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Q-PlaNet the Network for a better Quality of Placements. European Conference of Placement Consortia within the ERASMUS Programme 27 October 2010. Content. Background Goals Concept Project Network. Influence of Lisbon strategy. Increase of mobility Gain of additional qualification

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Q planet the network for a better quality of placements

Q-PlaNetthe Network for a better Quality of Placements

European Conference of Placement Consortia

within the ERASMUS Programme

27 October 2010


Content

Content

  • Background

  • Goals

  • Concept

  • Project

  • Network


Influence of lisbon strategy

Influence of Lisbon strategy

  • Increase of mobility

  • Gain of additional qualification

  • Gain of intercultural competences

  • Transfer of knowledge through mobility

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Situation in international placements

Situation in international placements

  • New, unknown companies

  • Distance to the companies

  • Different traditions in placements

  • Most students find placements themselves

  • Misuse of students as cheap labour force


Goals

Goals

  • Higher quality in student placements

  • Approved quality beforehand

  • Well-defined learning outcome

  • Gain of additional knowledge

  • Better qualifications of graduates


The q planet concept i

The Q-PlaNet concept (I)

  • Prerequisits to improve quality of placements

    • Standardised criteria on European level

    • Integration of placements in the curriculum

    • Quality control of placements in enterprises

Assessed by a “Quality Reference Center”


The q planet concept ii

The Q-PlaNet concept (II)

  • Tasks of a Quality Reference Center

    • Valorisation of practical placements

    • Evaluation of practical placements

    • Approving enterprise’s quality in placements

    • Following an agreed quality standard and procedure


Framework

Framework

  • Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) – Erasmus multilateral projects

  • Partner project of EUE-Net


Partners

Partners

  • 10 partners from the “old” and “new” European Union: Estonia, Romania, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany

  • Cooperation between universities, economic sector and students:

    • Tallinn University of Technology, University of Bucharest, Transylvania University of Brasov, Leonardo Office Thuringia, ERASMUS-Consortium KOOR/BEST

    • EUE-Net, JEUNE, MyXML, Siemens

    • AIESEC


Vision

Vision:

The Q-PlaNet network shall contribute to the permanent improvement of the quality standard for placements and the further development of quality aspects in mobility


Why to become a labelled enterprise

Why to become a labelled enterprise?

  • Benefits for host organisations

    • Gaining the image of an attractive employer

    • Unique selling point also in the home region

    • Receiving highly motivated applicants

    • Organisation will be published European wide

    • Getting European wide close contacts to HEI


Why to become a qrc partner

Why to become a QRC partner?

  • Better placements and qualification for own students abroad

  • European wide professional network for quality placements

  • The respective QRC does the quality control (confidence!)

  • No more uncertainty of new host organisations abroad

  • Easy search for placements for students

  • Improving motivation to share experience

  • Permanent improve of quality placements and education

  • Recognition of placements fulfilled abroad becomes easier

  • Improved quality of placements for own students in home region


Q planet the network for a better quality of placements

Who can be a QRC network partner?

  • Any HEI or institution being affiliated to an HEI:

    • Having contacts to potential host organizations

    • Being able to carry out the quality control (staff, capacity)

    • Taking over the responsibility of a Q-PlaNet network partner

    • Possibly being a regional ERASMUS-Consortium

    • Being recommended/supported by an existing QRC


Discussion

Discussion!

Thank you

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