ERIFO – Ente di Ricerca e Formazione
Who are we?
ERIFO has more than 15 years of experience in the lifelong learning sector, research, employment services, quality assurance, evaluation, competence and skill assessment and validation and EU project management. Since 2001 ERIFO has realized over 30 European Projects and nearly 200 mobilities all over Europe, exchanging experiences and practices with several organization in Europe.
ERIFO’s staff has been accredited by Regione Lazio (DGR 122/2016 i) to support users in the planning and realization of validation activities, providing assistance in the phases of identification, documentation and assessment of competences and skills.
ERIFO’s mission is to contribute to the reinforcement of VET system at local, national and European level to ensure the development of human capital and to respond to the ever-growing needs and demands of the labour market. Since January 2015, ERIFO is involved in the “Youth Guarantee” programme activities as accredited provider for training and employment services. The Youth Guarantee is an outcome-focused approach – it is about giving young people a real opportunity to increase their employability with a view to sustainable labour market integration, thus boosting overall youth employment rates. The good-quality offer should be for a job, apprenticeship, traineeship, or continued education and be adapted to each individual need and situation.
Why we are Participating in the Project
ERIFO joins the consortium in order to contribute to fill the gap in the adoption and implementation of the EQAVET criteria by VET and HVET organizations by working on the development of a standardized practical toolkit to implement the European Quality Assurance Framework for Vocational Education and Training. This is in line with ERIFO’s mission to contribute to the reinforcement of VET system at local, national and European level to ensure the development of human capital and to respond to the ever-growing needs and demands of the labour market.
Our role in the project
ERIFO brings its expertise in the lifelong learning sector, research, employment services, quality assurance, evaluation, competence and skill assessment and validation and EU project management. Within the project, it will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of the activities and also lead the implementation of IO2 which foresees the development of two different EQAVET professional profiles to be integrated into national qualification catalogues.
Giovanna D’Alessandro is the ERIFO’s President and has 20 years of experience in the lifelong learning sector in Italy and Europe and has been responsible for the overall management and financial aspects and procedures of over 30 projects carried out through public funding (Regional, National and European).
Andrea is a Doctor of Philosophy in “Political Studies” at Sapienza University of Rome and has relevant expertise in the coordination of European Projects connected to the various forms of school education, adult education and VET. He has a strong academic background, with different tutorship and teaching activities .
Ernesto is the Graphic, Web Master & Visual Communication expert of ERIFO. He is familiar with the most popular graphic art, photo and video editing tools (Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Premiere…); he is currently involved for ERIFO in the promotional activities for National and EU projects.