European mobility network for vocational training ..
European mobility network for vocational training in floristy
Start date: Sep 1, 2015,
End date: Aug 31, 2018
The project responds to current VET policy developments in the European Union. These in turn are a response to the economic
policy objectives of the Agenda 2020.
The EU aims to ensure that by the year 2020 75 % people in the working age are in employment. The currently extremely high
youth unemployment rates in many European regions shows that efforts are needed to achieve this goal.
One of the causes of youth unemployment is seen in the lack of employability of graduates of vocational training. It is criticized, that
many VET systems generate not employable graduates and offer insufficient opportunities to acquire professional and personal skills
that are demanded by the labor market.
The EU calls on its members, therefore, to reform their national vocational education and training system. VET institutions and
business have to cooperate with each other to compensate the current deficits.
This is the starting point or leverage for the project. Training institutions with a floristic profile, a service industry that provides
employment opportunities especially to women, develop the conceptual foundations for a future business-related training in this
sector. They agree on units of learning outcomes and learning outcomes to arrange this. In order to facilitate the transfer of these
units of learning outcomes in educational practice, pedagogical guidance for teachers and a method for measuring the learning
outcomes are designed.
The development of these documents is carried out in close cooperation with the professional associations of the sector. With the
National Association of Saxony Association of German Florists (Landesverband Sachsen des Fachverbandes Deutscher Floristen) a
professional association is a member of the project consortium. The single educational institutions cooperate with the florist
associations at their national level.
The project results will be examined on their practicality and ability to fit with the various training systems during carrying out of
methodology workshops and student camps.
To ensure the sustainability and the support during the transfer of the results of the training, we founded a mobility network for VET
in floristry. The network will offer in the future cross-border mobility’s. During this mobility’s the participants can complete selected
units of learning outcomes.
Among the product of the project, there will be also an organisational handbook for mobility’s. The course of the project is
documented by an experience report. This report is also used to disseminate the project results.
The project will contribute to the improvement of the quality of training in floristry (strengthening the business relevance of the
training) and it improves the transparency between European professional qualifications and open up opportunities to strengthen
cross-border cooperation’s in training and for carrying out training mobility’s.
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