Title Curriculum for Training in Management Systems for Family Responsible Organisations (FRO Curriculum)
Project Number LLP-LDV/TOI/2007/PT/12
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text VET as a way to develop trainers' skills, allowing them to provide quality trainings to enterprises, focused on the implementation of FRO systems and reinforcing the issues of equal opportunities and reconciliation policies.
Summary FRO Curriculum meets the need for increased professional qualifications amongst teachers and trainers in VET within the field of gender equality and reconciliation policies in Portugal and other EU member states. Increased qualifications will enable teachers and trainers to offer adequate training for enterprises focusing on management systems for gender equality and Family Responsible Organisations (FRO). European enterprises, especially SMEs, are faced with growing global competition requiring new knowledge, skills and policies. Studies have shown the correlation between gender equality, family friendly policies and profitability in enterprises. Gender equality has also been acknowledged as a “necessary condition for the achievement of the EU objectives of growth, employment and social cohesion”. VET is an important tool for reinforcing the implementation of management systems for gender equality but there is a lack of training offers in this field for SMEs, their entrepreneurs and managers. This can partly be explained by the fact that few teachers and trainers have the necessary knowledge and awareness of how work life balance influences equal opportunities and this project is a step towards changing that fact.
Description FRO Curriculum's overall aim is to provide teachers and trainers with key competencies essential for enhancing gender equality and FRO, meeting requirements especially of SMEs. Objectives for the project are to adapt a training curriculum designed within Equal for auditors to new target groups (i.e. teachers and trainers), arrange pilot training activities in order to validate the new so called FRO Curriculum, transfer the curricula and a management system for FRO designed within Equal to new member states, produce a FRO training manual, integrate the FRO Curriculum into VET systems and practices and promote a knowledge intensive network with HR managers in enterprises and trainers. The partnership consists of 7 partners representing NGOs, SMEs and chambers of commerce coming from 5 different countries. Two of the NGOs, European Movement and European Association of Women Resource Centres, have national nodes in most member states. All partners have experiences of transnational co-operation and the Lead Partner, ANJAF and CdIE have been involved in the Equal projects from which results and products will be transferred to FRO Curriculum. The partnership has extensive knowledge in all relevant areas for the project realisation: VET, gender equality, management systems, Corporate Social Responsibility, SME development and innovation processes. The long term impact are trainings according to the FRO Curriculum offered on a regular basis by VET institutions and that the FRO curricula, training manual and management system are used as a point of reference for HR development in Portugal as well as other member.
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program or curricula
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
Training Manual FRO
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