Title Project D.R.I.V.E.N. Drivers and Road transport Instructors Vocational European Network
Project Number 518446-LLP-1-2011-1-CH-LEONARDO-LAM
Project Type Accompanying measures
Individual Participation Not possible
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text Our Leonardo D.R.I.V.E.N. project contributes to support the realisation of a EU area for drivers' and instructors's lifelong learning as it addresses the new requirements arising fom EU Directive 2003/59/EC. The directive makes on-going vocational training obligatory for truck drivers. By promoting TOT to FCO (Train-The-Trainer to CPC Driver Obligatory Training) the project seeks to provide road transport instructors with a high level of skills enabling them to deliver the obligatory periodic training efficiently to ensure its sustained impact on the target group.
Summary Road Tansport is undergoing rapid changes. The EU enlargement, the shortage of both professional truck drivers and qualified instructors, the increasing need for qualifications are placing new challenges on the road transport sector. The EU directive 2003/59/EC applied to all Member States as from 10 September 2009 for category C vehicles, aims to meet the needs of this sector in terms of professionalism and attractiveness. Consequently it makes periodic training (FCO) obligatory every five years to ensure that drivers respond to the need of the industry and maintain their employability. Focus is on safer, greener, more fuel-efficient and smarter driving, legislative changes, driver's health, well-being and responsibilities in compliance with a EU sustainable transport policy. Under our Transfer of innovation project - TOT to FCO, i.e. Training of Trainers to FCO - we have transferred training skills and knowledge intended to FCO instructors in Poland and Spain. The objective is to establish a pan-European qualitative level for instructors involved in training professional truck drivers. D.R.I.V.E.N. aims to promote TOI project results well beyond its lifetime in order to ensure its sustainability. We are seeking to capitalise on TOI development activities undertaken within the dissemination and exploitation stage such as the organisation of seminars for awareness building on TOT to FCO. The seminars, workshops, publications and the professional on-line community implemented within D.R.I.V.E.N. will aim to increase the recognition of TOT to FCO amongst a large target user group of private and public stakeholders in Europe and beyond. The ultimate objective is to provide a sustainable business model to be used by policy-makers across the EU in order to guarantee high level professionalism in road haulage transport training delivery. The project will benefit from the IRU's worldwide excellence and recognition in professional road transport training.
Four events targeting stakeholders have been planned and two events have already taken place in Croatia and in France. They all aim to provide a thorough explanation on the TOT to FCO project and provide guidance on how to implement it. Each event will last one day (morning: seminar / afternoon: workshop). They are intended to build awareness on the TOT to FCO programme’s availability. They will be held in various countries in Europe to extend and maximise the project results to a large community of both private and public stakeholders.
o Croatia (new EU member state that needs support for efficient implementation of CPC Driver)
o France (country with a vast experience in the implementation of periodic training)
o England (country where periodic training needs some harmonization)
o Poland (country where periodic training has just been implemented)
- Four workshops to instructors shall be in the continuation of the seminar but the target audience will be more restricted and more specialised (target: instructors or “will be instructors”).
Recognition, transparency, certification
Transportation and Storage
transparency and certification
open and distance learning
The project products will include:
-Dedicated Web pages hosted on the IRU Academy website
-Develop and manage a “CPC Driver instructor” open virtual community to ensure exchange of experiences, best practices, access to programme etc.
-IRU Publications in order to build awareness on the programme availability to be distributed to IRU members, IRU Academy Accredited Training institutes (ATIs) and the large public and private road transport community in the European Union and new candidate countries.
-TOT to FCO seminars organised in France, Poland, Croatia and England in order to present and explain the project and how to implement it
-Capacity Building Instructors’ workshops
organised in the wake of each seminar in France, Belgium, Croatia and England
-Bilingual leaflets and folders distributed to all DRIVEN Seminar/workshop participants
-Further press coverage: publication of press releases mainly intended to road transport professional media
-The project will be showcased in the “This is the IRU”
-DRIVEN has its own logo