Time goes by so fast and SEED is coming to an end on 31st August 2017. Three major events occurred before the closing of the project.
First, Partners gathered in Paris on 26 and 27 June. Promotrans, the French partner hosted the last transnational meeting. After 3 years of working together to produce a thorough CPC Driver training programme, SEED partners have spared some time to have their say on the project in terms of strengths, weaknesses, what went smoothly, what could be improved for the future, should partners apply for another project together. Partners express their views and are quite satisfied with the partnership and the results. The difficulties encountered at the beginning when launching SEED have been rapidly overcome. Partners point out the sustained and effective communication strategy implemented through the regular review meetings, the sharing of information and the compliance with deadlines allowing the project to operate smoothly.
The initial objectives have been achieved:
- Better trained and better qualified instructors and professional drivers
- New learning experiences across cultural borders
- Increased capacity building, potential for innovation and change in a rapidly-evolving sector
- Extended recognition of professional driver qualification between countries
- Increased labour mobility…
Our partners are fully prepared to implement or continue implementing the 35-hour mandatory training for professional drivers, of course with the necessary support of national institutions and legislative bodies.