The project

The project

Cometa Evolution is a European project co-financed by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Lifelong Learning Programme.

The project aims to develop and test an agreement based upon ECVET for mutual acknowledgment of credits among partner organisations. The model is an adaptation of the one developed within LLP-LDV "Highlight the competences" but builds also on the results of LLP-LDVs "Care Talents" and "ECC", concerning validation of competences and basic skills.

COMETA focus on geographical mobility (between partner countries and within regions in the same country) but also on professional mobility between different professional profiles of the social sector, i.e. from child care to elderly or disabled care. It will identify a set of soft skills common to a cluster of social profession and development of tools and means for mutual recognition

The Consortium is multiplayer and involves partners that, coming from different backgrounds, have developed specific skills on training of care workers and VET training policies and practices.  

The main expected outcome is the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding based on ECVET for mutual acknowledgment of credits among partners. This will have a positive impact in the quality of mobility (geographical - among EU countries/regions - and professional) of workers, as well as on supporting the development of ECVET based practices in partners’ countries.

ECVET is The European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training whose aim is to give people greater control over their individual learning experiences and make it more attractive to move between different countries and different learning environments. ECVET’s purpose is to enable recognition of learners’ achievements during periods of mobility by creating a structure, bringing a common language, and stimulating exchanges and mutual trust among VET providers and competent institutions across Europe. In the context of international mobility but also mobility within countries, ECVET aims to support recognition of learning outcomes without extending learners’ education and training pathways.

Further information about ECVET are available here
(http://ec.europa.eu/education/lifelong-learning-policy/ecvet_en.htm).

The project enjoys a large and qualified partnership. Partners coming from different EU countries have been selected to run different activities and to provide the largest expertise to be exploited in different stages of the project.

The partnership composed for the present project therefore mainly benefits from previous collaboration and moreover of a proven experience in the fields approached in the implementation of the actions.

Drom is a national consortium that brings together around 14 regional consortia which, in turn, include more than 500 social cooperatives. The Consortium, does not have lucrative aims and it is inspired by principles of mutuality, solidarity, respect towards all persons, protection and promotion of the weaker sections of society. Drom aims at promoting and supporting the activities of its associated territorial consortia and cooperatives through, among other things, the activation of collaborations between social enterprises, other non-lucrative organizations of social usefulness (ONLUS) at national and European level, with particular attention to the areas concerning disadvantaged people.

Anziani e non solo is a social cooperative working in the social innovation sector since 2004. Through its activities Anziani e non solo fosters the development of the welfare system by providing goods and services in the sectors of the populations’ ageing, the prevention of the gender violence and the abuse of the elderly persons, the fight against the poverty and the social inclusion.

DIESIS Coop is a consortium of cooperatives that supports the development of the social economy, and in particular cooperatives, social enterprises and worker-owned enterprises, in Europe and in the world. To achieve its results DIESIS Coop offers knowledge-based services, such as training, project design, consulting and advisory services, technical assistance and research.

Aris Formazione e Ricerca is a Cooperative made by several cooperatives spread overall Italy that offers services within the fields of training, research and consultancy. Aris focuses its actions in the managerial training in order to spread the cooperatives system of management, in the research and development of innovative skills and ability for the cooperatives’ workers and in the social inclusion through concrete work policies.   

COCETA (Confederación Española de Cooperativas de Trabajo Asociado), is the Spanish National organisation that represents the work cooperatives overall Spain. Since 1986 COCETA offers several services to its members in order to foster the cooperatives’ world. In particular COCETA supports its partners by representing their interests, by offering services of vocational training and sustain to the employment and by spreading information on their activities.

Balkan Plan: Balkal Plan Ltd. is a Bulgarian based NGO whose activities are consulting in the fields of IT and Telecommunication technologies, computer science, technology and management. In addition the company provides consulting services for European Union programmes initiatives and projects. Other areas where we are active are in the field of outsourcing, project management and services concerning the Bulgarian and Greek markets. The company main aim is to provide high quality services to high level management in the private sector, government and regional authorities. In parallel, the company actively supports small and medium size enterprises, providing knowledge and guidance.

Regione Lombardia is the regional authority of the Italian northern region Lombadria. The role of the government authority is to guide, plan, coordinate and control the management of the territory. Its role is to create the conditions and the context which permit people, enterprises, bodies and organizations to transform their projects and ideas into reality.

Regione Siciliana is the regional government of the southern autonomous region Sicilia. The government manages and control the public activities set out overall the region by both intervening directly in the economic and social activities and providing support to the local enterprises within every business and social sectors.

Regione Autonoma della Sardegna is the regional authority of the autonomous region Sardegna. As a public authority it manages the entire territory by the coordination and the direct control of the public activities and by offering technical support to the private economic and social activities set out overall the region by private enterprises.

Regione Umbria is the regional government of the central Italian region Umbria, and as a public body, it handles and manages the public activities set out overall the region. The Education, Project and Didactics of the Umbria Region carries out several activities and projects, as the Regional management of the Training and educational credits acknowledgement system, the implementation and updating of Vocational profiles, through the analysis of the job market requirements, etc.