Strategy to Raise Awareness, Improve, Generalise and Help Tackle European Needs for Basic Skills - STRAIGHTEN Basic Skills
EUROPEAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP PROJECT FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Improving the accessibility of learning opportunities for adults, especially for low qualified employees and long term unemployed, with a view to training needs of workplace basic skills is one of the core areas of the European education policy. In the past a lot of projects in the EU Lifelong Learning Programme have developed different kinds of instruments and material encouraging the definition and implementation of new courses and curricula, teacher training and educational material for promoting approaches to employers and employees. Nevertheless there is a lack of full and systematic implementation.
The "Straighten Basic Skills" project, implemented from October 2014 to September 2017, with the support of Erasmus + program of the European Commission and involving seven European organizations, offers a multi-perspective view for a comprehensive strategy to effectively promote work related basic training for adults.
Seven organizations from France, Germany, Austria, Norway, the UK, Romania and Switzerland gathered, convinced that only the interaction of certain critical elements, success factors, such as the legal framework, information and financing arrangements, or the action as an intermediary body could lead to real improvements in the development of basic skills to professional aiming. Straighten the singularity of the Basic Skills project is the systemic vision of all these indicators of success.
Straighten the Basic Skills project aims to produce the following results:
- Create a set of indicators (indicators of achievement for the implementation work related to basic training for low-skilled workers and unemployed);
- Produce a multi-country synthesis on the basic training systems with illustrating practices;
- Develop pilot projects in each country on the basis of the produced indicators and synthesis;
- Develop a European roadmap with strategic recommendations.
This project (agreement n°2014-1-FR01-KA202-008718) has been co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union. The content of this website reflects the views only of the authors and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.