GUIDE! Final Conference

GuideBerlin3GUIDE! team carried out the final conference of the project on the 5th November 2013 in Berlin. Guidance practitioners and policy makers from the partners’ countries (Germany, Italy, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Austria and Spain) attended to the event.

During this two years’ project:

• The chosen core competences which are in the main focus of the case studies were developed on the basis of a questionnaire filled in by 144 guidance practitioners from 7 different countries.

6 cases studies & 6 corresponding teaching notes were developed in 6 different languages which makes in total 72 different documents.

• The final case studies and teaching notes are influenced by the feedback of 81 testing candidates.

75% of them said their knowledge and awareness raising about is raised after working with the case studies.

During the conference, the European situation regarding guidance was analyzed, comparing the services and the methodologies undertaken among the above mentioned countries.

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DOCUMENTA Attends the European Conference on Quality in VET in Västerås, Sweden

CQAFfinalConferenceOn September 26, 2013, all partners of the Leonardo da Vinci project “Common Quality Assurance Framework-VET, a provider online model” (CQAF-VET online) attended the Conference that puts the finishing touch to a of long-way project. Based on a previous project which also counted with support of DOCUMENTA, CQAF-VET online has been developed as a self-evaluation tool for vocational training and training centers based on a common framework of Quality Assurance aimed at operating in the European level. The model also provides support to ensure the quality of the training programmes in Vocational training and Adult education by addressing the strategic aspects pointed out by the experts of the sector in each country (Contents of the training and learning, management of the organization, the learners, etc.). In this way the model can be a support in jointly working on the continuous improvement of education.

The event was held at the Aros Conference Centre in Västerås (Sweden), and counted with the participation of experts in Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning at European level, as well as authorities in the areas of Education and Culture from the European Commission and the Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational education.

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Final Stage of CERF: European Conference

CERFportadaDuring the implementation of the CERF project, the Educational Organization «DIMITRA» and the Chamber of Larissa conducted the European Conference: European Reference Framework (ERF): Development of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning and Employability, at the Municipal Art Gallery of Larissa (G.I. Katsigras Museum) on Thursday, 19th of September 2013.

The aim of the Conference was to highlight the role, the impact on the labor market and the need for modern citizens to obtain the eight Key Competences – as they are defined by the European Reference Framework.      

According to the Council and the European Parliament, all European citizens need those eight Key Competences for their person al fulfillment, social inclusion, active citizenship and employability in a knowledge-based society.

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YES: Training for Youngsters Entrepreneurship

YesF1Youth unemployment is probably one of the most urgent problems in the EU. Today's youth are three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. To deal with this reality, it is necessary to promote effective training programs aimed to this group, enabling them to expand their career options in order to access to the European labour market.

Several initiatives such as the YES Project (Youth unemployment fostering Entrepreneurial Skills), in which DOCUMENTA takes part, along with other European organizations, propose a practical approach to support young unemployed people, focusing on entrepreneurship skill development and training, in line with the EU key competence “Sense of the of Entrepreneurship”. The project focuses on the transfer of two previously developed training products: the profile of the young entrepreneur (model and questionnaire ePROF) - Greece - and the training package for entrepreneurs ePACK - Lithuania - to other contexts, and the design of the ECVET youth entrepreneur curricula regarding the EQF system.

We invite you to learn more about the YES project through the digital leaflet which has been recently launched by the project partners.