EUPROMA took part in the 2013 ECVET forum on the 13th of June 2013, in Prague. VET policy-makers, VET providers, practitioners, social partners and representatives from sector organizations and regions met to build stronger relationships and improve their knowledge of developments in ECVET and the other European instruments in education.
In the frame of the annual Forum, participants were part of different workshops focus on fostering geographical mobility, lifelong learning, the role of VET providers, companies, teachers, trainers, regions in the ECVET implementation.
Adriana Baer, was invited as key expert for her vast experience and active work on the promotion of implementation of ECVET at European level through the current EU funded projects, CompAAL and engAGEnt, in the field of ambient assisted living, Grin-CH, Sustainable ICT; e-Tourism Framework; ECVET-Trainer. Adriana shared her experience in the sessions ECVET implementation – the current state of play and the role of VET teachers and trainers in ECVET implementation.
During the event the ECVET Communities of Practice portal was also launched, the portal will help ECVET members stay connected and support collaboration.
Further information: http://www.ecvet-team.eu/
Le Label d’Excellence de l’Observatoire International des Métiers du Web a été décerné à Greta Bretagne Sud lors de la conférence « Impact des technologies web sur l’activité commerciale des entreprises et évolution des compétences ». François Adoue, directeur de l’Observatoire, a salué le travail d’équipe remarquable des formateurs du Greta et les a qualifié de fer de lance de la compétence TIC en Bretagne, seconde région de France en matière de Technologie de l’Information et de la Communication.
On 21 May 2013 the European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (UEAPME) published a Position Paper on the current implementation of the European tools:
- European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET)
- European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and
- European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET)
According to a report of the joint Informatics Europe& ACM Europe Working Group on Informatics Education (April 2013), all of Europe´s citizens need to be educated in informatics and digital literacy in order to avoid becoming a consumer of IT instead of being a global player.
The report also makes various recommendations to solve the problems resulting from the current situation:
- Children shall be educated in digital literacy. This comprises the skills, but also practices of using the tools effectively and ethically.
- Children shall also be be taught in informatics as a separate scientific subject.
- Teachers need to be trained immediately.
- The definition of informatics curricula should rely on the existing work on this issue.
To access the full report, please click the following link: http://www.informatik.org/upload/pdf/ACMandIEreport.pdf
On 29-31 May 2013 Rhodes, Greece welcomed around 100 participants in the 6th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA). This year the focus was on technological solutions for the in- home care of the elderly, as well as the care of people with chronic disorders.
- Exploring Ambient Assisted Living Job Profiles, Achilles Kameas (Hellenic Open University)
- Emerging AAL jobs and competence needs identified by the CompAAL project, Adriana Baer (Euproma)
- e-Jobs Observatory: Promoting European standards in qualification for AAL jobs, Aikaterini Sylla (EMF-The Forum of e-Excellence)