Objectives

Objectives

KEPASS main objective is to integrate the Adriatic School systems for a more competitive secondary education in the Adriatic area and to create opportunities for students’ mobility and for reciprocal recognition of secondary school programs and diplomas, thus contributing to increasing connections between the educational system and the Adriatic labour market.
The project partnership is composed by State authorities and their agencies and Regional Authorities. A more integrated Adriatic school system, able to offer an unique secondary school education with cross cultural and multilingual experiences, rooted on the quality local tradition but open to international European contents and qualifications and able to give mutually recognized qualifications and diplomas together with mobility experiences, will make the secondary school experience in the Adriatic region (both professional and pre-university diplomas) more attractive, competitive and useful for access to the labour market. Specific objectives are:

The KEPAS Project will address the issue of the internationalization of the study program of Adriatic secondary schools. This will start with a small group of “accredited” secondary schools which will be willing to integrate their study program and education offer in order to have access to funds for students’ mobility and will continue in the future with a larger group of schools which will see their accreditation and access to the KEPASS program as a way to become more competitive and attract the best students.

The creation of an Adriatic program for students’ mobility at secondary school level will give students aged 17-18 the opportunity to attend a school in another Adriatic country, thus being exposed to different cultures, languages and curricula, with an incredible transformational effect in terms of flexibility, intercultural competences, overcoming ethnic prejudices, new skills and languages acquired, ability to operate in different labour markets. Creation of an institutional network of Adriatic School Authorities which develops criteria for mutual recognition of secondary school programs and diplomas to increase students’ mobility opportunities. Ministries of Education and their Agencies and Regional Authorities will cooperate at both decision making and technical level to define ways to assess the competences acquired by students during a mobility program and to mutually recognize vocational diplomas in specific sectors of interest (ie tourism). The mutual recognition of competences acquired will be applied to the KEPASS mobility program at Pilot level, but the tool created will have the potential to be extended to a more comprehensive mutual recognition of school credits and diplomas in the Adriatic region.

KEPASS PROJECT Knowledge Exchange Program in the Adriatic School System via Trieste 29, 34011 Duino (TS) [ITALY]