On April 24-25, 2018, project partners involved in this policy innovation initiative met in Stuttgart to exchange their first views and impressions about the project and to set the track for its development. BRIDGE+ is funded by the Erasmus+ KA3, and aims at building up, testing and implementing new strategies of skills development at a regional level with the support of innovative technology.
These actions will be implemented in the context of existing multi-actor career guidance and education networks in several EARLALL member regions, such as the Basque Country, Brittany, Baden-Württemberg, and Jämtland, as well as in Steiermark (Austria). The main goal is to tackle skills mismatches between the demand side in the labour market and the competences and abilities of potential (or currently working) employees. With the help of ICT tools, relevant skills and competences will come to light in either side, and will be made available for career guidance officers.
In this context, the kick-off meeting allowed the partners to discuss the concrete actions that are taking place during the following months, to establish clear goals and objectives and review internal organisation issues. During these days, partner representatives also had the chance of attending keynote speakers presentations about the future world of work in the framework of Industry 4.0, and “coping with self-organisation in times of rapid change – individual and organisational abilities: are we ready to adjust?” by Mr. Kremer and Prof. Dr.Weber. A lively presentation of the Digital Campus platform that the partners are going to use, as well as some self-assessment online tools were also provided on day two.
The next project meeting will take place on September 26-27, 2018, in Bilbao.