Project VET BIG

The partners of the project “VET BIG – Businessesses’ International Growth” have prepared an educational program based on the results of research conducted in all member states of the consortium. The educational program consists of 13 units covering the main topics of internationalization and digitalization of SMEs. The program is currently under technical processing, which means that educational videos are being prepared and published in all national languages of the partners (IT, SL, ŠP, GR and PL); at the end of October, all training materials will be published on a platform that will be available to participants through registration.

The aim of the training is to include 80 workers (20 in Italy, 15 each in Greece, Poland, Spain and Slovenia) with less experience in the field of internationalization.

More at:


TransIt project develops and provides new innovative curricula, educational methods and development of training courses for managers of SMEs, Industry and Entrepreneurship for the preparation/transition to Industry 4.0 that will ensure a broad overview, cross-sectoral cooperation and more innovative outcomes.

The objective of the project is to create a concentrated work based training kit for the middle management of SMEs with a technical background, which aims at developing transversal competences necessary for managing the transition to Industry 4.0, in work environment. Innovative thinking and motivational management are the key training units that overarching and involve further modules/other competences. From these, businesses may select „packages” according to their needs. Our goal is to enhance innovation and motivation, as key elements of success: maximising the ability to bring out the best of the workforce, inspiring to innovate and optimising the use of HR potentials.

More on:


The overall goal of the ExpoVET project is to develop export-oriented entrepreneurial knowledge of vocational education and training students through open access modules. Entrepreneurial candidates for vocational education and training, equipped with export skills, will be much more popular in business life, and these will contribute to the economic development of the country. Therefore, this project will link vocational education with the real sector. In order to move to export-oriented vocational education and training and to improve the export of countries, it is necessary to strengthen the capacity of vocational education and training students. The project brings together partners from Slovenia, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Italy.

Project website: ExpoVet

Project S.Ma.R.T.

At present, there are no curricula in higher education institutions that would provide market intermediaries with the set of knowledge and competencies needed to meet the challenges of the constantly changing global markets for agricultural products. The current approach undermines the EU’s ability to maintain its global market share and increase the efficiency of the internal market by better positioning its products. As there is a need to develop innovative curricula for educating professional intermediaries on the appropriate position in both supply (so-called producers / sellers) and demand (ie international buyers) of high-quality EU agricultural products, the project partnership “SMaRT-Sales Management and Relationships for Trade” will develop, test and validate and promote a credit course of 20 ECTS, based on a balanced mix of classrooms, e-games and WBL learning, built into the current educational offer of 4 higher education institutions in 4 countries, which will be promoted and maintained after the end of funding for at least another 2 years.

More at:

"BRANDING Mentoring - Brand building of EU Enterprises through Mentoring"

The project “BRENDING Mentoring – Creating an EU Enterprise Brand through Mentoring” was intended for supporters, mentoring in the leadership of new entrepreneurs, self-employed employees, executives in small companies in large business-to-business enterprises and promoting the related competencies with technicians in branding strategy, marketing new products on the service. It should lead you all the way to successful business results in practices. Specifically, the project seeks to organize brand management executive programs in branding.


The main objective of the “INCLUSIVE TOURISM” project is to increase the ability of people with disabilities and other professionals to improve their employability in the service sector.

The project has the following specific objectives:
• Raise awareness of the capacities of persons with disabilities in inclusive tourism and increase their access to the labor market.• Raise awareness of the potential of inclusive and accessible tourism for the competitiveness of the service sector.• Develop training content, materials and tools for people with disabilities based on appropriate adaptation of the employment model.• Transfer of knowledge and guidelines addressed to tourism professionals on how to develop successful business models in inclusive and accessible tourism and how to support people with disabilities as potential employees.• Strengthen co-operation between tourism companies and companies active in the field of support for people with disabilities.• inform potential clients about the potential of inclusive and accessible tourism.

More: Inclusive Tourism


The aim of the “IN.KAMS – International Key Account Management & Sales” project is to implement, test, expand and systematize a new university education program aimed at managing key customers in an international environment. Changing the methodological paradigm will enable the development of the competencies of key customer leaders. The training program will be supported by innovative, interactive ways and approaches that are adaptable to business and individual needs.


Improving Skills in Vocational Education and Training

The project is about developing the relevant skills needed in the labor market to reduce the mismatch between the needs of the economy and education in the mechanical engineering sector. The overall objective of this project is to increase the employability of young people and to contribute to the development of a highly skilled, skilled and mobile workforce. The project will develop the qualification of a machinist, which will be defined by a detailed qualification profile and supplemented by a common work plan. The new qualification will be developed by implementing three guidelines. The “Guidelines for Employer and Market Needs Research” will present a method for defining learning outcomes by surveying employers and market needs. “Guidelines for the development of the Common Qualification” will describe the key stages of the development of the Common Qualification, Quality Assurance and Qualification Structure.

