ISTRA - International Standards training in VET for promotion of market relevant education
Contract № 2016-1-BG01-KA202-023738
The Bulgarian Institute for Standardization participates in the implementation of a two-year project funded by Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, Key Action 2 "Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices - Strategic Partnerships" and managed by the Human Resources Development Centre (HRDC) – the Programme’s National Agency for Bulgaria.
The main objective of ISTRA project is the development and piloting of two sets of innovative training approaches and contents for VET and C-VET training on two widely applicable series of standards (ISO/IEC 27000 and ISO 31000). The standards selected for training can be applied in practice in a wide range of organizations, regardless of their size, nature or organizational specifics and they are ones of the most widely used standards internationally.
The educational materials about the standards will be developed by experts from National Standardization Bodies of the countries involved in the project. These materials will be integrated in e-learning courses and will be piloted in Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE will be developed through the use of cutting-edge ICT-based educational technologies and innovative approach towards delivering theoretical knowledge and practical skills in applying standards in various spheres.
ISTRA project target groups are:
The planned project outputs (in English and all partner languages) are:
Burgas Free University
Bulgarian Institute for Standardization (BDS)
Latvian College of Culture
Bureau of Standards of the Standardization, Accreditation and Metrology Centre of Latvia (LVS)
Technological High School “George Bibescu”, Craiova, Romania
The Secondary School of Technical and Electrical Engineering, Presov, Slovakia
Vocational Trade School, Burgas
The kick-off partnership meeting under ISTRA international project was held on 16 and 17 November 2016 at the Bulgarian Institute for Standardization.
You can find the newsletter 01/2016 here
The 2nd partnership meeting under ISTRA project - International Standards training in VET for promotion of market relevant education, funded by Erasmus+ programme of the EU, was held on 30 May 2017 in Riga, Latvia.
The 3rd partnership meeting under ISTRA project - International Standards training in VET for promotion of market relevant education, was held on 14 February 2018 in Presov, Slovakia.
You can find the newsletter 02/2018 here
The last partnership meeting and the final conference under ISTRA project "International Standards training in VET for promotion of market relevant education", were held on September 4, 2018 in Burgas, hosted by the Burgas Free University.