There is a huge gap between supply and demand of skills on the labour market in Europe. This gap will continue to grow over the next years, especially in the green sector. This is particularly important for the 68 million people in the European Union with skills on lower and middle EQF levels.
The aim of the LOASA project is to reduce the skills gap in the labour market and increase the employability of workers by contributing to the three main topics of the New Skills Agenda for Europe and further develop this initiative.
Let's follow the outcome-based approach and start with the finish photo. Here's an overview of what can be expected from the LOASA project in terms of intellectual outputs, training and dissemination events.
Five education institutions from four different EU countries have teamed up with five partners representing the industry (companies, branch organizations, cooperatives, etc) to co-develop units of learning outcomes that are based on ECVET principles and align with the New Skills Agenda for Europe.
LOASA is probably the very first Erasmus+ KA2 project that aligns learning outcomes with the New Skills Agenda for Europe. The European Commission launched the agenda in June 2016 to boost human capital, employability and competitiveness.
The EU programme for education, training, youth and sport, called Erasmus+, is designed to use and further improve the potential of Europe’s human and social capital, while confirming the principle of lifelong learning by linking support to formal, non-formal and informal learning.