»Technology enhanced intrapreneurship; changing minds for career and personal development on the net - [intraskills.ict]«

Project “Technology enhanced intrapreneurship; – [intraskills.ict]” supports individuals in the acquisition and development of transversal and soft skills, entrepreneurial competencies and digital skills to enhance employability, social-educational development and professional growth. First, we will provide a tool for assessing needs based on prior experience. Secondly, e-learning material will be prepared. The training will be based on entrepreneurial and online skills (the first objective of the project). The information and communication technology (ICT) tools and activities created within the project will make it easier for participants to acquire competences according to their needs and internal motives.


The “RefuTools” project is aimed at refugees. The purpose of the project is to give refugees an improvement in their entry conditions in the labor market and also in the education system. The Paris Declaration states that refugees should quickly and easily be given the opportunity to work in host countries. However, the system of vocational education and training in the countries of origin of refugees is often not comparable to those in Europe. Thus, refugees cannot simply be recognized for their profession or professional qualification, many times there is also a lack of documentation and access to the labor market or education system is denied to them, which ultimately means that the integration process is almost impossible.

More: RefuTools

Colaborative Lab

The project “Enhancing Employability of Unemployed Persons through New Forms of Employment and Sharing Economy” will increase the ability of both unemployed persons and staff professionals to address how to take advantage of the sharing economy and other new forms of employment, especially those focused on entrepreneurship and self-employment ( temporary management, part-time work, ICT-based mobile work, mass employment, work portfolio and group employment).


The main objective of the “NCNA project – New Challenges – New Answers” is to validate the migrants’ professional qualifications and their integration in the labor market through the ECVET mechanism. The project will develop a model for identifying, recognizing and validating the competences of newly arrived migrants and refugees in Europe.

More: NCNA

Erasmus+ Other Projects


Systematic and integrated training and the development of tools for excellence in green business management are among the priorities of the EU Strategy for Sustainable Growth and Green Jobs. The strategy places innovation and green growth at the heart of the roadmap for making EU businesses more competitive. The analysis of training needs will provide insight into the required knowledge, skills and competences in the field described, as well as identify the most appropriate ways of providing training. The challenges of greening business are particularly pressing for entrepreneurs in SMEs and among the long-term unemployed seeking to upgrade their professional competencies.


Entrepreneurial skills of young people: development, implementation and adaptation of simulation tools and start-up games for students and providers of vocational education and training
The idea of the project is to combine the business game with the tools available online for the development of simulated training in starting a business, and to develop a special business game useful in the start-up phase of business start-up, which can significantly enhance the usefulness of simulation for both students and teachers.


BUilding Green Skills – Building green competencies. The BU.G.s. project It was named after referring to “bugs” as green gaps in competences, skills of workers, which can be detrimental to economic growth and professionalism in the construction industry.

The aim of the project will be to identify green gaps in qualifications, increase green “competences, skills and competences” in the construction sector to access new jobs or to maintain current jobs, to improve the competitiveness of individuals and SMEs.


Project – Integrated Green IT Systems to improve the knowledge of IT professionals and IT managers in SMEs across Europe through developing e-learning content and short interactive games that can also be used on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets (m-learning). Such education or training will enable them to carry out primary energy audits on the energy use of IT and IS infrastructures and to identify and understand resource saving opportunities (contributing to Kyoto Kyoto targets for reducing CO2 emissions), thereby developing their businesses and strengthening their own business competitiveness.


THEME will create and improve instruments for operational management of internships abroad. The THEME project aims to make traineeships abroad suitable for all levels of vocational training. Existing Competence Matrices in Foreign Trade, Hospitality and Electronics and Mechatronics will identify partial competences / learning outcomes and be integrated into the database. The database will automatically generate various documents such as study contracts, performance appraisal forms and Europass Mobility .


Youth Enterprise and Unemployment – Youth, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship. The aim of the YEU project is to improve the effectiveness of entrepreneurship training for young people in the regions of Europe where they have one of the highest youth unemployment rates. With the help of existing innovative e-learning entrepreneurial materials developed within the YENTELS project, we will help young people to develop key entrepreneurial competences. In doing so, we will encourage cooperation between key organizations (business – support institutions, companies and educational institutions) and promote the promotion of entrepreneurial competences. The project is managed by the Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.


The Business Intermediary Organization e-Learning Network was developed under the Leonardo da Vinci Innovation Development Program, 2010. The proposed project seeks to establish a technical platform and framework through which intermediary organizations can access new e-learning materials. This would be accessible to Business Intermediary Organizations (BIOs) across Europe for the ultimate benefit of its members and other SMEs.


