ZARAGOZA: SCENARIO FOR THE
PRESENTATION OF “ECOTRAMA” PRODUCT
On 14 and 15 December, the last transnational meeting
of Project Ecotrama for the promotion of vocational training and the
innovation process to encourage competitiveness and enterprise spirit
of the small and medium-sized businessmen in the sector of transport
of goods by road by means of the adaptation to the electronic commerce
needs was held.
Leaded by the Federación Regional de Transportes,
Comunicaciones, Transportes y Mar – UGT, and coordinated by
Fondo Formación Euskadi, Ecotrama project is financed by the
European Commission in the framework of the Second Stage of Leonardo
da Vinci Program for Vocational Training and has been developed during
2004-2006 in a coordinated way in Spain, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic
The way done
Since October 2004, the partner organisations of
E-COTRAMA project have been researching on the main lacks or training
needs the small businessmen and managers of the SMEs in the sector
of transport by road regarding the adaptation of their companies to
the needs of electronic commerce.
The creation of a tool in CD Rom format, useful for
training guiders and advisors as a training tool and consult book
and for the small entrepreneurs in the sector to achieve a specialisation
in the field of electronic commerce was established as the aim of
During the years the project has been developed,
different objectives have been achieved to reach a final product that
met, among others, the criteria of quality and transnational value.
All the developed stages constitute key stages, as in them, agreements
were reached, intermediate products constituting the base for the
following stages were elaborated and the results reached were validated
by experts in the partner organisations and by professionals from
other organisations with wide experience in this field.
The stages have been:
• First, the determination of the qualification
needs in e-commerce. In order to that, the following was carried out:
a diagnose to determine the present qualification needs and those
that will presumably appear in the short and medium term in the field
of electronic commerce in the sector of goods transport by road; and
a survey on the impact of new technologies (e-commerce) in the sector.
The conclusions were validated by key informants in the different
countries taking part.
• Second, and basing on the conclusions reached,
the design of a curricular model for the qualification of the sector
in electronic commerce and to allow the guiders to have the necessary
tools to advise correctly the small and medium-sized entrepreneurs
in the sector of transport of goods by road as well as possible to
acquire the necessary competences for an efficacious performance,
adapted to the present and future requirements of the sector in the
electronic commerce. The training itinerary consists on the following
- Electronic market
- WLAN, UMTS Technologies
- Conditions, rates and fees for transport
- Lorry toll
- Digital tachography
• Third, the validation of this curricular
model by means of pilot actions in each of the countries taking part
in the project with companies and workers in the sector and with expert
• Last, the design and elaboration of the CD
Rom containing the itinerary and the training modules in the languages
of the partner countries: Romanian, Czech, Italian, German and Spanish.
There is also the English version, as it has been the common language,
internally used for the development of the project.
Zaragoza: Presentation of
Reaching the final stage of the project also means
the end of a stage and the start of a new one. The Pilot Project Leonardo
da Vinci ends and a new period for the spread and valorisation of
the results got starts. It is an opportunity for the companies in
the transport sector by road to be able to get trained in the main
professional competences to get adapted to the new working ways in
the sector in the field of electronic commerce.
With this purpose, on 15 December 2006, a Congress
to present the results got was held in UGT Centre Arsenio Jimeno (Zaragoza),
addressed to businessmen, people in charge of human resources and
/ or training, training guiders and advisors and in general, to people
interested in the learning processes and in the professional competences
referred to electronic field.
the photo of the December 2006 Zaragoza Meeting