Aleksandra Nikolova is working on her own internet start-up company. A few years ago, she decided to quit university because she wasn’t convinced she was learning any practical skills. « There are lots of young people who are just finishing university, they can’t find a job because of lack of experience and they are disappointed with reality, » says Aleksandra.
- Nearly 300 international institutional agreements
- Special partnerships with the Universities of Lille, Valenciennes, Paris, Grenoble and Berkeley Montreal
- The headquarters of Unica network which covers all major universities in 38 European capitals
- The participation in major European training (Leonardo da Vinci, Socrates, Grundtvig, Minerva, etc..)
EMF as e-Skills Week stakeholder attended on 19 March 2012 the e-Skills Week stakeholders opening conference in Brussels. The Conference bought together all stakeholders – such as high-level public authorities, key industry representatives and research organisations – to discuss the current situation and needs of the e-Skilled workforce.
More events and activities are foreseen for the upcoming weeks, culminating in a dedicated e-Skills Week final conference on 30 March 2012.
- A set of defined professions in the field of ambient-assisted living;
- National qualification profiles in the field of professions in ambient-assisted living described by learning outcomes that will lead to
- Comprehensive European qualification profiles;
- Guidelines for training institutions complying with the principles of the ECVET
The new Green IT node project investigates the needed skills and competences for green ICT jobs. The project started in November 2011 and address the shortage of skilled professionals in the Green IT field. During the 24 months of the project, Green IT node will analyse the market needs, the existing trainings available for the different components and competences, and define a professional standard in the participating European countries.
The conference is organised by the European Commission Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry, in partnership with DIGITALEUROPE, EUN Schoolnet and other leading stakeholders.
The document looks at how ICT is being used in educational processes and incorporated into curricula before focusing on its role in enabling the development of innovative teaching methods. It also examines the promotion of transversal as well as job-related key competences, and the role of ICT in this process.
One of the key findings of the report shows that there is not a great disparity between schools in availability of ICT equipment but that there is still a lack of educational software and support staff. Teachers usually acquire ICT-related skills during their initial training, but further professional development is less common but needed.
Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner responsible for Education, Culture,Multilingualism and Youth indicates that “The solution to an effective use of ICT in education, however, is not technology itself. Most European countries have made significant investments over the last years with a view to ensuring universal access to ICT, with considerable success. The focus of today’s policy in the field should now move to advancing our understanding of how the new technologies are and can best be used in schools to support learning, and what are the barriers in the way of success.”