Recognition of skills, competences and qualifications of migrant workers in the EU is still a problematic issue. There is a strong demand for strategies or even procedures and models for the recognition of their competences. The aim of the project is to develop a web-based functional tool connecting the migrants’ competences acquired in formal, non-formal and informal contexts to occupational profiles and to companies’ labour demand.
Youth Enterprise and Unemployment
The aim of the YEU project is to improve the effectiveness of entrepreneurship training to young people living in regions of Europe which have some of the highest levels of youth unemployment.
The aims of the YEU project will be achieved by ensuring that the existing innovative YENTELS e-learning entrepreneurship materials and business game are widely available to, and adapted to meet the needs of entrepreneurship competencies.
The project will do this by promoting collaborations between business intermediaries, youth groups & educational institutions across the partner countries & encouraging them to include entrepreneurship as a specific competency in their VET programmes & to use the YEU online materials when developing young people’s core competency of entrepreneurship.
The project leader is Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce.
CSR Matrix – Corporate Social Responsibility – Encourage employers – private organizations, SMES and public authorities – to implement flexible working environments of learning and achieving the key skills and transversal green skills identified for EU 2020 goals, by creating a new CSR working culture and management tools in daily life of organization ;Transfer and adapt an innovative CSR methodology and CRS Network into different European countries. Project leader is from Portugal and partners form Slovenia, Austria, Cyprus and Romania.
E.R.M.E.S – Enhancing Resources for Mobility Experiences and Strategies (http://ermes.cpv.org/en/ ) – The project’s overall objective is to improve the quality of international learning mobility experiences by providing a high-quality level web-based support. Project is led by Italian partner CPV (www.cpv.org), other partners are from Germany (www.dekra-akademie.de, www.brk.nrw.de/europa), Italy (www.regione.veneto.it, www.istruzioneveneto.it, www.eurosportelloveneto.it), Netherlands (www.albeda.nl, www.kchinternational.nl) and Slovenia (www.cpu.si, www.pgz-slo.si, www.vsgt-mb.si).
TAMTAM project aims at favouring the diffusion of a web-based platform designed to support the definition of semantically transparent qualifications aligned with EQF and ECVET recommendations and capable of properly addressing trans-national innovation needs expressed by the labour market in the ICT, fashion/textile, mechanics/mechatronics and energetic efficiency/green building sectors. Project is led by Italy– Politecnico di Torino (http://www.polito.it), other partners are from UK–Clock-IT-skills Ltd (http://www.clock-it-skills.co.uk), Italy–Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per il Veneto (http://www.istruzioneveneto.it),Netherlands–KCH International (http://www.kchinternational.nl),Italy–Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale “PININFARINA” (http://www.itispininfarina.it),Italy–Istituto Tecnico per Geometri “BELZONI – BOAGA” (http://www.belzoniboaga.it),Spain–Camara Oficial de Comercio, Industria y Navegación de Oviedo (http://www.camara-ovi.es),Italy–Istituto Statale Istruzione Secondaria Superiore “G.B. CERLETTI” (http://www.scuolaenologica.it), Austria–3s research laboratory (http://www.3s.co.at), Germany–DEKRA Akademie GmbH (http://www.dekra-akademie.de),France–CREDIJ, Italy–Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Enrichetta Usuelli Ruzza” (http://www.ruzzapendolapadova.it), Italy–ITIS ROSSI – ITS Meccatronico (http://www.itisrossi.vi.it), Italy–IPSSARCT “E. CONARO” (http://www.cornaro.it), France–GIP FCIP Rectorat de Paris, Portugal–Universidade do Minho (http://www.uminho.pt), Italy–Istituto Professionale per l’Industria e l’Artigianato “GIOVANNI GIORGI”(http://www.giorgivr.it), Italy–Istituto Istruzione Superiore “Q. Sella”(http://www.itis.biella.it), Italy–ITIS “CARLO GRASSI” (http://www.itisgrassi.it), Germany–Industriegewerkschaft Metall Vorstand.
