26 Apr

Network fostering the European Work-based learning system for VET providers

ERASMUS+ KA3 – Networks and partnerships of Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers

Project reference:
Lead partner:
IAL Marche Srl
24 months (01/11/2019 – 31/10/2021)

Due the variety of systems, socioeconomic contexts and starting points in the education and training sector, Member States are at different levels of development in VET. However, Italy, France, Germany, Slovenia and Greece share the same need to support the empowerment of their VET providers’ actors in drawing and implementing high quality Work Based Learning schemes.

To meet this challenge NEW VET project seeks to:
1 – Systemise national networking opportunities for VET providers to further become effective lever in supporting VET reforms at their national and EU level.
2 – Increase the quality of national VET systems giving effective implementation to EU recommendations and tools (i.e. ECVET);
3 – Raise the awareness on the Work-Based Learning system to make VET a more popular and attractive system.

Pilot an empowering approach for multilevel cooperation among VET providers by creating transnational and national VET providers’ partnerships, to work together to systematise mobilities and training opportunities for learners and trainers belonging to their Work-Based Learning frameworks. Through the multilevel pilot activities, VET providers will gain, not only the ability to lead cooperation projects at national levels but also to further involve VET providers having never contributed or benefit from the European cooperation. Furthermore, VET teachers and trainers will be empowered in the effective use of the EU funded tools in their national languages and they will become effective drivers of VET quality and efficiency enhancing the impact and the relevance of VET national systems to which they belong.

Furthermore, and to foster the communication, dissemination and support for the VET Policy Agenda NEW VET will implement target activities to spread the attractiveness of the VET system both at EU and at each partner’s national level. This will be achieved by mainstreaming direct experiences of the VET policy implementation through several communication channels and bottom up storytelling initiatives and inspirations stories shared by the very same beneficiaries of the VET system (i.e. learners and teachers and in-company trainers). Project activities will make viral the message “You can follow your talent, VET is a first choice!” and partners will contribute in making national VET systems more popular and attractive by launching contests, awarding high-profile prizes and organizing innovative events.

VET providers of the EU partners member states

Lycée C. et A. Dupuy- Greta du Velay (FR)

Šolski center Nova Gorica (SI)

IHK-Projektgesellschaft mbH (DE)

ReadLab (EL)




Olympic Training and Consulting (EL)

CISL Nazionale, Social partner (ITA)

Confartigianato (ITA)

Camera di Commercio delle Marche (ITA)

Associazione degli Industriali di Ancona (ITA)

Associazione degli Industriali di Macerata (ITA)

26 Apr

Building new skills for innovative business models in the performing arts sector

CREATIVE EUROPE – Culture Small Scale Cooperation projects

Project reference:
Lead partner:
Consorzio Marce Spettacolo
30 months (01/10/2019 – 31/03/2022)

TRAINART addresses the need of artists/cultural operators to shape their entrepreneurial mindsets, to ensure the financial sustainability of their activities, to turn their talent into a profession and to become fully able to make a living from their art. Thus, the project aims at strengthening the competitiveness of the European Performing Arts sector and shaping new skills for cultural operators interested in developing innovative business models in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs).

Creation of a peer learning community made up of creative partners coming from Italy, Spain, Sweden and Serbia and supported by Associated Partners also coming from Ireland, will address two particular fields of CCIs A_the innovation of management models for partners cultural spaces and B_the introduction of innovative services in their performing art portfolios (i.e. live performances in non-conventional contexts). Project strategy will firstly lay on the assessment of the missing professional skills needed in both the fields at local levels.

Secondly, it will implement a blended-long term Capacity Building for a pilot group of beneficiaries that will participate in 120 training hours delivered via MOOCs (60h), to foster transversal skills in management, business and marketing common to both the CCIs fields and through transnational mobility schemes (60h) specifically tailored on field A or B. 6 Training Hotspots will be hosted by project partners during the project lifetime to provide beneficiaries with training sessions leaded by business models experts/mentors, capitalization visits and peer networking initiatives, hotbeds of creativity for new co-production ideas and cross-fertilizations among economic sectors. Finally, to test and evaluate learning outcomes achieved through TRAINART programme, 8 new models of revenue, management and marketing will be piloted in the local CCIs.

24 artists/cultural operators from Theatre, Dance and Music sectors.

