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Gender equality in sports and toolkits that help support it

Despite the positive developments in recent decades and the fact that formal equality does exist in most European countries, gender inequalities still persist in many aspects of the sports world, from doing sport to coaching or administration, media representation, and at all levels – in grassroots sport as well as in elite sport. Progress remains…

Skillman Alliance welcomes new partner Nkey

In June 2021, the Skillman Alliance strengthened its cooperation with NKey srl a highly qualified Italian ICT company with experience in research and development of integrated systems and services for business innovation. Since 2010, Nkey has been actively participating in European Projects developed within the Erasmus+ programme. This participation also led to the “VIRAL for Local…

Gender equality within sport clubs: the SWOST project

In today’s world, could we shift traditional gender relations in sports that have traditionally privileged men, and fight gender inequality in sport? We believe it is a very hard question, but we definitely know that in order to make a change towards gender equality we need to start taking massive actions on a grassroots level…

Feminine versus Masculine sports: the role of stereotypes and parents in children’s choice of sport or athletics

The role of sex stereotypes and gender roles in the sex differences observed in sport and exercise has been extensively investigated in sport psychology, with past studies showing that stereotypes are internalized into the self during the socialization process.  When we talk about children at a young age (2-6 years) who have not yet developed…

Gender equality in sports: Getting closer every day

Sports and gender equality are related in many ways. Sport is a social and cultural activity in which social constructions of masculinity and femininity play a key role. Traditionally, sports have always been dominated by men, both in terms of participation and governance. Women were excluded from the first modern Olympic Games, held in Athens…

The Gender Equality Index

The Gender Equality Index is a tool that measures the progress of gender equality in the EU. The GEI was developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) to highlight areas that need improvement at different levels, ultimately supporting policymakers to design more effective gender equality measures. The thematic focus of Index 2020 is…

The European Commission announced an action plan 2020-2025 – TOWARDS A GENDER-EQUAL EUROPE

The European Union is a global leader in gender equality: 14 of the top 20 countries worldwide on gender equality are the EU Member States. Thanks to robust equal treatment legislation and jurisprudence, efforts to mainstream the gender perspectives into different policy areas, and laws to address particular inequalities, the EU has made significant progress…

Skillman focus: What is gender equality and why it is important

Gender Equality: what do you personally know about it? 21st century: hundreds of conventions, thousands of bills (or shall we say recommendations?) about gender equality are being put in place, but have we really achieved the purpose? If we only take into consideration the European context, the Gender Equality Index score has increased by only…

Free download of the book “Powering a learning society during an age of disruption”: by Rupert Mc Lean , Shanti Jagannathan and Sungsup Ra

The newly published book “Powering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption” is now available on both ADB and Springer websites as follows: ADB: https://www.adb.org/publications/powering-learning-society-during-age-disruption Springer: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-16-0983-1#toc Press release by ADB: https://www.adb.org/news/promoting-learning-society-key-equitable-education-amid-covid-19-adb-book It is an open access book and can thus be downloaded for free by anyone. Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz wrote a Foreword to the…

“Powering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption”: the new book by Rupert Mc Lean , Shanti Jagannathan and Sungsup Ra that has a special mention for Skillman

Undoubtedly, this is an age of disruption. This newly edited volume by Sungsup Ra, Shanti Jagannathan, and Rupert Maclean titled “Powering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption” critically discusses the roles and benefits of encouraging and actively promoting effective lifelong learning societies during a time of all-pervasive change. This change is occurring within…

The Skillman Alliance reiterates its partnership with DITES

In May 2021, the Skillman Alliance reiterated its collaboration with the DITES partner (Digital Technologies, Education and Society)”, through the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding on the European ECOLHE project.    DITES is a public research center based in Italy, aimed at providing a space for research and experimentation within the “Link Campus…

Register for the Skillman training on “Unboxing the Multiannual Financial Framework – Cohesion & Rural Development Funds”

Dear members and colleagues,   We are pleased to announce that registrations are open for the upcoming training on “Unboxing the multiannual financial framework – cohesion & rural development funds”. Background and focus: On 17 December 2020, after months of painstaking inter-institutional negotiations against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the European Union adopted the Multiannual…

EAPRIL Conference “Learning in the Age of Industry 4.0” in November 2021

EAPRIL (the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning), an active partner of the SKillman alliance, will be hosting its main annual Conference, on the topic of “Learning in the age of Industry 4.0” on November 24-26, 2021, in Kufstein (Tyrol), Austria. The event aims at addressing the changing goals of our lifelong learners.…

Skillman set crucial partnerships at the ITCILO Virtual Skills Fair

Skillman had a booth at the ITCILO Virtual Skills Fair on April 21-22, 2021. The objective of the fair was the development of partnerships among participating institutions, which may lead to solutions for the implementation of future-focused skills development initiatives. Participants had the opportunity to learn from experts, share their experiences with others, interact with participants…

Skillman interviews Claudio Galli from Kohler and Rossella Brindani from Cis Training School

The Skillman online interview with Claudio Galli, Director Human Resources Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Kohler, and Rossella Brindani, International Departments Manager at Cis business training school, was recently carried out and published on the Skillman official Youtube account. The interview tackled a number of topics related to skills development, green and digital transformation, micro-learning…

Let’s find out the opportunities and threats of digital teaching and learning in WBL with this Skillman webinar

Dear  members and colleagues, It is with great pleasure that we officially invite you to the next Skillman webinar about “Opportunities and threats of digital teaching and learning in the context of Work-Based Learning” on May 6th at 14:30-16:00 CET. The webinar is organized in collaboration with the European Training Foundation, the Assembly of European…

Skillman has a booth at the ITCILO Virtual Skills Fair

Skillman will have a booth at the ITCILO Virtual Skills Fair that will take place on April 21-22, 2021. The objective of the fair is the development of partnerships among participating institutions, which may lead to solutions for the implementation of future-focused skills development initiatives. The two-day event will closely mirror the flow and appearance…

Register for “Creating Effective Innovation Ecosystems” & “TVET & Training and Civic Participation” webinars!

Dear Skillman members and colleagues, We are very pleased to invite you to two new exciting webinars, organized in collaboration with the Assembly of European Regions, IVETA, the European Network of Innovation for Inclusion and EAPRIL. “Creating Effective Innovation Ecosystems” 19 April 2021 at 10:00 CET a webinar on how to encourage citizen participation of…

Busy week with two Skillman webinars on innovation strategies

This will be a very rich week in terms of knowledge sharing and networking opportunities. The Skillman Alliance officially invites you to join our two webinars on the following topics: Ambitious Skills and Innovation Strategies: A territorial approach 25 March, 10:00 CET   Innovation and Farming: Applications of Advanced Manufacturing in the Food Value Chain…

Skillman interviewed @Digital & the Centers of Vocational Excellence Facebook live event

As part of the initiatives set up by ETF (European Training Foundation) called #LearningConnects and aimed at helping people face the challenges posed by Covid-19 and ensure that learning continues to connect individuals and institutions, Giovanni Crisonà, leader of the Skillman network, participated as keynote speaker in a Facebook Live interview on the topic “Digital…

Be a protagonist at the EAPRIL Conference Learning in the Age of Industry 4.0

Eapril (European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning), one of the most active partners within the Skillman Alliance, will be hosting its main annual Conference, on the topic of “Learning in the age of Industry 4.0” on November 24-26, 2021, in Kufstein (Tyrol), Austria. The event aims at addressing the changing goals of our…

Skillman reiterates the plan to to reinforce its Global CoVes initiative@ the ETF event “COVEs as engines for VET Development”

The European Training Foundation, a long-standing Skillman partner, hosted a two-day online event called “Centres of Vocational Excellence as Engines for Vocational Education and Training development”. Giovanni Crisonà, Skillman leader, will participate as a keynote speaker on DAY 1, presenting the main achievements that stemmed out from the cooperation with ETF and leading a dynamic…

JOIN THE ECONFERENCE: SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIVE LEARNING AND TEACHING THE NEXT APR 28TH

The Warnborough College and IVETA, the International Vocational Education and Training Association, are hosting together with the Skillman Alliance the Econference: Sustainable innovative learning and teaching, on April 28th, 2021. The conference will bring together experts, professionals and other education stakeholders to share their experiences and ideas in order to create sustainable and efficient learning…

How the Skillman Florence Declaration set the basis for the initiatives in “Redefining the future of learning”

