History of international cooperation

LLP Programme
TEAMCOACHING
LLP/Leonardo da Vinci/ToI project promoting social and professional inclusion for young unemployed people through company simulation, transversal competences development, group work and conflict management.
Period of implementation: 2014 / 2015.
#employability
www.leonardo-teamcoaching.eu

LLP Programme – LdV – Networks
iMove – Making mobility a reality
Project  for the definition and testing of quality procedures in mobility exchanges, developing tools and management platforms.
Period of implementation: 2013 / 2015.
#mobility
www.imovenetwork.org

LLP Programme
CINCO – Cooperation in Intercomprehension
Project focused on language learning and cultural differences, realizing trainings and developing tools about intercomprehension in Latin languages (ITA, FRA, ESP, POR, ROM).
Period of implementation: 2012 / 2014.
#interculturality #intercomprehension
www.projetocinco.eu

LLP Programme
NEW DEAL – New employees development and learning
Definition of an electronic platform supporting employees and employers in the definition of the competences characterizing a given job profile, of the assessment of the entry skills, of the training solutions needed to cover the gap between the two, and of the monitoring of the process of skills gaining typical of the role. The experimentation will be carried out in the field of Large Scale Retail Trade.
Period of implementation: 2012 / 2014.
#competences evaluation #employability

LLP Programme
Q-Placements
The project, coordinated by the Chamber of Commerce of Terrassa, will define and test quality procedures in mobility exchanges, for young people and companies, students and workers.
Period of implementation: 2011 / 2014.
#mobility
www.q-placements.eu

LLP Programme
EUforEX – Europeans, for example
The project will promote participation and volunteering throughout different actions in different countries, EUforEX is based on Reggio Emilia project background “I reggiani, per esempio” previously developed by the local Municipality to improve local participation and citizenship.
Period of implementation: 2011 / 2013.
#volunteering #citizenship #participation

LLP – LdV – Mobility PLM
4T4EU – Tolerance, Talent and Technology: Train for Europe
Organization of 100 mobilities grants for young people in Emilia-Romagna region, available on the labour market and aged between 19 and 32 years old. Destination countries: Portugal, Spain, Greece, France, UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania.
Period of implementation: 2010 / 2012.
#mobility
4t4eu.wordpress.com

LLP – LdV – Mobility PLM
COINSET – Innovative Competences for Entrepreneurship in the field of Marine Transport and Leisure Tourism
Training of new professionals in the field of ship industry and its led, with particular attention to the shipbuilding sector for passenger transport, to the commercial area, and to the recreational boating tourism, through the organization of internships abroad for the duration of 13 weeks, per 70 participants.
Period of implementation: 2010 / 2012.
#mobility

EuropeAid – IPA
CROATIA – Local partnerships for employment – Phase III
The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the implementation of the Human Resources Development Operation Programme to reduce unemployment and “threat” new unemployment.
Period of implementation: 2009 / 2011.
#employability

LLP – LdV – ToI
TITTESI – Transfer of Innovative Training Tools for Entrepreneurial Skills Improvement
Objective of the project is developing entrepreneurial skills for Slovak managers through training tools transferred by previous valuable EU projects. IFOA acts as the source of transfer, providing methodological and IT tools: questionnaires for needs analysis, structure and contents of training units, methods and tools for on-line assessment of competences, guidelines for trainers and trainees, web platform structure and services.
Period of implementation: 2009 / 2011.
#entrepreneurship

ESF 2007-2013 Tuscany POR OB. 2 – Transnational Activities
NOVIMPRE – For an innovative idea of entrepreneurship
Project to Transfer best practices and design a new training model in the territory of Grosseto Province, in Tuscany Region. Study visits in Wales about training management.
Period of implementation: 2009 / 2010.
#VET #study visit

