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ERASMUS+ 

Project No. 2021-1-BG01-KA220-VET-000034659

INNOVATING VIRTUAL REALITY AND EU STANDARDS IN THE REAL ESTATE SECTOR

NEWS

SUMMARY

Cedefop’s EU skills and jobs survey has revealed that about 45% of EU adult workers believe that their skills can either be better developed or utilized at work. Better matching a country’s skill supply to the needs of its economy is a dynamic process that requires policies to increase education and training responsiveness to labor market needs. Mitigating skill mismatch in an era of fast-paced digitization and automation requires a well-developed skills anticipation infrastructure in countries and an integrative approach to skills governance.

 

The latest 2018 Cedefop projections imply that job growth is expected to be concentrated in business services (like real estate), and in education. Currently 7% of all EU workers are employed as business services professionals. There is recognition in the EU, of the need for education and training provision to respond to the labor market demand.

 

The project creates a role for real estate services (RES) stakeholders in the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of such provision. Still, the need to blend a more standardized work and consumer ethic, is not addressed along the European RES sector. The EU standards are more recommended, rather than institutionalized within the educational systems of the sector. The reasons can be sought within the lack of competence in the educational providers, leading to lack of skills in the sector employees and entrepreneurs.

 

The standard EN 15733:2010 Requirements for the provision of services of real estate agents is imposing recommendations towards the skills, competences, working ethics, conflict of interest among the real estate (RE) agents. In addition, the current requirements of the European property market are seeking expertise in management of co-working solutions, logistic support, and energy efficiency. The need for qualified staff in the field of property and facility management is opening a great demand to such expertise.

 

The diversity of RES occupations and skills requirements makes it necessary to look closer at VET. The concern is whether provision of the right kind of courses at VET level is sufficient to meet emerging needs. The fourth industrial revolution in technology has led to a huge growth in distant training. The project will offer VR distance learning as a way of learning remotely without being in regular face-to-face contact with a teacher. With the expansion of the internet and the recent AR/VR innovations, distant learning makes its breakthrough. This is a notable advantage for students with fewer opportunities.

PARTNERSHIP PROFILES

FIABCI BULGARIA ASSOCIATION

PROJECT COORDINATOR | BULGARIA

FIABCI Bulgaria, founded in 2003, is a local Chapter of the International Real Estate Federation - FIABCI (Fédération Internationale des Administrateurs de Biens Conseils et Agent Immobiliers). Founded in 1951 in Paris, FIABCI is a worldwide business networking organization for all professionals associated with the real estate industry. 

BULGARIAN INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION

PROJECT PARTNER | BULGARIA

The Bulgarian Industrial Association - Union of the Bulgarian Business (BIA) is a non-governmental organization, established on April 25th, 1980. During its 40 years of history, BIA has proved itself as one of the leading partners of the state in defining economic policy while maintaining its governmental and political impartiality.

P AND C COMPANY LTD.

PROJECT PARTNER | BULGARIA

P and C Company is an organization, working in the field of property and facility management. Since 20017, the company has more than 200 property management projects, implemented in cooperation with one of the biggest construction and real estate companies in Bulgaria and Europe.

VSI SOCIALINIU INOVACIJU CENTRAS

PROJECT PARTNER | LITHUANIA

VsI Socialiniu inovaciju centras (SIC) is private non-for-profit regional organisation operating from 2009. SIC has enough human resources – totally 16 paid staff members (trainers, social workers, psychologists, projects managers, etc.) and methodologies (research, dissemination, evaluation, etc.) to carry out international projects.

INSTITUTO DE TECNOLOGIAS AVANÇADAS PARA A FORMAÇÃO LDA

PROJECT PARTNER | PORTUGAL

ITA-ISTEC is a Higher Education Institute and a VET Provider (Level 5 EQF) that provides courses exclusively in the area of information technologies and with intent to contribute to the valorisation of the technological potential of our country's human resources, granting a level of higher education oriented towards the exercise of a job in the areas of computing and multimedia.

INSTITUTE OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING AKMI

PROJECT PARTNER | GREECE

The Institute of Vocational Training AKMI was founded back in 1989 and today it is one of the leading Vocational Training Institutes in Greece providing post-secondary education, with more than 37.500 m2 of infrastructure in various cities in Greece, including one of the most highly profiled Campuses in the Country.

AGENZIA PER LO SVILUPPO DELL'EMPOLESE VALDELSA

PROJECT PARTNER | ITALY

ASEV was created in 2002 with a mixed public private capital by the municipalities and social partners of the Empolese Valdelsa district (near to Florence- Italy), to promote the economic, cultural and social development of the area. ASEV is officially recognised as an adult and vocational training and career guidance center by the Tuscany Region.

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TIMELINE

November 1, 2021

PROJECT START DATE

TPM 1 | BULGARIA | Kick-Off
TPM2 | GREECE
TPM3 | LITHUANIA
TPM4 | ITALY
TPM5 | PORTUGAL | Final

February 2022
August 2022
March 2023
November 2023
June 2024

TRANSNATIONAL PROJECT MEETINGS

E1 | BULGARIA | 50 participants (+50 participants online)
E2 | ITALY | 20 participants (+50 participants online)
E3 | GREECE | 20 participants (+50 participants online)
E4 | PORTUGAL | 20 participants (+50 participants online)
E5 | LITHUANIA | 20 participants (+50 participants online)

July 2024
October 2024
August 2024
June 2024
September 2024

MULTIPLIER EVENTS

LTT1 | BURGAS, BULGARIA | 6 days | 21 participants

July 2024

LEARNING | TRAINING | TEACHING EVENT

November 1, 2024

PROJECT END DATE

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