"European LEarning Syllabus for outdoor Animators". The ELESA Project aimed at designing one main product that consists of a comprehensive innovative Learning Syllabus for outdoor animators, built in correspondance with the Lifelong Learning Programme and the results of the sectoral Leonardo projects EQFOA and CLO2, usable in Higher Education, VET and Adult Learning contexts.
The European LEarning Syllabus for outdoor Animators (ELESA) is a follow-on project of two previous projects on vocational and higher educational training in the outdoors: EQFOA (2006-2008) and CLO2 (2008-2010).
Both projects ware funded by the European Commission under the Leonardo da Vinci programme.
The European Qualification Framework for Outdoor Animators (EQFOA) focussed mainly on the description of the functions of, and the competences required by an ‘Outdoor Animator’.
The outcomes of this project were basically threefold:
1. Occupational map
2. Functional map
3. Competence Framework
The CLO2 project subsequently focused on bridging the gap between the competences (EQFOA) and Learning Outcomes to be delivered by a training provider. The latter resulted in the
4. Learning Outcomes Framework
Focussing on training level EQF 5 (European Qualifications Framework) was estimated very important because the vast number of workers in the outdoor sector operate at this level.
After numerous and valuable discussions amongst EQFOA/CLO2 partners it became clear that the ‘sector of the outdoors’ should progress in developing a proper European Learning Syllabus for Outdoor Animators. Moreover, it was recognised that in order to improve mobility of workers as well as to promote the concept of Life Long Learning (LLL), a European approach in training ‘outdoor animators’ is the appropriate way to reach these goals.
This is exactly what the ELESA project is about.
Dries De Ruytter, coordinator
Mobile 00 32 475 225 266
Phone 00 32 16 37 56 84
EC-OE – EUROPEAN CONFEDERATION OF OUTDOOR EMPLOYERS
Herman Smulders, internal controler
Mobile 00 32 495 534 534
FRANCE PLEIN AIR
Jean Yves Lapeyrere, coordinator
Mobile 00 33 674 596 087
Phone 00 33 363 519 468
APECATE – ASSOCIAÇAO PORTUGUESA DE EMPRESAS DE CONGRESSOS, ANIMAÇAO TURISTICA E EVENTOS
Mobile 00 351 914 871 122
Mobile 00 351 964 880 602
Mobile 00 351 961 547 951
Phone 00 351 213 011 725
HATAOA – HELLENIC ASSOCIATION OF TOURIST ENTERPRISES OF OUTDOOR
Mobile 00 30 693 275 58 00
TLU – INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES AND SPORTS, TALLINN UNIVERSITY
Mobile 00 372 501 2914