BAFNE – BAnk and Financial NEtwork

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Part One

TNAM Initiative / project description

Title

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BAFNE – BAnk and Financial NEtwork

Description

Description

The project brings up a network among training organisations coming from Banking, Insurance and Financial Sectors, whose main aim is the promotion of the ECVET system, by introducing a methodology for the application of the ECVET points to existing qualifications. 

At the same time the project will produce a Guide for Orientation in the ECVET system and an ECVET Points attribution Vademecum for trainers and professionals to help them structure training programmes according to ECVET requirements. 

A wide adoption of the ECVET system will facilitate the mobility of people working in the Financial Services Sector throughout Europe, while giving visibility to their competences which might be applicable in different working contexts. Consequently, the quality standards of training provision will be surely increased. 

Setting common guidelines to attribute ECVET credit points to the sector qualifications will represent a starting point as far as the spread of the recognition of competences and qualifications throughout European countries is concerned.

Keywords / TAGS
inancial and Insurance Activities, Recognition, transparency, certification

Coordinator contact details

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cbe@cbe.be

Coordinator Country

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Germany, Uk, italy, France, Croatia

Coordinator Region (NUTS code)

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Partners

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Banking training organisations

Theme

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  • Enterprise and SMEs
  • Lifelong learning
  • Recognition, transparency, certification

Target Groups

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  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Careers officers
  • Head teachers/principals/managers

Type

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  • European Credit Transfer System for VET

Sector

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  • Financial and Insurance Activities

Educational sector

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  • Higher education
  • Centres for guidance, counselling or accreditation
  • Other sectors of adult education

Year

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additional info if needed

Language

Your Project language (ISO 639-2)
eng
Languages you will look for

Part Two

TNAM results

1. LLP project or related resource

Title
    New learning environment for Very Small Entreprises: learning, exploring and sharing
Hyperlink
Comments/Description
    LEXSHA explore a new model of training for very Small Entreprises, focusing in their own knowledge and developing skills to share this knowledge with their peers.
    The basic aim of LEXSHA is to leverage the acquisition of ICT and Communication skills by VSE professionals with the purpose of enhancing processes of knowledge sharing in a peer learning approach. This will benefit the target users not only in terms of personal development, but also in their business performance and competitiveness.

    This aim will be achieved through the definition, development and implementation of an innovative training model based in a dual approach:
    -organization, in each country, of local training and sharing sessions developed in an informal, user-friendly, “just-in-time” and cheap format.
    -creation of a transnational Virtual Community of Practice (VCP) for knowledge sharing and business collaboration, opening the road to internationalization – one of the critical keys for enterprise competitiveness in Europe;

    The learning contents will focus a field transversal to all VSE, i.e. Communication, including topics as Employee engagement, Strategic Communications, Leadership Communications, Electronic Newsletters, Cross Cultural Communication and Global Competence, Diversity and Inclusion, Social Media, as well as Animating “Groups of Sharing”. LEXSHA will develop multimedia interactive contents, including adaptation of existing materials. The project results will be available in English, French and German, as well as in Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Lithuanian and Greek.

2. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Creating Value at European level in Retail sector by ICT based vocational materials
Hyperlink
    http://www.cvsinretail.org
Comments/Description
    Training modules and test&certification in delicatessen and butchery fields have been developed in the scope of this project. Retail companies might use these modules and test bank in order to train either their current workers, increase their qualifications or unemployed people in order to increase the number of potential delicatessen & butchers in the sector.
    Retail sector is one of the fastest changing, growing and most competitive sectors in the European economy. As the fundamental link between the producer and the end consumer, the sector plays a direct role in price formation. The retail sector is basically based on qualified human resources. The FORCE Sectoral Survey on European Retail Trade results suggest that in spite of differences between nations and the diversity of geographical, economic, cultural, and institutional factors, retail sector in all member states of the European Community would be affected by five trends: aging of the population, more diversified and sophisticated consumer demands, increasing competition, internationalization, and greater use of information technologies. Main finding of the study was; “the need for raising qualifications and the priority given to quality of the labor force were being felt. Greater emphasis on training required new forms of organization.” In Turkey as stated in the reports of TEZKOOP-İŞ and also the associations in the retail sector , the main problem is under qualified human resources which also have a very huge turnover rate. The reason for the project can be then derived from the immediate need of the retail sector for qualified human resources with enhanced competencies at EU level.

3. LLP project or related resource

Title
    QUALity assurance in the financial services sector vEt Systems
Hyperlink
    http://www.quales-project.eu
Comments/Description
    The QUALES project outcomes will benefit national and European Education and VET providers (in particular from the Financial Services Sector) in developing qualifications and education/training programmes more relevant for the labour market. Moreover, the implementation of the QUALES results will contribute to the improvement of quality in Education and training and will increase the level of trust and cooperation between Education/VET providers, enterprises and learners.
    Ultimately, it will support employability, innovation and mobility across Europe.
    The project sets the following concrete and measurable objectives:
    1. Update the Eurobanqua 10 Guidelines developed in relation to the CQARF, in view of the adaptation to the EQARF and for improving the Quality of Training Provision in the Financial Services Sector in the ‘receiving’ Partner countries;
    2. Develop a Methodology and Road Map for concretely transferring the Guidelines in the national sectoral frameworks by defining the concrete activities and milestones;
    3. Transfer the Guidelines in the four VET systems: Italy, Portugal, Romania and Slovakia, and analyse the efficiency and the impact of this transfer for the sectoral frameworks;
    4. Provide practical Recommendations for supporting the further implementation of the transferred Guidelines in other EU countries and sectors.

