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There is no doubt that European collaboration in the area of training and education has become more and more important within the last five years:

It can, however, not be claimed that national systems have - at least to a minor extent -become compatible to each other. This is at least true for the sub-academic level: European training is far away from enabling considerable mobility of employees on the European labour market. Also the above mentioned sector initiatives (which could be considered as activities of specific impact to professional profiles and curricula) will probably fail to achieve broader acceptance if there will not be carried out additional actions. The main reasons are:

Above mentioned approaches do not take in consideration national approaches to standardise professional profiles and according training, and especially ignore that national traditions to do so do not differ only with regard to the structure where these standards are embedded, but also with regard to focussing on specific instruments which are used to meet the needs of involved parties (as individualised assessment of entrepreneurs needs, work process orientation of training, etc.). These approaches - some of them having a much more specified profile than overall European approaches have - are currently refined and elaborated, but only in national frameworks, not taking in account developments beyond the borders (e.g. the developments in the UK and Germany).

Already developed profiles and curricula have not been piloted in an appropriate environment before having been finalised, and it is - not yet - foreseen to do this in the future. So it is not sure that the needs of involved parties are met (training institutions, enterprises, students) which will not help along broader acceptance.

Ongoing activities have not yet involved all relevant parties. So all social partners should be on board as well as representatives of small and medium sized enterprises.

For that reason, the LEONARDO project "Embedding Standards" supports European standardisation processes in the ICT and multimedia sector to create better acceptance and possibilities of anchorage of European standards in national environments.

Provided actions are: