The EIESP is participating in a study on Early childhood education and care (ECEC) in promoting educational attainment including social development of children from disadvantaged backgrounds and in fostering social inclusion
, carried out under the Framework Service Contract No EAC/02/2010, led by Sofreco. This EU-Australia joint study (carried out in 2012) is meant to inform policy-making with new insights into success criteria concerning accessibility and quality in the field of ECEC. For more information.
Since 2011, EIESP has taken part in the Participatory Citizenship in Europe Project
, a study with the main goals of clarifying the concept of Participatory Citizenship and its interpretation among the 27 EU Member States. For more information.
DISCO II: a multilingual thesaurus of skills and competencies
: Since November 2010, the EIESP is a partner of the Leonardo da Vinci DISCO II project led by 3S Unternehmensberatung (Austria). Realising a ‘European labour market’ and a ‘European lifelong learning area’ requires qualifications and competences which can be easily understood, compared, and transferred. To address this challenge a set of European instruments has been developed, e.g. the European Qualifications Framework, the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training and the Europass documents. DISCO II supports these instruments by offering terms and expressions to describe occupations, qualifications, jobs and competence profiles of individuals. For more information.
Romania – CALIPT
: Revision of methodologies, instruments and procedures for an increased quality of initial VET
Evaluation and review of policy and strategy for VET in Romania over the last 15 years. The project started in December 2009 and will finish in November 2012. The project was led by the Centre for Development of TVET of the ministry of education in Romania. The partners are: GEA (RO), Danish Technological Institute (DK) and the EIESP (FR) More information