Developing the KA2 Erasmus Plus European Mobility Project EUROMOB
Spain Internship and the Chamber of Commerce of Seville have teamed up with organizations from 7 different European countries, like TÜV Austria, the University of Porto or the European Centre in Training for Employment Greece (ECTE) to develop an online tool to identify, measure and recognise soft skills that VET and Higher Education students have acquired during their mobility programme in a European country with the acknowledgement of companies and educational institutions.
Our project is in line with “Education and Training 2020”, the strategy of the European Commission, in which one objective is mobility and it covers two of the new priority areas of “European and Training 2020”, published in 2015, which are the relevant and high quality knowledge, skills and competences, and the transparency and recognition of them. Moreover it will adhere to the “New Skills Agenda for Europe” adopted by the Commission on 10 June 2016, which consists of 10 action points to make the right training, skills and support available to people in EU, such as Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, with the goal of improving the digital skills of the wider population.
The aim of the project is to develop and implement a multi-national open online platform, whereby students can create a profile and gain validation of their knowledge and professional skills, concentrating on soft skills such as team work and communication. After this the students will be able to share the information with any third parties such as employers. Each student will be able to create a profile and any European employer will be able to search for the right candidates according to their criteria.
Furthermore our objective is to improve the possibility of employment for graduates and this would be made possible by our online platform as they can certify their skills to employers. This tool aims as well to be complementary to other European tools and systems (Europass, EQF, ECVET, ECTS, Esco..) and will be linked to all of them to recognise online skills and certifications acquired abroad.
We believe that this online platform will promote the link between knowledge recognition, mobility placement and employability as well as reinforcing, highlighting and promoting the importance of doing a work placement.
The project whas been presented in London on the 21st March 2018.
About Erasmus+ and KA2
Erasmus+ is the EU´s programme to support education, training, youth and sport within Europe. The aim of Erasmus+ is to reduce the number of premature school leavers which would in turn reduce the risk of them being unemployed and socially marginalised. They also want to empower young people and to allow them to have an active role in society. It is also working with other schemes such as Europe 2020 Strategy and ET 2020 to achieve their objectives which are also about reducing unemployment and increasing the amount of young people in higher education. The project will run from 2014 until 2020 with a budget of €14.7 billion in order to help achieve its aims.
Key Action 2 (KA2) is the Cooperation for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices. The KA2 is about making it possible for participating organisations to work together in order to develop and improve provision for learners as well as to share innovative practices. It will focus on the sharing, developing and transferring of innovative practices in education, training and youth provision throughout participating countries and aims to increase the positive impact of European activities at all levels. The project covers 5 fields which are higher education, vocational education and training, schools, adult education and youth. Under Key Action 2 organisations can apply for funding to work in partnership with organisations from other participating countries.