Netzwerk zur Entwicklung und Verbreitung eines europäischen Wirtschaftsabiturs (European Business Baccalaureate Diploma) – EuroBacDiploma
Basic idea of the project was to create a certificate European Business Baccalaureate Diploma – EBBD that is harmonised throughout Europe and that enables the beneficiaries to acquire additional competences in the areas of economy, Europe, languages and mobility.
For realising this idea the multi-lateral Comenius-Project „Netzwerk zur Entwicklung und Verbreitung eines europäischen Wirtschaftsabiturs (European Business Baccalaureate Diploma) – EuroBacDiploma“ with a project’s duration from 01.10.2010 until 30.09.2013 was applied for and approved.
11 partners from Denmark, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, Austria, Romania, Hungary and Russia (as a third party country) were partners in the project and represent vocational schools / colleges, universities, a non-profit association and a government authority. Other organizations in different countries such as teachers’ associations, government agencies, schools and other professional organizations also supported this European project. The project was coordinated by Rudolf-Rempel-Berufskolleg, DE-Bielefeld.
The project’s targets were the development of an EBBD-Portfolio and its implementation – at the institutions of the project partners as a first step – as well as defining and testing procedures for accreditation and certification. By means of accompanying evaluation processes and by dissemination strategies necessary adjustments were identified and extending the certificate within the project’s countries and also to other European countries was supported. Through the integration of the association EBBD e.V. sustainability was ensured after the project was completed.
The project was evaluated by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, FI-Helsinki, the University of Cologne, DE-Köln and the University Paderborn, DE-Paderborn.
The portfolio which defines EBBD standards focuses on learning outcomes. These were written as competent abilities from the three perspectives of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF): Knowledge, Skills and Competence mainly on the EQF levels 4 and 5.
The Project Coordinator: RRB
Rudolf-Rempel-Berufskolleg, Kaufmännische Schule der Stadt Bielefeld, An der Rosenhöhe 5, 33647 Bielefeld
The Rudolf-Rempel-Berufskolleg (a vocational college) currently has contacts with partner schools through joint projects in Aalborg (DK), Béthune (FR), Eger (HU), Eindhoven (NL), Ettelbruck (LU), Helsinki (FI), Herning (DK), Hertford (GB), Izmir (TR), Novgorod (RU), Opava (CZ), Targoviste (RO), Vanse (NO) and Vienna (AT).