The Board of Directors of SEVE – Greek Exporters Association invites you to a press conference on Tuesday, December 10th at 11:30 am, at the Mediterranean Palace Hotel, for the official presentation of the European Project ” EXPOVET – Joint VET Course for Export Experts ” implemented by SEVE, with the participation of representatives of the project leader, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and other stakeholders.
Christmas Brunch will follow.
A few words about the project:
The project aims at developing a further training qualification at higher qualification level (EQF 6) in the field of international commerce for university graduates and unemployed individuals. It also aims at enhancing the transnational networking between Higher Education Institutes, Vocational Training Providers and labour market actors. The qualification would be offered by universities or training providers affiliated to universities, members of the network.
– A joint qualification profile in the field of international commerce (“Export Expert”) based on training needs & skills demand analysis.
– A joint curriculum (at EQF level 6) in the field of international commerce offered by three universities or further training institutes (VET providers at tertiary level) at universities.
– A sustainable network of organizations across geographical borders building on synergies and complementarities in the field of international commerce
“Joint VET Course for Export Experts (EXPOVET)”
Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:00
Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:00
Instititute for Postgraduate Studies at UNWE, Bulgaria and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Development of Joint VET Course for additional qualification of export experts with the participation of education and business institutions from Greece, Germany, Bulgaria, and Romania, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of EU
Participants: Prof. Grigoris Zarotiadis – Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, Assoc. Prof. Ivan Stoytchev – Instititute for Postgraduate Studies at UNWE, Sofia, Bulgaria and Assoc. Prof. Vasil Petkov – Chair „International Economic Relations and Business“ at University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
A press conference was organized by PP5 Institute for Postgraduate Studies (IPS) at the Bulgarian Telecommunication Centre in Sofia on 14/11/2019. More than 15 journalists participated to the press conference. Prof. Grigoris Zarotiadis (AUTH), Mrs Isabelle Le Mouillour (BIBB) and Assoc. Prof Vasil Petkov (IPS at UNWE) presented the project’s aims, activities and expected results
1st Thematic Workshop Report
This report was prepared for and submitted to the “EXPOVET” Project by: Hannelore Mottweiler and Isabelle Le Mouillour BIBB
Download the final report
November 2019 Edition 1
The vocational education and training systems in Europe are currently facing huge challenges. Globalisation, demographic change, technological progress and rapidly progressing digitalisation are transforming the world of work and thus the requirements on education. Upskilling and re-skilling are essential for many professionals.
Additionally, in Europe youth unemployment is very high. This can be explained by macro economic crisis but also because many qualification needs are not being taken into consideration by the education and qualification systems. Many companies are complaining about skilled labor shortage, whereas in specific countries such as Greece, Romania and Bulgaria the unemployment rate of university graduates and skilled workforce remains relatively high after the crisis.[/vc_column_text]
The specific aims of the project are:
- Develop a joint higher VET Course on issues concerning business intern
- Strengthen the project-based transnational collaboration between SMEs & VET providers at tertiary level.
- Improve and validate transversal entrepreneurial and communication competences of the
- Use work-based learning (traineeship) & mobility components.
- Joint qualification in VET
- Sustainable cooperation structures
The ExpoVET so far:
The Kick – off Meeting in Thessaloniki on February 2019, with the participation of all partners, was a successful start where we put the bases for the next steps of our project.
We have organized focus-groups in Greece, Romania as well as in Bulgaria. During those meetings, we presented the results of our e-researches on training needs of the students and skill demands of SMEs on issues concerning internationalization and international commerce. We received feed-back and additional information from field experts in all three countries.
In addition, the 1st Transnational Managerial Meeting and the 2nd Thematic Workshop have taken place in Bonn on July 2019, with the participation of all partners where we discussed our activities, and more specifically a first list of professional tasks attached to the position of export experts. This was an important step towards the development of a joint qualification profile of the Export Expert.
|2nd Transnational Managerial Meeting and the 2nd Thematic Workshop: 14-15/1/2019
The Transnational Managerial Meeting will consist of: 2 separate events. Our Transnational Managerial Meeting will take place on day one in the morning. Jointly with representatives from business representative bodies and academics who are related to International Trade and Exports, the afternoon Workshop will be dedicated to the Joint qualification profile of the Export Expert (WP3).