4. LLP project or related resource

Title
    From Research to Market – Support to Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship
Hyperlink
    http://www.remark.lt
Comments/Description
    The knowledge-based entrepreneurship e-learning package developed during the project will complement the already existing more general entrepreneurship training programmes. It will bring in the special emphasis on the development of knowledge-based businesses and will promote the use of ICTs for learning purposes.
    The project promotes development of key competences and considering alternative carrier paths through life-long learning. It offers the already highly qualified people an opportunity to explore their potential in other areas of professional activity, combining their expertise with new knowledge.
    Knowledge-based entrepreneurship that turns research results into marketable products or services is highly valued and supported in the policies of EU countries as it adds to the competitiveness of any economy and is essential for achieving the Lisbon goals. However, intellectual entrepreneurship in Europe is still underdeveloped. Numerous studies show that lack of entrepreneurial spirit and knowledge are among the main constraints hindering researchers to pursue starting up their businesses.
    The main aim of the ReMark project is to adapt an entrepreneurship e-learning package to the needs of potential knowledge-based entrepreneurs – mainly researchers, but also students and young graduates with technological/scientific knowledge, and test and disseminate it in Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia and Finland. Project objectives include analysis of the current e-learning package and its adaptation to the needs of the target groups and participating countries; e-learning package transfer to Lithuania, Slovakia and Cyprus by translating it and placing in the project partners’ websites; testing and evaluation of the e-learning package by the target groups; implementation of the valorisation strategy.
    The project will be implemented by 6 partners from 4 EU countries. Helsinki School of Economics Small Business Center that belongs to the leading business school in Finland will provide the entrepreneurship e-learning package and together with other 5 partners – Kaunas Regional Innovation Centre, Kaunas University of Technology, Baltic Education Technology Institute (Lithuania), X-Panel Ltd (Cyprus) and elfa Ltd (Slovakia) will collectively adapt it to the needs of target groups and countries involved. Project partners have successfully co-operated in EU projects in the past; the consortium is based on a high level of mutual trust and it is expected that a flawless cooperation and high quality results will be achieved in this project.

Part Three

CB4LLP Action Plan

Useful ideas

Stakeholders

Project aims to meet ECVET objectives – facilitation of the mobility of the individuals involved in a training pathway, assessment and validation of learning outcomes achieved in lifelong learning, transparency of qualifications and the mutual trust and cooperation among stakeholders involved in VET in Europe – providing a valid network of professional organisations in the Financial Services Sector, a set of tools and a guidance to reach these objectives and facilitate the transition.

Partnerships

Banking and financial training agencies

Other

Solutions

The Project intents to offer:
• A complete overview of the present adoption of the ECVET system throughout Europe in the BIF Sectors;
• A methodology for assigning ECVET points to existing qualifications;
• And, in order to facilitate this adoption, two easy to use tools:
o An Users Guide for orientation of potential users in the ECVET system;
o An ECVET points attribution Vademecum for training professionals and experts to design programmes according to ECVET requirements.

General

Particular

Internal

moodle, skype meetings

External

he main outcomes and products that will be developed during the project’s lifetime will be:
• Press releases
• Review and Implementation of the ECVET System at sectoral level – Synopsis of existing qualifications
• ECVET points attribution Vademecum
• User’s Guide – Guidelines for the Attribution of ECVET Credit Points
• Eight awareness raising national ECVET seminars
• Website
• Dissemination conference
• Dissemination documentation
• Evaluation report

Educational Sector

he main outcomes and products that will be developed during the project’s lifetime will be:
• Press releases
• Review and Implementation of the ECVET System at sectoral level – Synopsis of existing qualifications
• ECVET points attribution Vademecum
• User’s Guide – Guidelines for the Attribution of ECVET Credit Points
• Eight awareness raising national ECVET seminars
• Website
• Dissemination conference
• Dissemination documentation
• Evaluation report

Non educational

he main outcomes and products that will be developed during the project’s lifetime will be:
• Press releases
• Review and Implementation of the ECVET System at sectoral level – Synopsis of existing qualifications
• ECVET points attribution Vademecum
• User’s Guide – Guidelines for the Attribution of ECVET Credit Points
• Eight awareness raising national ECVET seminars
• Website
• Dissemination conference
• Dissemination documentation
• Evaluation report

Equipment

he main outcomes and products that will be developed during the project’s lifetime will be:
• Press releases
• Review and Implementation of the ECVET System at sectoral level – Synopsis of existing qualifications
• ECVET points attribution Vademecum
• User’s Guide – Guidelines for the Attribution of ECVET Credit Points
• Eight awareness raising national ECVET seminars
• Website
• Dissemination conference
• Dissemination documentation
• Evaluation report

Systems for quality monitoring

Systems to document taken actions

materials available for download on the website

Part Four

CB4LLP Impact analysis

Useful ideas


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