Title CISESK Certification of Civil Services non formal and informal Skills Transfer
Project Number ES/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/149029
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Transfer, Mainstreaming and Exploitation of CIVIL SERVICE APPRENTISHIP
System assessing and certifying competences:
Friendly- Web based- Recognised at EU level
CISESK focuses on the transfer, European mainstreaming and exploitation of the results of CSA – Civil Service Apprenticeship, a Leonardo Da Vinci pilot project that produced a methodology and a software for assessing and certifying non formal and informal learning deriving from Voluntary Civil Service experiences. In particular, CISESK aimed to build and mainstream a tool to be used within the European Voluntary Service (EVS) field. EVS is actually considered as an opportunity for training and professional mobility: through non formal/informal (NF/I) learning experiences thousands of volunteers all over Europe improve and/or acquire useful competencies for their own personal, educational and professional development as for their social integration, and increase their sense of European citizenship. The objective of this proposal, lasting 24 months, was to build, mainstream and promote the exploitation at European level of a system assessing and certifying competencies acquired by volunteers during own experiences via NF/I learning. Such system (friendly, web-based and recognised at European level) enabled CISESK partnership to reach its main objectives: to promote the employability of volunteers through the certification of recognised qualification levels, to provide Third Sector organisations with tools that make them able to attract more and more youths to such training and professional experience, to foster transnational mobility of volunteers through the start up of a network among Third Sector organisations. Such objectives have been attained through the adaptation and mainstream of CSA’s outcomes to the European Voluntary Service framework. They have been improved through the integration of inputs coming from the EC concerning NF/I learning and learning outcomes frameworks in order to build a tool with a real European added value. Actually, CISESK also aimed to promote and foster the mobility of volunteers throughout Europe, and it may be possible only through an official and mutual recognition of competences and experiences acquired in the various EC countries. According to such reason, the CISESK promoter - CECE, Spanish Confederation of Education Centres - provided CISESK results with an influential resonance case, and contributed to the promotion of European mobility of volunteers. QP Quality Projects also contributed as the technological partner for the development of the software and E-Learning platform: Coordinator of Multimedia Technology WP. The Austrian Partner coordinated the WPs Research and Testing and the Bulgarian will lead the Quality and Evaluation WP.
From Italy, ERIFO, a research and training body managed and monitored the National civil service programmes. All the partnership owned the capability to mainstream and exploit CISESK results to a wide European network, building the bases for a transnational official recognition of the competencies owned by the European Volunteers and for their mobility across Europe.
to promote the employability of volunteers through the certification of recognised qualification levels,
to provide Third Sector organisations with tools that make them able to attract more and more youths to such training and professional experience,
to foster transnational mobility of volunteers through the start up of a network among Third Sector organisations.
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Information and Communication
program or curricula
Online version of the “European software for monitoring and certifying non formal and informal learning deriving from voluntary service experiences” with the granting of the “European certification of volunteers’ competencies”, and of the CISESK user guide.
All the tools are available in the project languages (EN-BG-IT-ES-AT) in the website www.ciseskproject.eu