3rd partnership meeting in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark

The 3rd transnational meeting in the SEPLO project took place last 15-16 June 2017 in Nykøbing Falster which the biggest city on the Islands of Lolland and Falster

The two islands of Lolland and Falster respectively the 4th and 7th largest islands in Denmark placed in southeast part of the kingdom of Denmark. The two islands are also known under the nickname “the South Sea Islands”.

Lolland-Falster is also the home for the Danish SEPLO partner CELF, who are providing vocational training and upper secondary education on the two islands.

The meeting focussed on the development of the intellectual outputs of the project. The research in the first intellectual output is approaching its conclusion and will soon be available to the public on the project’s homepage. The preliminary results seem to confirm other research done in the field of ECVET. There are differences in how ECVET is implemented both European, national and institutional level which confirms the original claim of the SEPLO project, namely that we need to simplify the evidencing process for Learning Outcomes.

The research which is ongoing in the second intellectual output, led by our Italian partner, Egina, also supports the results of IO1, but the research done so far also paints a more problematic picture; namely that there is a lack of knowledge and many misunderstandings and misconceptions about ECVET at the institutional level.

The results from IO2 have laid the framework for the project’s third intellectual output, which is the development of guidelines and a toolkit for professionals working with ECVET. It was decided at the meeting that the IO3 output should be a digital learning material which will give mobility professionals the necessary knowledge, skills and competence for successfully working with ECVET.

The next meeting in the project will be in Maastricht 4th and 5th October.