On the 27th April 2023, the first roll out event took part in CEIPES facilities (in Palermo) organized by the 3 Italian partners of the project: CEIPES, ASLAM and FederLegnoArredo.
This event has been held in the frame of the ALLEVIEW – Alliance of Centers of Vocational Excellence in the Furniture and Wood sector project (621192-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-EPPKA3-VET-COVE) and saw participants from different fields VET, HE and industry one related to the wood and furniture sectors.
ALLVIEW is a project implemented under the Erasmus+ programme KA3 – Support for policy reform. The project is carried out thanks to the cooperation of 24 partners from different European countries, backgrounds, and expertise.
The main goal is to develop sectoral synergies to encourage the growth of professional training for the wood and furniture sectors and make them more attractive, through the creation of a European network of organizations.
During the roll out event was presented all the results that the project achieved so far, and in particular: a platform based on AI that connect people, training providers and companies for the European wood and furniture industry, a Blended Learning Library with materials inherent to CSR, industry 4.0 and Ambient assisting living, a KET kit for teaching in the W&F sector, a Corporate and Social responsibility framework guide a set of mobilities for teacher and students around Europe and a Blueprint in the F&W sector.
The materials were analysed in a very detail way, to give to the participants different suggestions and a solid ground to open a discussion.
In a second moment, were presented the SWOT analysis did from the experts of the wood and furniture sectors for understanding which the opportunities are to expand the field and which are the weaknesses or threat that can affect it.
But to build a solid discussion, ALLVIEW project managers also present the latest EU policies about the industrial sector. In general, the EU industrial policy aims to strengthen the competitiveness of EU industry and promote a more sustainable, resilient and digitized economy that creates jobs.
Looking ahead, EU industry will play a central role in green and digital transitions and contribute to the development of new technologies, products, services, markets and business models. It will create new types of jobs that do not yet exist and require new skills to perform.
Later, European policies on the VET system were also analysed. On November 24, 2020, the Council of the European Union adopted a Recommendation on vocational education and training for sustainable competitiveness, social equity and resilience.
The Recommendation sets out key principles to ensure that vocational education and training is agile, adapts quickly to labor market needs, and provides quality learning opportunities for both young people and adults.
It also places strong emphasis on increasing the flexibility of vocational education and training, strengthening opportunities for work-based learning and apprenticeships, and improving quality assurance.
The development of CoVEs are foundational in this panorama. Indeed, to promote these reforms, the Commission is supporting centers of vocational excellence (CoVEs) that bring together local partners to develop “skills ecosystems” and it will contribute to regional, economic and social development, innovation and smart specialization strategies.
After the various illustrations, a number of action points emerged to be presented as recommendations to the EU to initiate reform in the policies of the two sectors: VET and industrial.
Such recommendations will then be analysed together with those of other countries to achieve a single strategy for action.