Transnational Project Meeting, Bacau (RO) 2-3 October 2019

 

Transnational Project Meeting

Bacau (RO) 2-3 October 2019

Location: FSC Fundaţia de Sprijin Comunitar

       Strada Mărăști 32, Bacău 600332, Romania

AGENDA ITEMS :

  1. The current progress status of Value Plus and finalisation of output 3;
  2. Encountered critical issues;
  3. Planning of the envisaged final event to be held in Italy;
  4. Next step to be taken.

 

  • The current progress status of Value Plus and finalisation of output 3

After a recap of the main project activities, there has been a review of the output 3: “the toolkit for white labour and transparent skills . A shared system of tools for the recognition and validation of informal and non-formal competences in the field of home care”. The project coordinator explained the main features of the draft English version of this methodological and operational guide both describing the system of models and tools for the recognition and validation of informal and non-formal competences of care workers adopted by the Value + partners and offering a common operational  guidance on how to  carry out  the implementation process of transparency of competences based. All present agreed on the layout of the output and adopted the proposed version as the final common one to be translated into national languages and used for the testing phase on unqualified care workers. An agreement was also reached on how testing phase will be carried out:

Phase 1 – Reception, information and guidance;

Phase 2 – Identification of competences;

Phase 3 – Evaluation;

Step 4 – Validation and issue of the declaration of competence;

  • Encountered critical issues:

The main problem regarded the issue of having the toolkit adopted by competent authorities in order to validate the certifications, the Romanian partners referred the unwillingness of their competent authorities. The same problems were encountered by the Italian Coordinators in the short term.  As for the Spanish partners, they reported to be in touch with their national authorities with whom they would have a meeting once back to Spain. It was suggested the possibility to address this issue within a follow up Erasmus + project.

  • Planning of the envisaged final event to be held in Italy

It was agreed on the date of the 12 december

  • Next step to be taken: 

Draft of the “ECVET memorandum of Understanding”: all the present undertake to ensure the representativeness within the memorandum of major national/regional stakeholder (social partners and political-institutional and economic actors who are operating in the context of reference and implementing the ECVET system).

Within the Memorandum, the selected learning outcomes will be expressed according to the modalities of the European frameworks EQF and ECVET, i. e. in terms of knowledge, skills and competences. The description of the learning outcomes will also include the criteria for conversion into credits and how to apply them.