1 – Preparation of the project

1 – Preparation of the project

During the project proposal preparation stage consortium countries have carried out research of labour markets with the aim of  justifying the demand for the new Master degree study programme in Physical sciences «Smart Environment Climate Change Management». Accordingly, a survey was designed and addressed to employers, professional associations and alumni within the identified clusters of job opportunities to determine the major professional and general competences a graduate in SECCM should possess in order to be prepared for a successful career in this area. On the basis of research data on labour markets the competence framework for SECCM graduates has been developed. 

The following activities have been done:

1.1 Analysis of data of research of labour market and stakeholders’ survey results in consortium countriesBy means of questionnaires designed during the “Preparation” stage of AdapTM, stakeholders from different regions and institutions, and students from all Partner Universities have been consulted with the aim to investigate the labour market and its potential relations with students from the field of Environmental Science. The main aim of the survey designed for stakeholders was to gather data useful for interpreting the stakeholders’ need of experts and specialists in the climate/environment change management field, focusing on major professional and general competences, knowledge and skills the future graduates should possess to contribute successfully in the labour market.Differently, the questionnaires for students has provided results concerning the general understanding students have of climate change and their opinions concerning knowledge and skills to be acquired.The report describing results of distributed questionnaires has been used for the design of a competence framework featuring the new study programme to be implemented for addressing the current labour market’s demand.ReportWP1\D1.1_Analysis of data of research of labour market and stakeholders’ survey results in consortium countries.docxStakeholders’ surveyWP1\D1.1_Stakeholders survey.docxStudents’ surveyWP1\D1.1_Students survey.docx
1.2 Development of competence framework for Master degree study programme “Smart Environment Change Management”An additional survey was prepared for analysing the context at each consortium Partner in order to justify the demand for a new Master degree study programme. Starting from results obtained from the above surveys and from the analysis of data of research of labour market  and stakeholders’ survey results in consortium countries, the consortium designed the competence framework of the new Master degree study Programme titled “SECCM-Smart Environmental Management of Climate Change”.Fundamental knowledge, cognitive abilities, practical and transferred skills of new graduates have been listed and briefly described.Competence frameworkWP1\D1.2_Competence Framework.docx
1.3 Training of PC academic and administrative staffCATANIA TRAINING WEEK (April, 2018)1-week long stay of academic and administrative staff from Egypt universities was organized at University of Catania.Activities have been tailored to the training of PC staff members with the aim of gaining knowledge on how to develop programmes according to Bologna requirements as well as improve professional skills, language  competence, IT and social and intercultural skills.Also PgC participated in these activities.AgendaWP1\D1.3_Catania Training Week Agenda.pdfSupporting materialPhoto(s) WP1\D.1.3.jpg