CompAAL was presented to the members of the IT and Communication Social Dialogue Committee (IKPB) in Budapest

The Hungarian IT and Communication Social Dialogue Committee (ITDC)* organised its regular meeting on 19 November 2013 in Budapest, within the framework of which the results of the CompAAL project were presented to the participating experts, involved in ICT education development in Hungary. 

The event hosted 4 presentations followed by a discussion among the participants. Ms Erzsébet Szlamka, representing the Educational Authority, provided an overview of the European Qualifications Framework and the status of the development of the National Qualifications Framework in Hungary (MKKR). Her presentation was followed by a detailed introduction into the vocational training related national sub-project of MKKR. Ms Kinga Szebeni, National Labour Office, indicated that by mid 2013 the classification of each vocational training must be completed. 
The third presentation was given by Ms Klara Süveges-Heilingbrunner, representing the ICT Association of Hungary which is the Hungarian partner of the CompAAL project. Ms Süveges-Heilingbrunner informed the participants on the results of the CompAAL project which is close to its termination. The presentation provided an overview both on the 5 Rob Profiles in the field of AAL, defined by the CompAAL experts, as well as the Training Guide which has been elaborated for VET providers, employers and employees involved or interested in AAL related vocational trainings.
Within the framework of the last presentation, Mr József Mlinarics, member of ITCDC, informed the audience on the eJobs Observatory, its functionalities and services.
ITCDC is a bilateral forum operating on sectorial  level. It is a body that implements interest representation, interest protection, interest mediation and interest conciliating tasks at work. Its aim is to achieve constructive co-operation of the social partners. The participants observe the national laws, the EU directives and the valid agreements of each sector.

Erasmus+ Work Programme 2014/2015 published on 12 December 2013!

Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020, starting in January 2014. The Work Programme 2014/2015 was published on 12 December 2013! 

Erasmus+ aims at boosting skills and employability, and modernising Education, Training and Youth work. With a budget of €14.7 billion within its 7 year programme, it represents a 40% increase compared to current spending levels and shows the EU’s commitment to investing in these areas.

Have a look here to find out what’s in it for you!

Horizon 2020 Work Programmes 2014/15 published today!

After the final adoption yesterday, the European Commission published the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes today. 
All programmes and ancillary documents such as model contracts, rules of participation etc. can be found at: 

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/funding/reference_docs.html

Interactive Network, the interactive native maker

The French organization Interactive Natives (Bordeaux) aims to create innovation through services and products for education: creation of e-learning platforms, multimedia websites, apps for mobile phones and tablets, professional videos, serious games, … They decided to join the e-Jobs Observatory to participate and collaborate within the network.
« We are interested to offer all partners of the e-Jobs Observatory our support for creating rich visual and interactive content as well as provide our knowledge to the whole community of this Network. » said Andrés Sandoval from Interactive Natives. « And on the other hand we strongly believe in interaction and connections between supporters for a same objective that can help everybody in their own organizations.« 
Interactive Natives provides also educational programs that allows students to identify and manipulate several ICT’s tools and platforms for communication and engagement purposes. These courses are made for everybody that want to become an « interactive native ».