NOVALOG is a Leonardo da Vinci-funded project that set out to establish a common European framework for jobs in logistics, with particular emphasis on the transport sector.
Logistics involves all the management flows and processes to get goods or services from supplier to end-user, based on forecasts or known requirements. The objectives of the project were manifold: provide the road transport sectorial committee (IRU/ETF) with information and tools, as well as other national social partners; favour the emergence of common and shared views in terms of job-related logistics; give more visibility to these jobs and better understanding of the proposed training; identify national policies and connect the various initiatives through the key actors; participate in the development of training.
A training database aimed at young people entering the logistics profession or employees wishing to update their skills, and setting out training available throughout Europe can be consulted on the NOVALOG website. A guide for innovation incorporating national initiatives and actions to improve employment, qualifications and training practices and aimed at actors involved in training and employment at national and European level, both in the public and private sector, is also available.
The project has been widely disseminated and is being taken up and adapted at national and European level. It is so successful an entire chapter was dedicated to it, setting out its strengths and contributions, in a report carried out for the French Prime Minister "Mobilité professionnelle et compétences transversales".
Further information on the NOVALOG website.