Title Nuove professionalità attraverso le Competenze per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile. New jobs throgh ESD competencies.
Project Number 2010-1-IT1-LEO05-01011
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The Project intended to give a contribution to the acquiring of skills on Environmental/Educational Sustainable Development for the development of new expertises and professionalisms and for strenghtening the adaptability and employability of people already involved in the world of work.
The Project was created to match the work world needs and to enhance the effectiveness of education and training systems, through supporting the development and acquisition of new skills to enable an approach to an economic and social system which is deeply changing.
To this end, it was necessary to build a strong and synergic interaction between education and vocational training systems and the world of work.
Through the synergic collaboration of all partners, the Project developed an instrument to support the construction of VET actions for ESD key skills development.
The instrument came as result of a transfer of innovation from a previous Comenius project, 'Competences for ESD Education for Sustainable Development teachers '.
Integrating and enriching the results of the Comenius project with the contributions brought by the experience of the international Project partners and by the requests/needs of the SMEs’s and the public administrations', were developed some Guidelines.
The Guidelines have been publishedin form of manual, named:'EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. A tool to design training courses.
The project was implemented by a Consortium composed by representatives of the VET system, SMEs, public administrations,both at the national and International level.
The international partnership, represented by Municipality of Malmö (SW) and Leuphana University Luneburg (DE), collaborated offering its deep and broad experience on activities and training in theme of ESD, at the public administration and at the SME level.
The VET systems was represented in the Consortium by two Secondary School Institutes and by the Vocational Training Service of the Province of Grosseto; this is the public body for territorial economic and social development which has the institutional role of training and of planning of training actions at the local level.
Confindustria Grosseto in the Consortium played the role of giving voice to the the SMEs's needs.
It is infact the leading representative organization of industrial producers which compares with political forces and trade unions.
The envisaged impact was the identification and development of new skills in the field of Sustainable Development and thus work opportunities through new professionalisms in the activities created by the sustainable development approach.
The project aimed at sustaining the important link between the Vocational Education Training (VET) system and the Work World in order to ensure that the Education and Professional Training systems function in conjunction with the rising needs of the Businesses.
The Project objective was to develop skills and competencies for an approach to an evolving economic and social system, which reflects a growing ethical, social and economical need for a Sustainable Approach to Development.
The project intended to provide a contribution to the development of "new skills" for new jobs, connected with the sustainable development approach and to strengthen the adaptability and employability of individuals currently in the work world.
The transfer of innovation was carried out by the transnational partnership composed by: Italy, Sweden, Germany.
The partnership of the Consortium was the expression of a representative of many different institutions, ranging from the work world to the education system and universities to that of public administration.
In relation to the European priorities, the project improved the quality of VET as it concentrates on developing vocational skills in consideration of the new labour market needs.
Particularly in the testing phase of the project SME and educational institutions have been tightly collaborating to manage the training activities and to elaborate the Guidelines: "Instructions for the construction of formative activities for the acquisition/development of competencies for ESD".
The innovative contribution of the working metodology was to test the training activities on the three target groups: SME, public administrations and education system, following the scheme of the Triple Helix Model.
Open and distance learning
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Information and Communication
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
program or curricula
material for open learning
The outputs of the New J ESD Com project are:
1) web site: http://www.njesd.com
2) the Guidelines: "Instructions for the
construction of formative activities for the acquisition/development of competencies for ESD.
The Guidelines have been edited in form of manual, published as:'EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. A tool to design training courses.