RECOMFOR is a network bringing together competent institutions from 11 countries, more specifically concerned with the sector of trade. RECOMFOR builds on the results of the COMINTER project, which was completed in September 2007. During the COMINTER project, partners, in cooperation with sectoral organisations, produced a common qualification profile for the profession of import-export assistant. This profile is unit-based and its application rules are flexible to enable adaptation to country-specific contexts and requirements. This profile as well as the tools developed are the basis of the mobility network created through RECOMFOR.
One of the findings of the COMINTER project was that, even if there is a strong potential for training centres to enhance the mobility of their learners, obstacles still remain. These obstacles are mainly related to the lack of guaranteed work placement abroad and insufficient mutual recognition between the different competent institutions. Establishing a permanent network to help overcome these obstacles is the main objective of RECOMFOR.
RECOMFOR thus created a platform for training centres and companies that see mobility as an integrated part of training pathways. The platform is designed to help partners to develop common quality criteria and mutual trust.
The following principles ensure the sustainability of mobility in this context:
This project is focused on young people in initial training with specific reference to the BTS Commercial (trade) which is equivalent to EQF level 3 and 4. As the project develops, there is scope to explore the mobility of workers in continuous training.
Methods to allocate points Credit points have been allocated to common reference units, along the following principles:
Regarding the establishment of the Memorandum of Understanding, the process took place in several phases:
Project promoter:CGI, Confédération française du commerce interrentreprises, FrancePartners:CIEP-MEN, Centre International d’Etudes Pédagogiques, Ministère de l’Education nationale, FranceCEF, Conseil de l’Education et de la Formation, BelgiumDGEPAiE, Generalitat de Catalunya Departament d’Educació Direcció General d’Ensenyaments Professionals, Artístics i Especialitzats, SpainAGEFA PME, Association de gestion des formations en alternance pour les PME, FranceOEEK, The Organisation for Vocational Education and Training, GreeceUSP Venezia, Ufficio Scolastico Provinciale Di Venezia, ItalyCPV, Fondation Giacomo Rumor, Veneto Productivity Center, ItalyKCHandel, Kenniscentrum Handel, The NetherlandsIVS, International Vocational Studies Aliiance, The NetherlandsNVG, Nederlands Verbond van de Groothandel, The NetherlandsCECOA, Centro de Formação Profissional para o Comércio e Afins, PortugalCCP, Confederação do Comércio e Serviços de PortugalNCTVETD, National Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development, RomaniaCCIB, Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, RomaniaCPI, Center RS za poklicno izobraževanje, SloveniaCPU, Gospodarska zbornica slovenije, Center za Poslovno Usposabljanje, SloveniaCNCCEF, National Comity of French Foreing Trade Advisors, FranceIUFFP, Instituto Universitario federale per la formazione professionale, Switzerland
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