The KA107 European mobility project aims to understand the current international situation of the Logistics and Transport sector in order to make joint decisions on training, methodological innovation and updating of training content in order to follow cutting-edge and innovative lines of work.
This project is managed by a consortium formed by five entities, among which the Centro de Innovación para la Formación Profesional de Aragón (CIFPA) acts as coordinator. The consortium was created prior to the authorisation of this European project, and in addition to CIFPA, it is made up of:
The objective of this KA107 is to create a national and international collaboration network of professionals, teachers or not, who dedicate all their knowledge and effort to improve the field of logistics and transport, from the classroom or from the real world of business. This initiative promotes collaboration and research at three levels: UNIVERSITY, VOCATIONAL TRAINING and BUSINESS.
The project brings together the forces and knowledge at national and international level of leading centres, in their respective autonomous communities, in the logistics and transport sectors to work together, create the basis for future synergies and projects and create a network of alliances to promote methodological innovation in the sector, digitalisation and new ways of working.
The combined effects of rapid technological change, new ways of working and digitalisation not only require innovative ideas to ensure that vocational education and training adapts to change, but also that it is at the forefront of mastering and driving change. The society in which we live is immersed in a process of globalisation. It is therefore absolutely necessary to act at regional and national level, but always looking at trends and acting in line with European development.
In addition to the European partners, an organisation from outside Europe has been selected. The reason is that Russia, in the field of logistics and transport and as a result of its geographical extension and the diversity of business transactions it leads, has become a global benchmark in recent years. Moreover, the Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University (MADI) is a model at the academic level and an example of alliance between the business and academic worlds.
The specific objectives of the project are:
- To prepare the basis for future mobilities of teachers and students (training placements) of the Commerce and Marketing Professional Family.
- To improve the motivation and the professional, personal and linguistic skills of teachers, in order to transmit knowledge to their students from a much more international perspective.
- To disseminate among students the need to go out, open borders and observe how work is done in other places where logistics and transport play an important role.
- To innovate in education in order to bring education and business closer together and to achieve objectives that favour the sector.
The partners, with this project, are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda such as:
- Objective 4, Quality Education.
- Goal 17, Build partnerships to achieve objectives.
The authorisation of this KA107 2020-1-ES01-KA107-081022 has led to the granting of a mobility for observation and has facilitated the visit to Spain of Alexandr Zhukov, member of the Department of Internationalisation of the University, expert in logistics, professor and member of the Logistics Coordination Council.
Alexandr Zhukov participated on 16 November in Zaragoza, with a speech at the Technical Conference: Innovation in Logistics and Transport. The importance of training in the face of the global bottleneck. This conference was also attended by the consortium partners and a visit was made to the Zaragoza Logistics Center facilities and, the following day, to the Integrated Polytechnic Centre "ETI" in Tudela.
Professor Alexandr Zhukov was joined in Spain by Vasily Demin, head of the Logistics Department of the University and deputy head of the Logistics Coordination Council. Both professors spoke at the technical conference on digital twins in logistics and optimisation of operations and training of transport and logistics workers.