Blog | FORMA.Azione

  • TRANSVAL-EU: European survey on innovative initiatives for the validation of transversal skills

    The EU-funded project TRANSVAL-EU is a European policy experimentation concerning innovative approaches for the validation of transversal skills obtained in non-formal and informal learning (VNFIL) contexts, including guidance services.
    Transversal skills and competences (TSCs) are learned and proven abilities which are commonly seen as necessary or valuable for effective action in virtually any kind of work, learning or life activity. They are “transversal” because they are not exclusively related to any particular context (job, occupation, academic discipline, civic or community engagement, occupational sector, group of occupational sectors, etc.). (new ESCO definition)
    The project partners will develop and test an offer of a validation toolkit, training curricula and programmes, as well as standardised competence profiles for validation and guidance practitioners with a specific focus on transversal skills. The aim is to test the systematic embedding of transversal skills in validation and guidance processes by these trained practitioners on the individual candidates. In order to provide these insights related to potential innovative tools, methods and approaches for the validation of transversal skills and competences in validation and guidance practices in Europe the project consortium would like to map and analyse related initiatives on the validation and guidance process integrating transversal skills throughout Europe. The survey is addressed to experts, practitioners, policy-makers, civil servants, workers in companies, project managers involved in the field of guidance and/or validation of skills (including recognition of prior learning) in all sectors of education (adult education, higher education, VET, non-formal education, civil society organisations, schools, etc) and work stakeholders (public employment services, companies, trade unions, etc). We would be very grateful if you could contribute to this by filling out this questionnaire. It only takes five to ten minutes to complete it. Deadline to fill the survey: 30 September 2021. Your answers will only be used anonymously for this survey and with respect for your privacy. At the end of the survey (Autumn 2021), we will certainly inform you of its results (if you provide your email address at the end of the survey). Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
  • TUDORS – TUrning learning Disabilities into OppoRtunitieS

    TUDORS is an Erasmus+ project lasting 24 months and run by 8 organisations based in Slovenia, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain. The project is aiming at strengthening the skills and competences of foreign language trainers, so as to make their action more effective in teaching languages to adults with learning difficulties. Specifically, TUDORS contributes at enhancing the soft and transversal skills of teachers, so they can promote and support the participation of adult learners with Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) in educational activities. The project main activities are • the collection of innovative and effective practices, from EU countries, in teaching foreign languages to people with learning disabilities; • the development and piloting of the TuDOrs Online Training Program to reinforce knowledge, skills and competences of foreign language teachers in teaching people with learning disabilities; • the design and testing of the Self-evaluation Tool to enable foreign language teachers to self-assess their skills in teaching people with learning disabilities. To learn more: Chiara Marchetta – Website: Facebook: @TheTUdorsAcademy Twitter: @AcademyTudors Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union Id. n. 2020-1-SI01-KA204-075938 Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash
  • QUAlity Networks: fine-TUning Monitoring systems for better performances in VET

    The QUANTUM project is a 24-month initiative which aims at improving the relevance and efficacy of VET provision with regard to labour market needs, by setting up and testing a new model for Quality Assurance based on the Quality Networks approach. It is implemented in Slovakia, Austria, Italy and Portugal by 5 organisations. Quality Networks represent a tool for effective governance in VET, being territorial and/or cross-country networks of VET providers, enterprises, local authorities, social partners and other stakeholders, which adopt a common monitoring system based on feedback loops and graduate tracking arrangements. The project main activities are: • the development and testing of a common monitoring system based on a set of performance indicators; • the establishment of territorial and cross-country networks of VET providers and other VET key actors; • a tailored training addressed to VET professionals and organisations so that to allow the implementation and the evaluation of Quality Networks at regional/national level. To learn more: Chiara Palazzetti – Website: Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union Id. n. 2020-1-SK01-KA202-078249 Photo by Good Free Photos on Unsplash
  • SET THE TONE – Gender safety at work

    SET THE TONE project is a 24-month initiative run by 6 organisations based in Belgium, Italy, Poland, Slovenia and Spain. The project aims to impact employers and employees’ mind-set and daily behaviours practiced at the workplace towards gender stereotypes, sexual harassment, including cyber-harassment, through their active engagement as positive key players in preventing and reporting sexual harassment cases. The project actions involve employers and employees with a specific role in assuring health and safety at workplace and other employees, both men and women, potential victims and perpetrators; among the employees, particular attention will be paid to newly hired and those in internship who are supposed to be more vulnerable. The main project activities are: • European Alliance – network established by social economy enterprises and SMEs together with the aim to support victims of Gender-based violence (GBV), to transform companies in leaders on this fight and to encourage a behavioural change within the private sector. • Survey – collecting information directly from the enterprises, helps to understand the perception and awareness of psychological sexual harassment within the enterprises and analyse the specific needs of the workers. • Training Course – a tailored training for employers and employees, possible victims and perpetrators. The training programme supports the improvement of competences to address sexual harassment at workplace, in reporting and responding. To learn more: Sylvia Liuti Chiara Palazzetti Website: LinkedIn: Set The Tone Project Project co-funded by the REC – Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union Id. n. 101005480 Photo by krakenimages on Unsplash
  • BEYOND – Building Equality from early Years through training Opportunities for educators and New competences to Deconstruct gender biases