In 2019, the participants of the SIF-Skillman International Forum in Florence, Italy, finalized and agreed to sign the Skillman Florence Declaration, a seven-page document that lists a series of views on sustainable and inclusive growth in the area of skills development for employability. The endorsers of the Skillman Florence Declaration highlighted the need to implement…

Skillman Desk Service

The Skillman Desk service is a useful platform that the Skillman Alliance has designed to support the implementation and dissemination of the relevant existing European tools and initiatives in the field of TVET. Our service is crucial in the promotion and sharing (among a variety of international stakeholders) of detailed information about the tools, their…

Register for the IVETA webinar on “The importance of certification and accreditation in TVET” on Feb 26th

Our Skillnet partner IVETA, the International Vocational Education and Training Association, is hosting a webinar on February 26th, 2021, on “The importance of certification and accreditation in TVET”. For more info and to register, please visit the dedicated page.  IVETA is a network of vocational educators that includes vocational skills training organisations, business and industrial…

Skillman PLC position papers drafted: can TVET systems play a crucial role in reshaping the future? Leave your comments

Megatrends such as digitalization, industry 4.0, climate change, and migration have been affecting our society, causing structural changes in the economy, as well as in the world of work and employment. Furthermore, in times of disruption as the ones we are facing, novel models of teaching and learning and more comprehensively, a substantial reengineering of…

Update on EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes

EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes for the period 2021-2027 has now been politically agreed. EACEA’s funding programmes for this period will be: Erasmus+ Creative Europe the European Solidary Corps the Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV). These programmes will build on the success of their predecessors (Erasmus+, Creative Europe, the European Solidarity Corps and Europe…

A Skillman CoVe- ITKAM- to host the AlpBioEco Project final conference

ITKAM, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Germany, and one of the Centers of Vocational Excellence of the Skillman network, will participate in the Final Public Conference of the AlpBioEco project online on February 11, 2020, targeted at companies and institutions interested in circular economy. AlpBioEco is a project of the Interreg Alpine Space program…

Invitation to the Skillman webinar on Teachers training needs analysis

The Skillman Secretariat is honoured to invite you to the Skillman Webinar on “Teachers Training Needs Analysis (TNA)“, on February 10th, 10:00/11:30 CET, organized in collaboration with the European Training Foundation. The event will focus on understanding what the teachers’ needs are at school and individual level. Furthermore, keynote speakers are going to highlight the importance…

Our SWOST project that tackles gender discrimination in sports kicked off!

Officially our SWOST project has kicked off! The launching of the project was hosted online by lead applicant CSCS, on January 18th, 2021. The meeting served to bring all project partners together and officially launch the activities of the project. The first meeting was dedicated to general project implementation issues among partners from Italian Centro…

Skills, motivation, success: 2 Skillman webinars coming soon!

How to encourage young people and provide them with adequate support so they remain interested in learning in a global context that is particularly challenging? Skillman is proud to host two webinars in collaboration with the Assembly of European Regions, IVETA, EAPRIL and ETF, which will provide an opportunity to share regional experiences and hear…

Skillman Florence Declaration officially published

TVET FOR GREEN, SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, THE EMERGING NEEDS OF INDUSTRY4.0 AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS   ARISING OUT OF, AND ENDORSED BY, PARTICIPANTS AT THE SIF 2019 SKILLMAN INTERNATIONAL FORUM, 10 AND 11 OCTOBER 2019 IN FLORENCE, ITALY     Preamble We, the participants gathered in Florence, Italy,…

Join the Skillman Peer Learning Clubs and shape the Vocational Education Training scene in Europe!

Skills for the industry of the future The digital transformation, the greening of the economy, and demographic change all generate a large and structural need for employees with technical and digital skills. The lack of adequately skilled workers is a major issue in this context, which is only partially addressed by current Vocational Education and…

Redefining the future of learning at the Skillman International Forum 2020

The 6th edition of the annual SIF – SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2020 with a focus on redefining the future of learning, was held on December 10 and 11, 2020, in collaboration with IVETA, AER, EAPRIL and the European Training Foundation. This year, due to the current challenges posed by COVID-19 and the impossibility of mobilizing…

Skillman Ethical Skills Awards video contest 2020: Award ceremony

The process of collecting subscriptions for the Skillman Ethical Skills Awards- Video contest 2020 was closed on Monday, November 30th, 2020. We have received a high number of applications that are being revised and evaluated by the SIF Member Committee. What happens now? The SIF member Committee will select a winner for each of the…

Skillman International Forum 2020 in focus: presentations abstracts

The 6th edition of the yearly SIF – SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2020, about redefining the future of learning, will take place on December 10th and 11th 2020. As organizers, Skillman.eu, AER, IVETA, EAPRIL (with the collaboration of the European Training Foundation), are very excited about the number of registrations so far, sparked by the rich agenda of…

Skillman International Forum 2020 in focus: presentations abstracts

The 6th edition of the yearly SIF – SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2020, about redefining the future of learning, will take place on December 10th and 11th 2020. As organizers, Skillman.eu, AER, IVETA, EAPRIL (with the collaboration of the European Training Foundation), are very excited about the number of registrations so far, sparked by the rich agenda of…

Redefining the future of learning: Skillman International Forum 2020 Final agenda

The Skillman International Forum 2020 is a bit more than one week away and the final agenda this year looks exciting! A broad list of international speakers including members of the European Commission, TVET experts, company leaders, universities, research centres, educational institutions, youth leaders and international training organizations will present and discuss different topics around…

Official invitation to the Skillman International Forum 2020

As a recurrent occasion, The Skillman Alliance will host again this year its Skillman International Forum (SIF) 2020, the online event on redefining the future of learning in the advanced manufacturing sector, on December 10-11, 2020. It is our great pleasure to officially invite you to the two-day online event, with a very rich agenda…

Skillman Ethical Skills Award 2020

For many years, Skillman has successfully led the Skillman Ethical Skills Award initiative, aimed at recognizing and celebrating examples of excellence across environments and cultures, embedding ethical skills. It is our great pleasure to invite you to take part in the initiative again this year, open to all universities, schools, companies, individuals and students. Due…

Skillman invited to speak at the meeting of the Directors General for Vocational Education and Training – DGVT

Skillman was invited as one of the main speakers to present at the Meeting of the Directors General for Vocational Education and Training (DGVT), on November 10-11, 2020. During the event, Giovanni Crisonà (the Skillman leader) will discuss good practices of innovative sectoral approaches in European VET, introducing the official launch of the Eu Pact…

Let’s redefine the future of learning: subscribe to the Skillman Ethical campaign

Established in 2014, the Skillman.eu Network delivers concrete and innovative solutions as to the skills needed in the field of advanced manufacturing involving organizations in 84 countries. ethical campaign to reshape the future of learning Since its establishment in 2014, the Skillman network has been involved in stimulating innovation, entrepreneurship, and inclusive and sustainable development…

Why the webinar on “Lifelong learning: Upskilling and Reskilling of 50+” was a success

On October  21st, the Assembly of European Regions in cooperation with Skillman Alliance, hosted the “Lifelong learning: Upskilling and Reskilling of 50+” webinar. This was the sixth webinar on EU funding opportunities that are being organized by Skillman in collaboration with AER, under the Skillnet project framework (co-founded by the Erasmus+ Programme) in order to bring together experts in…

INVITATION TO SKILLMAN WEBINAR ON “WORK-BASED LEARNING CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT”

Dear partners and friends, The Skillman Secretariat is honoured to invite you to the Skillman webinar on “Work-Based Learning curriculum development ”,  on October 27th, 10:00/11:30 CET, organized in collaboration with the European Training Foundation. During the webinar, international experts and practitioners will present different models of cooperation between TVET providers and WBL providers in relation to curriculum development. The presentations…

LEONARDO: a new EuroHPC world-class pre-exascale supercomputer in Italy

The European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) and CINECA, the hosting entity of LEONARDO, a new EuroHPC precursor to exascale supercomputers, have announced the company Atos as the awarded vendor for the procurement of LEONARDO. LEONARDO will be a top-of-the-range supercomputer, capable of executing more than 248 Petaflops or more than 248 million billion calculations per second.…

EAPRIL Online Event on Teaching in (Higher) Education in the COVID-19 era

Our Skillman partner EAPRIL will host an online event that might be of the interest of our network members, on ‘Teaching in (Higher) Education in the COVID-19 era’. The event will take place on November 25th, 2020 from 13:00 – 15:00 CET, in collaboration with the FH Kufstein Tirol University of Applied Sciences. The event…

