Title COLOR for Migrants
Project Number 191175-LLP-1-2010-1-IT-LEONARDO-ECVET
Project Type Other EU-Projects
Individual Participation Not possible
The COLOR project addressed six Italian Regions (Campania, Latium, Piedmont and Tuscany, as well as Basilicata and Calabria and FORMEDIL as associated partners), the competent Authorities in the field of assessment and recognition of qualifications, committed to pilot test ECVET-oriented mechanisms in the construction and healthcare sectors. We also targeted local stakeholders and practitioners requiring successfully tested tools.
COLOR pursued a two-fold objective: setting up a sustainable network of Regional Authorities, stakeholders and practitioners; and pilot testing ECVET procedures for the evaluation, recognition and transfer of Learning Outcomes (LOs).
The CO.L.O.R. (COmpetency and Learning Outcomes Recognition for migrants) project aimed at satisfying specific requirements related to competency valorisation and LO recognition for migrants.
CO.L.O.R. focused on two specific sectors: healthcare and construction, and on qualifications (based on both national and regional standards) at the EQF level 3, which represents the “basic” level of qualifications (the first “achievement” in terms of competency) to enter the Italian labour market.
CO.L.O.R. put into practice ECVET mechanisms to achieve:
qualifications adapted and tested (in terms of LO) on the basis of shared and tested transferable methods;
defined assessment, validation and recognition processes;
testing activities (including a Repertory of case studies) to assess the transferability of the recognition processes in a trans-sectorial dimension;
a Memorandum of Understanding on ECVET-related issues among the Italian Regions involved aimed at promoting a wider use of the project results and transfer of its results into mainstream practices.
The expected impact will be in terms of innovative and concrete opportunities of LO recognition. This exercise of designing and adapting national and regional qualifications to the LO approach aimed at being transferred to other sectors/context/levels, while at the same time ensuring coherence with the overall system. The commitment of the competent regional Authorities involved in the COLOR MoU (2013-2015)will maximise the projct impact at regional and national level.
Launched in March 2011, COLOR aimed to support the experimental ECVET application in Italy in two sectors – healthcare and construction – with ISFOL and six regional Authorities in the national partnership: Campania (Arlas), Lazio, Piedmont and Toscana, besides Basilicata and Calabria as associate partners. The National Formedil Agency was also associate partner of the Project. MQC (Malta), NCTVETD (Romania) and SCQF (Scotland) supported the national partnership with consultancy services to ensure the inter-legibility of the practices developed.
COLOR adopted ECVET principles to meet specific needs of valorising competences and recognising learning outcomes of individuals with few qualifications, mostly “migrant workers” who must be able to qualify and
re-qualify more easily in the current labour market context.
The project ended in April 2013 but the ECVET testing continues in the 2013-2015 period within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding between regional competent Authorities.
Recognition, transparency, certification
The Progress Report (Public part) is avaailble for consultation (March 20111-March 2012)