Title Strada per domani 2nd act
Project Number 2009-1-FR1-LEO05-07303
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text In a situation where public policies are changing continuously, companies of the third sector are confronted to major challenges : develop themselves while ensuring the quality and social usefulness of their services delivered for the populations, whose social needs are themselves constantly changing. To take up these challenges, the managers of these structures need to have the qualifications of developer, which has highly strategic nature in terms of development and sustainability of the organizations where they have a post. “About what skills are they?”, “What kind of training can allow them to develop these skills?” are the two questions which form the scope of the project “Strada per domati – Acte 2”
The overall objective of the project consisted to test in each country of the projects partners (Belgium, France, Italy, Romania) a training program opened to managers of third sector: companies with social benefit, mutualist organizations, cooperatives, associations, social integration companies, etc. This program has a European dimension because these “national” trainings are built from a single skills framework with 4 domains axed on development for concerned structures :
• Shared management of social company as a learning organization
• Anticipation of changes and control of strategic activities
• Quality management
• Project engineering and internal resources management
This skills framework is the result of a transnational project LEONARDO da Vinci, named “La Strada per domani”, carried out in 2007/2008 and applied on professional training sector. The project “Strada per domani-Acte 2” operates a double transfer:
• sectoral transfer by expanding the scope referred to the entire third sector
• geographical transfer. Romania wasn’t represented in the project 2007/2008
The issue is to create a developer profile to meet the challenges that is facing the third sector in EU countries.
The organization of the training was designed to be compatible with the agendas of the beneficiary, who are often very busy.
The main desired impact, which is in stage of concretization when the eligibility period for actions is coming to the end, is to create a sustainable offer of this kind of training in third sector, for the development of organizations concerned.
Description First, the project was to develop a training framework from the skills framework developed in 2007/2008. To give it a transnational nature, this training framework has been developed using key-words (knowledge, ability, skills) which defined the levels of the European Qualifications Framework. On this common base, training engineering has helped to design training program adapted to the situations of the 4 participating countries. To do that, in each country, representative organizations of the third sector were solicited to participate as co-designers at the training engineering. Included in the project, they contributed to design a training suited to their needs and their national circumstances. National changes were focused on content related to the knowledge of third sector: indeed, this term concern different industry and realities from one country to another. In each concerned country, it was possible or not to give a modular nature to the training program and size differently the time spent on the support for trainees and their projects. Finally, each partner has developed a strategy to include this training offer in logic of a coherent career/qualifying course, but taking into account the specific national regulations. The evaluation of skills acquired by trainees was conducted in reference to a common methodology, in order to compare the effectiveness of educational choices of each partner and learn from it to optimize the process and results of the training which will up later. In fact, during the project, different initiatives have been taken by the partners to sustain this training offer. Results have already been reached in comparison to this target impact.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Other Service Activities
description of new occupation profiles
open and distance learning
program or curricula
The product, tested during the project, is in the form of 4 programs oriented on development of third sector organizations and adapted to national circumstances, built from the training framework developed by the partner of the consortium.
Each program has its own physiognomy:
• In Belgium, the modules corresponding to the 4 skill areas of the framework have been included in a long cycle, mandatory for managers of social benefit companies and cover all the skills related to their function
• In France, the programs consisting of the 4 modules is not expected to become a certification, because it’s considered “partial” in terms of skills for managers of organization of the social and interdependent economy ; however, a professional jury system was established to promote the achievements of trainees and to facilitate subsequent courses to obtain certification.
• In Italy, the physiognomy of the course is similar to that found in France, but it isn’t connected to a qualifying/coherent course, because currently there is no certification system in the field of professional training.
• In Romania, 3 or 4 modules form the complement of a long pre-existing cycle of projects manager training.