INVITATION TO SKILLMAN WEBINAR ON “LIFELONG LEARNING: UP-SKILLING AND RESKILLING 50+”

Dear partners and friends, The Skillman Secretariat is honoured to invite you to the Skillman webinar on “Lifelong learning: Up-skilling and reskilling 50+”,  on October 21st, 10:00/11:15 CET. The event will highlight regional examples on upskilling and re-skilling, serving as a good occasion to help organizations bridge the gap between their needs in this regard and the programmes offered by the EU.…

SKILLMAN ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN

The Skillman Alliance is implementing an advocacy campaign targeted at policymakers with a set of actions to create support for policies under the framework of the Global CoVes initiative. All Skillman members are involved and engaged in this process, through a strategic plan of shared vision and actions to represent the network as a whole.…

How to get involved in the Youth Policies of the future with Skillman

On September 2nd, the Skillman Alliance, in cooperation with the European Training Foundation, hosted the “Youth Policy Partnerships” webinar. This was the fifth webinar on EU funding opportunities led by Skillman and co-organized with the Assembly of European Regions within the Skillnet project framework (co-founded by the Eramus+ Programme), in order to gather experts and…

Richard Pagett: why we need to care about Sustainable Development

Sustainability is the development that satisfies the needs of the present without compromising the capacity of future generations, guaranteeing the balance between economic growth, care for the environment and social well-being. At its core, it is about finding a balance between three dimensions: society, environment and economy. Any of the challenges facing humankind, such as…

Invitation to Skillman webinar on “Youth policy partnerships”

Dear partners and friends, The Skillman Secretariat is honored to invite you to the Skillman webinar on “Youth Policy partnerships”. The event has the purpose to start a discussion with relevant stakeholders on youth policies in the light of a renewed EU Youth Strategy proposed by the European Commission about the importance of Engaging, Connecting,…

Skillman Ethical Skills Award

The Skillman Ethical Skills Awards recognize and celebrate examples of excellence with ethical skills in the field of advanced manufacturing across environments and cultures. Founded by the Skillman Network, the Awards celebrate innovation in Ethical Skills Activation around the globe. Each year, award recipients comprise a showcase demonstrating through ideas and concrete cases how successfully…

Continuous learning with the Skillman Webinars

The rapid shift towards a climate neutral Europe and digital transformation is changing the way we work, learn, take part in society and lead our everyday lives. In an era of disruptive changes and constant transformation, organisations can only grasp new opportunities if they develop the right skills to stay ahead of time and prove…

Peer Learning Clubs for the European Pact for Skills

Skills are key for sustainable competitiveness, resilience and ensuring social fairness for all. The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the importance of having the right skills for strategic sectors to perform and for individuals to navigate through life and professional transitions. The Skills Agenda proposed by the European Commission will be launched in November 2020 and…

Global CoVEs waves

Despite some minor changes, that will be implemented to align with the new funding conditions, activities to animate and support the Global CoVEs network in its development are all proceeding regularly and  implementing the funds already directed, reserve funds and voluntary contributions of our members. The Network is proceeding with the launch of the second…

Artificial Intelligence for self-employment in the AM sector

KABADA – Knowledge Alliance of Business idea Assessment: Digital Approach  To promote self-employment in advanced manufacturing the Skillman network is helping to develop KABADA, an artificial intelligence tool that allows the self-assessment of business plans of technology start-ups. Over the next two years Skillman members will be involved in testing and debugging the tool, supporting…

Free from sexism and sexual harassment at school

FREASCO is the new initiative approved and co-financed from 2020 by the European Commission – DG Justice, to prevent and combat all forms of violence against children, young people and women. The action, also with the financial support of the Skillman Secretariat, involves various organisations led by the Department of Education, Languages, Intercultures, Literatures and…

Antonio Fernandez Perez: all you need to know about AR in TVET

Vocational training acquires exceptional value since it is all about the balance between gaining knowledge and building experience- learning through practice. The ability to work on different scenarios again and again with a learning purpose, in a comfortable way and without additional expenses, is a great advantage. Augmented reality is particularly powerful in this context.…

EU neighbours: coping with COVID-19 in education and training

The ETF has published a report focusing on how 27 countries neighbouring the EU are coping with COVID-19 in the field of education and training, as part of our #learningconnects campaign. The report includes information about countries from South-Eastern Europe and Turkey, the Eastern Partnership and Russia, the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean, and Central Asia on: support for teachers and…

Join us in the implementation of innovative TVET policies through transnational cooperation

On July 15, 2020, the webinar dedicated to “Innovative TVET policies through transnational cooperation” was hosted by the Skillman Alliance. Top-notch international experts presented their approach to skills development in relation to transnational cooperation. The webinar was a unique occasion for participants from different countries and institutions to get insights from key speakers and to…

EU funds opportunities Intra Africa bulletin: open calls

 Intra-Africa Update on EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes 8 January 2021 EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes for the period 2021-2027 has now been politically agreed. EACEA’s funding programmes for this period will be: Erasmus+ Creative Europe the European Solidary Corps the Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV). These programmes will build on the success…

Skillman to establish “Knowledge Alliances in the maritime sector” partnerships

On June 17, 2020, a webinar dedicated to Knowledge Alliances in the Maritime Sector took place in the framework of a set of 18 online events that the Skillman Alliance is hosting with the purpose to establish solid partnerships for future EU project proposals.   The main speaker Elena Romanini, Skillman Senior Project Manager, presented the…

EU funds opportunities Aid Volunteers bulletin: open calls

EU Aid Volunteers Update on EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes 8 January 2021 EACEA’s new generation of funding programmes for the period 2021-2027 has now been politically agreed. EACEA’s funding programmes for this period will be: Erasmus+ Creative Europe the European Solidary Corps the Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV). These programmes will build on…

Skillman and the European Investment Fund on the “Skills and education guarantee pilot”

On June 11th, 2020, the Skillman Alliance hosted the “Skills and Education Guarantee Pilot (S&E Pilot)” webinar, presented by the European Investment Fund (EIF) and aimed at introducing financing initiatives implemented by the organization on behalf of the European Commission to stimulate investments in education, training and skills.  In line with the EC policy objective…

Conference on CoVEs @ TKNIKA 2020

CENTRES OF VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE: SKILLS ECOSYSTEMS FOR INNOVATION, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INCLUSION “The conference was not only dealing with Excellence: it was excellent in itself!” said the European Commission referring to the virtual conference on Centres of Vocational Excellence: Skills ecosystems for innovation, regional development and inclusion held on 16 June 2020. Tknika, with the support of the European…

REPORT Executive agencies – evaluation

The purpose of this evaluation is the periodical (triennial) evaluation of the operation of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (hereinafter EACEA). The EACEA is governed by: The Framework Regulation for executive agencies 1; EACEA Act of Establishment 2, which sets out its mandate; EACEA Act of Delegation 3 and its successive amendments, specifying the tasks to…

Successful Skillman webinar on Capacity building in Higher Education

The first webinar on EU fund opportunities was hosted online by the Skillman Alliance on May 13th, 2020. It covered topics related to capacity building projects in higher education and it involved a top-notch crowd of experts in the sector with wide geographical coverage, including European, African and Asian countries.  The agenda of the webinar…

Live webinar on Augmented Reality by Soldamatic

On Tuesday, 5th May 2020 @ 15:00pm (GMT+2), our member Seabery will offer a free online webinar to show solutions for remote laboratories for education & research. If you are interested, please feel free to join. You will be able to do it from here: webinar room ************************* In this exclusive live webinar Seabery will cover the ways new…

Youth policy partnerships

The event will start in2020/09/02 10:00:00 Background and focus:  A renewed EU Youth Strategy proposed by the European Commission suggests the importance of Engaging, Connecting, and Empowering young people across the European region within new policy frameworks. This webinar engages experts to establish partnerships on youth policies that will contribute to creating more opportunities for…

SIF 2019 preparatory document for the redaction of the Skillman 2019 Declaration

SIF 2019 preparatory document for the redaction of the Skillman 2019 Declaration

The newly submitted FREASCO project influences Skillman’s gender policies

On April 15th, 2020, CSCS along with an extensive EU partnership, has presented the “Free from sexism and sexual harassment at school (FREASCO)” project, under the DG Justice call for proposals to prevent and fight all forms of violence against children, young people, and women.  The project consortium is led by the Department of Education,…

