Glossary of Terms

ACRONYM / TERM DEFINITION
Agency / EACEA

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is an Agency of the European Union which is responsible for managing funding for education, culture, audiovisual, sport, citizenship and volunteering.

More information is available at: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/homepage_en

Amendment A written supplementary agreement that modifies the Grant Agreement.
Beneficiary (of the Project) In financial terms, the organisation, institution or individual with whom the contract for receiving a grant from the European Commission is signed.
BM Business Model.
CEDEFOP

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) is an Agency of the European Union which supports development of European vocational education and training (VET) policies and contributes to their implementation.

More information available at: https://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en

CCIs  Cultural and Creative Industries.
CKP Creative Knowledge Platform.
Consortium The group of Partners.
Consortium Agreement The Partnership Agreement.
Coordinator The organisation or institution in charge of the project implementation and communication as well as the coordination of activities among the involved partners. It also holds the formal link between the project and the programme authority on behalf of the consortium of partner organisations. The coordinator of the DeuS project  is Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019.
C-VET or CVET

Continuing Education and Training – Education or training after initial education and training – or after entry into working life.

More information is available at: https://www.eqavet.eu/eu-quality-assurance/glossary/continuing-education-and-training-(cvet)

Defaulting Partner A Partner in material breach of the Grant Agreement, the Partnership Agreement or this Project Management Handbook.
DeuS The Project (acronym).
DigComp

The Digital Competence Framework is a digital competence framework created by the European Commission that aims to facilitate the development and understanding of digital competences in Europe.

More information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/digcomp

Dissemination

 

The planned process of providing information on the project activities and outcomes to key stakeholders.
ECoC

European Capitals of Culture (ECoC) are an initiative of the European Union that aims to use culture and art as a means of improving the quality of life in these cities and strengthening their sense of community.

More information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/creative-europe/actions/capitals-culture_en

ECVET

The European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) is a European instrument designed to support lifelong learning, the mobility of learners and the flexibility of learning pathways, and the recognition of qualifications of the different vocational education and training systems in place in Europe.

More information is available at: https://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/events-and-projects/projects/european-credit-system-vocational-education-and-training-ecvet

EntreComp

The European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework created by the European Commission is a reference framework to explain what is meant by an entrepreneurial mindset. It can be adapted to support the development and understanding of entrepreneurial competence in any setting.

More information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=1317&langId=en

EQF

The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) is a translation tool that helps understand and compare qualifications awarded in different countries and by different education and training systems. Its eight levels are described in terms of learning outcomes: knowledge, skills and competences.

More information is available at: https://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/events-and-projects/projects/european-qualifications-framework-eqf

EQAVET

European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) brings together the EU Member States, the Social Partners and the European Commission to develop and improve quality assurance in European VET systems within the context of the implementation of the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework.

More information is available at: https://www.eqavet.eu/

Exploitation

 

 

The planned process of maximising the successful project results beyond the lifetime of the project. It involves:

– a) transferring them to appropriate decision-makers in regulated at local, regional, national and European levels (‘mainstreaming’);

– b) convincing individual end-users to adopt and/or apply them (‘multiplication’).

Final Report The implementation report and financial statement covering the entire period of the Project. Submitted within two months of the formal end date of the Project as indicated in the Grant Agreement.
GA Grant Agreement.
GANTT Timetable of the project.
Grant Agreement The contractualisation of the grant award, setting out the terms and conditions and the financial rules that apply, in this case Grant Agreement number 601073-EPP-1-2018-1-IT-EPPKA2-SSA as concluded between the Coordinator (on behalf of all Partners) and the EACEA.
ICT Information and Communications Technology is a system consisting of hardware, software, data and the people who use them.
IVET

Initial Education and Training – General or vocational education and training carried out in the initial education system, usually before entering working life.

More information is available at: https://www.eqavet.eu/eu-quality-assurance/glossary/initial-educuation-and-training-(ivet)

LIE

A Local Innovation Ecosystem is an enabling environment and infrastructure that allows people to engage in iterative processes of innovation and problem solving to generate solutions to local challenges and deliver them to the people who need them.

More information is available at: http://www.idin.org/blog-news-events/blog/what-local-innovation-ecosystem

LL

Living Labs. Living Labs are defined as user-centred, open innovation ecosystems based on a systematic user co-creation approach integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings.

More information is available at: https://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/living-labs

M1, M2, etc Month 1, Month 2, etc.
MB In the framework of the DeuS project, the Management Board (MB) is an internal management group which is made up of one project manager for each partner responsible for the overall decision-making.
Monitoring The continuous and systematic control of the project’s progress. Monitoring consists of supervising the implementation of the planned activities,  comparing the progress made with the initial work plan and using the information obtained for the improvement of the project.
MOOC A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course that has open access and interactive participation by means of the Web.
MSME

Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises.

More information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/business-friendly-environment/sme-definition_en

NQF

A national qualifications framework (NQF) is an instrument used to classify a country’s qualifications at different levels. Each level is defined by a set of learning outcomes expected at that level.

More information is available at: https://uil.unesco.org/lifelong-learning/qualification-frameworks/global-inventory-regional-and-national-qualifications-0

ODS

Open Design School is a laboratory of interdisciplinary experimentation and innovation, born as a pillar project at the service of the realisation of the cultural programme of Matera 2019, and the groundwork from which the DeuS project stems.

More information is available at:  https://ods.matera-basilicata2019.it/en/

OER Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or are accessible free of charge with no or limited restrictions.
P1, P2 – P10 The project beneficiaries as assigned by number.
Partner A Beneficiary, being one of the entities identified In Annex I of the Grant Agreement.
Partnership agreement The agreement made between all Partners to govern a number of issues that will or may arise during the lifetime of the Project (e.g. collaboration methods, tasks, financial provisions, intellectual property rights, etc.).
Progress report An interim report and financial statement on the implementation of the Project, as submitted in accordance with the deadline indicated in the Grant Agreement.
Project The cooperation activity with a defined outcome developed jointly by a formal or informal grouping of organisations or institutions, in this case, project DeuS.
RIS3

Research and Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategy – National/regional research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation focusing on economic development efforts and investments on each region’s relative strengths, exploiting its economic opportunities and emerging trends, and taking action to boost economic growth.

More information is available at: https://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/what-is-smart-specialisation-

RTO A Registered Training Organisation is a provider and assessor of nationally recognised vocational education and training.
SG In the framework of the DeuS project, the Steering Group is an external management group which is made up of the project’s target groups and stakeholders and is responsible for providing strategic guidance to the project partners.
SMEs

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. SMEs are defined by the European Commission as having less than 250 persons employed. They should also have an annual turnover of up to EUR 50 million, or a balance sheet total of no more than EUR 43 million.

More information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/business-friendly-environment/sme-definition_en

SSA

With the support of the Erasmus+ programme, Sector Skills Alliances (SSA) are projects designed to tackle skills, aligning vocational education and training (VET) systems with labour market needs.

More information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/opportunities/sector-skills-alliances_en

VET

Vocational Education Training (VET) is a key element of lifelong learning systems, which equip citizens with knowledge, skills and competences required in particular occupations and on the labour market.

More information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/education/policies/eu-policy-in-the-field-of-vocational-education-and-training-vet_en

WP Work Package.
WPL Work Package Leader.