embeddiNg kEts and Works based learning into MEchaTROnic profile

Erasmus+ KA2 call “Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Sector Skills Alliances”



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Project No: 600984-EPP-1-2018-1-IT-EPPKA2-SSA

Period of Implementation: 01-12-2018 to 30-11-2021

Scientific Director: Professor Chrysostomos Stylios

Total Budget: 800.777,00 €

University of Ioannina Budget: 77.038,00€



SFC Sistemi Formativi Confindustria (Italy)

CIS – Reggio Emilia (Italy),

University of Ioannina (Greece)

Wysza Szkola Logistiki Z Siedziba W Poznaniu (Poland)

Rēzeknes Tehnoloģiju Akadēmija – Laboratory of Pedagogical Technologies (Latvia)

FH Joanneum Gesellschaft MBH (Austria)

Federmeccanica (Italy)

Hanse Parlament EV (Germany)

Kholer – Lombardini s.r.l. (Italy)

The Departament d’Educació (Spain)

Associated partners: Unindustria Reggio EmiliaWWGroup PolskaImperial LogisticsGLSRabenNova Trackingthe Italian Ministry of Education & ResearchENSE Generalitat Catalunya – Departament D’Ensenyament (Spain) και Regione Emilia Romagna (Italy)


The NEW METRO project is aimed at defining and supporting the development of skilled resources for advanced manufacturing processes as well as the entire Industry 4.0 effort in place across Europe, with a focus on training needs and emerging skills. Based on the project partners’ best practices and analysing additional excellence benchmarks, NEW METRO will support an optimum increase of employability in the sector by:


  • overcoming the skill/education mismatch and improving the employability in Mechatronics in the Industry 4.0 scenarios, outlining an innovative competence framework valid at European level. The new training paths will focus on the skills related to Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and Industry I 4.0 technologies
  • increasing awareness among key stakeholders about the social and organizational changes necessary to cope with new production methods;
  • involving regulatory bodies and stakeholders at regional and European level in developing integrated policies to support the Industry 4.0 initiative;
  • strengthening European young students attitude towards high level VET courses, improving at the same time the online learning offering (VOOC), work-based learning methodologies (WBL) and ensuring a skill qualification system approved at European level.

The project action’s start point is a participatory review and validation of training needs analysis. The second phase leads to the design of a Joint Learning Supply, with the identification of macro area competencies, learning outcomes, and contents. The development of a competencies framework and NEW METRO curriculum in terms of specific learning outcomes and the release of a leaning delivery model are the third and fourth phase’s expected results. The piloting phase will activate 6 pilot sites at a European level, involving collaboration between companies, VET Providers and local public administrations. The validation of NEW METRO curriculum, designed by Vet Provider, companies and public institutions, will be the main project outcome. The action plan is completed by crosscutting activities including PM, QM, valorisation, dissemination and use of the NEW METRO curriculum. All project phases and outputs will be validated by a National and European Stakeholder Community.

The minimum target to be involved will be 120 employees including young people and adults from Mechatronics sector; 12 training departments, VET providers and companies; 70 policy makers and decision makers

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