International Expert Roundtable 1 and 2 July 2019

International Expert Roundtable on Lifelong Learning: Developing a Framework to Monitor and Evaluate Lifelong Learning Implementation, 1 and 2 July 2019 The potential envisaged of lifelong learning – both as a social good and economic imperative – is widely acknowledged. Many countries, including Singapore, have implemented strategies and policies to facilitate the access to and…

Vacancies | Cedefop

Status Title Reference Type Closing date Open Expert in public policy analysis and evaluation Cedefop/2020/05/AD Cedefop/2020/05/AD Temporary agent 22/05/2020 Open Data analyst Cedefop/2020/04/AD Cedefop/2020/04/AD Temporary agent 21/05/2020 Open Expert in labour market and skills research Cedefop/2020/03/AD Cedefop/2020/03/AD Temporary agent 20/05/2020 Open Expert in qualifications and learning outcomes Cedefop/2020/02/AD Cedefop/2020/02/AD Temporary agent 19/05/2020   Source: Vacancies | Cedefop

The Skillnet catalog of opportunities

The Skillnet initiative promotes a catalog of several activities and opportunities offered by the Skillman Alliance, with the ultimate objective of raising the quality and attractiveness of TVET providers, fostering the effective use of EU funding instruments, supporting the implementation of relevant EU tools, and broadening the network of TVET professionals who wish to benefit…

Webinar on solutions for remote laboratories for education & research

On April 13, 2020 at 12 PM (GMT+2) our member Nebulous Systems hosted a free online webinar to show solutions for remote laboratories for education & research. ************************* ENLARGE is the system commercialized by Nebulous Systems that allows you to connect to all the computer, physical and cyber-physical systems connected to the internal and secure…

Towards new horizons | Cedefop

Transition is the key word that marks the 2019 and 2020 policy framework in which Cedefop operates. The new Commission has set a high ambition for the EU: to move to a green and digital economy. Reinforced investment in skills and learning throughout life for all is essential to make this transition successful. As all…

Vocational education and training in Europe, 1995-2035 | Cedefop

This synthesis report summarises the findings of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe (2016-18). Research aimed at taking a step back and painting a comprehensive picture of VET developments in Europe, identifying challenges and opportunities. The summary shows that European VET varies between countries and…

Skillman at the International Conference on Skills Readiness for Achieving SDGs & Adopting IR 4.0

Giovanni Crisonà, founder of Skillman, was officiallly invited to participate and give a presentation at the International Conference on “Skills Readiness for Achieving SDG & Adopting IR 4.0”. The event was held on February 2-4, 2020 at the Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The event was jointly organized by IDEB and…

Medmobility pre-selected among 196 projects

Medmobility, the project for Scaling Up Youth Mobility for Employment Across the Mediterranean Sea” submitted in July under the call of the ENI CBC-MED programme, has been admitted to Step 2 of the evaluation process. The project aims at promoting the mobility of NEETs and young workers through the strengthening of the Mediterranean VET (Vocational…

Skillman at the Kabada project Kick-off meeting

The first meeting of the Kabada project, which involves the Skillman network, was held on November 25-26, 2019 in Riga at the BA School of Business and Finance, coordinator of the project. The meeting was the occasion for partners to get to know each other, start presenting national states of the art and then developing…

Skillman involved in Kabada: the new AI-based project

A new initiative promoted to boost entrepreneurial skills Skillman supports the newly launched KABADA project – Knowledge Alliance of Business idea Assessment: Digital Approach – that was established with the aim of developing a tool based on artificial intelligence (AI) for the assessment of business plans applicable to the technology sector startups for the promotion…

Skillman Alliance: Skillnet Project kick-off meeting

The Skillman network is actively involved in the Skillnet project that has the ambitious objective of encouraging the creation of VET providers’ partnerships to improve their quality and efficiency at national and European levels, enhancing their impact and relevance, and building cross-border cooperation for VET quality and attractiveness. This will ultimately lead to the improvement…

Mapping of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs)

Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) are developing into an important component of EU Vocational Education and Training (VET) policy. During late 2018 and early 2019, an exercise was conducted to delineate CoVEs in terms of their main characteristics, with a view to informing the concept and the development of EU support plans. This report presents…

Skillman at EACEA Networks and partnerships of VET providers Kick-off meeting in Brussels

On 22nd November 2019, Giovanni Crisonà, the founder of Skillman and Valentina De Vico, Skillman’s Deputy Project Manager participated in the EACEA Networks and partnerships of VET providers kick-off meeting in Brussels, presenting the SKILLNET project among other selected proposals. The event was attended by representatives of the agency and partner leaders, thus proving to be…

Skillman on the November edition of ECVET magazine

The new edition of ECVET magazine was issued in November. Giving a valuable contribution to the TVET sector, the magazine is well-known for reporting about new developments on the European credit system for vocational education and training at European, national and sectoral level. Skillman had a special mention on this edition for hosting the Skillman International Forum…

A new edition of Cove has been issued

The second issue of Cove, the Skillman.eu magazine was issued in November. This second edition includes a selection of news on the Skillman.eu International Forum 2019, an overview of the new members and a list of examples of excellence in the field of advanced manufacturing selected by the Skillman Ethical Skills Awards. Read the news!

EU Raw Materials Week 2019 – Raw materials week

INNOVATION, NEW TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AND SKILLS FOR RAW MATERIALS Tuesday 19 November 2019 Hôtel Le Plaza Boulevard Adolphe Max 1000 Brussels Belgium “New technology trends in exploration, mining and processing, Skills for Raw Materials, Horizon 2020 Raw Materials Information and Brokerage Event” 08.00-09.30 Registration & welcome coffee 09.30-11.00 Session I: New technology trends in exploration,…

Centres of vocational excellence: An engine for VET development? | ETF

  Centres of vocational excellence: An engine for VET development? Source: Centres of vocational excellence: An engine for VET development? | ETF

ZITIE: The Belt and Road Initiative – a Way Forward

Bilateral meeting with the Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics At the end of August 2019, Mr Giovanni Crisonà visited the Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZITIE) in Hangzhou to establish a mutual collaboration in the Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZITIE), a UNESCO-UNEVOC centre in China. The meeting with Mr Chandler, vice-president of the institute and the…

Cedefop’s VET toolkit at the SIF 2019

The Cedefop’s VET toolkit for tackling early leaving was presented at the Skillman.eu International Forum 2019 The toolkit was presented in a dedicated workshop (Workshop B: Early School leaving Cedefop’s Toolkit) within the 5th edition of the yearly SIF – Skillman.eu International Forum 2019 on “Curriculum design, Sectoral skills development and Ethical issues on Advanced Manufacturing sector”. The co-ordinators of the dedicated…

Skillman.eu Network at the Didacta 2019 Fair

The network will be the protagonist of a workshop on technology and training on October 10th A workshop on the technological trends of the future in relation to the skills revolution will be held at Didacta the 10th of October at 16.00. The workshop, organized by the Skillman.eu Network, will try to give answers on…

Skillman.eu at the YES Conference

The Skillman Counselor Massimiliano Leoncini participates in the YES Conference (Youth Entrepreneurial Spirit), organised by Tuscany Region and EARLALL The Second Edition of the conference ‘Youth Entrepreneurship in Rural Areas. Ready to build a sustainable future’ was held the last 27th of September in Brussels. The event was a great opportunity to collect information on…

The Skillman Alliance with Earlall, Cumulus, IVETA and Eapril

The Skillman Alliance was presented at the High-level expert workshop on Future-Proofing Vocational Education for Manufacturing   The new EU funded Skillman’s strategy to develop a large network of CoVE with Earlall, Cumulus, IVETA and Eapril, was presented by the Skillman.eu leader Giovanni Crisonà at the High-level expert workshop on ‘Future-Proofing Vocational Education for Manufacturing: Strategy,…

IVETA organizes its 2nd Europe Regional Conference on TVET

IVETA Europe is holding its second regional conference on technical, vocational education and training (TVET) in Sofia, Bulgaria.  The theme of the conference is “Bridging the Gap Between TVET and Employment Worldwide”.  Two related global crises are happening simultaneously: high levels of youth unemployment and a shortage of job seekers with relevant vocational work skills.…

3rd Expert Workshop for the Blueprint on the automotive sector

Mr Giovanni Crisonà participated in the expert workshop meeting ‘Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills’ held the 12th of September 2019, in Brussels.  The Skillman network was invited to attend the initiative led by the Commission in cooperation with social partners and stakeholders to contribute to the analysis of the new trends related to the…

