The aim of the project is to set up a solid, shared and transferable model to measure VET social utility, based on a specific pool of qualitative and quantitative indicators. The definition of these indicators will be based upon what is already in place in the field of quality systems for VET, both at transnational (EQAVET, ISO) and national (Accreditation systems, AFPA model) level.
Starting from this vast and heterogeneous basis, and by following a strong and large cooperative approach, the project’s aim is to get to the definition and testing of a common, feasible and effective model that can measure the social utility of a VET provider.
To achieve its aims, the project is going to:
1) a common DEFINITION of social utility,
2) a common SET OF INDICATORS,
3) a common SET OF EVALUATION CRITERIA,
4) a common STATISTICAL APPROACH to collect the data
The potential impact of the project’s outcome perfectly fits with the EU priorities (“making VET a first Choice” as declared in the 2016 New Skills Agenda for Europe) and could be highly relevant both at local and European level as it could contribute to: