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Leonardo da Vinci-E-bike Project Team Meeting

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Recently the consortium of the e-bike project team met in Brussels to discuss legislation, existing training material and competences profiles. This project is aimed at creating a framework for training on electric bicycles in the EU and is funded under the Leonardo da Vinci-program.

Leonardo da Vinci-E-bike Project Team Meeting

 

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Recently the consortium of the e-bike project team met in Brussels to discuss legislation, existing training material and competences profiles. This project is aimed at creating a framework for training on electric bicycles in the EU and is funded under the Leonardo da Vinci-program.

Next to ETRA, this project involves the training institutes Innovam (Netherlands), Syntra West (Belgium), Vilniaus Jeruzales labour market training center (Lithuania) and CELF (Denmark), the Czech electric bike distributor ekolo.cz as well as Pro Work, a Dutch expertise and knowledge centre assisting low-skilled employees.

Following this meeting the next steps will be:

  • Make a comparison between national and European legislation in order to identify potential gaps or overlaps between European legislation and its implementation in the member states.
  • Develop a global competence profile for bike and e-bikes repairers and dealers.
  • Explore on how to exchange existing training materials and methods and to develop a training plan matching the competence profile.

Train-the-trainer sessions

In the afternoon the project partners were invited to visit the Ecomobielshop e-bike shop in Antwerp. A whole range of bicycles, electric bicycles and light electric vehicles were presented to the consortium, who took the opportunity to ask technical questions to the bicycle dealer who could also visit the workshop.

In parallel, the train-the-trainer sessions have started with a first two-day meeting in the Netherlands in February. The next session will take place in Denmark in June.

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