VNFIL Good Practices & Tools Emilia Romagna 2

Desk research on existing VNFIL good practices and tools




NAME OF THE PRACTICE OR TOOL: Art Craft Training Factories -Botteghe di Mestiere in Emilia-Romagna

1. AIM

The main aims of our practice are:

• to formalize and certify skills and knowledge resulting from training courses on the job, using regional certification devices and;

• to provide the Emilia-Romagna Region with elements and data useful to support the definition of implementation methods and the preparation of application tools, in order to make the current regulations operational.

The Project is structured in two areas of interventions:

1.System Level Action :To reinforce cooperation among enterprises, trade associations, employment services and other labourmarket stakeholders 2.Operative Action: Art CraftTraining Factories-Botteghedi Mestiere.


The “Bottega di Mestiere” is a model represented by a single company or aggregate companies (ATI-ATS-PARTNERSHIP) operating the production sector of the Italian tradition, which aims at:

a)   supporting the conveyance of specialized skills to new generations;

b)   reinforcing the appeal of traditional crafts;

c)   encouraging generational turnover.


The targeted users of our validation practice are listed as follows:

• regional companies selected through a public notice, a “competition of ideas” that has rewarded the project ideas owning: ability to support the recovery and diffusion of the typical trades of the Italian tradition; ability to transfer skills and talents; ability of the proposed intervention model to generate a re-entry in work-related terms; sustainability and transferability of the proposed model.

•   trainees selected directly by the “Bottega di Mestiere” drawing from a list of candidates declared eligible following a public application procedure bound to the possession of specific requirements as envisaged in the competition announcement (age between 18-29; completion of the compulsory school; status of unemployment or non-employment for at least six months).

The practice has been in force for 12/18 months.


During this period of time 139 “Botteghe di Mestiere” have been funded on the whole national territory, TENof them in the Emilia-Romagna Region, one for each Province with the exception of Rimini, with 2 financed “Art Craft Training Factory”.


4.       SECTOR


Food processing (53Validation, 43Certification), wellness (51Validation, 35 Certification), construction and plan building (23 Validation, 15 Certification), metal working (21 Validation, 13 Certification) and fashion (15 Validation, 11Certification).


5.      HOW TO USE


a)   Personalized training plan, described in terms of professional standards;

b)   Accompaniment and route monitoring, consisting of teamwork with tutors/job coach of host companies;

c)    Formalization/validation and certification. The final examination is hold by a pool of experts which come from the job market.

The experimentation is located within the AMVA program (Measures To Increase The Employment Of Young People), and certified as compliant with the principles of ‘Good Practice’ by the EC among the European programmes for occupation.



Sistema di formalizzazione e certificazione competenze (SRFC)


Apprendistato e Mestieri a Vocazione Artigianale (AMVA)