The current enlargement agenda of the EU that covers the region of the Western Balkans targets a variety of areas of interest that need to be addressed, based on the standard accession procedure. Even though the overall economic recovery in the region seems to be on track with foreseen requirements, the labour market situation remains challenging, in particular regarding the mismatch between skills and competences offered and the respective ones needed by businesses. Within reforms embarked under their accession process, the Wester Balkans seek to modernise the VET sector and its multi-dimensional components, focusing on building qualification systems, improving the quality of the learning processes, and most importantly ensuring the continuing professional development of VET teachers and trainers.
The Project aims to address the needs of VET institutes located in third countries of the Western Balkans not associated to the Programme in developing concrete links with the labour market of the emerging green sector, so as to offer VET courses that are both attractive to learners and reflect the requirements of potential employers. Particular focus is placed on improving the knowledge and skills of trainers and teachers, introducing the general provisions of the European Framework for the Digital Competences of Educators (DigCompEdu) and promoting the development of digital microlearning resources.
Project Duration: 36 months
Project Start: 01/01/2023
Project End: 31/12/2025
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Project Number: ERASMUS-EDU-2022-CB-VET-101092398