Skillman.eu at the Press Conference of DIDACTA ITALIA

Skillman.eu, represented by the network’s leader Mr Giovanni Crisonà, participated in the national press conference for the presentation of the third edition of DIDACTA ITALIA as a partner of the event. The presentation to the press was held the last 19th September by the new Italian Minister of Education On. Lorenzo Fioramonti at the MIUR…

Skillman news selection on advanced manufacturing and skills

How Do We Fix The Manufacturing Skills Gap? Lots Of Ways! www.forbes.com – Shared by L Marks It’s a common complaint and worry among manufacturers today that they face a serious skills gap. There’s been plenty of ink spilled about the critical need for people trained in the skilled trades: e… The Future of Industry: Making the Jump…

The Skillman.eu Alliance

Skillman.eu leads a strategic alliance with other networks In November 2019, the Skillman network has founded a horizontal strategic alliance with other networks of which it has become the leader for a policy-making initiative at European level planned for 2020 and 2021. At present, the Skillman.eu Alliance includes: Cumulus, one of the world largest international…

The Skillman network implements the ECVET standard 

For greater transparency across countries, the Skillman.eu network uses the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and fosters the implementation of ECVET principles among its members. Skillman indeed asks each organisation subscribing to Skillman to adopt the standard by signing a statement that it recognises and adopts the ECVET principles (collective Memorandum of Understanding – MoU). The…

CPSC joins the network

Colombo Plan Staff College joins the Skillman.eu Network  Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC), a leading Inter-Governmental Organization (IGO), which consistently addresses issues in Technical and Vocational Education & Training in the Asian and Pacific region, has joined the Skillman.eu network. CPSC became operational in 1974 with the Republic of Singapore serving as the first host Government and…

Skillman news selection on advanced manufacturing and skills

HVCC Opens $14.5 Million Center For Advanced Manufacturing Skills www.wamc.org – Shared by FFJournal Hudson Valley Community College opened its new Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills today. HVCC President Dr. Roger Ramsammy welcomed visitors to the Troy campus to celebrate the new $14.5 millio… Share Manufacturing Management – £370,000 funding boost to bridge manufacturing skills gaps www.manufacturingmanagement.co.uk – Shared by ESTIA…

Front Range Community College’s new building will expand opportunities for technical job training

PHOTO: Kati Weis, Chalkbeat Front Range Community College held a ribbon-cutting Thursday to celebrate its new Center for Integrated Manufacturing. A technical training program housed in a state-of-the-art building unveiled Thursday will enable students at Front Range Community College to pursue in-demand specialties like electronics engineering and optics — and eventually allow local high school students…

News from the web August 2019

Robotics Online www.robotics.org – Shared by Robotic Industries Association Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Posted 08/12/2019 The two companies will collaborate efforts in building the next generation of the manufacturing workforce Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. a… Corps’ advanced manufacturing training transitions to MCSC www.marines.mil – Shared by Purdue IN-Mac The Corps consistently seeks ways to enhance the warfighter’s skills. For years, the…

CARONTE: CORE PROJECT of the SIF 2019 @FAIR DIDACTA ITALY

The next  October 10th and 11th 2019, CARONTE will be a core component of the 5th edition of the yearly SIF – SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2019 on “Curriculum design, Sectoral skills development and Ethical issues on Advanced Manufacturing sector”. Within this context, the CARONTE team will be driven by the CNR members to present the project results…

Weight for it! Here come the electric planes – The Manufacturer

After decades of fossil fuel-powered jets, advances in materials, battery chemistry, and electrical systems are opening up the possibility of cleaner, greener, cheaper commercial flight. But electrification requires plane makers to innovate, invest, work hard, and win the weight race. A recent Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre event discussed the pressing issues. A quiet revolution is…

Skillman and SIF registered in the catalogue of upskilling initiatives by the FIT4FoF project

The EU-funded project “FIT4FoF: Making our workforce fit for the Factory of the Future” aims to identify future skills and needs of the European manufacturing sector and develop ad hoc training for companies to meet these needs. In this way, FIT4FoF will contribute to increasing the European companies competitiveness as well as the level of…

Official launch in Portugal for the four operational goals of the SIF 2019

The official presentation of the SIF – Skillman International Forum 2019, held the 28th of June at the Lisbon Congress Center was attended by citizens, authorities, entrepreneurs and industry experts. The event was organised by the national representative of the Skillman network for Portugal, the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Portugal, led by its president Santi…

MeMeVET joins the Skillman.eu network

The Mechatronic and Metallurgical VET for sector’s industries – MeMeVET, signs a collaboration agreement with the Skillman.eu network. The new member, the consortium MeMeVET, has received funds from the Erasmus+ Programme KA2 – SSA, to develop a unique European, Vocational education and Training (VET) Curriculum for complementary educational skills based on information gained on skills and needs in mechatronics and…

Skillman was presented to the Annual ECVET Forum in Rotterdam

The Annual ECVET Forum, held on 20-21 June 2019, involved about 150 policy makers and practitioners with experience in using ECVET in inspiring activities and dynamic exchange of ideas. Skillman was presented as one of the three keynote speeches that opened the event as an example of how industrial and manufacturing sectors are preparing for…

MeMeVET4Industries @ EASME meeting

The Skillman Counsellor Fadia Khraisat presented the project MeMeVET4Industries at the expert workshop on “Aligning on-the-job training for Advanced Manufacturing: 21st Century Strategy, Collaboration Patterns and Learning Environment” organised in Brussels the 7 May 2019  by EASME/DG GROW of the European Commission. The meeting was aimed at the development of the European “Curriculum Guidelines for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)”. The…

Skillman @ the Cedefop Policy Forum in Brussels

To merge the latest Skillman’s initiatives in the EU agenda, the Skillman Counsellor Mr Viktor Miloshevski participated in the Cedefop Policy Forum: “What role for community lifelong learning centres? The potential of one-stop shops for preventing youth at risk from disconnecting”, hosted by the Romanian Presidency of the Council in its permanent representation to the…

Experts from the Skillman network at the High-level conference ‘Skills for industry strategy 2030’

Skillman.eu network has contributed to the realization of the conference ‘Skills for industry strategy 2030’ tanks to the participation of its key experts. The conference aims to develop a paradigm to meet the demands of the industry by having skills at the heart of the industrial policy and to provide a large-scale response to the…

The LbyT4IS model & the MeMeVET4Industries

The LbyT4IS model and the MeMeVET4Industries project presented at the expert workshop on “Aligning on-the-job training for Advanced Manufacturing: 21st Century Strategy, Collaboration Patterns and Learning Environment” in Brussels The Skillman representatives Ms. Fadia Khraisat and Mr. Giovanni Crisona, attended the 7 May 2019 in Brussel, the Expert workshop on Aligning on-the-job training for Advanced Manufacturing: 21st Century Strategy, Collaboration Patterns and Learning Environment. The event was aimed…

Skillman @ the 5th Interreg Europe

Our Skillman Counsellor Massimiliano Leoncini participated in the 5th interregional cooperation forum of Interreg Europe The fifth edition of ‘Europe, let’s cooperate!’ was held in Brussels the past 10 April 2019. The Skillman Counsellor Massimiliano Leoncini represented the Skillman network at the event to take advantage of the various networking opportunities, build new contacts to set…

The DECODE final conference will be held the next 30 of May

The final conference “Digital Competences for Education” of the DECODE initiative – DEvelop COmpetence in Digital Era will be held the next 30 of May at the Università degli Studi Link Campus University. DECODE – DEvelop COmpetence in Digital Era is a three-year project aimed at exploring the new competence necessary for the training professionals…

European Union opportunities for citizens

The European Union offers numerous opportunities for citizens, supports jobs and growth and helps protect people. If you are interested in finding out more about it, I invite you to discover numerous concrete examples and human stories: Opportunities: from training to travelling, to starting a business, benefitting from strong consumer and passenger rights, taking action…

Grand Launch of the “Smart’Orto Sociale”

The project “Smart’Orto Sociale”, an initiative affiliated to the Skillman.eu network, was launched the past 29th of April 2019 in Florence, Italy by the Skillman Councelor Massimiliano Leoncini The project implements an aeroponic vegetable garden (Sustainable Soilless Urban Agriculture) dedicated to horticultural crops to facilitate the integration of person and groups with disadvantages. “Smart’Orto Sociale” is a working prototype,…

First meeting between the Skillman board and the ECVET Secretariat

The first online operational meeting to improve the implementation of the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) within the Skillman.eu network was held on the past 2nd of April by the Skillman board. The ECVET Secretariat participated in the online meeting represented by the experts Karin Luomi-Messerer and Monika Auzinger. The two ECVET experts,…

