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Training on electric vehicles in Belgium

On 6 February 2023, a group of 7 teachers from different EU countries started the training in Mechelen (BE).

It takes 5 days and focuses on the basic electrical principles and working safely on an electrical vehicle. In the end the teachers will go home with a certificate that states they are qualified to switch off the power on an electric vehicle. 

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Catalan students develop marketing material for Diagnose Car

This school year 22 Catalan students from Institut de Logística de Barcelona work in little groups to create materials for the VET project Diagnose Car (Connectief). The assignment and follow-up goes through online meetings. In order to continue Diagnose Car the organisation is looking for financial partners. The Catalan students are creating a marketing strategy and materials to do so. The best design will be chosen in spring by Connectief, Diagnose Car and a Marketing Specialist. The chosen creation will be used in future initiatives. 

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Erasmus ambassadors at the High School Casanova, based in Naples

On December 20th, 2022, the high school Alfonso Casanova hosted international Erasmus ambassadors (Croatia, Spain, Germany Belgium, Italy, and referents of the National Agency Indire Erasmus+ BELGIUM) within the project PEACE – PARTECIPATION ERASMUS ALUMNI for CIVIC ENGAGEMENT. The event involved pupils from ten classes of the institute in order to disseminate, motivate, present and discuss the importance of Erasmus actions to bring European populations closer together and strengthen the internationalisation processes of schools. On this occasion, a dissemination event was organised for the Ka229 projects that our institute is carrying out from 2020/21 and the partnership with EGInA srl in the Eda ‘n’ Eda and Enne projects.

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Successful for the Blended Course organised in Italy

During the week of December 12-16, 2022, took place in Foligno (Italy) a course on project writing in preparation for the Key Action 2 calls of the Erasmus+ programme, organised by EGInA.

 The 12 participants, from Belgium, Greece, Malta, and Italy, came from different backgrounds (education experts, university researchers, digital experts, social activists, and urban planning experts) but had in common a great desire to develop their own project, starting with ideas developed within their respective professional experience. Indeed, the course promoted by EGInA, allowed them to develop these ideas during hands-on workshop sessions, as well as provide detailed theoretical insights into the calls considered and design techniques.

The course is structured in a blended format, in which there are two online introductory classes, a week of intensive face-to-face work that includes theoretical part and hands-on workshops on drafting real projects, and an additional online follow-up phase to evaluate and support project development.

The topics covered by the course ranged from understanding the Erasmus+ programme, contextualized within the policies of the European Commission and sustainable development plans, to the attention in depth of the call prerequisites and effective writing techniques. The hands-on workshop sessions are designed to enable participants to engage with idea development at all stages of a project:

  • determining priorities;
  • identifying objectives;
  • identifying activities, results and outcomes.

The ideas that emerged from the participants, given the heterogeneity of the group, ranged across a number of topics, including: innovation in school and VET education with the introduction of student- centered methodologies; well-being at the workplace; creating farmer networks against climate change; combating gender-based violence; and using digital media for teaching STEAM.

During the course, participants were also able to enrich their overview in the area of Erasmus+ projects by
attending presentations of several projects carried out (or recently completed) by EGInA, including:

This allowed participants to see in practice how the objectives and outcomes described in the project design phase are translated into real partnership activities and results that can be scaled up internationally or locally. It also allowed direct interaction with experienced project managers from different sectors.
Course participants gave enthusiastic feedback on their achievements and improvement of personal skills
in project writing.

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The upgrade2europe project national testing

The upgrade2europe project (ref. no: 2020-1-DE02-KA202-007626) is a strategic partnership between 8 EU organizations – emcra GmbH (Germany), Cyprus Project Management Society (Cyprus), European Center for Quality Ltd. (Bulgaria), PRISM Impresa Sociale s.r.l. (Italy), EU-Fundraising Association e. V. (Germany), Chamber of Commerce and Industry Csongrád County (Hungary), and Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia). The project intends to provide educational actors, SMEs and SMOs with the necessary materials to develop and implement their own Europeanisation strategies, thus intensifying their activities in Europe across national borders.

The project will provide various training materials and tools, including:

  • Process Model;
  • EQF curriculum;
  • Handbook;
  • Teaching and Learning Videos;
  • Digital Self-Assessment Tool;
  • E-mail course.

On the 17th of October started the testing phase of the upgrade2europe project that continued for 8 weeks. The participants of the testing were from ECQ team (in-house testing) as well as, from other organisations and associations (external testing). All participants explored the beta versions of the u2e products with the aim of gathering feedback and discussing suggestions for improvements. During the testing were presented the Process Model, Video materials, Handbook tools, Email course, and Self-assessment tool. Testers were asked to evaluate the applicability, relevance, transferability of all the resources and tools to their learning paths. The received back will be analysed and used as a basis for further improvement and of the project products and materials.

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Workshops for testing a Quality assurance framework for VET e-Learning was done in Sofia with VET practicioners and ECQ ltd. Bulgaria

The European Quality Centre and the State Enterprise “Bulgarian-German Centre for Vocational Training”, organized and delivered a workshop on the PERCEIVE project – developing a quality framework for online VET training, which held on 19.12.2022 (Monday) at 15:00 online.

