Title SME's e-Learning to e-Work Efficiently
Project Number 503208-LLP-2009-1-HU-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Development of Innovation
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text In accordance with the Lisbon Strategy and the decision No 1720/2006/EC, our project addresses to promote a dynamic knowledge based economy for Europe, sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion. Since SMEs play an important role in the European economy, SeeE project not only involves SMEs in order to improve their attractiveness of Community actions, but provides innovative and practical tools to help to scope with new challenges due to change of working procedures and flexible work environments. An approach to e-skills which is rooted in a desire for social inclusion and greater social cohesion will be reflected in the need to take measures to assist SMEs in adopting these changes. The competitiveness of European enterprises could improve if better productivity and efficiency is achieved. Teleworking can contribute to better work performance, the reduction of space needs, the reduction of congestion, and reduced absenteeism and recruitment costs, whilst also - on balance - benefiting most employees, society as a whole and the environment to a degree. Through the change management steps, potential e-workers shall be supported to get prepared for new challenges due to change of working procedures. E-workers competencies should be developed not only in the filed of ICT, but also for being able to work in an “E” environment. Number of Telework related projects have been launched, but non of them were aimed at developing ToolKits to identify, and to provide training to develop competencies of E-workers or E-managers.
In this project E-workers' competencies are identified, information and educational material needs are developed, specially regarding skills that assist potential eWorkers to comply with this changing environment and expectations of the employers.
Specific goals of the project are:
Based on the „Best Practices” of HEP-project results,
conduct national surveys for current educational material available in participating countries
- develop a Competency Toll-KIT for SMEs to support the assessment of E-workers
- develop and test new innovative e-learning curriculum material for two target groups: E-managers and E-workers, including 12 key E-Worker competencies
- disseminate the project results to other European countries, to a wide range of SMEs to exploit the potential of project outcomes for further development and commercialization and consequently establish sustainability of the project results beyond EU funding period.
Description The idea of e-work is closely linked to the development of the knowledge society all over Europe. The Lisbon Strategy highlighted the importance of creating "more and better jobs and greater social cohesion". Not just "more jobs", but also "better jobs" a good working environment, a better reconciliation of work and personal life, health and safety at work, employee involvement, and diversity in working life. The knowledge society opens new perspectives for the quality of work: creating conditions for change in existing jobs, generating new working methods and new ways of organizing work, and allowing greater flexibility in the workplace. Therefore, this project intends to show a comparison of requirements in the different countries to find a common conclusion of necessary and optional conditions for employers and employees regarding e-working environments. The Copenhagen Declaration (2002) underlines that lifelong learning policies and strategies are essential for promoting employability, active citizenship, social inclusion and personal development. In accordance to these guidelines, the partnership intends to create a practical product with a clear added-value, not only for the end-users but also to the European SMEs in general. Therefore, the project endorses creativity, competitiveness, employability and the growth of an entrepreneurial spirit amongst the target groups, such as e-workers and SMEs, thus the indirect beneficiaries from other European countries. Moreover, it promotes knowledge share among 4 European organizations, with a comprehensive participation on past Support Actions within the scope of Leonardo Programme. In addition, all project partners will gain a more open view and thinking by learning experiences and requirements of other countries and institutions.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Access for disadvantaged
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Real Estate Activities
Financial and Insurance Activities
Wholesale and Retail Trade; Repair of Motor Vehicles and Motorcycles
Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning Supply
Other Service Activities
Information and Communication
program or curricula
open and distance learning
material for open learning
In order to achieve these objectives the project we will:
- conduct a Sectoral Survey Report (SSR. The surveys will aim at(1) identifying the necessary competencies of the target groups in each country(2)and to explore and summarize the currently available national training material for E-workers.
- create new innovative Tool-Kit to insure the right training development procedure for e-workers (e-managers and e-workers).
- create a Competency Dictionary which will have the detailed list of E-manager and E-Employee competencies and will have the specific definition of each competency.
- create a Competency GAP Matrix which will function as a personal development plan.
- develop an innovative training material for two target groups: E-managers and E-employees. The developed training material will be evaluated and tested and certified by local and national agencies.
- create traditional promotion material like announcements, newsletters, flyers.
- create a Sustainable Exploitation Plan taking into consideration those project results, products and deliverables that have a potential for sustainability even after the completion of the project.