CLGE qualifies for a Leonardo Programme

Breaking news from the Commission. CLGE qualifies for a Leonardo Programme! Twenty years ago, a lost driver would have driven his car to the side of the road and looked for a map hidden in the glove compartment. Today he can quickly ask his smartphone for directions. This is due to the rapid development of geographic information technologies (GEO). There is a growing need for well-trained students at all levels vocational, bachelors, masters in the field of geographic information. The European GEO labor market has many jobs but the GEO education community cannot keep up the pace and are not producing enough qualified graduates. With funding from the European Commission, a project under the VET Life Long Learning, Leonardo da Vinci Programme will start on October 1st, 2013 to carry out the following objectives in Belgium, Bulgaria, and Lithuania: 1. Identify and set up a Cooperation Model to offer optimal solutions for the mismatch between GEO jobs and qualified graduates. 2. Identify and set up optimal ways to Raise Awareness of GEO studies and increase student enrolment. 3. Identify to which extent a gap exists between the supply of GEO jobs and the demand for qualified graduates, and set up ways to bridge the gap (in today’s rapidly advancing technological times). The project will host many activities such as workshops, roundtables, surveys, and desk-top studies, where the European GEO community will be involved. If you wish to be kept informed about the development of this the project, please send an email to [email protected]. Next to CLGE ( Project Partners are: Countries: Netherlands – Kadaster, Cadastre Land Registry and Mapping Agency Belgium – Belgian Order of Land Surveyors Expert Association Bulgaria – Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Agency Lithuania – Vilnius Gediminas Technical University National and international associations: EUROGEO, European Association of Geographers FLAGIS, Flemish Association for Geographic Information Systems SAGEO, GEO Employment Market Foundation


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