The main objectives of the workshop were discussing and constructively refining the Framework for a higher degree of relevance in the field of VET, while during the workshop the participants were reviewing the Preliminary Version of the Quality Framework for Distance VET, managed to discuss and review the proposed key indicators.

The PERCEIVE project objectives are:

To propose a process-oriented lifecycle model for quality assurance in e-learning development and delivery (primarily in the VET sector).

Develop a quality assurance certificate to ensure that specific quality criteria are applied when designing or delivering e-learning solutions.

Provision of training materials for VET professionals to support the adaptation of the quality assurance framework in their work (when delivering e-learning).

The framework consists of 3 different Axis, namely students, teachers and staff and context. Each Axis is comprised by 3 to 6 Aspects, which cover all the topics that need to be evaluated in order to perform quality assurance activities.

Each Aspect is comprised by three sections. In the processes and procedures, we describe the content of the Aspect and we analyse all the topics that need to be considered by the evaluator in order to apply the PERCEIVE Framework. In the Actors section we mention all the different types of agents that are involved, in any way, in the quality assurance process. Finally, our monitoring system is comprised by the indicators and KPIs that need to be measured in order to apply the PERCEIVE Framework and evaluate the e-learning programme.

The website of the project is

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K Tour project: 1st meeting in presence

The first organizational meeting of the project “K-Tour: a key to accessible and sustainable tourism” was held in Velingrad in Bulgaria on 7th and 8th November 2022, which saw the participation in the presence of the project representatives of the Portuguese partners, Bulgarians and Italians representing the schools EPROMAT – Escola Profissional de Matosinhos, VET Tourism “Aleko Konstantinov”, EPJC – Escola Profissional de Campanhã, Ite “Scarpellini” and the online participation of EGInA.
During these days, the methodological and organizational foundations of the project were laid, in a climate of great collaboration and understanding, and the next commitments were set, in view of the mobility in February.

K Tour project is one of 4 projects submitted, after the Blended Course, implemented within the ENNE Project.

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Workshops for multiplying QAS practices were conducted in 2 Bulgarian network schools

The QAS international training was conducted for ENNE member in Sofia (May 2022) and as a continuation of it, each of the 17 participants from the 5 countries were to conduct and multiply the methodology for quality assurance in their own working environment by guaranteeing that the essence of the training and its objectives to ensure proper and quality conducted international mobilities in the field of VET.

In September 2022 in 2 partner schools such trainings were conducted where altogether above 40 VET practitioners were informed and involved in local workshops to be trained and get acquainted with the basics of quality requirements. VET quality standards and the essence of international mobilities.

Most of the participants ensure the information that was presented was useful and new to them. All participants were encouraged to register and use of EUCKEM – European Knowledge Center for Mobility. It is a platform developed by international practitioners for fellow practitioners. In the platform, one can find easily-accessible, comprehensive and practical information on how to organize and manage a quality mobility project step-by-step, we support beneficiaries interested in going abroad and in addition, we want to facilitate partner search on the basis of clear information about the placement offers and shared principles for quality mobility projects.

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ENNE is inviting you to the “International Networking Event” online

The invitation is for the “International Networking Event” on Wednesday 26 October from 14.00 to 16.00 and it is open for all the members of our national networks to gather together online



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Final Conference in Brussels

The ENNE project final event on “Quality mobility for the enhancement of VET”,  took place in Brussels on 23 September 2022 at Umbria Region Office.


After a welcoming from the Umbria Region representatives and project coordinator we introduced our guests:

  • Anna Barbieri, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion – European Commission; discussion on the EU ongoing and upcoming initiatives for the promotion and enhancement of VET
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All partners presented the main project’s results and outputs:

  • Charline Van Osselaer, Manager at Connectief on Report on national focus groups for setting up VET Excellence networks in partner countries;
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  • Jan Mueller, Project manager at Wisamar on MOOC on “Quality of mobility projects in VET”;
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  • Ylenia Cariani, Communication Manager at EGInA on Blended course on KA2 Erasmus+ Proposal writing;
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  • Anie Antonova, Project Manager at ECQ on Quality Assurance System for transnational mobility;
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  • Claudia Amaro, Project Manager at Arts&Skills on Internationalization activities for the enhancement of VET centres
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There has been a Panel discussion on VET challenges with local and national VET stakeholders, moderated by Ben Bruyndonckx, the International mobility coordinator at Connectief:

  • Jens Vermeersch, Coordinator Internationalisation at GO! from Belgium;
  • Margherita Battaglini, VET Teacher and Erasmus+ coordinator from Italy;
  • Sandra Machado, School board representative at Agrupamento de Escolas Francisco de Holanda from Portugal;
  • Manuela Vogelsang, VET teacher of RHS Chemnitz.

The following session was online with Laura Cremonte, Project Designer at EGInA and Coordinator of the Blended Course implemented.

The other guests discussed “The VET Mobility outside the EU borders

  • From Italy to Japan: Maurizio Morini, VET teacher and Erasmus+ coordinator at IO Dante Alighieri of Nocera Umbra;
  • From Belgium to South Africa: Guillaume Goes, former VET student at VTI Oostende
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The final panel of the conference was focused on the ENNE Policy Recommendations moderated by Altheo Valentini, ENNE project coordinator:

The final conference concluded the discussion on the next steps for the ENNE Networks’ sustainability.