Project Name: CARBOREP – European Harmonized Training for Personnel working with Car Body Repair Technology

Grant agreement no: 2016-1-UK01-KA202-024374

Total cost: 78265,00€

Total Funding: 78265,00€


The idea for the “Carborep Project” arises from the fact that there is a lack of specific qualifications and training schemes for personnel working in vehicle repair and maintenance industry, particularly in car body repair.

Having a high quality curriculum, featuring the state of the art technologies and manufacturing processes used in car body repair, is of paramount importance in order to guarantee motor vehicle safety. As automotive manufacturing techniques advance and improve, so must the local shops and other independent operators, to be able to ensure vehicle repair and maintenance routines are performed correctly.  This calls for a harmonized training solution for personnel working in this sector.

The added value of the “Carborep Project” lies on:

  • Concentrating on Manufacturing sector and the specific issues facing them on a national and European basis;
  • Increasing understanding of the existing VET programmes and training methodologies and tools by the application of an initial questionnaire across several countries;
  • Widening the use of innovative training methodology and ICT tools across our European partners through careful adaptation;
  • Disseminating these findings to wider European VET networks in other Europe countries;
  • Increasing the social and cultural competence of our VET trainers and teachers, making them better able to deal with any target group (such as disadvantaged groups);
  • The use of European tools (like LOs, EQAVET, ECVET and EQF) to ensure a wider transparency and mobility of the trained personnel across Europe, while boosting qualification transferability;
  • Applying the work based learning principle, receiving inputs from the industry automotive companies.

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Type of Project: VET Projects
Project Website: http://carborep.eu/
Project Programme: Co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of teh European Union
Project Coordinaton: The Welding Institute - TWI (UNITED KINGDOM)
Project Contact: formacao@isq.pt
Start Year: 2016
Project Duration: 2019

Project Partners: ISQ (PORTUGAL), Asociación Espanola de Soldadura y Tecnologías de Uníon - CESOL (SPAIN), European Federation for Welding Joining and Cutting (EWF) (BELGIUM)