Title Be-TWIN 2 ECTS-ECVET: BUILDING BRIDGES AND OVERCOMING DIFFERENCES
Project Number 2012-1-IT1-LEO05-02819
Product Be-TWIN 2 National & EU-exploitation plans
Title Be-TWIN 2 National & EU-exploitation plans
Product Type others
Marketing Text Exploiting Be-TWIN 2 results
This deliverable is aimed at presenting the Exploitation Plans elaborated by Be-TWIN2 consortium.
The objective is to present the strategies identified for optimal exploitation of the project results. The exploitation plans define a complete and tailored set of tools for effective promotion of Be-TWIN2 project and to define its objectives and its results, in conjunction with an effective and coherent strategy for the usage of these tools.
Objectives, target groups and channels for exploitation have been identified as necessary components for the project’s promotion exploitation strategy. The primary aim is to create maximum awareness and lay out the ground for sustainability of the project outputs following of Be-TWIN2 objectives and results according to the target groups and relevant audiences. Be-TWIN2 exploitation strategy focuses on the following objectives:
- to raise awareness in all potentially interested stakeholders;
- to look for cooperation with bodies and organizations from the very beginning of the project, identifying specific channels for dissemination for exploitation;
- to create a core group of VET and HE public and private actors and other relevant stakeholders interested in exploiting Be-TWIN2 results and support project activities;
- to harmonize the exploitation activities of the partners for a more efficient and effective communication;
- to plan specific activities for exploitation during and after the project lifetime.
Objective of this document is to enable some advance planning beyond the project’s end regarding dissemination of the main achievements by each partner and by the consortium as a whole. Therefore, this report will provide an added value to the dissemination of the project developing a structured approach to the exploitation of short and long term results by Be-TWIN2 partners and stakeholders involved.
Education and training institutions involved in all project phases. They constitute the heart of the Be-TWIN partnership and are the key player to put in place a coordinated ECVET-ECTS implementation
Competent bodies and policy-makers in charge of the design and certification of education and training programmes
Educational/pedagogical staff: professors, trainers, training programme managers, persons in charge of the international development within their educational institution
Companies: one of the benefits of the adapted and transferred methodology will be to link the educational contents with identified learning outcomes, thus favouring the adequacy between the provision of education and training and the labour market’s needs and promoting mobility throughout Europe.
The exploitation strategy is based on the contribution of all partners received during July and November 2014. It refers to the wider EU context as well as to specific national contexts (Austria, Belgium, France, Italy and the Netherlands). Its main aims are to:
1. reach relevant stakeholders and potential users at national and European level and thus multiply the effect of the project results;
2. embed the project outcomes into the partner’s national education and training systems and elaborate proposals for their further implementation;
3. ensure the relevance and improve the sustainability of the project results for the end-beneficiaries;
4. assure the transferability and adaptability of the project outcomes for the relevant national stakeholders.
The exploitation strategy builds on several important outcomes developed within the lifetime of the project. For example, during the background research and needs analysis (at the beginning of Be-TWIN 2), country reports and case studies for Austria, Italy and the Netherlands were elaborated.
They explored the relevance of the Be-TWIN methodology in the selected national contexts pointing out to some key factors such as the state-of-art of the implementation of the learning outcomes approach, ECVET and ECTS credit systems. In addition, a comparative report, revealing general challenges in the application of the Be-TWIN methodology was produced.
The reports and the case studies provided the basis for the adaptation of the methodological guide developed in Be-TWIN 1. The adaptation process included also interviews with ‘critical friends’ (VET and higher education providers) focusing on suggestions for improvement of the Be-TWIN methodology. As a next step, the methodology was tested in three countries (Austria, Italy and the Netherlands) focusing on learners’ vertical mobility (from VET to higher education). This was documented in so-called ‘testing phase reports’ including results and conclusions. Parallel to the elaboration of the reports, two capacity building sessions were organised in each partner country. They represented peer reviews and cooperative learning events involving institutional actors (VET, higher education providers, competent bodies, etc.). The capacity sessions aimed to enhance the collaboration and dialogue between the actors involved thus facilitating the development of educational pathways. Finally, the project website and the Be-TWIN 2 brochures are being exploited.
Area of application Exploitation of project results