CSCS congratulates Qatar for the award of the UNESCO Chair on TVET and Sustainable Development

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Qatar has been awarded a Unesco Chair on technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Sustainable Development to be located at the College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q).

CSCS sincerely congratulates Dr Rupert Maclean who will undertake the various responsibilities associated with the UNESCO Chair and CNA-Q for the success of its submission.
The collaboration wih CNA-Q in taking practical actions to stranghtnen and upgrade TVET and Sustainable Development in Qatar will be very welcome and CSCS will dedicate all the effort necessary for the success of the future ativities programme.

The EM Entrepreneurs Mobility consortium coordinated by CSCS signed a six-year agreement to manage mobility activities for new entrepreneurs

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The EM Entrepreneurs Mobility consortium coordinated by Centro Studi Cultura Sviluppo (CSCS) has just signed the 'Framework Partnership Agreement’ with the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) to manage the the mobility activities for new entrepreneurs.

The total amount of the contract assigned to the consortium for the Cycle 9 of the Programme Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is around EUR 3.6 million.
The FPA, which will be launched the next February 2017, has a duration of six years. The Agreement establishes a long term cooperation and sets out the general terms and conditions and rights and obligations applicable to the specific grants that may be awarded by the Agency for the specific actions under the framework partnership.
Its signature confirms once again the excellence of the consortium and the hard work of all its partners.


The ARACNE project finishes and presents its Methodological Guide

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The European project 'ARACNE, training, empowerment and entrepreneurship' has come to an end.

The project led by the cooperative FAM Y LIAS RECURSOS PARA LA DIVERSIDAD, in collaboration with CSCS (Italy) and BLICKPUNKT Identitat (Austria) and funded by the European Erasmus + Programme has worked intensively for two years with the main objective to develop a learning model capable to overcome the limitations of the current vocational training practices and labor insertion for groups with particular difficulties to access to the labor market.

The result of this hard work is presented in the final product: the Methodological Guide of the ARACNE Model. The Guide proposes a model and a methodology for the professionalization of the target group and consists of three parts:

  • the design process of the ARACNE model,

  • the presentation of the ARACNE model,

  • a set of guidelines for applying that model to real situations, illustrated with the example of its first experimental application.

The realization of the guide has been possible thanks to the collaboration of many people who pooled their experience, knowledge, networks and resources.

The Guide can be downloaded here:

Entrepreneur Mobility VII led by CSCS confirms its excellence during the meeting with the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

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 The meeting of all the intermediary organizations implementing the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme together with the European Commission (EC) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has been held from 18 to 21 September in Brussels.

The event involved EASME along with all the consortia that are part of the programme. During the meeting the European Agency presented numbers and statistics related to Cycle 7 that will be closed officially this coming January 2017.
The analysis of the results highlighted that the consortium Entrepreneurs’ Mobility VII led by CSCS is the first of the 15 involved in Cycle VII in terms of relations carried out with overall 170 successful business exchanges implemented.

The consortium was the first also in the previous cycles confirming the success of its work and the excellence of its partners coming from 10 different countries including:

  • Greece - Asset Tec
  • Spain - Ayuntamiento de Santander
  • Belgium - Voka
  • Sweden - European Minds Sweden
  • Czech Republic - HKCR
  • Austria - IFA
  • Turkey - ATO
  • Romania - Fundatia Danis (FDDM)
  • Netherlands - CYFI

The event also hosted special sessions addressed to all the members of the network and aimed at discussing relevant topics as, for instance, the quality of the activities carried out or the successful procedures to be replicated. That was a very helpful opportunity to share best practices on to the selection of profiles, the management of networks and students, the analysis of the impact of the activities carried out, the dissemination of content and results and the best ways to transfer all the know-how to new or less experienced organizations.

CSCS is also part of the Cycle 8 already launched in February 2016 and once again it coordinates the consortium Entrepreneurs' Mobility VIII, one of the 17 involved in the programme.

In addition, Centro Studi has signed a Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) which will be launched in February 2017 with a duration of five years. The Agreement will comprise three cycles that will not overlap.
Within the FPA, CSCS will be again the leader of one of the 10 European consortia in charge to implement the programme.

In sight of these great achievements, CSCS is delighted to thank all the partners for the hard work, support, patience and kind cooperation.


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As a keynote speaker of the International Conference on Lifelong Learning and Leadership for all, Mr Giovanni CrisonĂ  has presented the principles adopted to identify industrial training future needs and develop the new curricula in the advanced manufacturing sector.

The conference aimed to discuss and debate how the new generation can consistently grow and succeed in the Business, Economic and Education sectors by fully understanding and continually applying Lifelong Leadership concepts and perspectives. In addition, it focused on how to provide equal educational opportunities for citizens.

According to the growing interest of the European Union on Lifelong Education, the annual conference brings together every year scholars, researchers, educators, students, professionals and other groups interested in education to share their theoretical knowledge and present their works on lifelong learning, business, economics and leadership in organizations.

The participation in the event and the discussion that follows the presentation of the principles have been very important to set further collaborations with many of the universities represented at the conference.