LLP – LdV – ToI
TEEUP – Teachers, Employees, Employers Understanding Processes
The aim of this project is to investigate VETS/Trainers working with SMEs in relation to the delivery of programs/courses/training methodologies and processes used in relation to migrants and mobile workers, through the investigation of a common set of competences for Vocational Educational teachers and trainers (VETs) which can be eventually transferred to partnerships with Small, Medium Enterprises (SMEs) directed at the use of the “best practice” training methodologies for mobile workers and/or migrants.
Period of implementation: 2008 / 2010.
#migrants #mobility #employability

National Pre-Accession Programme for Turkey
TURKEY – Support to Human Resources Development through VET
Project to promote the development and competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Eastern and Southeastern regions of Turkey through the empowerment of a qualified and skilled labour force.
Period of implementation: 2008 / 2010.
#SMEs

AENEAS Programme
Fit for Europe – Training for a Positive Migration
The general objective of the project, promoted by the Chamber of Commerce of Oviedo (ES), is to improve the legal migration from Morocco, Cape Verde and Senegal towards Italy and Spain, as well as to encrease consciousness in the origin countries about legal immigration advantages and illegal immigration consequences.
Period of implementation: 2008 / 2010.
#migrants #inclusion

LLP – LdV – Networks
DOCTAE – Development of key Competencies for Training Antennas in Europe
Network of education and training professionals sharing the following activities:

  • Survey of up-to-date EU sources on quality of VET trainers’ competences and qualifications and transnational analysis of trainers’ competences needs
  • Profiling of the European Training Antenna (EUTA), that is a teacher or a trainer facilitating the adoption of European strategies, tools and information to students, colleagues and policy makers, and definition of the EUTA’s Certificate, a reference framework for the validation of the competences’ standard to be promoted at transnational level
  • Development and testing of a Multilanguage training pathways for EUTA, organized in 2 main areas: new competences (intercultural dialogue, participation, citizenship, teaching creativity, etc.) and European awareness (institutions, policies, decisional processes, working with European funds, etc.)

Period of implementation: 2007 / 2010.
#EU citizenship #VET

LLP – LdV – ToI
INTERCULTOOL – Intercultural competences for Vocational Training
Preparation of professionals for the management of cultural diversity situations within their field (business, public and not for profit) and their society; recognition and introduction of intercultural competences in the vocational education system through the adaptation of an assessment tool on intercultural competence, to better understand and measure the training needs of the different target groups.
Period of implementation: 2007 / 2009.
#interculturality #soft skills

LLP – LdV – ToI
PATRON – Intergenerational learning and transfer of transversal skills related to entrepreneurial management
Identification and testing of ways to transfer the skills that senior managers and entrepreneurs have developed in their working life to young entrepreneurs and managers. Practices are transferred to the beneficiaries and outputs are transferred to the countries of the partnership aiming at a multiplying effect through the involvement of local entrepreneurs and Chambers of Commerce.
Period of implementation: 2007 / 2009.
#entrepreneurship #SMEs

ESF 2000 – 2006 : POR Abruzzo Region
Study Visits for Abruzzo Region civil servants
Service of organization of study visits to meet excellence experiences and organizations, active in employment policies, education and training.
Period of implementation: 2007 / 2008.
#study visit #mobility

INTERREG IIIB ARCHIMED
IMPACT – Sustainable Tourism: identification of good practices and promotion of new activities in the field of European Territorial Cooperation
Organization of 8 training seminars in every eligible area of the program: the South of Italy, Greece, Malta and Cyprus. Objective of the seminars is to give to participants the possibility to face the new projects’ management under the Territorial Cooperation Objective, comparing it with previous Interreg initiative and creating exchange and meeting opportunities. IMPACT seminars involve regions, local entities, public or public equivalent bodies eligible on new Territorial Cooperation Programs 2007-2013.
Period of implementation: 2007 / 2008.
#territorial cooperation

