The project ” EVive – European Values in Vocational Education ” is international. It is funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the EU and is set up in the field of ‘ Leonardo da Vinci Partnerships ‘. The duration of the project is 24 months.
Project partners in EVive are seven vocational training institutions from Germany , the United Kingdom , Romania, France, Bulgaria and Turkey.
The seven partner in EVIVE come from six countries. They share and exchange experiences between theory and practice in the field of vocational education . The practitioners are actively involved in activities or courses in which (professional ) competences, skills and values are provided. The main objective of EVive is the design and reflection of a common European curriculum , which picks up as the starting point, the shared European values like democracy, gender issues , teamwork , etc. . During the project period of two years, the partners analyse different approaches to career choice in their education systems and the challenges they face in their countries and in Europe. A critical examination of the theoretical and practical approaches to values education is an integral part of the project. An evaluative monitoring aims , not least to replicate subjective theories on European values by using structure laying techniques.
In Europe, an increasing shift in values and pluralism can be discerned, which means that young people are not always aware of orientations and structures . They grow up in increasingly diverse environments that include a variety of individual , sometimes competing values . Such trends or tendencies towards pluralism arise for example due to increasing globalization. Especially to create a socially responsible and independent live orientation regarding a mandatory system of values is important. This provides a supportive effect in personal, professional and social issues. Some studies on European values , which are designed generally similar – like the EVS – European Value Study (see www.europeanvaluesstudy.eu ) – are already available. EVive relates directly to the Atlas of European Values (see Halman 2011) and is based on the main results.