CERTIFY – Crisis and Employment: Tools and methodologies For Your future
Funder: Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Led by LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY, UK (PI Dr Antonia Liguori)
ATIT BVBA, Belgium
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, UK
SPES GMBH, Austria
ISTITUTO LUIGI STURZO, Italy
RESEARCH PATHS ETAIREIA EREYNAS, Greece
Siena Art Institute Onlus, Italy
VsI “Lyderystes ir verslo akademija”, Lithuania
Value: €287,518 total budget
Project website: https://certifyproject.com/
Over the last decade, open, non-formal and informal learning pathways have been recognised at the centre of the European debate as a key component in achieving the objectives of the lifelong learning program. However, in many cases, people themselves may not be aware of the transversal and basic skills they are developing through such learning and the important role these can play in their competitiveness in the labor market.
The CErTiFY project seeks to help individuals wanting to work in the Cultural and Creative sectors, considered to be a sector for investment by the European Commission, by developing and testing a new methodology based on digital tools for people to identify and recognise their transversal skills, as identified in the 2020 strategy. Indeed the characteristics of the Cultural and Creative sectors, with less-structured recruitment processes and key competencies often acquired over longer periods of time and outside the formal education system, mean that recognising such skills is essential both for candidates embarking on their early careers and adult population seeking to work in this sector but not able to find an appropriate position.
The two digital tools which will be developed and tested as part of the project are: a smartphone application to create digital ‘curricular’ stories and an e-learning platform to support and guide job seekers in applying for jobs. Together these tools will help adults better align their competences with those in job descriptions, so that they become more confident and better placed to promote their professionalism.