ACTIVITIES

DB WAVE endorses a consistent strategy to impact on expected short and long term objectives:
  1. Institutional and network building to enhance DB VET accountability, EU relevance, capacity to endorse a planning and development approach and get engaged in EU cooperation (WP1)

– Detailed description of activities: 

  • Implementation of 14 peer reviews, endorsing the quality criteria developed by CNOS-FAP and the Finnish subcontractor LUOVI (Erasmus+ KA2 SEPRI -Strength from Peer Review“ -2014-1-FI01-KA202-000842 for planning, implementation ,evaluation and development of international activities in iVET. 
  • Drafting of 7 Network development action plans for the internationalization of VET system, based on the improvements suggested in the peer review reports; 
  • Execution of the activities foreseen in the plan and leading to the “institutionalization” and enhancement of network and of the quality and inclusiveness of their VET offer.

  1. Comprehensive technical and operational capacity building of key VET staff through peer learning and ToT, and of teachers and trainers (WP2) 

– Detailed description of activities: 

  • Development of 5 peer learnings addressed to key staff focal points on different cluster activities: 1. EU Policies and tools; 2. Internationalization in VET; 2. JOB Services Offices and Tracking graduates approaches; 4. Key Competences in LLL; 5. Digitalization and Work Based Learning innovative VET. The ECVET toolkit for peer learning developed by CNOS-FAP through its KA2 JOB LABYRINTH (2016-1-IT01-KA202-005493) will be endorsed.
  • Delivery of 3 ToT modules addressed to 180 VET stakeholders on Dual Learning for Social Inclusion; on EU policies and DB approach to advocate for Social Inclusion; on Quality and inclusiveness of DB networks VET in Europe. 
  • Development of 5 training of trainers Modules, endorsing tools and practices exchange through peer learnings. 
  • Translation and upscaling ToT modules in English, French, Spanish, Flemish, German, Hungarian. 

  1. Cooperative and mutual learning to develop, pilot and scale up at national/regional levels shared quality and inclusive VET tools and provisions (WP3) 

– Detailed description of activities: 

  • Co-working process to adapt effective Tools & methods gathered to formal and non-formal learning environments and at national levels in the following VET cluster: Tracking Graduates; mentoring approach; validation of soft skills; Job Placement Services; digitalization and work based learning schemes. 

  1. Structured frameworks of cooperation to enhance engagement of VET providers in EU cooperation and mainstreaming of quality and inclusive VET in Europe (WP3) 

– Detailed description of activities: 

  • Piloting adapted selected tools into partners’ national VET learning environment in Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, Hungary 
  • Assessing impact and framing tools, practices and methodologies into partners international development plan and in the Db Tech Europe strategy plan.

The consortium would take action to promote comprehensive capacity building, to engage in mutual learning and in the co-development processes in order to realize the following activities: 

  • Contribute to the European Vocational Skills Week, by organising coordinated innovative events and activities at country level, aimed at raising the attractiveness of VET, while reaching out to a wide audience, including parents, learners, teachers, companies, and in particular SMEs. 
  • Support the development of an internationalisation strategy at providers’ level, fostering the mobility of leaders, staff and VET learners, as well as the establishment of cooperation partnerships. 
  • Increase the quality in VET through feedback loops to adapt VET provision, in line with the Recommendation on tracking of graduates and the Recommendation on the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET). Where relevant, develop graduate tracking systems by inter alia combining national or regional statistics with data collected by the VET providers or make use of data of graduate tracking systems for improving VET provision. 
  • Foster innovative learning of key competences in VET (for example, allow flexibility and adaptability to meet individual learning needs) by adapting programme design and assessment. 
  • Promote tools and opportunities for professional development of teachers, trainers, mentors and/or VET leaders to better equip them for future challenges (e.g. digitalisation), in line with the conclusions of the 2016-2018 ET2020 WG on VET. 


Activity 1: DBI, active at EU level, and involved in the first 3 European Vocational and Skills Week, in the Pact for Youth and the EAfA would take the lead on bringing the EU policy updates to the existing hub of cooperation between partners, in order to increase the outreach of these public private initiatives. It would also to support T-VET providers and learners in defending their own rights (especially youth at risk of social exclusion, promoting T-VET as an excellent tool for social inclusion). 

Main Output: Policy recommendations & DB Framework of Apprenticeships, Better outreach for EU policy updates 

Activity 2: DBOC, highly recognised at national environment, but lacking an internationalisation strategy, together with SMX (huge number of mobilities) will coordinate this activity. The idea is to improve all the aspects of international cooperation (linking it to the institutional capacity building) with a special focus in the many projects (KA1 and KA2) already in place. The objective is to settle Mobility Charters’, Apprenticeship Schemes and new initiatives that facilitate learners and staff learning through mobility. 

Outputs: Capacity building modules for VET Providers on quality based and inclusive VET 

Activity 3:CNOS- FAP will lead this activity, counting on a vast experience of EQAVET but especially on a long lasting tradition of tracking their graduates. The purpose would be systematizing and preparing new tools and strategies to track graduates at EU level, and establish cooperation mechanisms with companies, in order to foster dual learning and apprenticeships adapted to the local context. 

Outputs: BoscoBase (EU DB database of graduates), Model of Job Placement Services, 

Activity 5: the Hungarian partner, experienced in innovative teaching methods, and Maisons Don Bosco very committed to the use of e-twinning and other EU platforms (such as School Education Gateway) would focus on the definition of new strategies to ensure the acquisition of Key Competences and the implementation of a LLL approach through mentoring. 

Outputs: Reconoce system in T-VET (validation of soft skills) 

Activity 6:Tech Don Bosco, which thanks to its long experience in cooperation with companies and Germany (rooted expertise in dual learning) will coordinate this activity. The objective is to foster the professional development of trainers, teachers and VET professionals, in order to update the T-VET provision to new challenges digitalisation, the acquisition of soft skills (with a special focus on entrepreneurship) and to innovative WBL schemes (Mi Primera Experiencia Profesional). 

Possible Output: DB T-VET Academy, New mentoring methodology

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