Improving resources for promoting learning mobility ( – The fundamental objective of the project is to improve the quality of learning mobility resources by providing high quality support based on the use of ICT technology and the World Wide Web.

The project is managed by the Italian partner CPV (, other partners come from Germany (,, Italy (, www,, the Netherlands (, and Slovenia (,, ).


Enhancing Employment Opportunities for Disabled People in the EU Through the Improvement of Their Competencies in Vet – Employment for Everyone. The project “Strengthening the Employment Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities in the EU by Improving Their Career Skills for Employment for Everyone” aims to achieve the following objectives through an analysis of the employment situation of people with disabilities:

  • explore strategies to combat the pitfalls and problems that plague people with disabilities when entering the labor market;
  • assist people with disabilities to integrate into the labor market and review current policies in this field;
  • develop job placement services and assist in the development of on-the-job training.

The project involves 7 partners coming from Turkey, Greece, Italy and Slovenia. As part of the project, we will produce a brochure on innovative employment practices, methods and guidelines that will benefit the special needs group by becoming more active in the labor market.


Introducing e-learning method for high school students. The aim of the project is to introduce a simulation and role-playing game for students involved in vocational and technical education, taking into account the experience of the participating countries, especially the methods of working at higher levels of education.

At the same time, we want to encourage the transfer of practice to working methods using ICT into the field of lifelong learning. We want to develop an innovative and attractive youth and adult learning tool that reflects the reality of the work environment.


The need to recognize the skills, knowledge and competences of foreign workers is increasing in order to be able to integrate satisfactorily and appropriately into the labor market in the host country.

The purpose of the project is to develop a tool that will enable the connection between the formally and informally acquired competences of foreign workers with existing professional profiles dictated by the needs of companies in the labor market.


Web Advanced Export Manager. Increasingly, European SMEs (SMEs) need export-oriented employees who are able to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by information and communication technologies (ICT) and online marketing. Web Advanced Export Manager (EM2.0) is an EU-funded project (Leonardo da Vinci – Development of Innovation) designed to provide comprehensive training for export managers who meet new and emerging information and communication technologies (ICTs) on a daily basis ) online marketing technologies. The purpose of the project is to prepare such professional training for the new (second) generation of export managers, which will suit today’s time and space.


IP4SMEs (Intellectual Property for Small and Medium Enterprises) is a cross-border cooperation project ITALY – SLOVENIA. The transfer of technologies from research institutions to companies and accompanying intellectual property is a key factor in the emergence and development of local technology chains in which intangible property becomes a marketable asset, a competitive advantage, or enables dynamic business collaboration. The purpose of the IPR4SMEs project is to develop models and tools for organizing networking between R&D institutions and regional economic operators in Slovenia and Italy; by introducing the principles of open innovation.

Študijski obiski

Study visits are designed to understand each other’s education and training systems and to share experiences and good practices among decision makers, practitioners and professionals.

During the study visits we visited:

Networking and collaboration between businesses, local communities and educational institutions providing vocational and vocational education and training
(April 23-27, 2012, Horsens, Denmark)

The study visit was designed to get to know the Danish school system (particular emphasis was placed on their dual system) and examples of good practices in connecting schools, local communities and businesses. They also presented us some research in the field of connecting all three actors mentioned above and showed us some of their institutions: we visited the Lernmark school, where they have well-equipped workshops in which future masons, carpenters, painters, ceramists, mechanics …, VIA University college, Horsens municipality, Blunico.

During the visit, the participants were primarily concerned with the following challenges: how to make the vocational education system as flexible as possible, how to attract young people to get a vocational education and how to reduce school dropouts, how to provide young people with sufficient knowledge to be more successful in finding a job .

The organizers told us that in Denmark, schools, businesses and the local community work together and in harmony. It is important that this is not just about one-off projects, but that it is a connection that is present on a daily basis. They emphasized that if any part is missing, the system no longer makes sense. Given that the three actors are involved, it must be ensured that everyone knows exactly what their role is in this relationship.

Most participants from other European countries stressed that teachers should be more involved with the activity they teach. Above all, you should have a good knowledge of the latest products and equipment used in practice. In addition, employers should also monitor apprentices more and report on their progress. They also stressed that good practice examples are difficult to transfer, mainly due to different systems and policies and that system oversight should also be improved.

Fleksibilne poti do vseživljenjskega učenja (10. – 15. oktober 2010, Copenhagen, Danska)

Flexible pathways to lifelong learning (10.  15. oktober 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark)

In Denmark, they have a long tradition of non-formal adult education which enhances the general knowledge and skills of individuals and enables them to participate actively in society. Participants in the study visit gained insight into Denmark’s innovative approaches to creating key competences and measures to create a flexible education system that combines non-formal and formal adult learning.

