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Transparent qualifications in the engineering secto

The acquisition of a deeper transparency of people’s qualifications and competences is one of EU’s priority objectives. The definition of an European Qualification Framework aims to reach several macro-objectives, such as the support and realisation of an “economy based on a more competitive and dynamic knowledge of the world” (Lisbon 2000) and the sustentative actions aiming to the cohesion policies for building an economic, social and politic integrated framework.

The support to the transparency policies allows to:

  • enhancing the competences acquired by the people, in order to individuate the skills;
  • enabling people in finding a motivation for a life long and life wide learning support;
  • easing the people’s professional mobility in the countries, regions, sectors and single enterprises;
  • rising the quality of the training supply systems.

In this way and in the ambit of the Europass implementation process, the project intends to support the workers’ professional mobility employed in the mechanical-engineering sector of the 5 countries involved in the project (Italy, Romania, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic). As far as the investigated sector concerns, it represents a relevant leading element in the economic and productive systems in the local areas of the involved countries, both in economic and employment terms and in the phenomena that attest training and vocational “emergencies”.

Coordination: IAL Emilia Romagna - Bologna (ITA)
Contact: Helmut Kronika
Duration: October 2006 - September 2008

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.