Representatives of 8 organizations from 7 countries in Europe (Greece, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Spain) are this week Monday to Wednesday in Athens for the kick-off meeting of a new LifeLong Learning project called ECVET Step. This project, lead by TEI Athens, aims to produce transparent and comparable descriptions not only of lifelong learners’ achievements (qualifications as well as learning outcomes) but also of their goals, of VET and employment opportunities as well as of recruitment needs in the agriculture and other sectors. It is expected to also build IT tools and services related to the generation of personal profiles, achieved learning outcomes and competences, etc. which is basically the main task of our group in the project.
As said, the Information Engineering team has a prominent role in Work Package 4, namely “ECVET Step online services”, but will also have some effort and responsibilities in WP2, WP3 and others. IE member Salvador is from last monday in Athens working but also meeting old friends from previous and running projects such as Cleo Sgouropoulou, Nikos Marianos, Christian Stracke or Thasos Koutoumanos, as well as IE member Paulo Gaona who is doing a research stay in Athens under the supervision of Giannis Stoitsis. Above these lines some pictures taken during the sessions and social activities taking place these days.