EFCOCERT NEWS

2021.10.21

The Erasmus+ Mentor4WBL@EU project in which EFCoCert and ViaSyst developed an ISO compliant EU WBL Mentor competence certification scheme has been evaluated as best practice with a brilliant score of 95/100 by the Greek national agency. You can consult the project summary on the official Erasmus+ project results website.

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2021.09.14

EFCoCert’s key expertise is about competence recognition & certification. “Competence” (to be developed) occurs 17 times in the new Erasmus+ priorities, and “Recognition” 14 times.

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2021.05.19

The keyword “skills” occurs 18 times in the new 2021-27 Erasmus+ priorities, and “competence(s)” 17 times.

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2021.05.03

In the framework of an Erasmus+ KA2 project on digital wine tasting practices and competences, we are looking for a partner with the following profile:

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2021.03.25

Need analysis: despite of growing importance of innovations based on results of R&D for competitiveness of European economies, there is still no generally recognised standard for education of knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) professionals and certification of their expertise.

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2021.02.25

LinkedIn works, but you must make it work! Connecting relevant followers to your organisation’s page needs constant efforts and perseverance.

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2021.02.08

The positive of the delay encountered by publication of the new Erasmus+ programme guidance is that this leaves more time to applicants for polishing their project ideas – and also for exploring new partnership opportunities.

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2021.01.11

Last year we didn’t know, this year we do: Covid-19 will impact on our lives, private and professional. In this context, with sure long-lasting consequences, the skills and competence recognition and certification systems & approaches to which EFCoCert Foundation is dedicated will have to boost innovative and flexible solutions, based on informal and open recognition.

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2020.12.21

The EU WBL Mentor competence certification scheme developed by EFCoCert within the Erasmus+ #Mentor4WBL@EU project and operated on the ViaSyst platform is currently under pilot testing.

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2020.12.16

According to ISO rules, each ISO standard shall undergo a systematic review 5 years after publication. Aim of the review is to have a broad consultation within users for determining whether the standard shall be confirmed (without changes), revised or withdrawn – whereby each participating national member body has right to 1 vote.

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2020.12.09

Florence Le Lann and Didier Blanc were live on zoom November 30th for launching the pilot of the WBL Mentor competence certification scheme developed by EFCoCert Foundation and operated on the ViaSyst SaaS platform.

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2020.10.13

Are you planning for a 2021 Erasmus+ application including competence recognition and transparency (see related programme horizontal priority)?

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2020.09.30

The work-based learning (WBL) mentor competence certification scheme developed in the framework of the EU Erasmus+ #Mentor4WBL@EU project is now ready for pilot testing.

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2020.07.01

The Workplace Based Learning (WBL) Mentor competence certification scheme developed by EFCoCert in the framework of the EU WBL Mentor project by involving an experts’ committee of 30+ stakeholders from 3 continents will now enter the crucial pilot testing phase.

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2020.06.15

70+ participants from all around EU and Canada attended to the multiplier event organised remotely June 9th to disseminate key information about the EU WBL Mentor project.

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2020.05.28

WBL (Workplace Based Learning) mentors implementing and organizing WBL in enterprises are in the front-line and at the core of quality WBL playing an important role to achieve a successful WBL procedure. The "European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships" (October 2017), emphasizes the necessity for teachers, trainers and in company mentors to "update their skills and competences in order to train apprentices according to the latest teaching and training methods and labour market needs".

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2020.04.22

EFCoCert participated within the Erasmus+ MentorCert project for developing an EU competence certification scheme for business mentors. The project ended in March 2020 after a last transnational meeting in Budapest, during which the scheme has been validated.

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2019.12.31

EFCoCert Foundation wishes you a Happy New Year and good work and success throughout 2020!

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2019.12.02

Are you planning or thinking about developing a training and/or competence certification for a specific job profile for the next March 2020 Erasmus+ call? EFCoCert is then probably the specialized expert you are looking for as a partner.

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2019.11.12

The consultation on the final draft of the Business Mentor competence certification scheme developed by EFCoCert within the Business Mentor Erasmus+ project just finished.

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2019.10.21

EFCoCert Foundation has a widely recognized core expertise in developing ISO 17024 compliant competence certification schemes within Erasmus+ KA2 partnerships. For the upcoming Erasmus+ call next March, EFCoCert is preparing several project ideas for which interested coordinators and partners are welcome to apply.

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2019.09.25

EFCoCert – European Foundation for Competence Certification – is since 2014 totally committed to develop and exploit as scheme owner ISO 17024 compliant competence certification schemes. Thus, it was evidence that EFCoCert should apply and commit to participate to the ISO 17024 further development. This is now official thanks the liaison status granted by CASCO to EFCoCert Foundation.

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2019.09.13

The new EFCoCert website is now online, with emphasis on EFCoCert’s strategic involvement in future oriented competence certification approaches in the framework of Erasmus+ projects..

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2017.07.17

EFCoCert will participate between Nov 2017 and Oct 2019 in a new European ERASMUS+ project: MENTORCERT. The project proposal has been accepted by the Hungarian National agency in July 2017. This European project will be coordinated by the Budapest Business School.

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2017.06.06

The "EFCoCert European Certification for Trainers" is now recognised by the French CNEFOP as satisfying the Decree of 30 June 2015 on the Quality of training.

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