    BEYOND project is a 24-month initiative promoted by 6 partners from Italy, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Belgium to contribute to tackle gender stereotypes in education and early childhood education. The main aims of the project are to: • increase the awareness of educators and parents/families in how attitudes and behaviours are influenced since the really beginning by the social expectations linked to boys and girls; • reinforce the capacity of ECEC professionals in removing gender bias, thus offering actual equal opportunities to boys and girls; • support progress towards gender equality, intended as a value and fundamental human right; • boost the potential of boys and girls by raising awareness and tackling gender stereotypes in ECEC settings, BEYOND foresees as main activities: • Mapping of effective practices and pedagogical approaches to counter stereotypes and discriminations; • Analysis and definition of the expected competences of ECEC teachers and supporting staff on how to counter gender stereotypes and unconscious biases in early childhood education provision; • Design of the project capacity building strategy and training offer; • Planning and piloting of ad-hoc educational and play-based activities aimed at removing gender stereotypes and bias; • Information and awareness-raising activities targeting families. • Development of Policy recommendations. To learn more: Sylvia Liuti Chiara Palazzetti Website: Project co-funded by the REC – Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union Id. n. 101005472 Photo by Dainis Graveris on Unsplash
  • TRANSVAL-EU – Validation of transversal skills across Europe

    TRANSVAL-EU is a 30-month project, implemented by 16 partners based in Austria, Belgium, Lithuania, Italy, France, Poland, and Norway. TRANSVAL-EU is based on a paradox. On the one hand, employers place an increasing importance on transversal skills. Yet, on the other hand, transversal skills are only an implicit part of the existing validation and guidance processes. There is a need to make the validation processes of transversal skills acquired in non-formal and informal settings explicit and to embed the lessons learned in validation and guidance policies. What TRANSVAL-EU proposes is to experiment innovative approaches for the validation of transversal skills acquired through non-formal and informal learning (VNFIL) in five pilot countries – Austria, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Belgium. TRANSVAL-EU aims to: • improve the teaching of transversal skills • improve the validation process • train validation/guidance practitioners • bridge the education and employment stakeholders • develop new tools for validation professionals and test them • monitor and evaluate the experimentation’s outcomes and impact both on practitioners and on the adults, who will have their skills validated. The project partners will develop and test: • a research base of good practices • a set of training toolkits and programmes • standardised competence profiles for validation/guidance practitioners with a specific focus on transversal skills. TRANSVAL-EU intends to be one of the largest European policy experiments on VNFIL. To learn more: Sylvia Liuti – Chiara Palazzetti – Facebook: Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union Id. n. 626147-EPP-1-2020-2-AT-EPPKA3-PI-POLICY Photo by Chris Liverani on Unsplash
  • Transition to digital learning

    The project ‘Transition to digital learning’ aimed at creating a multimedia classroom to connect all participants within a common virtual environment, in line with the indications from ARPAL, Fondi Interprofessionali (Interprofessional Funds), Regions and Ministry of Education. The project will foresee:
    • the setting- up of an e-learning multimedia classroom with all the necessary equipment;
    • the use of a platform adhering to international accessibility standards WCAG 2.0 AA-Section 508 for the use of virtual rooms at the same time, registering the attendance, release of registers, the access of auditors, sharing of materials and the recording of the streaming sessions;
    • the introduction of an e-commerce system of asynchronous courses;
    • the design of a company data security system.
    The project is implemented with the aid measure of the Umbria Region under the 3.7.1 POR FESR 2014-2020 Bridge to Digital.
  • GET UP – Gender Equality Training to overcome Unfair discrimination Practices in education and labour market | International final conference

    GET UP Gender Equality Training   to overcome Unfair discrimination Practices in education and labour market International final conference Wednesday the 5th of December at 09:00 Liceo T. Tasso – Via Sicilia 168 (Rome) ______________ See the meeting agenda Subscribe to the conference ____________ The project GET UP – Gender Equality Training   to overcome Unfair discrimination Practices in education and labour market, co-financed by the European Commission – DG “Justice” in the framework of REC programme – Rights, Equality and Citizenship – is coordinated by UIL – Unione Italiana del lavoro – in partnership with 7 organizations from Italy, Belgium, France, Lithuania, Malta and Bulgaria. The project foresees an innovative online training course addressed to teachers, IFP trainers and coachers, job centres professionals besides to human resources managers with the main objective of contrasting gender stereotypes and discriminations. The online training course is free of charge to be found at the following web site: and it releases certificate of attendance. The learning contents have been set in consideration of the European Minimum Standard of Competences on equal opportunities for professionals involved on the chain: education-professional training-job. It is developed for the first time with the idea that these key figures will be able to counter gender discrimination and stereotypes, to value differences and to educate the decision-making through disaggregated data. At the same time, the project focuses its efforts on the implementation of an important awareness campaign over three key-topics: waste of talents, the salary gap and work-life balance. The campaign includes also an a Serious game – for students and pupils from school and three video-spot: * Free bus transfer service Perugia – Rome – Perugia For more info or booking please contact  best before the 12:00 of Monday the 3rd  of December