Icaro (2018-2020) Erasmus+ Program
Project for the development of innovative qualifications for technological and organizational innovation in building sector
Project: Belonging to the European Union Erasmus+ Program, 2016 Call, of the Key Action 3 to Support for Policy Reforms.
Project identification: 597840-EPP-1-2018-1-IT-EPPKA3-VET-JQ.
Duration: 24 months, since December 2018 until December 2020.
Budget: 378.921,85 €.
Coordinator of the project: Ente per la Formazione e l'addestramento professionale nell'edilizia -Formedil- (Italy).
Partners: Fundación Laboral de la Construcción y Fundación Laboral de la Construcción del Principado de Asturias (Spain), Viesoji Istaiga Vilniaus Statybininku Rengimo Centras y Panevezys Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (Lithuania), Alma Mater Stadorium of the University of Bologna and Centro Ricerche Documentazione e Studi -CDS- (Italy); European Construction Industry Federation -FIEC- and Architects’ Council of Europe -ACE- (Belgium).
The construction sector is undergoing a deep transformation process, for the technological and organisational innovation and the new normative framework of the sector imposes the redefinition of the profiles and the training of the construction site technicians, integrating and in some cases replacing the existing knowledge, skills and capabilities of this professionals.
For this, the Icaro Project aims to revitalize the construction industry, which needs a generational replacement, developing and updating qualification of Construction Site Technician of the Partnership countries (Spain, Italy, Lithuania and Belgium) so that the knowledge and competences taught are consistent with the professional needs of the construction sector.
For development this qualification, the Project aims to cover the following objectives:
- To address the gender issue –since only 10% of Vocational Training (VET) graduates are women-, with aim to make the building sector more attractive for the women.
- To include Work Based Learning (WBL) experiences within companies into the training process.
- To enhance student’s mobility through the creation of a dedicated network.
- To involve social partners and employers in the decisions regarding training quality, the effectiveness check of the WBL experience and the impact in the employment market.
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