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EU.EM.NET: European systematic approach for employers’ engagement to anticipate skills requirements and support quality assurance (QA) in VET
Start date: 01 Nov 2012,

The project is aiming at designing a European systematic approach for employers’ engagement to anticipate skills requirements and support quality assurance in VET through bringing key actors into one EU.EM.NET - network. The project mirrors the real needs for effective and efficient engagement of employers in the overall process of detecting of new skills needed for the future development in the sector thus for increasing its competitiveness in the difficult crisis time. It shall help for better match not only of available skills with employers´ needs but first of all determining the right skills for new jobs in the Tourism & Hospitality sector. EU.EM.NET is focused on following achievements:- raising awareness of the necessity of employers´ engagement in the process of skills anticipation requirements - developing a core methodology and quality indicators for engagement of employers with reference to the EQARFVET - testing and ensuring valorisation of the core methodology within the established network; enlarge the network - Road Map to respond to the identified skills requirements - establishing a European network EU.EM.NET and preparing a set of measures for its sustainability The achievements are aligned with the identified specific needs and problems faced by the sector when dealing with the employers´ role and tasks in the process. Impact has twofold perspective: immediate on involved partners and target groups representatives and long-term perspective. i.e. first on identified target groups (employers´ associations & SMEs, trades unions, policy makers, VET providers, employment services, VET schools), all of them involved in the project implementation and secondly on the systems of skills forecasting at EU-level in T&H industry. The Network is open for regular enlargement, which could also bring other relevant stakeholders from medium and long-term perspective.
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