Digital skills and competence, and digital and online learning | ETF

Digital skills and competence, and digital and online learning Type Report Authors Alessandro Brolpito, ETF expert Year 2018 PDFEN The digital transformation is, to varying degrees, taking place in ETF partner countries also. The ETF aims at helping its partner countries reap the benefits of the opportunities offered by the digital transformation and address the…

PLATIN: the new initiative supported by the Skillman.eu

PLAyful Transformations towards INnovative company cultures With the support of the Skillman Network, the D2i – Design to innovate, drives a group of Universities, enterprises, research centres, business representative and NGO from Denmark, France, Spain, Lithuania and Italy to address two contemporary challenges: • the need for enterprises to encourages creativity and innovation, • the…

Online talk with Mr Narcis Bosch of cambrescat.org

5th of February 2019, at 11.00 a.m. CET Webinar with Mr. Narcis Bosch, Managing Director of GCCC, the Council of the Chambers of Commerce in Catalonia Following the publication, in December 2018, of the report concerning the employment of VET students in Catalonia The Council, promoter of the research, is a regional organisation established to…

Caronte decides to join the Skillman.eu in the last meeting

The intermediate meeting of ‘Caronte: Continuing educAtion and scientific infoRmatiON literacy on Raw MaTerials for profEssionals’, has been held the last 17the and 18th of January in Barcelona. During the event, the partners discussed the last stages of the project and agreed to distribute the resources and tools for the training of the managers through…

Rakesh Sanjel, the Managing Director of NAAT, at the Skillman Secretariat

At the beginning of January 2019 Rakesh Sanjel, the skillman.eu representative for Nepal, was invited at the Skillman Secretariat in Italy for a two-day meeting. Rakesh Sanjel is the Managing Director of The Northern Light Academy of Aviation and Technology (NAAT), a leading aviation academy located in Kathmandu, Nepal, whom prime mission is to advance knowledge…

Germany to quadruple support to UIL | UIL

The German Foreign Office has announced a funding increase to support the work of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The voluntary contribution from Germany will be increased by EUR Source: Germany to quadruple support to UIL | UIL

Skillman presented at the CLC-South Partners’ Meeting

Skillman has been presented at the CLC-South Partners’ Meeting of the EIT RawMaterials network. The event of the Innovation Hub (CLC) was held the 28th and 29th November at the Milano Bicocca University and was attended by local partners and stakeholders of the Knowledge and Innovation Community. The presentation, performed by Giovanni Crisonà, highlighted the…

Gaziantep University becomes a Skillman.eu Network member

Gaziantep University Eu Research Centre (GABAM) adheres to the Skillman network as an associate. GABAM, located in the largest trade and industrial center in the west of Southeastern Turkey has a strong emphasis on scientific and technological research specially on energy, material, construction, engineering and information/communication technology. The university, besides enrolling over 25,000 undergraduates and…

Start your cooperation with Skillman: submit your idea!

On 24th October 2018 the new Call for Proposals 2019 has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. Funds available for Erasmus+ are expected to increase by 10% compared to 2018. Any public or private body active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport may apply for funding under the 2019 call…

Over 130 enrolments to the webinars planned during the International online forum

The webinars planned during the International online forum have already reached over 130 enrolments from 34 countries all over the world: France, Belgium, Spain, Romania, Macedonia, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, UK, Czech republic, Slovenia, Latvia, Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Turkey, Jordan, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Russia, Georgia, Syria, Egypt, Pakistan, Tunisia, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Bangladesh, India, USA,…

New Erasmus+ Calls – Register now to our public webinars!

On 24th October 2018 the new Call for Proposals 2019 has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. Funds available for Erasmus+ are expected to increase by 10% compared to 2018. Any public or private body active in the fields of education, training, youth and sport may apply for funding under the…

SELFIE – Education and Training – European Commission

SELFIE is an initiative of the European Commission. The tool has been developed in close cooperation with a team of experts from schools, education ministries and research institutes across Europe. Partner institutions include the European Training Foundation, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) and UNESCO’s Institute for Information Technologies in Education.…

BIBB / VET Glossary

The glossary is a source for terms and definitions which are used in the field of vocational education and training. Emphasis is placed on its usage in the context of the German dual system. The VET Glossary is a work in progress and updated and expanded on an ongoing basis. Source: BIBB / VET Glossary

BIBB – The German VET system

You find at this link information on the German VET system – on its success factors, its structure and components as well as on challenges and future topics for the further development of the system. Source: BIBB / The German VET system

The German BIBB VET Glossary

Source: BIBB – VET Glossary

skillman @ the ‘journée de la recherche Ingénierie & Architecture’ in Switzerland

The 10 of October, 2018 Giovanni Crisoná visited the international fair: ‘journée de la recherche Ingégnerie & Architecture‘ organised by the ‘Haute École d’Ingénerie et d’Architecture’ in Fribourg, Switzerland to understand better the state of the art in the technological research in Fribourg and to discuss about ongoing and further collaborations among skillman.eu and Hes…

SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2018 will be held on November 29th and 30th

Skillman.eu Network launches the yearly online SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM 2018 on “Curriculum design, Sectorial skills development and Ethical issues on Advanced Manufacturing sector”. The Forum will be held on November 29th and 30th 2018. The SKILLMAN.EU INTERNATIONAL FORUM is organised as an online discussion board where experts from around the world can share information and…

Kenya Skills Show 2019 is looking for sponsors and exhibitors

The second edition of the ‘Kenya Skills Show’ will take place on February 8-10th, 2019 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (K.I.C.C) in Nairobi. The event, hosted by the Permanent Working Group (PWG) on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), in collaboration with Vision 2030 Secretariat and TVET Authority (TVETA) and funded by the…

2nd GERMAN-ITALIAN INNOVATION CONFERENCE in Berlin 2018

                Giovanni Crisonà Slillman.eu alliance presented at the 2nd ‘GERMAN-ITALIAN INNOVATION CONFERENCE Investing in Italian Innovation: Smart Policies for a Digital Europe’. The event, held the 20th and 21st November 2018, aims at presenting the Italian policy framework to attract investors, supporting the ITA Foreign Investment Unit throughout the whole…

Skillman takes part in the ‘EU Cluster Weeks 2018-2019’

The Skillman Network participates in the call for organising events as part of the ‘EU Cluster Weeks 2018-2019‘ that will will take place between 20th November 2018 and 30th April 2019. This initiative, launched by the European Commission, aims at promoting cluster events under the ‘EU Cluster Weeks’ brand with the intention to boost industrial…

EIT RawMaterials Information & Brokerage Event 2018

The venue took place October 15-16, 2018 in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, Germany where Giovanni Crisonà represented Skillman at the speed-networking session discussing the future projects and the innovative cooperation with various potential partner organisations like the Hub Innovazione Trentino, Siemens AG, the General Council of Chambers of Commerce Catalonia, the New Business…

Talk with the Minister for Labour @ the EU 2030 High-Tech Skills Vision

The Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Economy of Luxembourg discussed his view at the workshop on the EU 2030 High-Tech Skills Vision where the Skillman.eu position was presented in front of a highly specialised audience of experts from academy, industry and social parts. The occasion for the very relevant debate was given by the…

Composite repair technicians

Basic composite repair | 42 hours Composite repair technician | 42 hours Advanced Composite repair technician | 63 hours

Curricula on Robotics

Robotics and Automation | 186 hours

ESCO: Connecting people and jobs – Aikaterini Sylla

Presentation at the International Skillman Conference 2017 – San Sebastian  

Organisation of the WORLD CONGRESS OF COLLEGES AND POLYTECHNIQUES 2020

SKILLMAN.EU NETWORK IN THE PARTNERSHIP FOR THE ORGANISATION OF THE WORLD CONGRESS OF COLLEGES AND POLYTECHNIQUES 2020 Tknika, one of the Skillman.eu founders will host the 2020 World Congress of Colleges and Polytechnics, the hallmark activity of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics. The proposal for “Europe 2020” in Donostia, San Sebastian was accepted…

Skillman.eu network submitted a project proposal for Open robotics

The Skillman.eu network submitted a project proposal for Open robotics on June, 22. The proposal was presented to the call for training of the Tuscany Region in the supply chain ‘Information communication technologies (ICT)’ and was addressed to temporary business or purpose associations for inactive and unemployed persons. The purpose of this call is to…