INTI Programme
Integrating 3rd country nationals through empowerment, creating sustainable integration networks with business
Project to support the setting up of trans-national cooperation networks to identify, exchange and evaluate good practices and new approaches, for the integration of 3rd country nationals, business and local/state administration, in immigrants’ advantage.
Period of implementation: 2007 / 2008.
#migrants #inclusion

CARDS Programme
FYROM – TA to Human Resource Development Fund – Phase III
Project to improve the micro-economic capability of the economy and contribute to improving the competitiveness of local companies. Competences development for managers, capacity building for trainers, and networking actions.
Period of implementation: 2006 / 2008.
#local development #networking

Italian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy Programme
ARGENTINA – START: Development of Management skills for young managers belonging to the Italian community
Project to develop and strengthen management skills in the local public administration of Buenos Aires, and supporting SMEs development.
Period of implementation: 2006 / 2008.
#management skills

European Commission – DG Education and Culture
EU MATE – Encourage Mobility of Apprentices Throughout Europe
Elaboration and testing of a mobility pattern programme for apprentices and young people in initial vocational training. Activities of: information and awareness raising of the stakeholders; definition and testing of a mobility scheme; dissemination and framework agreement between the actors involved.
Period of implementation: 2006 / 2007.
#mobility #apprenticeship

Interreg IIIC
ENABLe IMPACT – Energy Audit of Buildings in Local Authorities: Improving Performance through Administrative Actions
Technical assistance to the Lead Partner Province of Reggio Emilia for the financial and administrative management of the project.
Period of implementation: 2006 / 2007.
#PA empowerment

CARDS Programme
CROATIA – Upgrading of VET schools
Project to modernise the Croatian VET system in terms of increasing responsiveness to the changed needs of the Croatian economy, the society and the individual, of helping combat unemployment, especially youth unemployment and of complying with European standards and the relevant acquis in the field.
Implementation period: 2006 / 2007.
#VET

MEDA Programme
LEBANON – Improvement of employability of young Palestinian refugees
The project aims at supporting the modernization and extension of VET provider’s capacities (Sibline training centre and other 4 with various branches in the area) in order to provide adequate training to Palestinian students for improving their employment perspectives.
Period of implementation: 2005 / 2008.
#migrants #employability

EQUAL – Emilia-Romagna Region
SKY – Development of competences through innovative learning
Actions to improve the skills of workers at risk of exclusion/expulsion from the local job market due to the possession of outdated professional skills, age or low level of education, in order to improve their chances of access and/or permanence in SMEs in the mechanics and social sectors.
Period of implementation: 2005 / 2008.
#employability #inclusion

LLP – Grundtvig
MOLECOLE – Portal for Knowledge through structured Mobile Learning Objects
Development of training tools (Learning Objects) based on mobile learning technologies that can be used on mobile phones, smartphones, PDA, palm PCs, laptops. The project involves a feasibility study concerning skills, implementation costs, access costs, teaching and training advantages and a series of Learning Objects that have been experimented in pilot mode, a guide-manual for teachers-tutors, a “knowledge portal” using Community tools.
Period of implementation: 2005 / 2007.
#digital innovation #VET

ESF 2000 – 2006: Art. 6, Innovative Actions
ACTING – Active Ageing for Competencies Transfer and Training
Development and testing of methodologies and practices with the aim to preserve, enhance and transfer the heritage of professional competences of older workers within the enterprises.

