As part of wider stakeholder outreach, the Europass project team met with a representative from the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) on 7 May. The aim of the meeting was to consult the teachers’ social partner at European level on the vision and development of the new Europass platform and to discuss a closer involvement of the organisation in the further development. This is to gain insights into the specific needs of educators and how the new platform can best cater to them.
ETUCE stressed the importance of managing expectations of potential users especially related to information on learning opportunities as this functionality depends largely on the contribution of the Member States and their ability to collect and share data. The representative also suggested to include information about supporting mobility in Europe such as social security information and information about schooling systems for the children of mobile professionals and learners in the new Europass. The site Info Norden of the Nordic Council of Ministers was mentioned as an example of good practice for providing information on work mobility.
The organisation is ready to support the testing of the new platform by connecting the team to educators and to provide input for information provision in Europass.