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1 Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – LESCO Seminario di informazione generaleRoma, 27 – 28 ottobre 2009 LESCO Reinforcing the links between education and working life and improving students career orientation Nunzio Casalino Assistant Professor of Business Organization - Ph.D. Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – Italy

2 Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – LESCO Seminario di informazione generaleRoma, 27 – 28 ottobre 2009 Background The LESCO partnership project will allow all partners to broaden their understanding of the topics career guiding and counselling and links between education and the working life and exchange ideas and best practices. The project facilitates the development of innovative practices in education in view to students transition to work and their transfer from one participating country to another. The partnership will gain an European insight on the problems related to those topics and possible solutions. The project will result in a methodology that can be implemented into the secondary and tertiary education system on European level.

3 Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – LESCO Seminario di informazione generaleRoma, 27 – 28 ottobre 2009 Project Partners and duration BG - European Center for Quality Ltd. IT - Università Telematica Guglielmo Marconi AT - MERIG, Multidisciplinary European Research Institute Graz BE - Centre de Coordination et de Gestion des Programmes Européens pour L'Enseignement Secondaire en Alternance et L'Enseignement Secondaire Technique et Professionnel de Plein Exercice 08/2008 – 07/2010 (24 months)

4 Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – LESCO Seminario di informazione generaleRoma, 27 – 28 ottobre 2009 Project Aims The concrete objectives are as follows: definition of priorities and key concepts; identification of problems, needs and constraints in participating countries; identification of at-risk youths from the education system; exchanging, analysing and comparing good examples of policy practices concerning education system and career guiding and counselling; deciding on the concrete target groups for the methodology that will be developed; identification of possible ways for connections between organisations (=employers) and education; assessment, refinement and consolidation of concepts; recommendations and conclusions for strengthening polices.

5 Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – LESCO Seminario di informazione generaleRoma, 27 – 28 ottobre 2009 Partnership activities and the results achieved 1/3 Key activities of the first partner meeting, , Rome Presentations of partner organisations Brief presentation of the project idea, aims and results Presentation of education system in each partner country (AT, BE, BG & IT) Identification of problems related to the education system and the labour market in each partner country Definition of statistics interesting for LESCO (drop-outs, risk groups, connections between education institutions and labour market) Discussion about research on labour market conditions Domain registration and LESCO website Meeting evaluation and evaluation report

6 Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – LESCO Seminario di informazione generaleRoma, 27 – 28 ottobre 2009 Partnership activities and the results achieved 2/3 Key activities of the second partner meeting, , Brussels Presentation of evaluation results of first partner meeting Presentations of the structure of education system in each partner country and discussion about differences among them Discussion about problems in secondary and higher education Research reports on the labour market conditions Presentation of statistics related to education Agreement on structure for the description of initiatives/best practice examples/case study Top ten list of labour market requested jobs LESCO website improvements Meeting evaluation and evaluation report

7 Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – LESCO Seminario di informazione generaleRoma, 27 – 28 ottobre 2009 Partnership activities and the results achieved 3/3 Key activities of the third partner meeting, , Graz Presentations of best practices in education system and career guiding and counselling (a. Presentation of a good practice in Italy – Placement and job market – virtual interviews ; b. Presentation of good practice in Bulgaria – A manager for a day; Labour Market Project) Presentations of innovative pedagogical methods (Presentation of a good practice in Belgium – dual system) LESCO web-site and improvements Discussion on the key points to be included in the final document Consensus on the following key points: a. Overview of situation in countries: Education systems (BG, OS, BE, IT), Problems in countries, Statistics b. Best practices and policies for career orientation: 3-ball models (education – companies – social actors). The role of the social actor c. Existing motivation programmes and innovative pedagogical methods

8 Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – LESCO Seminario di informazione generaleRoma, 27 – 28 ottobre 2009 LESCO web-site

9 Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – LESCO Seminario di informazione generaleRoma, 27 – 28 ottobre 2009 Results and future activities The result of the LESCO partnership project will be: the LESCO website; LESCO CD-Rom with the major findings and content of the methodology for secondary and tertiary education; project flyers and the LESCO conference on which the outcomes and findings of the Partnership will be presented; a basis of a new EU project proposal and dissemination activity.

10 Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi – LESCO Seminario di informazione generaleRoma, 27 – 28 ottobre 2009 Some pictures


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