Single Italian project selected by the European Commission as a best practice at the “1st Forum on the demographic future of Europe”, in Brussels on 30-31 October 2006.
Period of implementation: 2005 / 2007.
#active ageing

ISFOL
Apprenticeship models in Europe: study tours for regional civil servants
Technical assistance for the design, organization and implementation of foreign study tours for the exchange of good practices of the reference parties in all of the 20 Italian regions and the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzen.
Period of implementation: 2005 / 2006.
#apprenticeship #study visit

ETF – European Training Foundation
KYRGYSZTAN, KAZAKHSTAN AND UZBEKISTAN – Evaluation of the ETF Project “Training for enterprise development of enterprises in Central Asia”
The aim of the project was to evaluate the results achieved by a previous European Training Foundation initiative – titled Training for Enterprise Development and implemented in Central Asia, namely Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan (during years 1999 – 2001).
Period of implementation: 2005 / 2006.
#impact evaluation

Leonardo da Vinci programme
K-Competencies – New Key Competencies in business for integrating LifeLong Learning within an enlarged Europe
Promotion of lifelong learning through the definition of common standards for new key competencies that all EU citizens should possess, in fields such as: knowledge of the English language, entrepreneurial, intercultural, civil and social skills, etc. Development of on-line training paths and learning assessment tools relative to the skills in question.
Period of implementation: 2004 / 2007.
#VET #key competences

Leonardo da Vinci programme
LABOUR OFFICE & CLIENTS – Improving the Communication between Labour Office Advisors and their Clients
Training of public and private employment service operators in new accession countries, in particular advisors, welcoming operators and staff working in the field of matching supply and
demand. Production of a training path for job counselling and communication, teaching
materials and manual for advisors/trainers.
Period of implementation: 2004 / 2007.
#employability

Leonardo da Vinci programme
IST – Re-qualification of Disabled Persons
Training as part of the rehabilitation process for disabled persons following accidents and traumatic events: production of 5 distance training paths using a range of methods (distance learning, self-training, blended learning), bearing in mind the specific needs of the target students and the availability of assistance technology (hardware and software and support for the handicapped). Experimentation and assessment of the impact on the psychic and physical rehabilitation and the motivation of the recipients.
Period of implementation: 2004 / 2007.
#inclusion

TACIS Programme
ARMENIA – Support to the Development of an Integrated VET System
Project to support the Armenian government, through the Ministry of Education, in the development of a high quality VET system contributing to an increased participation of the graduates and the workforce in the change process.
Period of implementation: 2004 / 2007.
#employability

EQUAL – Veneto Region
TRANSITO – Strengthening of internationalization of SMEs through innovative services and training
Project to empower SMEs in Veneto through actions to support businesses and workers during periods of restructuring.
Period of implementation: 2004 / 2007.
#SMEs

EQUAL – Ministry of Employment
FERMALAVORO – Training and Re-integration at work by Voluntary Military personnel
Guidance, counselling and training paths addressing voluntary military personnel about to complete or having completed their military service, aiming to best valorize the skills acquired during service, with the purpose of facilitating integration in the civil job market.
Period of implementation: 2004 / 2007.
#employability #military

Leonardo da Vinci programme
Guidance and Counselling tools for Equal opportunities in the enlarged European Labour market
Job counselling tools and methods to facilitate the development of skills and opportunities for women in the job market. This project targets three different types of women users: women in high level positions; women with professional skills wishing to return to the world of work or change their job, and women with social disadvantages.
Period of implementation: 2004 / 2006.

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Law 212
ROMANIA – Set-up of an Italy Point Training Centre
Project to set-up an “Italy Point” at the Permanent Education Department of Polytechnic of Timisoara in charge of designing and delivering training programs having as beneficiaries trainers and adult learners.
Period of implementation: 2003 / 2005.
#higher education #adult learning

MEDA Programme
ALGERIA – Support to the programme for the VET reform
Project to adapt vocational education to the needs of enterprises and to create the best work opportunities and requalification in the labour market, targeting 800 social partner’s representatives and 80 managers.
Period of implementation: 2002 / 2010.
#VET

EQUAL – Lombardy Region
SKILLS – Integration through learning/telework for social inclusion of disability
Project in the Lombardy Region aimed at the integration of the physically and mentally disabled people in the world of work through ICT tools.
Period of implementation: 2002 / 2004.
#employability #inclusion

