Project N: 591854-EPP-1-2017-1-DE-EPPKA2-SSA



The project Mechatronics and Metallurgical VET for sectors’ industries aims to offer solutions to some of the main issues that impede the free mobility of students and workers in the mechatronics and metallurgical sector.The main goal is to foster mobility across EU in these two sectors with the establishment of a Sector Skills Alliance involving 5 different countries: Germany, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria and Slovakia.
The project will deliver a common curriculum for complementary educational skills requested by the labour market in the five participating countries. The second most important output will be the development of an e-card for EU curriculum in which all complementary educational skills acquired in mechatronics and metallurgical sectors will be uploaded. The e-card is an outstanding new tool as it will allow young people to easily obtain specific certificate required by the industries in the target countries and to enter faster into the EU labour market. The design and the development of the digital tool as well as the launch of the e-card will demonstrate the commitment of the project partners and their important contribution to the process of keeping up-to-date the mechatronics and metallurgical sectors along with the digital evolution toward the “forth industrial revolution”. Additional objectives of the project are the facilitation of the inter-generational learning through vocational educational training (VET) and the promotion of necessary skills, qualifications and good practices at European level.
I cannot apply easily for this job as I had to
attend a special
course on risk and fire prevention in the
workplace before beginning the internships!
Moreover, specific certifications are required in each member country!
This affects my free mobility on the labour market of mechatronics.
Job applicant




To contribute to the main goals of Europe 2020 and to enable further national and transnational mobility.


Effectively working to deliver high quality services, focusing on different certificates, by using the best available technologies to communicate the project.


To keep up-to-date the sectors along with the digital evolution toward the “forth industrial revolution”.




To create sector-skill-alliance and
to deliver a VET Curriculum.
Curriculum acquired through optional
training modules, created to obtain soft and transversal skills.
To develop an e-card which will support
the VET Curriculum.


    • There is a lack of coordination among EU countries in terms of formally accepted knowledge and competences required to work in European mechatronics and metallurgical sectors


    • Keeping up-to-date the mechatronics and metallurgical sectors along with the digital evolution


    • To boost employability


    • To facilitate the freedom of movement for students and workers


    • Heading towards the “fourth industrial revolution”



    • Quality control and monitoring


    • Dissemination and exploitation strategy


    • Overall project management


    • Identification of skills and needs in the sectors


    • Design of the training modules for students of VET schools and universities


    • Design of a vocational EU Curriculum


    • Development of an e-card to upload all soft and transversal skills


    • Mobility and Networking for students and academic staff



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