Saturday, August 21, 2010

ProInternet (PIN)

ProInternet (1) is a new project of Leonardo da Vinci (2 ) Program of the European Commission which was given to create a network of actors3 in the field of jobs (4 ) and training dedicated to the Internet. The difficulties (5), indeed, are numerous: the recruitment (6), qualification, labour market perceptions, the adequacy of a traditional education faced with completely new forms of thinking in technology (7 ) and knowledge transfer (8) ... Will be members of this network all key actors in domain of knowledge technologies:
* The Economic leaders in the field of the most innovative companies (9), from multinationals to SMEs who wish to bring training and adequacy thereof to the needs of businesses and start-ups.
* The training actors who strive to be agents for change in the world of education and create new institutions and new places therefor (10).
* The regional leaders (11) and elected representatives of local authorities who are now at the forefront – they are intended to fill a primordial role as a result of new relations between territories and knowledge -
* Foresight (12) experts who also occupy a very special place in terms of co-construction of future scenarios in the field of knowledge economy.
The nature of relations between actors in our network of jobs of Internet will be multiple, this with and through anticipated synergies across Europe, to a level clearly international - with the support of the European Commission - in particular by contributing to policy development (13). The continued cooperation is facilitated by the scientific committee which constitute a major instrument of dissemination of analysis and the work of the project partners.
The responsible of the project and its dissemination are convinced of the importance of its impact on the creation of new jobs (14), which we often can not foresee today only the profile.
For all this, information work and communication will be considerable: the relations and cooperation with international institutions therefore are crucial to the development of the Pro-Internet project.
The strategy in this area was built and presented at the seminar organized at UNESCO on March 11 and the one held at the French Ministry of European and International Affairs on June 11, 2010 for example and in conjunction with the OECD (15) representatives, the Committee of Regions and the European Commission.
The next events will continue this approach, including especially the presentation of the project and the Network to the European Parliament in Brussels on September 30 (after including the one that has been held in the Parliament at Strasbourg, July 8, 2010).
The hundreds of stakeholders who attended the first project activities and the creation of the Network have agreed to stress the need ambition of the proposal to all stakeholders and all those who wish to join us.

1  Thematic Networks Project - Program: LLP - Leonardo Da Vinci - Agreement Nº 2009-2204/001-001.
2 The "Leonardo da Vinci" program is one of the sectoral programs of the global program of education and training throughout life. It is designed as a tool that can give impetus to the training and education systems in Europe. It allows the mobility of people who wish to enjoy a professional experience in Europe. It facilitates the exchange of good practices between responsibles of training and is also an opportunity to create new tools and methodologies of training at European level.
3 The "economy of relations" that develops today is based largely on networks of expertise able to change traditional habits, especially in the field of transmission of knowledge: seems to be the need for a methodology based on international visibility from the different actors of the concerned sectors and an attitude of scientific rigor.
4 It should obviously take into account the current needs and trends of many jobs that are emerging today. The project will thus be the result of a round trip between a pragmatic present and a real projection into the future.
5 The targets can not be subject to a full consensus, but contrary reflect the diversity - even opposition - of cultural horizons involved in the project. This explains that only the major institutions can help to create a common vision.
6 The recruitment has begun to change, but, especially in some countries, has not integrated all the necessary changes to the needs of companies that have significantly altered the profiles of their jobs. The social networks reflect thus very well at the same time change and the difficulties of writing the profiles of these new jobs.
7 The changes in the ways of thinking about technology requires a step back on the scale of the perception of these mutations and the integration of this perception in the social and cultural life. Here we must think about the history of the last ten millennia in relation to technology.
8 The PIN project takes place necessarily in an analysis of the economy knowledge without which it would naturally be quite useless to discuss new jobs and, what is worse, their certifification. The major part of initiatives in this area are now subject to attempts to take on the matter on the part of actors unprepared.
9 It is impossible to classify the companies according to a criterion of greatness: it would be indeed in this case an archaic categorization. Large companies, in fact, may have very different attitudes between them and sometimes, however, identical to those of small and medium-sized structures.
10 The creation of knowledge centers such as Extremadura or also the Living Labs dedicated to these issues clearly illustrate the way to go towards the development of new centers of learning and experimentation in this field. The mapping of Knowledge is thus an essential tool for the implementation of a real economic development.
11 A history of Fifteen-year of digital cities, territories and neighborhoods of knowledge show indeed what should be our goal in this project of Leonardo da Vinci and especially it is essential to call upon the local players to speak and to underline the importance of their presence in the heart of our network of jobs and training of the Internet.
12 One of the main objectives of the dissemination of the project will be to create ecosystems of prospective in which the jobs of Internet will be observed in interaction with all sectors of economic and social life, such as that the Territories of Tomorrow Foundation is currently helping to do in Luxembourg in close relationship with multiple Luxembourg institutions.
13 A European project is normally intended to be limit overall the border of the European Union, but for this project our interlocutors of the Commission suggested in its tendency to fit into devices of assistance to development: many contacts were established in this sense in Africa, Latin America and Asia.
14 The European projects of today and for tomorrow need to be more specific and provide a real gains for the economy that is being to built and how we see the genesis. Our younger interlocutors, such as the youth european deputy and parlimentary from the project partners, expect from the project partners - and they intend to pay close attention- a real commitment through the outline of new professionnal profiles and the formulation of recommendations aiming a rapid implementation.
15 One of the issues raised during the debate at the european Parliament on July 8 is to be avoided at all costs the proliferation of observatories and platforms of all kinds in the field of transmission of knowledge, a temptation to which Europe has often been unsuccessful. It is absolutely essential to avoid the dispersal of energy: our network will thus be particularly careful to include in its scope the largest possible number of initiatives such as the "Erasmus for apprentices". It should also have an equal consideration with respect to initiatives such as the OECD on the management of skills or, similarly, to the initiatives of some ministries. The network of cultural institutes are also intended to unite in the formation of this network, all that is now developing a true "knowledge diplomacy" and that the territories are building more and more of their strategies attractiveness from their offers of skills.

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