BIOeNET – The BIOeNET project will aim to develop an e-learning network for business intermediaries (such as Chambers of Commerce & Trade Associations) who wish to jointly benefit from the e-learning outputs developed under a variety of EC and national funding programmes aimed at building the capacity of European SMEs.
High Growth Coach – Project aims to develop and deliver the High Growth Coach Programme to enable the development of effective and competent specialist High Growth Coaches for use by regional and national agencies engaged in High Growth Coaching. Vision of the project is to support the growth of SMEs resulting in long-term, sustainable wealth creation, job creation, increased sales revenues and profitability. Project is led by UK partner Exponential Training & Assessment limited (http://www.exponentialtraining.com/ ), other partners are from Hungary (www.trebag.hu ), Lithuania (www.LEPA.LT ), Romania (http://www.cidaf.ro ) and UK (http://www.ibconsulting.org.uk/
»Transfer, configuration and development a intercultural competences model and a methodological guide for the actors (trainers/managers) involved in the Ethnic minorities/immigrants learning process« LdV transfer of innovations project. Coordinator is Spanish institution AEDIPE. Goal is promotion and implementation of intercultural competence as well as development of methodological guide for persons working with ethnic minorities and immigrants
TIPTOE – The European Qualifications framework (EQF)… The transformation from a theoretical model into a practical tool
Even with a tool as EQF, experiences tell that EU-wide agreements on qualification profiles do not always hold when it comes to their interpretation and implementation. The TIPTOE project intends to discover how and why these interpretational differences occur and, especially, how they can be overcome, or even better: prevented.
EM2.0 – Web Advanced Export Manager is addressing the creation of a comprehensive training path for Export Managers strongly influenced by new and emerging ICT and web-marketing technologies and approaches.
Europeans SMEs need more and more specialised staff on export management able to fully exploit possibilities offered by ICT and web marketing. Accordingly the project intends to generate a new opportunity of specialised training for a second generation of export managers.
Employment for Everyone – Enhancing Employment Opportunities of Disabled People in EU Through The Improvement of Their Competencies in Vet. The project aims to explore the labour market situation of people with disabilities; investigate strategies to cope with disabilities while entering the labour market; analyse active labour market policies to make workplaces more accessible; develop services for job placement, support structures and on-the-job training for people with disabilities; exploring good employment practices with capacity building of this specific vulnerable group.
The Business Support Professional Career Pathway Partnership – This partnership aims to allow the partners the opportunity to share experience and practice from the business support sector in order to investigate the opportunity of developing together a European wide business support professional vocational career pathway from level 2 to degree level. The project is needed to address the current gap in the career pathway at levels 2, 3 and 7+ that prevents people being able to be formally accredited at these stages. The Objectives of the partnership are to gain a clear understanding of the Business Support Professionals Career Pathway in each participating Country and develop the gap analysis for each which will improve the transparency and recognition of qualifications and competences particularly those learnt through non-formal and informal learning.
Introducing competence centre, Leonardo da Vinci Mobility project: group of experts from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and Institute for Business Education attended the study visit with the aim to learn about organizational and institutional framework of the competence centre, financial frame for the competence centre, potential inflow, integration with the environment, methodological and administrative support procedures, integration with the environment, labour market research methodology and integration with the VET system.
IPR4SMEs is a cross-border ITALY – SLOVENIA project – Transfer of technologies (IPR) from research institutions into the companies is the key factor for the emergence and existence of local “technology chains”, where intangible assets turn into marketing tool and competitiveness advantage; they can also enable dynamic business – development cooperation.
The purpose of the IPR4SMEs project is the development of models and tools for facilitating cooperation among research institutions and regional (Slovene and Italian) business subjects; the models/tools will be developed in accordance with the principles of open innovation.
TOP MANAGEMENT PROJECT – is project of The Government of the Republic of Macedonia with the final objective to prepare Macedonian economy for joining the EU with knowledge and skills for modern approaches and methods of management and organization of work. Macedonian managers will participate in theoretical preparation an then in practical training in companies in Slovenia and Germany.