Teater Nu (SE)

Kulturanova (RS)

Haceria Arteak (ES)



Limerick County Council (IE)

26 Apr

Project reference:
Lead partner:
24 months  (01/10/2018 – 30/09/2020)

The EU Directive 2012/29 of the European Parliament reaffirms the principle that “a crime is not only a wrong to society, but also a violation of the individual rights of victims”. Restorative justice starts from the assumption that the crime generates a conflict that causes the breaking of symbolically shared social expectations. The crime becomes an offense that does not only affect those who committed it and those who sanction it with the sentence, but who has suffered the wrong and the laceration: the victim and society. With both, the fractures must be repaired, not so much with monetary compensations, but with positive actions. Fundamentals of restorative justice are: the responsibility of the offender to whom a proactive attitude is required, the recognition of the victim whose suffering must be repaired, the involvement of the community in the process of reparation of the damage.

Thus, KINTSUGI general objective seeks at fostering social inclusion of people subjected to alternative measures to detention for crimes of through the implementation of restorative practices paths. In doing this, the project intends to improve the skills and competences of the trainers/operators of the organizations cooperating in “probation measures through works of public utility” and in other measures alternative to detention. The aim is to facilitate the implementation of restorative justice paths, spreading the meaning of reparation and promoting the assumption of responsible attitudes towards victims, society and community rules.

The working methodology schedules two project phases one for preparation of and one for implementation. Thus, firstly, project partners will have the opportunity to share European restorative justice practices, to capitalize working methods and to develop a joint training program for staff.

Then, participants will be selected and they will participate in the 90-hours joint training program taking place through weekly sessions in Northern Ireland, Italy and Belgium. Throughout the whole KINTSUGI life cycle, partners will be able to systematize links and build relationships, in order to create a real European

30 participants coming from staff of the partners’ organisations and selected among social workers, trainers and offender’s tutors, mediators specialized in the victim-offender relationship and/or in family mediation and community conflicts.

Associazione Spondé ONLUS (IT)
European Forum for Restorative Justice (BE)
Ulster University (UK)
“MEDIANTE” Agency for criminal mediation (BE)
“ARPEGE” Agency for Restorative practices (BE)

Direzione Generale per l’Esecuzione Penale Esterna e la Messa alla Prova – Dipartimento Giustizia Minorile e della Comunità (Ufficio esecuzione penale di Pisa) (IT)
Dipartimento Amministrazione Penitenziaria – Direzione Generale della Formazione (IT)
Caritas Diocesana di Pisa (IT)
“Arnera” Società Cooperativa Onlus (IT)
Associazione “Controluce” (IT)
Associazione “Ora Legale” Onlus (IT)

26 Apr

The VET-BUSiness Alliance to systemise WBL experiences in the manufacturing sector of the Marche Region

ERASMUS+ KA3 – VET-Business Partnerships on Work-based learning and Apprenticeships

Project reference:
Lead Partner:
IAL Marche Srl
24 MONTHS (01/11/2017 – 31/10/2019)

In 2015 Italy reformed the legal framework of its national dual-VET and apprenticeship system to bridge the gap between the world of education and the labour market needs. However, implementing the new dual system at local level were problematic despite of an active engagement of VET institutions and business organisations. In effect, in the Marche regional territory, the introduction of this newly reformed system were not delivering effective outputs in terms of offering very attractive work-based learning programmes for local apprentices and in terms of delivering effective VET learning outcomes matching with the professional skills required by the business actors.

To face this problem VETBUS project sought to establish a local VET-business alliance aiming at A) Better matching VET schools curricula with the specific professional skills required by the local manufacturing sector; B) Actively involving local manufacturing companies in the process; C) Raising the quality excellence and attractiveness of the VET WBL programmes in Marche Region context.

Partners firstly carried out an internal capacity building programme to share good practices and learn from the German Dual VET well-established models. Then, project partners and social parties belonging to associated partners established the VETBUS Alliance at local level and they carried out a skills need assessment on the regional manufacturing sector (to better identify which are the most requested competences of the Mechanical Operator professional profile) and then they delivered a set of operative tools for the elaboration of qualified VET curricula (according EQF and ECVET systems). An operative working group, made up of VET and Business experts, was set up in the framework of the VETBUS Alliance, to systemise its operative methodology, to design an updated pilot WBL path for the Mechanical Operator curriculum and to develop a Vademecum for private companies willing to host students and apprentices during their Work Based Learning experiences. Finally, the pilot “Mechanical Operator” WBL programme was further tested by a sample of 20 students and it was further evaluated and officially validated by the Regional Local Authority in charge of recognise competences achieved through VET paths.

VET schools/providers and business companies involved in the implementation of the dual-VET system in the Marche Region

IHK-Projektgesellschaft mbH (DE)
Regione Marche
Camera di Commercio delle Marche
iGuzzini illuminazione Spa

Associazione Industriali della Provincia di Ancona
Unione Sindacale Regionale Cisl Marche
Istituto di Istruzione Superiore “Corridoni”
Confindustria Macerata