TRANSNATIONAL SEMINAR – 17th November 2015 New challenges for Quality in training in Europe: towards a model EQAVET Plus

New challenges for Quality in training in Europe: towards a model EQAVET Plus

Conference Centre "Sala da Feltre" - Via Benedetto Musolino, 7 Rome - 9:30 to 13:30

With the recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 (2009 / C 155/02) Member States have been invited to set up effective quality assurance systems in education, developing models, tools and methodologies. The document outlines already a reference model based a cycle in four phases: planning, implementation, evaluation and review. The model can be used, on a voluntary basis, by training providers and organizations working in the field of education. It includes ten indicators (the so-called indicators EQVET) defined in order to support and improve the quality assurance processes in training activities, simplifying systems and making them more transparent.

In the Lifelong Learning Programme "EQAVET model" is considered a crucial issue with the explicit request to study and define "guidelines / guidelines of practical use to those involved in vocational education and training, particularly on the part of the regulators training."

AQUA.TS project tackles own aspects of the implementation of EQAVET framework with a focus on training for the tourism sector and the intention to experience operational tools and guidelines. In particular, the project partnership has developed a set of instruments to accompany the processes of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of training systems allowing verification of the performance of the system on the basis of indicators EQAVET.

The seminar aims to present an overview of issues and aspects of interest regarding the effective implementation of the European Framework for Quality, in light of indications of the Sixth Annual Forum EQAVET held in June in Latvia. The meeting also provides an opportunity to gather concrete needs of the institutions and organizations working in the field of education, proposing itself as a moment of discussion on the effectiveness and functionality of tools and procedures for Quality Assurance in Education.

In the framework of AQUATS testing activities and follow-up the first ten registered participants of the seminar can receive a free customized check up of the training processes and quality system with the opportunity to use the AQUATS toolkit. The check up is on line via skype.
For the organizations located in Rome, Viterbo and Umbria it is possible to receive the check-up directly at the premises

Seminar Agenda

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AQUA.TS pilot was successfully completed in Larissa

The AQUA.TS pilot completed in the city of Larissa has met great success. The pilot course managed to increase the knowledge of participants in issues such as

    • Quality in Vocational Education and Training (VET)
    • Developments at European Level
    • The framework EQAVET on European Policy for VET
    • Basics of EQAVET
    • EQAVET impact and benefit on learning activities, etc.

The participants were trainers, QA experts and consultants about EQAVET indicators while the course followed a shared approach within the partnership on the curriculum design.

After the theoretical part of the pilot and the classroom activity, the participants were involved in 40 hours of practical activities using the AQUA.TS toolkit. The participants translated the use of the Toolkit in national issues and needs and all comments and suggestion were made into a report as a national memorandum.

AQUA.TS at I Salone Internazionale della Dieta Mediterranea

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Date and location: November 22nd 2014 at Vallo della Lucania (SA) – South of Italy

Description:
The AQUA.TS project will be introduced during the I Salone Internazionale della Dieta Mediterranea, the first International event about the tourism and the Mediterranean diet that will take place in Vallo della Lucania (SA) in the south of Italy.

It will be the occasion to talk deeply about the project activities and to increase awareness about EQAVET impact and benefit on tourism learning activities, developing collaborations and cooperation among tourism services beneficiaries (tourists, in a word), enterprises, trainers and experts and QA evaluators.

The complete programme is available at this link:

Press Release

3rd partnership meeting organised in Thessaloniki on the 16th - 17th of October 2014

The AQUA T.S. "Automatic Control Quality. Tool System" is a European Leonardo da Vinci program with the aim to develop a methodology to be used by educational institutions in order to ensure the quality of vocational education and training, as defined in the European Framework of Reference (EQAVET). On Thursday 16th and Friday, October 17th the third transnational meeting of the partners of the European project took place in Thessaloniki.

During the meeting, representatives from Italy, Slovenia, Romania, Germany, Turkey and Greece, analyzed the activities of the Partnership regarding the progress of the project. In addition, they planned the actions to be implemented in the next phase in each country. The meeting took place at an important time as the projects is finishing its first year of implementation and now enters the second most crucial year, where the pilot sessions of the AQUA Tool System will take place.

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