RECOMFOR – the objective of the project is to set frameworks and the creation of an international network of companies and educational institutions, working in the field of international business, under which will be held exchange of students, or between educational institutions, as well as between employers.
For better mobility – The purpose of the project is to develop innovative measures and activities to improve geographic and occupational mobility of workers within and in Slovenia, to remove the remains of border barriers and to encourage Slovenian businesses and workers to be more professional and geographic mobility.
The project leads and coordinates the Association of Employers of Slovenia. http://www.zds.si/si/podrocja_delovanja/zaposlovanje_tujcev/za_vecjo_mobilnost/
WPO – Working process oriented, project manager was International Center for Promotion of Enterprises
Study visits are intended to mutual understanding of education and training systems and exchange of experiences and good practices among the decision-makers, practitioners and experts.
We participated in the following Study visits:
Networking and collaboration between companies, local authorities and educational institutions that offer vocational and technical education and training (April 2012, Horsens, Denmark).
Fleksibilne pathways to lifelong learning (October 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark).
European Social Found (ESF)
ESF has been established to achieve higher employment rate, social inclusion, higher living standard and reduce of regional disparities. Those objectives will be achieved through increased investment in people, whose capital will provide a higher level of innovation, employability and economic growth.
We are participating in the following ESF projects:
Training for Life Success – My Working Place (UŽU – MDM)
The project is carried out under authorisation given by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. Training is aimed at employed adults over 26 years who intend to continue their education and obtain primary or vocational education.
Training for Life Success – Bridge to Education
The project is carried out under authorisation given by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. Training is aimed at adults, with up to ten years of education and want to continue with study and acquire a new profession or to increase the level of education.
Computer and digital literacy for adults
The project is carried out under authorisation given by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. The target group is adults with primary or lower vocational education or low literacy levels and lack of experience with computer and digital technology and need this knowledge in everyday life and at work.
Computer Literacy for Adults
The project is carried out under authorisation given by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. Training is aimed at adults who did not receive computer knowledge and skills during their education and are not able to use your computer at home or at work. So the training is focused to all those who have never used a computer and want to acquire basic skills and knowledge to work with computers at work and everyday life.
General Non-formal Adult Education
The project is carried out under authorisation given by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. In Years 2012-2015 we will carry out the following trainings: Modelling of Business Processes, Management of Business Processes, Management of EU projects, Development of Personal Learning Competences, Communication in Slovene, Digital Literacy and Customer Relationship Management.
unisVET – Implementation of new educational programs in the field of economics, hairdressing and pre-primary education. The project was carried out under authorisation given by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport. Project activities were focused on development of implementing and open curricula, criteria and standards for evaluation, criteria for validation and recognition of non-formal learning, system of learning and personal achievements portfolios, education plans, self-evaluation, and promotion.
THIS SHOULD BE MY OCCUPATION – Chamber of Commerce and Industry Institute of Business Education and Chamber of Commerce and Industry has actively cooperate in preparation of the TV series ” THIS SHOULD BE MY OCCUPATION”. The purpose of the series is promotion of prospective occupations and occupations in excess demand. Series is composed by 64, 25-minutes films which are representing 32 occupations. Series will be broadcasted on national TV in 2009. Contractor S.TV.A. has prepared series in close cooperation also with Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs, project has been financed by the European Social Found, Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs and Employment Office.
Twinning is an EU instrument in which EU members provide assistance to other countries in establishing and strengthening administrative and judicial capacity, with the aim to and prepare them for EU membership.
We are participating in the following Twinning projects:
Support to the Modernisation of the Educational and Training System
The purpose of this twinning project is to support the modernisation of the educational system in 2- and 3-years vocational education according to the labour market needs and European standards. Within this project, the following 3 specific and complementary purposes will be achieved:
preparation of standards for vocational qualification;
reform of the curricula in accordance with the labour market needs;
training of trainers of vocational training.