BASIC PROJECT DATA
Project ID: PA1A165
Project website: https://www.iwt-competencies.eu/
NEED AND ADDED VALUE FOR THE DANUBE REGION STRATEGY
The EU Directive 2017/2397 has to be implemented by 2022 in all EU member states. One of the objectives of the directive is that irrespective of the Member State in which the qualification is achieved, the inland navigation sector can count on crews possessing the competencies prescribed in the annexes of the directive. In order to achieve this, curricula and lesson materials need to be aligned among the nautical education institutes and respective quality control systems need to be established.
OBJECTIVE(S) OF THE PROJECT
Within COMPETING fifteen partners from eight different EU member states will develop curricula and lesson materials, as well as a Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) system, to ensure the highest level of quality concerning the implementation of future proof IWT education and training throughout the EU.
The developments in this project will in the end result in the implementation of EU legislation (EU Directive 2017/2397), resulting in a comparable system for recognition of educational programmes and properly qualified crew with the possession of a Union certificate.
CONDUCTED AND PLANNED PROJECT ACTIVITIES
Work package 2 and 5 deal with project management and dissemination.
The main objective of work package 3 is to develop curricula and lesson materials for model courses addressed to inland navigation personnel, based on the provisions of EU Directive 2017/2397 and CESNI Standards for competence for operational and management level.
The aim of work package 4 within the COMPETING project is to develop a Quality Assurance (QA) and a Quality Control (QC) system to ensure, to assure and to control the highest level of quality concerning the implementation of future proof IWT Education and Training throughout the EU.
Since the EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation concerns the entire Danube Region, the project results are also relevant for the entire Danube Region and beyond.
PROJECT BENEFICIARIES / TARGET GROUPS
Mainly IWT education and training institutes and the IWT sector. The ultimate goal of COMPETING is to increase labour mobility in the inland shipping sector.
STATUS AND TIMEFRAME
Start date: January 1st, 2019
End date: December 31th, 2021
Total budget: 938,570 EUR
EU funds: 938,570 EUR are funded by ERASMUS + Programme
Project leader: STC Group
Address: Lloydstraat 300, 3024 EA Rotterdam/ The Netherlands
- CERONAV, Constanta / Romania
- Schiffer-Berufskolleg Rhein, Duisburg / Germany
- University of Zilina, Zilina / Slovakia
- Maritieme Academie Harlingen, Harlingen / The Netherlands
- University of Craiova, Craiova / Romania
- Pro Danube Management GmbH / Austria
- FH Oberösterreich – Logistikum Steyr / Austria
- GO!De Scheepvaartschool / Belgium
- European Transport Workers’ Federation / Belgium
- Institut pour le transport par Batellerie / Belgium
- University of Rijeka / Croatia
- Colegiul Tehnic “Dierna” – Orsova / Romania
- Le Cnam Normandie / France
- Royal BLN-Schuttevaer / The Netherlands
PROJECT CROSS – REFERENCE
Preceding project: IWTCOMP – Competency Based Inland Waterway Transport Education & Training (PA1A111)
EU Directive 2017/2397 on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation and CESNI Standards for competence for operational and management level
Data provided by: IWT (Timon Jongkind – 15.05.2020)