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Ideas Institute are involved an a number of EU projects that benefit working people. Below is an example of the projects we are involved in.


As part of a policy to promote worker mobility throughout the European Union, the EU Institutions agreed a Recommendation in 2008 to set up a European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

The project "European Qualification Framework - Praxis and Information Network" (EQF-PIN) links employee-oriented organizations and trade unions from Europe in a network. Topic of the network is the question what conditions are necessary to implement successfully EQF from the perspective of employees and employee-related organizations. As partners and representatives of workers trade unions and trade union training provider need expertise concerning EQF, its functioning and its effects on employees, e.g.consequences for collective bargaining, recognition of skills, issues of data security etc.

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The MOTIVES EU-wide partnership of organisations (see below) is developing an online measuring system where employers/SMEs, training consultants and training providers can meticulously evaluate and gauge the economic and social value of training provided (and funded) by them for their employees.

Across Europe, the changing economic situation is impacting on employment and vulnerable low skilled workers. It is estimated that 78 million Europeans of working age (25-65) have low qualifications and too few are taking part in learning activities  

MOTIVES is a Transfer of Innovation Project within the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme

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The Learning Mentor Project

This project aims at developing a qualification for learning mentors who serve as the contact person in the company for questions regarding vocational education. As part of the company they know about work requirements and working conditions. With reference to the British/ Irish concept of a “Union Learning Representative”, the project aims at evaluating and developing a concept for an in-company “promoter” for education matters which can be transferred to other countries.

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Food Fit Project

The general aim of the FOOD-FIT project is to develop, from the point of view of social partners and companies, a methodology and a group of tools for the implementation and development of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) in the food sector in the EU (NACE code 10, 11: Manufacture of food products and beverages).

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NEWTON Project

Within the framework of the project “NEWTON” – Network between Workers' Federations and their Training Organisations in Europe Now! – trade unions and their training institutions from five countries of the European Union initiated a structural dialogue about:

1. employment and labour market policies and developments

2. educational and skills policies

3. possibilities and options to foster the renewed Lisbon-agenda for more and better jobs in Europe.

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Metal Skills Project

The general aim of the Metal-Skills project is to interchange experiences among social partners, training centres, enterprises and public administrations to propose a methodology of recognition and accreditation of qualifications which have been obtained through non-formal learning and to transfer the results to the enterprises of the metal sector in Europe.

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