Knowledge Exchange Program for the Adriatic School System
- Priority and Measure
Measure 1.4 – Institutional Cooperation
Priority 1 – Economic, social and institutional cooperation
- EUSAIR Pillars
- Type of Project
- Giulio Tarlao
- Interviewee role
- Financial Manager
- Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia
- +39 040 377 2871
- Project website
- Budget in euros
|Role||Name||City||Country||Contact Person||Email contact/ website|
|Lead Partner||Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia||Trieste||Italy||Maria Graziella Pellegrini||Mariagraziella.firstname.lastname@example.org / www.regione.fvg.it|
|Partner 1||United World College Of The Adriatic||Duino||Italy||Valentina Bachemail@example.com / www.uwcad.it|
|Partner 2||Regione Marche||Ancona||Italy||Catia Rossettifirstname.lastname@example.org / www.regione.marche.it|
|Partner 3||Bureau For Education Services Of Montenegro||Podgorica||Montenegro||Nevena Cabriloemail@example.com / www.zzs.gov.me|
|Partner 4||Ministry Of Education, Culture, Sport - Hnk||Mostar||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Esma Džoklo-Džiho||Esma_dz_dz@hotmail.com / www.vlada-hnz-k.ba/bs/clanovi-vlade/ministarstvo-obrazovanja-nauke-kulture-i-sporta|
|Partner 5||Istarska Zupanija||Pula||Croazia||Tea Batel||Tea.Batel@istra-istria.hr / www.istra-istria.hr/|
|Partner 6||Auleda – Agency For Local Economic Development Agency||Vlore||Albania||Mirela Kocifirstname.lastname@example.org / http://auledaphp.auleda.org.al/|
|Partner 7||National Institute For Education Of The Republic Of Slovenia||Ljubljana||Slovenia)||Sergio Crasnich||Sergio.Crasnich@zrss.si / www.zrss.si|
KEPASS aimed to integrate the Adriatic School systems for a more competitive secondary education and to create opportunities for students’ mobility and for reciprocal recognition of secondary school programs and diplomas, thus contributing to increasing connections between the educational system and the Adriatic labour market. Specifically KEPASS created a program for students’ mobility at secondary school level. This gave around 100 students aged 17/18 the opportunity to attend a school in another Adriatic country for one or more terms in the year 2014.
What has been done during the project in order to achieve its main goal(s)?
In order to participate in the program and thus send and receive students on mobility, a secondary school needed to be “accredited” within the KEPASS system. Only schools offering a real added value to students in terms of education offer, afternoon activities, additional “international modules”, languages, mutual recognition of competences acquired and tutorship to students in mobility received accreditation. The first group of schools applying for accreditation within the KEPASS program has been assisted in its upgrading efforts by experienced tutors nominated by the project partners. Their principals and teachers participated in training sessions and workshops which helped them to play the role of Pilot schools within the program. Teachers have also been involved in designing common “international modules” for the student to attend during the mobility. The design of such modules has been crucial for the ex-post acknowledgement of the key competences acquired by the students during the 3 months exchange abroad.
Which are the project main results/Impact?
Result/Impact 1: DEFINITION OF METHODS FOR MOBILITY PROGRAMS AND MUTUAL RECOGNITION
Creation of a technical group that:
– established all the criteria for schools’ accreditation in the KEPASS program;
– defined all the technical aspects related with students’ mobility such as visa problems, insurance problems, tutorship needs, other support needed by schools;
– identified a process for mutual recognition of students mobility within the accredited schools, to make it easy for the students to be re-integrated in their schools after benefiting of the mobility programme.
Result/Impact 2: UPGRADE AND INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE COMMUNITY OF ACCREDITED SCHOOLS
– Support to schools during the second stage of the accreditation process.
– Exchange of information about the accredited schools through the on line platform and creation of the online community of the accredited schools;
– Monitoring visits and benchmark of the accredited schools;
– Training workshop for principals and teachers of the accredited schools;
– Establishment of criteria to assess the formal and informal/non formal competences acquired by students during the mobility programme.
Result/Impact 3: PILOT STUDENTS’ MOBILITY PROGRAMME
– Selection of students involved in the pilot mobility program. (Selections, in each school, were carried out by teachers of at least two different KEPASS schools. This provided an opportunity for teachers to visit another KEPASS school);
– Pilot mobility of selected students (each mobility action lasted at least one term, from September to December 2014, 100 students from 28 high schools of 6 Countries of the Adriatic basin: Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia Hercegovina, Montenegro and Albania);
– Tutorship of students’ involved and assessment of their initial and final competences.
Result/Impact 4: VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL MAINSTREAMING
– Definition of the ways to continue the KEPASS mobility programme by including it within the education/ training policies of the partners involved in order to have annual mobility schemes for Adriatic secondary school students;
– Definition of ways and procedures to include more regions of the countries involved in the mobility scheme.