THE SKILLMAN.EU TEAM PARTICIPATED IN THE CEDEFOP’S WORKSHOP ON SKILL ANTICIPATION METHODS AND PRACTICES

Skillman was selected by CEDEFOP, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, as an example of Sectoral Cooperation on Skills and was invited to the workshop on Skill anticipation methods and practices that took place the 14th and 15th of June in Thessaloniki (Greece). The event aimed at presenting three methods of skill…

Skillman.eu, represented by Tiziana Chiappelli, participates in the Cedefop’s Third Policy Learning Forum

Tiziana Chiappelli, as representative of the Skillman.eu network, participated in the third ‘Policy learning Forum on Defining, writing and using learning outcomes’ to introduce and disseminate the solutions adopted by the network in relation to curricular design and learning outcomes. In the event, held the last 21 and 22 June at Cedefop’s premises in Thessaloniki,…

Skillman.eu team took part in Cedefop 2018 Skills forecast launch event the last 8th of June

On the 8th of June, Cedefop released the results of its new Skills Forecast up to 2030. On this occasion, a high-level event took place in Brussels at the Résidence Palace to discuss key sectoral and occupational trends, job openings across countries and their impact on new skills needed by 2030. Emerging issues and future…

World’s Biggest Companies go with the Robot Revolution

Automation is leading to job growth in certain industries where machines take on repetitive tasks, freeing humans for more creative duties. Many jobs in the big industries like auto-part manufacturers are taken over by robots, machines or artificial intelligences. Many sceptics see this development as a danger for human jobs in these sectors. The contrary…

3 new projects presented by Skillman Network and its partners

The members of skillman.eu Network are fully committed to continue their active involvement in the skills foresight exercises started in 2015. Actually this year three innovative new projects have been submitted thanks to the Network joined by more than 280 organisations and the direct engagement of several of its members. Three new projects have been…

QAPCO – Qatar Petrochemical Company joins the Skillman.eu network

QAPCO – Qatar Petrochemical Company, one of the world’s largest and most successful producers of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) joins the Skillman.eu network. Dr. Mabrouk Ouederni, Product Development & Innovation Manager met Giovanni Crisonà, Director of CSCS and partner of the Skillman.eu network in the TVET international experts meeting held in Doha (Qtar) the last 17-19…

Self-reflection tool for digitally capable schools (SELFIE) – European Commission

What is SELFIE about? Self-reflection Are schools exploiting the opportunities digital technologies offer? Can they transform digital technologies into better teaching and learning?  To help school communities to understand where they stand in their use of digital technologies, the European Commission  has developed, in collaboration with an international team of experts, an online easy-to-use self-reflection…

Game changing technologies: Exploring the impact on production processes and work | Eurofound

Last year, Giovanni Crisonà as a skillman representative, was interviewed by Eurofound on the impact of game-changing technologies in the manufacturing industries (notably on work, skills and working conditions). Expert interviews were part of a nearly year long study that Technopolis Group conducted in assignment of Eurofound. The results of that study have been published…

Skill needs anticipation: systems and approaches | Cedefop

This publication is a product of the joint survey, among key constituents and partners, conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Cedefop, the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The survey addressed ministries of labour and education, and trade unions and employer organisations in 61 countries on systems,…

Cedefop publication: Insights into skill shortages and skill mismatch | Cedefop

This publication analyses Cedefop’s European skills and jobs survey, a new data set covering about 49 000 EU-28 adult employees. Compiling different data insights, the report highlights that skill mismatch is a complex, multidimensional and dynamic phenomenon. It calls on policy-makers to adopt a different mindset for tackling skill mismatch, focused on sustainable activation, continuous…

Skillman @ ‘Skills anticipation methods and practices’ | Cedefop

To facilitate mutual learning on effective skills anticipation and skill matching and the exchange of good practices across EU Member States, Cedefop launched in 2016 a new thematic activity – ‘Governance of EU skills anticipation and matching systems: in-depth country reviews’. The aim of the initiative is to provide close support to EU Member States…

The project meeting of Caronte: an useful opportunity to talk about the European learning standards for training

CSCS participated in the meeting of the Caronte project, held the past 31 of January, 2018 in Finland at DIMECC (Digital, Internet, Materials and Engineering Co-Creation). The presentation of Giovanni Crisonà (CSCS) on the new priorities for european cooperation on education and training is available here: The meeting has been a good opportunity to identify…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 14/09/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 14 September 2017 (h 12:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 21/09/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 21 September 2017 (h 15:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 19/10/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 19 October 2017 (h 15:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 26/10/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 26 October 2017 (h 12:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 30/10/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Monday 30 October 2017 Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport sector. The webinar…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 16/11/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 16 November 2017 Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport sector. The webinar…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 30/11/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 30 November 2017 (h 14:30 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

Skillman youtube channel has been updated with all video resources of Skillman

There are more videos, but you could find the most important ones divided in the following playlists: Webinars Ambassadors Case Studies Interviews

Guidance and methodological approach to Skillman e-laerning platform has been published

USER GUIDELINES: Introduction Get started Managing a course Managing content Learn.skillman.eu on Mobile STRUCTURE OF THE TEACHER’S METHODOLOGICAL GUIDE: Introduction The EU’s educational vocabulary and context Open Educational Resources or OER The components of a well-functioning distance education system Validation and OER Teachers using OER: some pedagogical considerations Teacher’s choice using OER: linking learning to…

The final curriculum on Robotics is now available

STRUCTURE OF THE CURRICULUM Programmable Logic Controllers Mechanical Maintenance of Automation Electrical Maintenance of Automation Maintenance Support Activities for Automation Fault Finding and Diagnosis for Automation and Robotics Robot Processes and Functions Automated Control Systems Machine Software Design Principles Robot Programming Intro to Simulation Engineering Process Optimisation To see it at the platform, click here

Curricula on Industry & Production 4.0

Industry & production 4.0 Energy Manager | 620 hours Industry & production 4.0 Manager | 620 hours Industry & procuction 4.0 Specialist | 620 hours

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 15/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Friday 15 December 2017 (h 9:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 13/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Wednesday 13 December 2017 (h 15:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 11/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Monday 11 December 2017 (h 9:30 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 05/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Tuesday 5 December 2017 (h 15:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 04/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Monday 4 December 2017 (h 12:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 04/12/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Monday 4 December 2017 (h 10:30 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

Video recording of Skillman’s webinar held on 30/11/2017 is now available

Skillman Project Webinar: Thursday 30 November 2017 (h 16:00 CET) Skilmann project invites you to a webinar session on Innovative curricula in Advanced Manufacturing: Robotics, Composite materials and Industry & Production 4.0 Manager Skillman project provides effective answers to the constantly and rapidly evolving scenario of new technologies affecting the Advanced Manufacturing in the Transport…

The participation of more than 80 subscribers and 345 online participants from 20 different countries in the International Conference ensures a wide dissemination of the skillman results

The International Skillman Conference, hosted by Tknika brought together specialists from 20 different countries all around the world. The different sessions of the conference have been animated by the participation of speakers of great significance as Jørn Skovsgaard of the Danish Ministry of Education, Christian Warden of MTC, Serge Monturet of EIT Raw Materials, Daniele Bassan…

SKILLMAN Capacity Building Event, 13 December 2017: Celebrating its successes and training on its outputs

by Rachael McCorriston On 13 December, a Skillman Capacity Building event took place at BMet’s Educational Business Partnership Centre on Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich site in the West Midlands. More than 20 delegates from across global industry and the further education including, universities specialist and strategically important Caterpult Centres, leading car manufacturers such as…

The Skill council, of which Skillman is a member, has published the 2016 Report on Automotive sector

by Tiziana Chiappelli The Skill council, of which Skillman is a member, has published the 2016 Report on Automotive sector. Main topics of the Report are the employment situation in the automotive sector, including forecasts and trends and the evolution of the automotive sector’s occupations and associated skills with a specific focus on the innovative tools…

The president of Confindustria Boccia and the need to fill the gap between education and work in automotive sector: Skillman project can support the technological tranfer

Article by Tiziana Chiappelli Italian president of Confindustria calls for training in automotive sector. This is exactely what Skillman project is offering: new innovative curricula in the field of automotive for the workers and youngsters that are entering the job world. “«A request for attention to the automotive world». This is what Confindustria’s president Vincenzo…

People who will join the Skillman network could utilise the  Robotics and Automation programme for free

