Good practices

EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE FROM ALL OVER EUROPE

WITH SKILLS DEVELOPMENT/CONTRIBUTION AS A KEY DIMENSION

In this section you will discover some good and inspiring practices from all over Europe directly linked with the field of work of EOSE and/or where skills development is central: Labour market research, Learning mobility, Non formal and informal learning, Contribution of sport to employability, Inclusion and integration through sport

We hope you fill find what you are looking for. This section is not meant to be exhaustive however should you know about an initiative that should be listed, please feel free to let us know using the Contact form.

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Carnet de vie du bénévole – The Volunteer’s life book

  • Organisation: CNOSF (French National Olympic Committee)
  • Theme: Non Formal and Informal Learning
  • When: Since 2008
  • Scope: French initiative

Topic: Validation of non-formal and informal learning / Awareness raising campaign / Guidance towards recognition & assessment of skills

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: -

Context: Building upon the 1901 Act on Association, the specificity of sport volunteerism as well as the 2002 law on the validation of acquired experience (VAE).

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): An online tool where the skills and experiences of volunteers in the sport sector are recorded through large variety of fields filled in by the volunteer him/herself: identity, title, associations, community training, know-how, based certificates.
Developed as a true bridge between the professional personal volunteering lives, the Volunteer’s life book is particularly useful in the context of Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE) and allows to better understand the needs in terms of support and training.
The system is linked to the national validation scheme.

Target: Volunteers in sport associations.

Main results: More than 1800 volunteers have created their life book, Outcomes = A certificate of skills and competences + A model of volunteer training or placement certificate + A model of volunteer title certificate

Factors of success: -

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact:

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Continuing education for sport specialists

  • Organisation: Lithuanian Union of Sport Federations
  • Theme: Learning Mobility
  • When: 2007-2013
  • Scope: Lithuanian based project

Topic: Support and guidance to learning mobility / Awareness raising campaign / Concrete activities and funding stream

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: European Commission through Leonardo Da Vinci programme

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): It consisted in a strategy to develop centralised application of learning mobility activities and projects to the Leonardo programme for all the 54 members’ federations.

Target: Sport Coaches and Sport Managers

Main results: 9 mobility projects implemented resulting in 32 sport managers representing 32 federations have implemented their knowledge’s in Scotland + More than 200 sport coaches from various federations carried out mobility activities within various EU federations, clubs and other public authorities across Europe

Factors of success: Pooling of resources (crucial for the small federations), building upon the expertise of the applicant, forging link with the National Agency.

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: http://www.lsfs.lt/

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„ Movil’App “

  • Organisation: Network of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCI)
  • Theme: Learning Mobility
  • When: Since 2007
  • Scope: French based project

Topic: Support and guidance to learning mobility / Awareness raising campaign / Concrete activities and funding stream

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: Co-financed by the European Commission through ERASMUS +, KA1 Mobility for VET learners and staff

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): Movil’App is a European mobility program that enables apprentices to complete internships in Europe.

Target: Apprentice as well as Education Professional (Teacher, trainer, Administrative staff)

Main results: Since 2007, the action Movil’App has enabled more than 5,800 people – apprentices, post-apprentices and trainers / tutors – to benefit from mobility aid.

Factors of success: An integrated national project, respectful of territorial dynamics. Pool of resources and practices, optimize funding through mechanisms of redistribution between partners.

Barriers overcome: The management of a pooled national project requires dealing with partners who have unequal degree of responsiveness and uneven mastery of the rules and program operations.

Website/contact: http://www.cci.fr/web/apprentissage/apprendre-en-europe/-/article/Le+programme+MOVIL%60APP

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Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE)

  • Organisation: Skills Active
  • Theme: Learning Mobility
  • When: Since 2004
  • Scope: UK based project

Topic: Support and guidance to learning mobility / Awareness raising campaign / Concrete activities and funding stream

Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented

Funding: Skills Funding Agency – sometimes with the support of the European Commission through the Leonardo Initial Vocational Training

Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): The programme is meant to ensure top young athletes seeking to perform at the highest level receive the support and training they need to succeed in elite sport. The programme has also been designed so that if an athlete falls short of their ultimate goal, they have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to pursue a secondary of supplementary career. The Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) is a sports performance programme. It provides a structured training and development route across a number of sports for talented young athletes (aged 16-19), who have a real chance of excelling in their sport; either by competing on the world stage or securing a professional contract. The programme length varies depending on the sport but can be from 12 months to 24 months. It includes a Mobility experience of 2 weeks (sometimes 4) built in to 2 year programme at end of first year.

Target: 16-19 year olds elite athletes.

Main results: There are currently more than 2500 athletes on the AASE throughout England. More than 20 sports are currently involved in the AASE, including football, rugby union, rowing, boxing, tennis, swimming, and disability including a large number of Olympic and Commonwealth sports. Successful examples of standardized mobility schemes are well documented within the South Gloucestershire College, the Lawn Tennis Association and the Scottish Football Association.

Factors of success: -

Barriers overcome: -

Website/contact: http://www.skillsactive.com/aase

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Validation of Acquired Experience – Validation des Acquis de l’Expérience (VAE)

  • Organisation: -
  • When: Since 2002
  • Scope: France

Topic: Validation of non-formal and informal learning / Awareness raising campaign / Guidance towards recognition & identification of skills
Sector: Generic / Youth / Sport oriented
Funding: Total or partial covering by the different actors involved in the funding of the continuing vocational training.
Context: The Validation of Acquired Experience (Validation des Acquis de l’Expérience, VAE) was introduced via the Social Modernisation Law of 2002 (Government of France, 2002) and extended by further laws (including the Decentralisation Act of 2004; Government of France, 2004), as well as many agreements between professional sectors or companies.
Brief description of the initiative (aim and activities): The strong legal base gives the right to each individual to have his or her formally, informally and non-formally acquired experience assessed. Anyone, regardless of age, nationality, status or level of education, which justifies of at least three years of experience in direct relation with the intended certification, is eligible for VAE. This certification can be a diploma, a title or a certificate of qualification must be listed in the national directory of professional certifications (RNCP).
Target: Anyone, regardless of age, nationality, status or level of education, which justifies of at least three years of experience in direct relation with the intended certification.
Main results: More than 60 000 people received counseling interview in 2013, 16% of them had no diploma, 51 % were job seekers. The VAE project was confirmed in 69% of cases (46 000 files) after this first counseling interview.
Factors of success: -
Barriers overcome: -
Website/contact: http://www.vae.gouv.fr/la-vae/

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