In the last years, according to European regulations and recommendations, in each European country the corresponding National Qualifications System has been different, not always having enjoyed the same result in the country, because the methodologies used and developed have not been the same during the System inception.
One of the most important job profiles in the wood working activity is the profile of (a skilled worker in wood who puts doors, stairs etc. into buildings) or CARPENTER (a craftsman in wood, who holds the art of making things from wood), but the skills defined for this job profile are different depending of the country.
The aim of EUROJOINER is to define a European Qualification for this job profile, considering the skills and the activities for this job profile in each country participating in the project. This project complements other European projects, such as:
The EUROJOINER project is also complementary to the project Bolster Up “Transparency for Upholstering and Cabinet Making Qualifications and Quality in the European Furniture ndustry ”( http://www.adam-europe.eu/prj/9919/project_9919_en.pdf). It aimed at creating a sectorial dialogue in the wood and furniture industry. The project compared National Qualifications for upholsterers and cabinet makers, developed two common European job profiles for these jobs and established a framework for Europe-wide recognition.
Within EUROJOINER, partners will standardize the skills for a EUROPEAN JOINER to elaborate a job profile capable to develop an activity or job in each partner country in the upcoming years.
The consortium is related to the wood industry, and it involves, VET Centres related to the wood and furniture sector, a Technology Centre of R&D with experience in the development of wood and furniture Spanish qualifications, and a Consortium with a lot of projects focusing on vocational training and education: