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A Model for Rating and Certifying Competences in the EUCIP Framework

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Microsoft Word - wccegov08_submission_1.doc A Model for Rating and Certifying Competences in the EUCIP Framework Andrea Violetti 1, Susanna Daddi 2, Stefano Hajek 3 1 AIP-ITCS 2 Jobnet SpA 3 Perugia University, Insubria University Introduction Italian Computer Society - acronym AIP-ITCS - is a trade association which allows its members, through a “network of social relationships”, to communicate with and between different environments with the purpose of increasing the intellectual capital of computer professionals and the social capital of the association. While waiting for better policies for innovation and ICT to be identified, we are aware that an “objective” and “merit based” management of knowledge, although difficult to achieve, should constantly be pursued, in opposition to the natural tendency of man to develop a “subjective” and “patron-and client” management of knowledge. We consider a merit based system the ideal system; in practice this means a constant tendency towards a merit based management. The guideline for policies of social and economic development will therefore be a merit based and corporative rewarding welfare applicable to the “market of knowledge.” This is how the model for measuring and certifying competences originates. The aim is to achieve, in an objective and merit-based manner, a system for the assessment of competences, in this case those concerning the ICT sector, without leaving out, next to distinctive competences, relational and communicative skills. The purpose of this model is to elaborate a standard method for the issuing of competence certificates in accordance with the EU directive 92/51 of 18 June 1992 and subsequent modifications and with the national regulations of reference, in order to show the market that a certain professional is competent in a specific or general profession and that that competence can be used all over the EU. This model was first conceived in July 2005 with the purpose of findi

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