ECoVEM project brings together VET centres, polytechnics, industrial associations, social partners to establish European Cooperation platform of Vocational Excellence in Microelectronics to tackle the challenges of: digitalisation, artificial intelligence, green technologies, gender equality and technology, integration of migrants. ECoVEM builds on and complements the strengths of national VET systems in countries with more-advanced VET and supports the not so advanced regions to achieve VET excellence. ECoVEM implements innovative instructional approaches towards life-long capacity to self-regulate learning, hard skills and soft skills using the ecosystems-based theoretical models and performance support systems.
From 25 September – 26 September, EcoVEM consortium representatives had the opportunity to participate in the Forum on Vocational Excellence 2023 in Amsterdam.
The Forum discussed the latest developments on the European initiative on Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVE). It was attended by high-level political representatives, including national governments, social partners and their European-level representatives, VET provider associations, regional authorities, International organisations, and European institutions and Agencies.
More Information https://www.copcoves.eu/forum-2023/
ECoVEM consortium partners from Germany - TU-Berlin, EXOLUNCH and J-ArtEck Youth Education Center - held a Summer school in Microelectronics in Berlin from August 21st to 25th.
More than 60 participants attended the summer school. Among them were Ukrainian and Russian refugees in Germany, students from European universities, emigrants from European and non-european countries. As students, teachers, engineers and social workers, they belong to different social groups. The Summer School ensured the improvement of skills in various areas of microelectronics such as space applications, earth observation, space technologies, digital systems development, soft skills for engineers and intercultural communication.
Meetings of representatives from various universities and scientific institutes enabled networking on an informal level and led to an exchange of personal, local and global experiences. Participants learned about European best practices and built new individual and institutional collaborations. Click here for more information
The TUB took part in the 1st INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOR MOBILITY AND COOPERATION PROJECTS, which was held in Barcelona in November. The event was dedicated to international mobility and was promoted by the Ministry of Education of the Catalan Government.
The aim of this event was to promote international cooperation and learning mobility abroad in the field of vocational training (EQF 3 and 4) and higher education (EQF 5) in order to further improve professional excellence in training centres and companies. Further information about the seminar is available at https://sites.google.com/view/jornada-mobilitat/home?authuser=0
Representatives from the partner organisations of the EcoVEM project took part in the 2022 Forum on Vocational Excellence in San Sebastian, Spain, on 15 and 16 November. At the forum, the latest developments of the European initiative for Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) were discussed. The event was jointly organised by the European Commission and the Basque Government with the support of the European Training Foundation (ETF), Cedefop and EACEA, as well as the Community of Practice on CoVEs and Catapult.
The event included the participation of partners from ongoing CoVE projects as well as other vocational excellence initiatives currently being developed in Europe and beyond, as part of wider partnerships and networks in vocational education and training (VET).
The event was also attended by high-level political representatives, including national governments (from both EU and ETF partner countries), social partners and their representatives at European level, associations of VET providers, regional authorities, international organisations and European institutions and agencies.
Slavka Tzanova was a speaker of the session "The European Universities initiative and Centres of Vocational Excellence".