Project program Erasmus+, Strategic partnerships
Project name European Partnership for Service Specialists
Acronym EUROPARTNERSS
Project number 2014-1-LT01-KA200-000604
Project coordinator Karalius Mindaugas vocational training centre, Lithuania
Project partners Johanniter Akademie Bildungsinstitut Mitteldeutschland, Germany
Euroform RFS, Italy
ESPROMINHO – ESCOLA PROFISSIONAL DO MINHO, LDA, Portugal
SBG Dresden, Germany
Wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft gemeinnuetzige GmbH, Germany
FEDERAZIONE CNOS FAP VENETO, Italy
Project duration September, 2014 – September, 2016. 24 months
Project description International cooperation between the initial VET providers very often is focused on the mobilities of students, teachers and trainers, development of the joint new training and /or study programmes and other issues. All these fields of cooperation are very important for improvement of quality and attractiveness of initial VET in the different countries. However, the potential benefits of such cooperation can remain very limited, if this cooperation does not entail methodical and holistic exchanges in the field of curriculum design by considering the comparative strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of curriculum design in the partners. Establishment and development of long term partnerships and networks of the initial VET institutions focused on the curriculum design in the different occupational fields presents by itself good opportunities to improve the contents of VET curricula and to make them more oriented to the international labour market needs thus enhancing effective and beneficial international movement of students and graduates in the EU. Therefore, the aim of this project is to establish the partnership of initial VET institutions focused on the intensive cooperation in designing and implementing of the initial VET curricula in the field of Floristic, Hospitality Management, Paramedic and Image Design. This goal was achieved by:
a) analysing and comparing the work processes of selected fields (Floristic, Hospitality Management, Paramedic and Image Design) in the partners countries by identifying the main changes of the work processes and their implications to the needs of competences;
b) comparing of the competences and learning outcomes outlined in the curricula of Floristic, Hospitality Management, Paramedic and Image Design provided by the partners’ institutions;
c) setting-up a catalogue (list) of the work processes and related competences typical for partner countries;
d) designing of the training modules for the selected work processes;
e) testing of the designed modules in the training systems of partner countries;
f) preparing guidelines for the selection, usage and adaptation of developed modules in designing the initial VET programmes.
The project have address the following needs:
1. The needs of initial VET schools in enhancing the mobility of students and improving the impact of this mobility to the skills development.
2. The needs related to the updating and developing of training/study curricula seeking to respond to the needs of labour market.
3. The needs of VET teachers, experts in curriculum design for the methodical know-how and exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of curriculum design.
Project budget 218 031 EUR