We held the 5th international meeting of Dewolab in Madrid the 14th and 15th of February 2013. Five partner were present: OAKE (UK), GED (Turkey), DIALÓGUS (Hungary), ZIB (Germany) and of course the hosting partner, JAITEK. Only our Polish partner, E-SYSTEM, could not attend the meeting.
We started the meeting on Thursday with the wellcome and presentation of Spain, culture and country specifities. And this allowed also to have a discussion, of course, about the economical situation and why it is like that now. And also observed the similarities of what has happened or is going on in the other European countries.
After this, we started our project work, following the agenda. This includes a review of the status of all the results the project produces:
OUTCOME 1: SWOT ANALYSIS
We recognise there has been some delay in including the SWOT questionnaires online by some partners. Final Deadline to have all of them online is 22nd of February, as then, data has to be implemented in an excel file (Deadline 28th of february) to then, with that data, ZIB will able to prepare the SWOT Report.
OUTCOME 2. INTERNET PLATFORM
INTERNET PLATFORM The web site as it is now is not providing the information required, and has to be reviewed. In the workshop to be working directly on the web site on Friday 14th all the structure will be revised and the articles in the web site will be reordered, detecting were things should be completed.
OUTCOME 3. KNOW HOW REPORT
OAKE is the responsible for this report. They are already working on it, and it will contain a small review of ECVET and link it with results of SWOT analysis to make a possible proposal of evolution, as we can no go further than that inside a partnership work.
OUTCOME 4. GENERAL OVERVIEW
GENERAL OVERVIEW REPORT ZIB is the responsible for this report. This report will contains statistical data of use of technologies in VET systems.
After this we had a break for lunch and start again at 14:30
OUTCOME 5. STUDENT ENQUIRE SYSTEM
As in the SWOT, there has been some delay in including the SES questionnaires online by some partners. Final Deadline to have all of them online is also 22nd of February, as then, data has to be implemented in an excel file (Deadline 28th of february). After that Dialogus will prepare the SES Report. The Deadline for this is 15th of March. It is important that all the partners also provide by the 28th of february an overview of the results of the open questions in the SES, as Dialogus is not able to do that due to the same language reason.
OUTCOME 6. DEWOLAB GUIDE
DEWOLAB GUIDE The technical group, leaded by Jaitek, is the responsible for this report. They are already working on it, and it will contain a small review of the present situation of the use of technology in the world, together with some recommendations to go further on.
OUTCOME 7. COMMON LEARNING PLATFORM
Jaitek is the responsible for this report.This report should prepare a common work plan to improve the transparency and recognition of qualifications and competences, and it will be done by having links to documents at european level on the area of qualifications and competences, and then some conclusions of possible ways to go on from there.
OUTCOME 8. EVALUATION REPORT
Giresun Egitimciler Dernegi is the responsible for this report. They showed the questionnaires they plan to use with partners. There was a discussion about when to fill them in, and finally, it was decided that questionnaires dealing with meetings already held will be send to partners so that they can start to complete them . The questionnaires were discussed and some corrections were done.
OUTCOME 9. DISSEMINATION AND FINAL REPORT
All the partners will take care of the promotion of Dewolab project and its results. First of all they will revise their own websites to be sure that Dewolab appears properly on them. After that, all will promote using their regular ways, mainly through social networks.
Also, a review of the status of translations of newsletters was done tyogether with the plan to prepare the missing translations.
Concerning the final report, OAKE is the responsible for it. They are already working on it including all the work already done, but is important that all the partners take care of their deadlines as the final report needs to include a review of all the work done in the project.
We closed the meeting day here, and meet, after a break of 30 minutes to go for a walk to the Retiro Park, and after that, at 18:30 to “El Prado” Museum. Then we go directly to have dinner together.
On Friday, we had the "web site workshop" where, first, we had a discussion about the structure of the site. We check the present structure and some partners showed different sites in order to have different possibilities. Finally we agreed in the following structure
What is DEWOLAB?
We also discuss about producing a better quality logo, as we don’t have it now. OAKE will prepare it.
All the partners will prepare the article for their institution and the meeting hosted by them, and of course check the whole site. Also, all the partner will provide with pictures and news for the site.
The structured was implemented during the morning and some articles were started. The Spanish partner was the one doing this, as the responsible for the web site was not in the meeting.
After lunch we had the last part of the meeting. All the partners were happy with the review done to the whole project, and know exactly was is still needed to be done. It was decided to have the meeting in Germany the days 16th and 17th of May. Also, it was agreed that Jaitek will finish all the Meeting Evaluation Reports, but all the partners will revise them to be sure that everything there is correct.
DOCUMENTS OF THE MEETING