EQUAL – Emilia-Romagna Region
Equal ALungo Project – Territorial strategies for work tutoring
Technical assistance to the partnership for the development and implementation of the Transnational Cooperation Agreement.
Period of implementation: 2002 / 2004.
#employability

EQUAL – Emilia-Romagna Region
ROC – Network for qualified employment
Development and experimentation of innovative models of training paths aimed at improving the adaptability of individuals at risk of discrimination or expulsion from the job market.
Period of implementation: 2002 / 2004.
#employability

ESF 2000 – 2006: Art. 6, Innovative Actions
EUROPROFILES – Certification of pan-European profiles in the Information Society
Development of innovative ICT training paths, certifiable at European level, with the participation of the largest companies in the sector (IBM, Cisco, Nokia, Wind, Microsoft, Alcatel), trade unions (Assinform, CGIL Training and Research Federation), transnational partnerships (France, Great Britain), and other institutional partners including the Lombardy Region.
In 2004 this project was considered a European “good practice” by CEDEFOP and ISFOL.
Period of implementation: 2001 / 2003.
#ICT #digital innovation

Leonardo da Vinci programme
Trainer Qualification in the Area of Call Centres
Distance training course for trainers of call centre operators, experimenting, reviewing and updating materials developed as part of a previous project. Development of a model for the design and implementation of on-line courses.
Period of implementation: 2001 / 2003.
#digital innovation

Leonardo da Vinci programme
COME – European competencies for e-commerce
Identification of a set of common standards for five professional e-commerce profiles. Definition of a study curriculum for each profile and the creation of software with self-assessment tests to identify training needs. Design and creation of a smart card for the portability of personal training data.
Period of implementation: 2000 / 2003.
#VET

Province of Macerata
Consulting project to support work placement actions in Germany, and updating in employment guidance services
Technical assistance in the field of good European practices in employment guidance services. Organization of a study tour in Germany to exchange experiences with local institutions in the apprenticeship system.
Period of implementation: 2000 / 2001.
#study tour #employability #career counselling

MEDA Programme
MOROCCO – Support to the programme for the reform of professional education and training
Provision of the management and consultancy expertise to the Programme Management Unit and the Support to enterprises for the reform of the VET system in Morocco in order to better meet the labour needs of local SMEs.
Period of implementation: 1999 / 2004.
#VET

ETHIOPIA – EU Higher Education Strategy Development
Provision of financial and strategic management advisory services to the Ministry of Education in order to establish the most appropriate cost-sharing and income generation mechanisms for the higher education system as well as appropriate management schemes.
Period of implementation: 1999 / 2000.
#higher education

TACIS Programme
ARMENIA – Establishment of an Accountancy Training Centre
Establishment of a technically and financially self-sustainable accountancy Training Centre providing post- graduate courses for students and professional training for trainers and practitioners to introduce the IAS – International Accounting Standards and the ISA – International Standards of Auditing.
Period of implementation: 1998 / 2001.
#VET #IAS

TACIS Programme
UKRAINE – Support to the implementation of an accounting reform for enterprises
Project offering support to the Ministry of Finance on how to implement the accounting reform through the development of new institutional and legislative regulations and the introduction of International Accounting Standards (IAS) and the development of Ukrainian Accounting Standards (UAS).
Period of implementation: 1998 / 2000.
#IAS

TACIS Programme
TURKMENISTAN – Training in the field of economics and business management
Provision of technical assistance to Ashgabat University in order to establish the basis for new undergraduate programs to improve qualification of economists.
Period of implementation: 1996 / 1998.
#higher education

TACIS Programme
UZBEKISTAN – Creation of and Support to a Market Skills Development Centre
Establishment of a technically and financially sustainable centre in Tashkent targeting training and consulting needs of local SMEs and Micro-Enterprises to develop their business. Production of a media programme to reinforce a market oriented culture.
Period of implementation: 1995 / 1999.
#entrepreneurship

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