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Volume 51, No.4 December 2016
Title: Governance Dynamics in Complex Decentralised Education Systems
Guest Editors: Edith Hooge

Volume 51, No 3 September 2016
Title : Vocational Schooling and Social Exclusion in the Western Balkans
Guest Editors : Claire Gordon and Will Bartlett

Volume 51, No. 2 June 2016
Title: Adult Learning, Adult Skills and Innovation
Guest Editors: Richard Desjardins, Thomas Lans and Peer Ederer

Volume 51, No.1 March 2016
Title: Integrating Higher Education and University–Business Cooperation: synergies, potential and challenges
Guest Editors : Samo Pavlin, Tobias Kesting and Thomas Baaken
 

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DISCO II: a multilingual thesaurus of skills and competencies (2010 – 2012)

Type of project/activity:

The EIESP is a partner of the DISCO II project in an European consortium led by 3S Unternehmensberatung (Austria). For more information see the project website.

This project is implemented under the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme, the Leonardo da Vinci sub-programme that funds practical projects in the field of vocational education and training. It is a decentralised programme supervised by the Austrian National Agency for Lifelong Learning.

Objectives:

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 transparency instruments has been developed. The most important examples are the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) and the Europass (Europass CV, Europass Mobility, Certificate Supplement…).

DISCO II supports those instruments by offering a variety of terms and expressions to describe occupations, qualifications, jobs and competence profiles of individuals in three growing economic sectors: health and social services, environmental protection and information technology. DISCO II thus offers a common terminology based on learning outcomes (extracted from e.g. Certificate Supplements) for the comparison of skills and competences profiles in education, labour market and industry.

Partners:

Universities and private companies from Austria, the Czech Republic, France (EIESP), Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the UK

Main activities:

Desk research, interviews with sector specialists and human resource managers in the 3 economic sectors under scrutiny
 

Name of programme, funder or client:

Lifelong Learning Programme, the Leonardo da Vinci sub-programme with co-funding from all the partners

Expected outcomes:

A multilingual thesaurus of job descriptions, skills and competences and a website

For more information please contact Alain Michel at ajlmichel@orange.fr






This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.