Title EUROPEAN KNOWLEDGE CENTER FOR MOBILITY
Project Number 2012-1-IT1-LEO05-02783
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
As stated in the ECVET studies Reflector and Connexion as well as in the European survey Move-it there are still many obstacles in VET mobility. The main objective of EUKCEM is to transfer an innovative approach concerning quality in mobility in order to foster and facilitate the participation of trainees and persons at the labor market in European Mobility projects and to set common standards for end users.
The consortium aims to provide a reliable framework for mobility projects, assuring the quality of the workplace training for people (both young and adult) in VET. Taking into account the different existing materials and guidelines, a complex quality assurance system will be designed and tested to guarantee clear mobility processes for beneficiaries and organizations involved. The objectives of the European Knowledge Center for Mobility meet the EU aims stated in the Green Paper the European Commission published in 2009: Promoting the learning mobility of young people.
The final quality assurance system contains guidelines for the preparation and organization of work placements, the preparation of the beneficiaries, for mentoring, monitoring and evaluation as well as a partner registration tool. Institutions that are registered at EUKCEM and guarantee to implement the QAS tools issues EUKCEM certificates in addition to the Europass Mobility.
EUKCEM established round tables for mobility: different stakeholders (schools, employers, organizations of mobility projects and young participants) have been brought together to discuss obstacles, arguments for taking part in mobility, accreditation and necessary measures. Based on the result as well as on “the Q placement model” and aware of the scope of improvement of the latter a transparent quality assurance system has been designed. The final system integrates a process tool for project organization, preparation, monitoring, evaluation and dissemination, a review tool and relevant information on housing, financing, habits, job opportunities in the partner countries. The QAS allows trustful cooperation, comparison of performances and accreditation of competences acquired. Also a partner database of institutions applying the system has been created.
The consortium consists of partners with experience in mobility projects and a background in education and economy, have been chosen from seven European Countries (IT, SP, PT, DE, SE, UK, RO). Different stakeholders related to workplace training like vocational schools, public bodies, chamber of commerce and industry are involved.
The project is divided in 9 work packages, of which each partner leads at least one:
- WP1 Project management.
Centro Studi di Foligno(IT)
- WP2 Problem and needs analysis – round table.
Cambra Oficial de Comerç I Industria de Terrassa (ES)
-WP3 Content Management on Mobility information.
-WP4 Conceptual design of process tool and comparison/review tool – Quality Assurance System.
-WP5 Technical design of the tools and the quality assurance system.
-WP6 Accreditation and certification of placements.
Inspectural Scolar Judetean Iasi(RO)
-WP7 Implementation - Test phase of QAS.
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Financial and Insurance Activities
open and distance learning
transparency and certification