having an entrepreneurial lifestyle and way of thinking and discuss how to take economically safe decisions, even if we are not entrepreneurs!

Why We Need to Take Responsibility for Our Own Experiences? How to Connect Our Dreams with Our Skills and a Market Opportunity? How to Maximise Our Resources and Effort to Achieve Our Goals?

Part of the topic section Entrepreneurship Lifestyle of the Self-Help Handbook, this module guides the reader through a lifelong learning journey to reflect on questions like: Why We Need to Take Responsibility for Our Own Experiences? How to Connect Our Dreams with Our Skills and a Market Opportunity? How to Maximise Our Resources and Effort to Achieve Our Goals?

Validation of the Competence “Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship” of Adults with Fewer Opportunities

The aim of this module is to develop the competences of adult educators in order to assess and validate the skills and competences ‘Sense of initiative and entrepreneurship’ of adults with fewer opportunities and the acquisition of knowledge by adults with fewer opportunities on how to approach the validation process of competences acquired through other means than formal education.