VET 4 CHANGE labeled “good practice” by the Erasmus+ agency

The VET 4 Change project consists of applying collective intelligence methods to the identification of rural development issues and the adaptation of the professional training offer to these territorial issues. To enable these necessary changes, he resolutely places emphasis on the method and all the fruitful exchanges that it encourages more than on the themes themselves. It nevertheless demonstrates the partners' concern to help resolve the difficulties specific to the rural world, particularly the departure of young people.

This project completed 10 years of cooperation in Europe, part of a proposal from “Erasmus developers in MFR” to develop partnerships in Europe to explore the question of employment/training relationship in rural areas (annual Erasmus conference in Nantes in 2014).

The Agency carried out the qualitative evaluation based on criteria of relevance, general quality of implementation, impact and dissemination of the project results and concluded on high quality implementation and results (82/100). VET 4 CHANGE – entitled “sustainable development of rural areas through vocational training” is labeled as an example of good practice.

Project management includes a change-oriented evaluation method fueled by an “assisted self-evaluation” which proceeds through satisfaction questionnaires, most often very positive. But its interest lies rather in taking into account the contributing dynamics emanating from the partners.

In terms of the quality of the project team and cooperation, it has been able to ensure efficient administrative and financial management and it also benefits from the complementarity of partner organizations.

In terms of impact, those which concern organizations at a systemic level are significant: reflection on the governance of training organizations and their offer, progress in terms of CSR, strengthening of the European dimension of VET, etc. The summary of the changes specifies their content for three partners and assumes the principle according to which concrete results are not the objective but rather the acquisition of methods for managing change, otherwise it will produce simple answers to complex problems.

A trilogy of methodological guides on the identification of emerging needs in skills and training, on cooperation and on territorial animation are now to be brought to life in MFR, in rural territories and in Europe.

When we associate youth, rural areas and professionalism, we must think about VET, dialogue/discussion and in general living conditions in the broadest sense, housing, employment, education, transport , health, violence, art, creative and entrepreneurial opportunities and many others. things. _ Johannes

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