RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGERS' COMPETENCES RECOGNITION AND VALIDATION SYSTEM FOR LIFELONG LEARNING developed by the FIRST NetworkWritten by Agnieszka Dadak
Based on the results of the 34 months long European exchange and consultations process, the recommendations for the validation and recognition system for the European project managers working in civil society organisations are:
- Acknowledge that the dimension of mission and purpose is crucial in the 3rd sector.
- Define clear definitions/understandings of competences, skills and experiences.
- Build competence validation and recognition systems encompassing theoretical and practical parts of a competence.
- Allow flexibility that considers the diversity of the civil society.
- Recognise cultural and social differences.
- Be sensitive to the qualities of values and attitudes.
- Ensure validation through transparent procedures.
- Ensure recognition of formal, non-formal and informal knowledge.
- Ensure simplicity to understand and measure.
- Allow accessibility for those already working in the area [of civil society] and also those without experience.
- Consider the complexity of the individual personality [of the candidates to validate and recognise their competences].
- Take into account work experience in various areas.
- Have the recognition and validation system evidence-based to achieve recognised status in the European Union.
- Include references to the already existing, similar/relevant recognition and validation schemes to avoid “reinventing the wheel".
By making progress in the areas as mentioned above, we will address the most critical and helpful root characteristics of the valuable and practical validation system for the European projects' managers and achieve positive change in many other areas such as:
- Transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications on the European level.
- Extending and developing the competences of educators and other personnel who support adult learners.
- Supporting the setting up of and access to upskilling pathways.
- Strengthening the European Civil Society Organisations sector.
- Promoting lifelong learning among the Europeans.
The reccommendations were developed in the frame of the project AER-V "Recommendations for international project managers competences recognition and validation for lifelong learning" co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Union, involving the following FIRST Network members:
Fundacja Alternatywnych Inicjatyw Edukacyjnych (PL), www.fundacjaaie.eu (Leader)
Cooperativa Sociale COOSS MARCHE ONLUS scpa (IT), http://www.cooss.it/it/
Interfolk, Institut for Civilsamfund (DK), www.interfolk.dk
EDUCULT - DENKEN UND HANDELN IN KULTUR UND BILDUNG (AT), www.educult.at
Rightchallenge - Associação (PT), www.rightchallenge.org
Future Worlds Centre (CY), www.futureworldscenter.org
More details: HERE
Latest from Agnieszka Dadak
- Practical Toolkit for the beginners in the field of European project management and networking published!
- European project realising, monitoring & evaluating. Part II of the practical Toolkit for the beginners in the field of European project management and networking!
- European project planning & designing. Practical Toolkit for the beginners in the field of European project management and networking!
- SUMMARY of the FIRST Network activities realised in 2022
- YOUTH WORK. Exchange of good practices & networking meeting. October 14th 2022 - feel invited!