Meeting in Falun of PR-ERF project

PRERF FALUN1Falun (Sweden) was the city chosen to host the third transnational meeting of PR-ERF project from 18 to 21 January 2015.

PR-ERF project is two year Leonardo Da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project whose aim is to develop a holistic methodology for recognition and development of 8 ERF Key Competences for personal assistants in healthcare sector. The proposed methodology will be linked to the level 4/5 of the NQF, to make it compatible with the requirements of Continuing Vocational Training.

This meeting marked a milestone in the project once finished the research and curriculum development stage. It begins a new stage in which the design of learning methodology, self-assessment tool and training platform are key activities.

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Held in Santander the kick-off meeting of INMATOUR project (Gestor Europeo de Innovación en Destinos Turísticos Inteligentes y Responsables)

inmatourSDRDOCUMENTA is now implementing a new project, INMATOUR (European Manager of Innovation in Smart and Responsible Territories) financed by the Erasmus + program, which has been kicked-off through a first meeting with its partners in Santander, the city where the organization is located. The kick-off meeting has taken place 8th and 9th January.

The INMATOUR project will be implemented until August 2016 with the support of a consortium composed by several training& development organizations coming from 4 European countries: Rinova (UK), Folkuniversitetet (Sweden); MMC Management Center (Cyprus), and Lifelong Learning Research Institute (Greece), with the aim of creating a new training curriculum oriented to learn how to manage innovation at tourism destinations across Europe.

Innovation in the tourism industry is very important, as this sector is one of the most relevant economic areas in terms of GPD and territorial development for all the participating countries in this project. Innovation is also key to the ongoing process of economic, social and environmental restructuring the EU is now facing against the economic turndown, and together with knowledge, they help to promote higher levels of employment, social cohesion and environmental and economic sustainability.

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Key competences for personal assistant in health care sector

A bridge between training and needs of the economical sector to improve employability of workers and recent graduates

prerfIn an economy characterized by change and evolution, companies have to show flexibility and adaptability to be competitive in a market where products and services are continuously innovate. Similarly this context requires an adaptation of the skills and knowledge of workers to maintain their employability in the company and in the market itself.

This means to cope with a training provision that it is not known in advance and must be updated continuously. In this sense, CVET is the best supporting for companies and workers.

The program developed in the PR-ERF project faces this situation by providing through the curriculum proposed in the Key Competences of European Reference Framework the knowledge, but also, skills and attitudes that will assist the upskilling of employees along their working life.

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Testing YES PACK: Training Pilots for Young Entrepreneurs

Now available the 4th newsletter of European project YES describing the testing of YES PACK training programme for entrepreneurs, main result of the project.

Young entrepreneurs in Spain, Turkey, Greece and Portugal have tested Logo YEs
YES PACK training program, which offers key contents to start up and successfully manage a business. YES PACK is an innovative VET programme addressing young unemployed, referring to Youth Entrepreneurship and providing with materials and educational contents essential for any prospective successful entrepreneur.

YES PACK Learning Units:

1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship, 2. Starting a Business, 3. Risk Management and Business Law, 4. Marketing, 5. Business Finance and Economics, 6. Management of a Firm, 7. Taxation, 8. Business Plan.

More information in YES European project 4th Newsletter