Real estate: lifelong learning, exploring and meditation (1. – 3.12.2009, Nantes, France)

StudyARCNAM, the organizer of the study visit, is an institution that has a tradition of more than 200 years, which is very impressive and undoubtedly confirms its sovereignty and authority in the areas they control. The real estate mediation training was presented extremely well. The reason for promoting mediation disputes is that it is important for the progress of society as a whole to reach consensus and not to hold on to certain positions. Litigation is very delaying, which is associated with high costs in the case of real estate transactions.

Their approach in mediator training is as follows: after 3 days of training, candidates complete the test and then demonstrate their knowledge in the field of dispute mediation through role play. There are 3 candidates in the group, two receive each part of their story and the mediator is zero. Then, through the process, they identify discrepancies and find a solution together. The Commission observes this process and evaluates the work of the mediator. Then the roles and stories are replaced. What is interesting about this is that they test both theoretical knowledge and mediation skills in a direct case.

Evropski socialni sklad (ESS)

The ESF aims to achieve greater employment, social inclusion, a higher standard of living for people and reduce regional disparities. The objective can be achieved by increasing investment in people whose human capital will provide greater levels of innovation, employability and economic growth.

We are implementing the following projects within the ESF:

Training of mentors for practical training through work-based education programs (UM-PUM)

The project is carried out under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports for the period from 27/01/2012 to 31/08/2013.

The purpose of the project is to train mentors in companies for practical work-based training and practical training in new and renewed vocational education programs. This will reduce structural discrepancies, as young people will be better able to pursue a profession after completing vocational and technical education.
The aim of the project is to train mentors in companies for quality work with students who are practically trained by working with employers and with students of vocational colleges who are practically educated with employers. More >>> UM-PUM Final Conference >>>


The project is carried out under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. The main objective of the project is to expand the development potential in vocational and technical education, and to involve and cooperate development teams in schools, which will enable development breakthroughs in vocational and technical education, which was also confirmed by the representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science. The specific goals of the project are, in particular, focused on the involvement of professionals and students in schools and the introduction of a comprehensive quality system in schools. sCreate 2010 – Photo Gallery Project presentation sCreate 2011 – unisVET Photo Gallery – Final Conference – Photo Gallery More >>>

Training for Life Performance My Workplace (MDL)

The project is carried out under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. The training is intended for employed adults over the age of 26 who intend to continue their education and obtain a primary or vocational education.

Adult Computer and Digital Literacy (RDO)

The project is carried out under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. The target group is adults who have acquired a basic or lower vocational education or low literacy level and have no experience in computer and digital technology and need this knowledge in everyday life and in their professional work.

Performance Training – The Bridge to Education (LLL – MI)

The project is carried out under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. The training is intended for adults who have up to 10 years of schooling and who wish to further their education, acquire a new profession or increase their educational attainment.

Adult Computer Literacy (RPO) programs

The project is carried out under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. The training is intended for adults who have not received computer training during regular schooling and are not able to use a computer at home or at work. So to anyone who has not used the computer yet and wants to gain basic knowledge to work with it for the needs of professional work and daily life.

General non-formal adult education

The project is carried out under the authority of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. In 2012-2015, we will implement the following programs: Business Process Modeling, Business Process Management, European Project Management, Development of Personal Educational Competences, Communication in the Slovenian Language, Digital Literacy, and Customer Relationship Management. In 2011, we completed all organizational and preparatory activities, including the development of teaching materials.


Close inter-institutional cooperation is an instrument of the European Union to assist Member States in establishing and strengthening administrative and judicial capacity, with the aim of empowering them to take on the obligations of membership and to prepare them for EU membership.

Within the framework of close inter-institutional cooperation, we are involved in the following projects:

Supporting the modernization of the education and training system in the Republic of Macedonia
The purpose of the project is to assist and support the development and updating of 2- and 3-year VET programs in line with labor market needs and European standards. Within the project, in accordance with the needs of employers, we develop vocational standards and educational programs and train the providers of vocational education programs.

Write to us!

    CPU Center za poslovno usposabljanje

    Kardeljeva ploščad 27a

    SI-1000 Ljubljana

    Slovenia, EU

    T: 01 / 5897 650

    F: 01 / 5655 920

    For all our participants and visitors 

    is available free parking behind our 


    VAT Number: SI68827075

    Registration Number: 5083443000

    TRR: 02011-0014816764

    IBAN: SI56 0201 1001 4816 764


    OID: E10160045