Training providers and employers committed to delivering curriculum that meets the skills demands of the advanced manufacturing and engineering workforce are called to join the Skillman network. Membership is free and a key benefit (access to new Level 3 Certificate in Robotics and Automation) will be offered to all new members. The qualification covers the…

An interesting report on the role of qualifications and end point assessment in apprenticeships has been produced by Semta

An interesting report produced by Semta and drafted by Lorna Unwin, Professor Emerita (Vocational Education) and Honorary Professor in the ESRC-funded LLAKES Research Centre at the UCL Institute of Education, outlines the benefit and needs for qualifications in the AME sector. Comparison among the delivery and assessment approach across EU and wider international territories are…

European VET system and Skillman agreement

by Tiziana Chiappelli Some few reflections by Tiziana Chiappelli after the International San Sebastian Conference: Skillman project Consortium works for the implementation of the indicators included in the “Recommendation on the establishment of a European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training” of EQAVET [http://www.eqavet.eu/gns/home.aspx], accomplished through common principles for quality assurance. Skillman…

The Workshop on Robotics was carried out within the Skillman International Conference

by Rachael McCorriston from JLR The workshop on Robotics included representatives from training organisations in Germany, as well as in Turkey and Macedonia. It was part of the SKILLMAN international conference that took place in San Sebastian, Spain on 8 November 2017. The workshop was supported by a SKILLMAN ambassador from the UK, Christian Warden…

Skillman presentation in Tel Aviv University, Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, School of Education (Israel)

The 21st November 2017, Skillman project has been presented by prof. Tiziana Chiappelli (University of Florence and CSCS) in a meeting with prof. Ilya Levin at the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education of the School of Education in Tel Aviv University (Israel). The meeting was planned in the framework of Prof. Silvia Guetta…

Workshop on composite was carried out the past 8th November as a part of the Skillman international conference

The Workshop on composite was a part of the international conference program carried out on 8th November in TKNIKA – the center promoted by the Deputy Ministry of Vocational Education and Training of the Education Department of the Basque Government – San Sebastian. The purpose of the workshop was to engage key industry and education…

Research advancements and technology foresight

At the beginning of the XXI century the Transport sector is experiencing innovation breakthroughs that are deeply changing manufacturing technologies: both automotive and avionics have seen emerging technologies as Robotics, ICT and Lightweight materials enter their production, requiring new skills and an adequate professional education. The entire planet is under a newly accelerated population growth,…

Last Skillman.eu activities carried out during the European Vocational Skills Week 2017

After the success of the International Skillman Conference held in San Sebastian the past 8th of November, the Skillman consortium has continued organising five additional online meetings to discuss 4.0 industry skill needs and to enrich the skillman 4.0 networking activities. Only four online meetings were expected but, due to the high number of requests,…

An agreement among Skillman and LEAN project enriches the potential of the Skillman educational offer within and beyond Europe

An agreement among Skillman, represented by Giovanni Crisonà, president of CSCS, and LEAN, represented by Stefano Maccaferri, president of CENTOFORM Srl, has been signed with the aim to start a cooperation addressed to develop and promote innovative solutions in the field of advanced manufacturing in the transport sector. LEAN project is an innovative capacity building…

The role of Vocational Education within industries that are going through rapid change

Jorge Arévalo Turrillas, Regional Deputy Minister for Vocational Training at the Basque Government, delivers a talk on the role of Vocational Education within industries that are going through rapid change. The talk has been carried out within the second European Vocational Skills Week: ec.europa.eu/vocational-skills-week 

An analysis of drivers, barriers and readiness factors for adopting advanced manufacturing technologies is now available

This study identifies the main reasons for the adoption of Advanced manufacturing technologies (AMT) by companies and shows that the uptake of these technologies creates benefits to industrial competitiveness, growth and job creation in Europe. Despite the benefits that AMT offer in terms of quality, costs reduction and productivity, the majority of manufacturing firms in…

A long-term vision for the nonferrous metals manufacturing industry has been published by the European Commission’s science and knowledge service

The foresight study ‘Non-ferrous Metals Manufacturing: Vision for 2050 and Actions Needed’ defines a 2050 vision for the European non-ferrous metals manufacturing industry and proposes actions addressing challenges related to trade, innovation, resources, business integrity and skills. The study uses a qualitative methodology and engages with a wide variety of stakeholders to define a long-term…

Computers and the Future of Skill Demand: a book from Stuart W. Elliott

Computer scientists are working on reproducing all human skills using artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. Unsurprisingly then, many people worry that these advances will dramatically change work skills in the years ahead and perhaps leave many workers unemployable. This report develops a new approach to understanding these computer capabilities by using a test based…

San Sebastian International Conference live streaming

Introduction to the conference Conference records part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4  

The International Skillman Conference will be held the next November, 8th in San Sebastian

The International Skillman Conference, hosted by Tknika the next 8th of November, counts with the participation of specialists from different countries all around the world. Beside the european experts the conference will be attended also by Pakistani, Turkish and Slavic representatives ensuring a wide dissemination of the results obtained by the project. In addition the event…

The Report on 3D-printing detects missing capabilities in European regions

The report on 3D-printing (falling under the category of Advanced Manufacturing technologies) is one of the European Commission’s actions to boost the industrial deployment of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in Europe. The study aims to detect missing capabilities in European regions regarding current and upcoming 3D-printing applications. Barriers often relate to the technical limitations, the…

Composites’ impact on Energy Efficiency in Industry Sector

The concept of energy efficiency has been developed since the first energy crisis in 1973. Lovins (1976) was among the first to develop a definition of energy efficiency: using less energy to produce greater economic output. It can be expressed as a ratio of useful outputs to energy inputs for a system. Energy intensity is…

Skillman has been presented at the 70º anniversary celebration of ZDZ in Kielce, Poland

CSCS represented by Giovanni Crisonà and Greta Bilanzola presented Skillman at the celebration of the 70º anniversary of ZDZ engines. The presentation highlighted the role of skillman in promoting innovative qualifications and educational curricula and resources in the field of advanced manufacturing for the transport sector.

New curricula elaborated by Skillman presented at DIDACTA 2017 Italy

New curricula in advanced manufacturing sector have been presented at Didacta 2017, the Italian fair on education organized by INDIRE. The workshop obtained a great success and was attended by 150 teachers, trainers and school leaders.

Interview to Jo Lopes, Head of Technical Excellence Engineering Strategy & Transformation at Jaguar Land Rover

by Rachael McCorriston from JLR Jo Lopes is Head of Technical Excellence Engineering Strategy & Transformation at Jaguar Land Rover, where he has overall responsibility for developing and nurturing engineering skills and competencies within the company. Jo has long worked to support alignment of the policy agenda with industry skills requirements, firstly through his role…

Outstanding success for the presentation of Skillman at Didacta, the largest education fair organized by Indire

More than 150 teachers, trainers and school leaders attended the Skillman seminar showing their interest in the results of the project and in the possibilities of application in their own fields. The event, held in Florence the 28th of September 2017, has been a great opportunity to foster the Skillman visibility and to disseminate its results, including…

Last days to subscribe to Skillman conference

Skillman conference on 8th of November 2017, San Sebastián, Basque Country Last days to subscribe to Skillman conference!!! Apply now to get a refund for travels and the accommodation. There will be a lot of interesting presentations about industry & productions, robotics and composite materials. For the whole program and more details you can visit…

skillman.eu at Didacta, the Italian annual conference on education organized by the Ministry of Education

Skillman.eu will be presented  at the italian annual national fair on education held in Florence from the 27 to 29 September 2017. Fair Didacta Italy organised by Indire (Istituto Nazionale di Documentazione, Innovazione e Ricerca Educativa) represents the most important international trade fair on education in Italy.  The event is going to host more than…

The 3rd Skillman Conference will be held November, 7th and 8th, 2017 in San Sebastian (Basque Country).

The conference will focus on the Vocational Education and the Training challenges regarding ICT, robotics and composite materials in the transport sector and aims to bring together specialists, international experts, educators and VET teachers. The event will be an opportunity to present the main results obtained by the project in developing new curricula on the…

Caronte, the project that turn the challenge of raw materials dependence into a strategic strength, has been launched the past 5th and 6th July 2017

The National Research Council hosted the Kick-off Meeting of Caronte in Bologna, Italy, the last 5th and 6th July 2017. The project, with the aim to speed up the time-to-market of innovative products, will undertake activities to foster innovative approaches and strategies in retrieving, effectively organizing and properly sharing scientific and technical information regarding the…