Being one of the most active NGOs in Bulgaria, since 2000 Integra® Association joint following international projects under

Lifelong learning program (2007 - 2013);
Socrates Program;
Leonardo da Vinchi Program;
Joint Action Program - Ldv,Socr,Youth;
Community Action Program to Combat Social Exclusion 2002 - 2006;

OASI - Organisational Approach of Self-controlled Instrument for qualification demand in SME

Leonardo da Vinci program

September 2003-October 2005

Promoter: Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Coordinator: Akademie Uberlingen N. Glasmeyer GmbH, Germany and Speha Fresia S.c.a r.l., Italy
Partners from Italy, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Poland and Romania.

Final products/Results


The OASI Project is addressed to SMEs of the manufacturing sector operating in Europe, and namely to small enterprises and to their "development system". By "development system" we define that set of organisational actors (entrepreneurs associations, public and private training system, counselling companies, professional communities) which can strengthen the conditions for a moderate investment in individual and organisational learning within a SME, which are essential requirements to achieve an appropriate sustainability and competitive development of European enterprises.


The need of manufacturing middle-small enterprises to have constant and effective access to training, in other words the need of a personalised and recurrent training, implies a continuous investment on innovating the ways to match demand and supply so as to make continuing training more and more flexible and adaptable for a lifelong learning in the workplace, in order to:
Support European SMEs in developing their competitiveness through the introduction of innovative methodologies able to detect, anticipate and ease flexible learning processes for achieving new professional competences on the job.
Increase the entrepreneur's and his staff's capacity of self-analysis of training needs, thus acceding to targeted training programmes (personalised and recurring) which allow the enterprise to increase its competitiveness.
Strengthen entrepreneurial and managerial capacities of the entrepreneur, by developing his/her skill to define his/her own learning needs and the training needs of the enterprise and this basically by allowing him/her to detect tacit competences by making those competences explicit.

Final Products/Results

The specific aim of the project is to develop a model and an output for self-analysis of training needs, which can support self-analysis within SMEs of the manufacturing sector through innovative ICT and web-based solutions and can contribute to start up processes of knowledge sharing as for emerging professional communities.
The OASI package will be a multimedia tool accessible via the Internet, which allows direct target groups, through a remote connection, to implement a self-analysis session, thus creating the premises for widespread and permanent lifelong learning processes. A technological platform will be set up so as to allow analysing the data coming from the self-analysis step. The idea is to produce self-analysis tools, supported by a user-friendly guide for utilisation, and that it will be possible to update all the materials via the Internet. The collected data will constitute an on-line database, and the elaboration of these data will allow intervening on "learning communities" on a systematic and shared basis.

More information would be obtainable on the project web:

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