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1 Rome, 27 April 2007 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT H.E.LE.N. tHe European LEarning Network Claudio Demartini, Fabrizio Lamberti Politecnico di Torino (Contractor) C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, Torino, Italy

2 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 The Contractor organization Politecnico di Torino has 26,000 students, 120 courses (39 Bachelors degree courses, 35 Master of Science courses, 30 Doctorates and 18 specialization courses) Over 2,300 students graduated with a Master of Science, over 2,000 with a Bachelors Degree (Engineering and Architecture) in 2004 Over 890 lecturers and researchers, around 800 administration staff in 6 Schools, 1 Graduate School, 18 Departments and 7 Interdepartmental Centres The income in the 2005 balance has been 223 million Euros (in 1990 the figure was 52 million) Since 1998 the Politecnico has been heavily involved in the development of vocational education and training system both on a regional and national basis

3 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 The project Title: H.E.LE.N. tHe European LEarning Network Project Reference: I/04/B/F/NT Duration: 24 months (Oct. 2004, Sept. 2006) Partnership: 31 partners representing 9 EU countries France Greece Germany Ireland Italy Netherlands Romany Slovak Republic Spain

4 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Global vision ConBeLib KnoWoodNet ProTerris LeScarpe Argo ECNL Standards for KSC in the Small A platform for transparency to make mobility possible Ontology based formalization In the Domains of qualification and standards, certification and credit systems Beatric (Certification) EQF EXPerO (Quality) VetProfessional (VET for Professionals) ECVET Connexion (Applicability of ECVET) Com.E EUROPASS ECVET

5 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Basic aims of the project Promoting mobility of European citizens, both for labour and educational purposes Contributing to the establishment of a transnational network, to share objectives, results and methodologies Favouring mutual cooperation among actors involved in VET, supported by the mediation capabilities of social institutions H.E.LE.N. relates to the 3 rd objective of the LdV Programme, enforcing the contribution to the innovative processes and give value to learning (first priority)

6 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Objectives of the project Means to promote interaction among standards of competences Support to readability and sharing of instruments and models Systematic use of integrated information systems Identification of best practices for the implementation of a transnational network Institution of privileged channels to support interactions among the various actors/stakeholders Selected Domains of analysis: qualification and standards, certification and credit systems (and EU tools, including EQF, Europass and ECVET)

7 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 H.E.LE.N. in action Scenario: Mrs. H.E.LE.N. from FR achieves a qualification in her country she then moves to IT and wants to enroll into a IT training path One question could be: which competences can be recognized? critical linguistic and semantic/conceptual/ cultural issues have to be addressed

8 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Innovation and impact: ontology Formal, explicit specification of a shared conceptualization Machine readable (Semantic Web) Concepts, properties, functions, axioms are explicitly defined Consensual knowledge Abstract model of some phenomena in the world Studer(98) Systematic description (model) of conceptual elements belonging to a specific Domain of analysis Such a model has the purpose of giving a univocal representation of the information in an easily understandable format (i.e. graphical) that can be effectively shared among involved actors

9 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Outcomes, Products, Results IFTS, Italy

10 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Outcomes, Products, Results IFTS, Italy

11 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Outcomes, Products, Results How to map (what is the relationship linking) concepts from different (national) models?

12 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Outcomes, Products, Results Domains: collection containing the description and the formalization of professional figures (whole partnership), their competences, certification modes and credit transfer systems through an ontology language (a sort of common glossary, links) Quovadis: specification of a semantic search engine based on the defined H.E.LE.N. ontology Handbook of Best Practices for a vocational training virtual community: a development instrument of the European citizenship Transversal: H.E.LE.N. Web Portal and Domain Web sites, H.E.LE.N. virtual community, meetings and other dissemination activities for proactive institutional involvement

13 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Outcomes, Products, Results

14 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Beneficiaries Institutional subjects/Political decision makers Supporting initiatives for mobility, transparency, recognition and certification (mutual trust) Social institutions Supporting the definition of training profiles Education and training organizations, trainers/teachers Supporting path development and training provision Students and workers Favouring awareness of KSC possessed/to be achieved Enterprises Supporting apprenticeship and job placement

15 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Valorisation and sustainability Project meetings in Turin, Paris and Athens Other LdV and VET related projects VetProfessional, EXPerO, Orsa Minore, Beatric, ECVET Connexion, Embedding Standards Planned dissemination activities at international level (almost one year after project conclusion) Invitation to seminar on EQF and ECVET, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Sept. 2007, Düsseldorf H.E.LE.N. transnational network (contacts) Technological clusters - Poli Formativi (national level) VET clusters (funded by Ministry/CIPE)

16 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Benefits coming from the experiences Positive effect on organization capabilities Transnational cooperation and enlargement of networks of contacts (institutional subjects, key roles) Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Torino, Italy OEEK, Greece (L. Zahilas) CIEP-CR2i, France (participation of G. Asseraf) Kenniscentrum Handel, Netherlands Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic Partners in H.E.LE.N. which are Contractors of other LdV project involving common actors High visibility thanks to shared partnerships New proposals LLP, Multilateral Projects Transfer on Innovation: SESAMO, HERMES and eContent

17 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Difficulties coming from the experiences Main difficulties encountered linguistic obstacles (in the specific context) differences at the cultural, legislative and conceptual level heterogeneous administrative and financial regulations partial shortage of technical competences limits of traditional tools like forums, … high technicality of project outcomes, products and results How to overcome them invaluable support by the National Agency (IT) accurate communication plan/protocol staff member specifically dedicated to manage interaction with partners in a timely fashion direct support on technical aspects massive use of user-friendly tools for interactive computer- supported collaborative work

18 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 Suggestions for the future To put into action what has only been outlined in projects like H.E.LE.N. (transfer of innovation) H.E.LE.N. goals match Lifelong Learning Programme objectives where proposed actions are aimed at supporting scenarios in which competences are accumulated and recognized (mobility, transparency) Politecnico di Torino strategies are aligned with LLP directions (investments within institutional paths, Executive Master and High Level Apprenticeship in VET-IFTS perspective)

19 Rome, 27 April 2007 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Thank you for your attention! Fabrizio Lamberti Politecnico di Torino C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, Torino, Italy tel fax Claudio Demartini Politecnico di Torino C.so Duca degli Abruzzi, Torino, Italy tel fax

20 tHe European LEarning Network I/04/B/F/NT Rome, 27 April 2007 POLO TECNICO PROFESSIONALE MAGISTRALE LAUREA FormazioneProfessionale Liceo Ist. Ist. Tecnici Professionali PASSAGGI Formazione superiore non universitaria OBBLIGO ISTRUZIONE Formazione Professionale Apprendistato SCUOLASECONDARIASECONDOGRADO SCUOLA SECONDARIA PRIMO GRADO SECONDO CICLO ISTRUZIONE FORMAZIONE SUPERIORE PERCORSI TRIENNALI LICENZA DIPLOMA ETA UNIVERSITA ITS /2s ITS /4s ITS /6s Mercato del Lavoro V EQF LLL Mercato del Lavoro IV EQF LLL IFTS /2s 2s = 2 semestri Higher Education IFTS /2s


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