EUCOLOG– European Competence Standards in Logistics
The continued transnational integration of logistics as a sector causes and requires the ongoing competence development of all actors involved. EUCOLOG aims at contributing to this trend by extending an existing competence learning model for logistics through the development of a competence measuring method as well as an instrument for certification, hereby enabling a broad transfer. The main objective is the furtherance of the SOLOS learning model as well as the broad transfer of this model to new companies and countries.
SOLOS (Solutions for Logistics Skills) is an innovative model for work process-oriented and integrated competence development in logistics companies. Previous experience with the SOLOS model has been very positive but has highlighted that broader implementation requires qualitative and quantitative measurability of learning outcomes. In order to achieve this, the EUCOLOG project intends to develop an effective and user-friendly competence measuring method that makes the outcomes of competence learning visible and thus supports personnel development. Usability is an important criterion for ensuring that the method can be used in the daily business of SMEs. Additionally, a certification instrument for visualisation and documentation of competencies for all actors involved is to be developed. This instrument should take the form of a Competence Pass Logistics – based on the idea of the Europass. Questions of sustainable usability of such a certificate will also be tackled in the project, for example the possibility of a transnational awarding body.
Parallel to the development tasks of the project transfer activities will take place in order to achieve broad implementation of the SOLOS model. SOLOS will be implemented in new companies and countries. The partner organisations from Germany, Austria, France and Spain have broad national and international networks at their disposal to which the transfer will take place. The SOLOS learning model will be introduced to and tested in new companies, at the same time, new project developments (competence measuring method and certification instrument) will be piloted.
Furthermore, the EUCOLOG project aims at contributing to an increased coordination of European approaches in the area of logistics qualification. This includes the initiation of a sector dialogue which will be facilitated by the establishment of a European Logistics Forum. At the same time, the project intends to set up a European project cluster in order to better integrate existing projects and initiatives in the area of logistics qualification. In order to ensure a possibly broad impact of these activities, a partnership of Europe-wide enterprises, education providers and trade unions was established.
IG METALL HEADQUARTERS (Germany) – coordinator
LAGERMAX LAGERHAUS− UND SPEDITIONS AG (Austria)
24PLUS SYSTEMVERKEHRE GMBH & CO KG (Germany)
INSTITUTO DE FORMACION Y ESTUDIOS SOCIALES – IFES (Spain)
EUROPEAN METALWORKERS’ FEDERATION – EMF (Belgium)
EUROPEAN TRANSPORT WORKERS’ FEDERATION – ETF (Belgium)
DEKRA AKADEMIE GMBH (Germany)
GROUP WORKS COUNCIL KÜHNE&NAGEL (Switzerland)