Title ECVET system for no borders in the green Economy sector, supporting employability, adaptability and European mobility in VET Systems and Labour Market
Project Number 2013-1-IT1-LEO05-04065
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text ECOVET PROJECT has intended to make an ADAPTATION AND TRANSFER of a methodological framework and of a working process on PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS in order to test them in different educational and geographical context (Italy, Spain, Greece, Austria, Slovenia, Romania) and sectorial field (GREEN JOBS) with the aim to provide for TRASPARENCY IN VET SYSTEMS (competences and qualifications) and, most of all, EMPLOYABILITY in the European labour market for the benefit of final beneficiaries (STUDENTS, WORKERS, ENTERPRISES).
Many different EU Recommendations highlight that, VET Systems are called to enhance the employability and adaptability of people, and to increase the mobility of learners and periods of learning abroad. At present, the lack of shared methods for the assessment, transfer, validation and recognition of learning outcomes, and the lack of flexibility of training solutions, are delaying the full integration of the labour market and a lifelong development of human resources capital, hindering the development of career paths and the maximization of competences and skills gained in different contexts.
The VET systems are required to undertake an intensive process of "adaptive change" for the adoption of training solutions (common methodologies for the assessment/transfer/validation and recognition of L.O.) compatible with VET systems & EU devices. Specifically in the VET field arises the problem of operating for greater transparency, of certifications in order to make them really a valuable support to people and workers that move, work and study in Europe.
In order to provide tools for the management of ECVET- compatible experiences, this project is based on the result of an acknowledged best practice of the N.E.T.WORK. The ECoVET project aimed therefore to make an adaptation and transfer of a methodological-operative framework and a of a working process on professional qualifications - already recognized by ISFOL and Europe - in order to test it in different geographical, educational and sectoral contexts.
In particular, the transfer that was proposed in the ECoVET project was towards the green economy sector, profile named “HIGHER TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND SAFETY IN COMPANIES/FIRMS”, which demonstrated to be relevant in all partners countries for the investments in terms of capitals, human resources and involvement of stakeholders and key actors of VET, socio-political and productive systems. Therefore the envisaged impact has been high in terms of repeatability in different contexts. The results and products have been a tool-kit (ECoVET KIT) containing: Description of the training profiles by L.O. and units validated by the partnership;
-Quantification/attribution of credit points;
-Definition of L.O. verification systems;
-Constitution of partners’ MoUs for the experimentation.
the project was based on 8 actions, described in work actions:
WP1 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION (Transversal)
WP 2- TEAM BUILDING and EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGY
WP 3 - CONTEXTS ANALYSIS
WP 4 - COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE BEST PRACTICES AND DEFINITION OF FIRST ADAPTATION HYPOTHESIS
WP5 – ADAPTATION OF THE BEST PRACTICE
WP 6 - EXPERIMENTATION/TESTING AND TRANSFER OF INNOVATION
WP 7 - MONITORING AND EVALUATION
WP 8 - EXPLOITATION AND DISSEMINATION PLAN (Transversal)
WP 9 – MONITORING AND EVALUATION PLAN (Transversal)
Recognition, transparency, certification
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
transparency and certification
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
ECOVET project has included the construction of 27 products, which have corresponded to different aims of the project. We have elaborated for example documents related to a good management of the project, such as the Manual for the management of the project and its operational tools, the Kit of tools for external communication, the Kit for monitoring and evaluation, the project web site.
In addition we have realized a number of specific products related to the project issues such as: National reports "Reflections on the level of EQF and ECVET implementation of the Recommendations "in reference to the partner countries, a toolkit for research, An array of transnational comparison, n. 6 SWOT analysis referred to the individual partner countries, a MoU and LA templates, Reports on the outcome of the trial and the transfer, press kit final version of validated methodological-operational ECoVET in the languages of partner Countries.