Title Project Management for European Sustainable Development - PM4ESD
Project Number 2009-1-IT1-LEO05-00222
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text We are developing a new project management methodology for managing tourist and cultural projects with a sustainable approach. At this stage we are pleased to dialogue with organizations that manage projects in tourism and cultural sectors, in order to include them in our testing phase, with training organizations in order to tailor final products for their needs.
PM4ESD partnership is a multiplayer partnership, composing 8 partners representing five different countries. The consortium includes: one Municipality (Frigento), two Smes (QRP MMI, JLag), two Chambers of Commerce (Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce (which is also not for profit), Istanbul Chamber of Commerce), one University (University of Lodz), two non profit training organizations (Scuola Camigliati and Auxilum).
The partnership has chosen Prince2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) as it is a de facto standard used extensively by the UK Government and is widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. The partnership will innovate the methodology adapting Prince2 to new context, specific sectors and target groups. The key word in the innovation process is: sustainability.
The strategic objectives of PM4ESD are:
A) to adapt and transfer the existing PRINCE2 project management methodology in two ways: 1) To adapt Prince2 and create a tailored project management methodology in tourism and cultural sectors; 2)To test, to validate and transfer the methodology within European Regions (Italy, Poland, Austria) and one Associated Country (Turkey).
B)To support improvements in quality in vocational education and training systems, institutions and practices involved in tourism and cultural sectors.
C) to support the European sustainable development of the tourism and cultural sectors developing training tools and materials for Vet systems
Description The PM4ESD proposal is linked to two key phrases “project management” and “sustainable development” and aims to transfer PRINCE2, one of the most well known project management methodology to the tourist and cultural sectors and to new contexts.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Open and distance learning
Activities of Extraterritorial Organisations and Bodies
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
transparency and certification
The main deliverables will be:
- To create and publish a Manual “Project Management for European Sustainable Development.” Based on Prince
- To develop training products (Foundation and Practitioner) based on Prince2
- To develop a European Dictionary on sustainable project management
- To develop a prototype of an e-learning PM4ESD application with a friendly users interface
- To develop a PM4ESD transferring Tool KIT
The results will be directly linked to the improvement of vocational education and training systems. Improving the quality of education and training is a common pursuit of providers and practitioners of education and training in all countries involved in the partnership.
The final products will be answerable to the needs of VET systems. Sustainability is a key topic in European policies, and it has become a key word which characterizes all economic sectors and social issues as well. In the tourism and cultural sector, to plan with a sustainable approach is a necessity and the National Vet systems should provide all the skills and knowledge necessary. PM4ESD will provide to the learners community technical skills; to the Vet Systems a training methodology and innovative products.