EU projects

EU projects


The project
Transversal skills are an implicit part of the existing validation and guidance processes: the aim of TRANSVAL-EU is to experiment on how to make those skills more explicit and to embed the lessons learned in validation and guidance provisions. TRANSVAL-EU proposes innovative approaches for the validation of transversal skills acquired through non-formal and informal learning (VNFIL), which will be tested in five pilot countries – Austria, Belgium, Italy, Lithuania and Poland. TRANSVAL-EU aims to increase the knowledge and awareness of validation assessors, counsellors and career guidance practitioners on transversal competences through capacity building. The project strengthens cross-sector cooperation between practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders in order to build coherent VNFIL systems. This project is co-funded by Erasmus+ KA3 Policy Reform – Policy Experimentations.

From March 1st, 2021, to August 31st 2023

– Coordinator: Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research through Austria´s Agency for Education and Internationalisation (OeAD), Austria
– Consortium for the validation of competences (CVDC), Belgium
– Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre (KPMPC), Lithuania
– Regional Agency for Active Labour Policies of Umbria (ARPAL), Italy
– Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP), Belgium
– European Institute of Education and Social Policy (EIESP), France
– Educational Research Institute (IBE), Poland
– 3s research laboratory (3s), Austria
– Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
– Nordic Network for Adult Learning (NVL), Denmark
– Lithuanian education and science trade union (LESTU), Lithuania
FORMA.Azione, Italy
– Pluriversum, Italy
– Chamber of Labour for Salzburg (AK Salzburg), Austria
– Austrian Institute for Vocational Education Research (öibf), Austria

a research base of good practices on validation of transversal competences
a set of training toolkits and programmes for validation/guidance practitioners
standardised competence profiles for validation/guidance practitioners with a specific focus on transversal skills


The project
The project, which runs until May 2020, is intended to lead to the creation of a single platform of support, guidance, and advice to the European authorities in the development of sector-based public policies in the field of personal and home services. In concrete terms, the project will enable the organization of 21 national workshops and seminars organized in EU Member States, which will allow the exchange of good practices, the deepening of research and the development of a consolidated social dialogue between the many players in the sector, be they trade unions, employers’ organizations, ministries, or civil society actors. It will ultimately promote the development of common instruments to all EU Member States, and provide tools for public policy advice by the EU authorities.

From December 2018 to December 2020

– Coordinator: European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), Belgium
– Goethe University Frankfurt Am Main – Institute for Economics, Labour and Culture (IWAK), Germany
– European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI), Belgium
– European Federation for Family Employment & Home Care (EFFE), Belgium
UNI Europa, Belgium
– European Federation of Trade Unions in the Food, Agriculture and Tourism sectors and allied branches (EFFAT), Belgium

– Report “Personal and Household Services in the EU: State of Play”
Report “Promising Practices in Personal and Household Services”
– 21 Country Reports (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech-Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden)
– Report “The short-term impact of COVID-19 on the field of PHS and support measures in 21 EU Member States”.
– Position paper “Improving the working conditions of PHS workers: successful approaches identified by the Ad-PHS project”

Guidelines for developing social dialogue structures in Personal and Household Services
Guidelines for developing social voucher progams
Guidelines for developing professional profiles
Guidelines for developing the rights and obligations of employers and workers
Guidelines for developing digital platforms & networks
Guidelines for developing workers cooperatives

– National workshops and seminars in 21 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain & Sweden).


The project
Prodome aims to develop the professionalisation of domestic workers in Europe. Three main axes are developed until October 2019 to tackle this issue.
– Achieve a better understanding of the situation of domestic workers in Europe.
– Develop a training programme adapted to current needs of domestic workers.
– Promote a European certification of domestic workers.
This project is co-funded within the framework of the Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliances programme.

From November 1st, 2016 to October 31st 2019

IPERIA, France
FEPEM, France
Margotta group, Italy
FOREM, Spain
CCOO, Spain
Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy
ANCL, Italy

State of the art of domestic work in Europe
Creation of competence framework
Creation of a training programme in blended learning
Study on a future certification for domestic workers
Roadmap for a European certification


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