Title Europäische Qualifikation für Arbeits- und Gesundheitsexperten
Project Number 510362-LLP-1-2010-1-IT-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Innovationsentwicklung
Country EU-Zentralisierte Projekte
Das Projekt zielt darauf ab, einen neuen beruflichen Rahmen für die Qualifizierung und Weiterbildung, auf der Grundlage bereits bestehender Normen, zu schaffen. Es wird die bestehende Zertifizierunginstrumente auf EU-Ebene nutzen, um eine wirksame Transparenz und Anerkennung der Kompetenzen und Qualifikationen zu erreichen.
Das Projekt wird auch ermöglichen, Arbeitsschutzexperten ihre Mobilität zwischen den EU-Mitgliedstaaten zu erhöhen, durch die Beseitigung der Hindernisse für Transparenz und Harmonisierung der Ausbildungsanforderungen und Qualifikationen.
A common EU legislative framework regarding Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) has been created since 1989, starting with the framework Directive (89/391/EEC) and followed by subsequent Directives. This legislation requires employers to ensure the safety and health of workers and to have competent advice on these problems.
These requirements have been enacted in different forms into the national legislation, causing a lack of transparency and recognition of qualifications for OSH professionals. Some directives have already tackled these barriers to mobility, but the progress in reaching agreement is still slow.
Since the adoption of the Lisbon Strategy, EU member states and the EC have strengthened their political cooperation in education and training. This has been done through the “Education and Training 2010” work programme (2001) and the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (2009).
The first objective of this strategic framework, “Making lifelong learning and mobility a reality”, is addressed by this project.
Within this contest, the aim of EUSAFE is to develop a new professional qualification and training framework based on the already existing certification standards. The project will make use of the instruments created at EU level (EQF, ECTS, ECVET) and the two voluntary certification standards (EurOSHM and EurOSHT), developed by the European Network of Safety and Health Professional Organisations (ENSHPO).The outcome will be a suitable range of standardized profiles (expected at EQF levels 4, 5 and 6) to cover the different levels of qualifications and roles of OSH professionals.
A network of training centres, professionals and representatives from the education and academy world set up starting from the already existing ENSHPO and ENETOSH networks will have a positive impact in other countries not represented in the project consortium.
The goal of achieving recognition of the competences and qualifications for OSH professionals will be reached through different instruments and outputs.
The project will initially produce comparative country reports on existing OSH training using the 8 levels of the European Qualification Framework (EQF). This will enable the identification of the training needs necessary to be fulfilled in order to achieve harmonisation to the training requirements set in EurOSHM and EurOSHT certification standards and across the different EU countries.
The final outcome will be a new profile for OSH professionals with qualifications in units of learning outcomes based on the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET), and a training framework consisting of educational objectives, teaching plans and examples of teaching materials standardized at EU level.
These instruments will be created with the involvement of the national organizations and institutions who will validate the proposed qualification (ENSHPO has already a good network of contacts with them). This involvement should convince the validating institutions of the necessity to include in their approved schemes training programmes that are harmonised with the training objectives of the EurOSHM and EurOSHT certification standards. The issue of negotiations with governments about incorporating their role of validating the employment of safety professionals coming from one country to work in another will also be addressed.
The network of training centers, professionals from the field of education, the academic world, which will be created based on the existing ENSHPO and ENETOSH networks, will facilitate a positive impact in other countries not represented in the project consortium. These will include the German speaking countries, members of the DACHL organization and Greece, as most of the material will be translated into Greek by CySHA, the Cypriot partner.
The Consortium actually includes associations representing a large number of OSH professionals and experts in the field of Occupational Safety and Health. This insures the direct involvement of SMESs and large companies through their OSH professionals. Moreover the Consortium includes organisations working in the field of Education and Training that will facilitate the participation of trainers, training centres, researchers and other educational organisations. Finally, other sectors, social partner organisations and companies will be invited to take part at the workshop and at the Final Conference.
The involvement of other organisations will be reached through the following activities:
- the evaluation of the state of the art and of the actual needs
- the evaluation of problems arising from mobility barriers of OSH professionals
- the evaluation of emerging training needs
- discussions in the forums of the Community
Nutzung und Verbreitung von Ergebnissen
Anerkennung, Transparenz, Zertifizierung
Berufsorientierung und -beratung
Erziehung und Unterricht
Erbringung von Freiberuflichen, Wissenschaftlichen und Technischen Dienstleistungen
Verfahren zur Analyse und Prognose des Berufsbildungsbedarfes
Beschreibung neuer Berufsprofile
Transparenz und Zertifizierung
The project will produce:
- country reports on OSH training
- a new profile for OSH professionals with qualifications in units of Learning outcome (LO)
- a flexible instrument to validate, transfer and recognize learning results, ready to be transferred also in the other EU countries where the consortium members are not active.
- teaching plans
- teaching materials
- a network of training centres, professionals and representatives from the field of education and the academic world
The material supplied by the project will be in English. Participating institutions will be responsible for translation into their own languages