Digital skills as key skills for communication, work and participation in the global world – Project “Citizen 2.1” and transnational meeting
Our society is currently experiencing its fourth industrial revolution. The convergence of digital teaching practices in the field of professional education of partners from four countries (France, Belgium, Germany and Serbia) is the goal of the “Citizen 2.1” project. In this way, these practices cross and exchange with each other.
The project meeting was held in Paris from June 1 to June 5 and was hosted by the large professional education network MFR. It is also a regional association of rural family homes that are used as local VET schools, managed by parents together with professionals. This unique model in the world offers young people an alternative training model for success and full integration into society and today’s labor market.
In addition to regular topics related to project management, activities and action plan, the host presented the MFR group and their new projects regarding innovative solutions at the national and regional levels to the other partners. Some of them are the development of a digital VET platform, the use of virtual helmets, a simulator in training to operate complex machines and a VR program for the early detection of plant diseases.
In addition, an action plan was designed for the development of a methodological guide, in which good practices of digital tools in vocational education in Germany, France, Belgium and Serbia will be presented.
In accordance with the traditionally good relations between Serbia and France, this meeting also represented a cultural exchange of participants in the capital of France, and cultural exchange is one of the main priorities of the Erasmus+ program, which is why it is funded in the first place. The main coordinator is the GIP FTLV – a public interest group for lifelong learning of the Academy of Besançon, which is a branch of the French Ministry of Education.