PURPOSE AND CONTEXT
This Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) provides the cooperation framework, establishes a communication channel and determines specific working arrangements between the Signatory Parties, who share a common vision and willingness to support the upskilling of trainers and mentors in construction apprenticeships – based on the principles of common interest, reciprocity and complementarity.
The MoC has been created in the framework of the Erasmus + project CONDAP (https://www.condap.eu/
), which aims at providing construction trainers and mentors with a diverse set of digital, energy and transversal skills, which are in high demand within the labour market and are considered to be essential for construction trainers and mentors in order to keep up with latest technological developments and workplace requirements in the construction field.
The CONDAP MoC is meant to support the development of relevant competences by construction trainers and mentors, by establishing an EU-wide strategic partnership, which could bring together key actors and stakeholders involved in formal and non-formal education and training provision in the construction sector.
In view of nurturing their cooperation, the signatory parties agree to engage, within their capacities and available resources, in joint areas that encompass, but not limited to, the following (collaboration) activities:
Widespread dissemination of training materials and best practices aimed at enhancing the skills of construction trainers, promoting their replication and scaling up.
Active participation in seminars, conferences and events addressing topics such as VET and apprenticeships schemes in construction.
Facilitating meetings and matchmaking among signatory parties, to explore possibilities for joint research, actions and projects in the field.
Mutual exchange of information and knowledge between signatory parties on public and private initiatives aimed at increasing the quality and supply of skills development opportunities for construction trainers, VET programmes and apprenticeships schemes.
Vocal advocacy vis-à-vis political actors at all levels for a better support of the upskilling of construction trainers.
Raising awareness on the societal and economic benefits emanating from the construction sector and the need of better skilled and qualified construction trainers.
Taking initiatives to improve the overall image of the construction sector towards youth and the civil society.
This MoC is a statement of intent and does not create any enforceable rights or obligations by the Signatory Parties. The Parties are expected to fulfil their tasks under this MoC on a best-effort basis, and based on their available resources. This MoC does not modify or supersede any EU law or any national laws nor does it affect any provisions under other multilateral or bilateral agreements in force and applicable to the Parties.
An extended version of the Memorandum of Cooperation can be found here:http://www.ebc-construction.eu/wp-content/uploads/CONDAP-MoC-final.pdf
This Memorandum of Cooperation between the CONDAP partnership and the Signatory Party will enter into force once the Signatory Party fills in and submits the following online form.