Information for Electric Urban Mobility

By means of this project we aim to offer a more attractive education and training programme; at the same time we want to create awareness in the younger generation and society about the importance of new efficient and clean mobility systems in urban environments.

In the Bruges Communicate it was said,

"Even those occupations that used to require mostly low-level skills are increasingly requiring medium or even high-level qualifications. This means that people with low (or no) formal qualifications will find it more difficult to find a job in the future."

To cope with this, our project will enhance the current educational offer in the automotive sector by creating completely new modules in a strategic field: energy sustainability (Europe 2020).

There is a clear need of VET all around Europe, to keep updated, but sometimes this is difficult as innovation in industry develops fast, and changes in VET systems are slow. The light transport industry (cars and vans mainly), is setting aside the derivatives of oil, and turning into a cleaner energy/electricity. The VET providers, those who should train the technicians, are arriving late to these changes. We urgently need to create non-existing modules to train students about this new technology.

EUmob will help us to create international on-line modules that will lead us to improve our offer and at the same time to promote mobility. As a direct consequence of this innovative approach, we hope to create a chain of changes that will help to create synergies between schools and companies - as we plan to collaborate with different companies all along the project.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Create/modify modules focused on new car-engine technologies.
  • Create an open-source e-learning platform to learn about urban mobility technology.
  • Give comprehensive training to young people, in the area of electric urban mobility, not only focusing on new hybrid and electric engines, but also on their impact on mobility and society.
  • Promote students/staff mobility.
  • Create awareness in the younger generation and society about the importance of new efficient and clean mobility systems in urban environments.
  • Use new teaching/learning methodologies aiming to solve real problems rather than theoretical ones.
  • Create a list of suggestions for creating working safety rules for the industry.

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.