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TWIN Presents E-Bike Training for EU Training Institutes

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GAND, Belgium – At Eurobike the TWIN consortium will present the electric bicycle training, which they have been developing in the past 1.5 year. The, with the support of the European Commission, developed training package is targeting all training institutes in Europe.

TWIN Presents E-Bike Training for EU Training Institutes
TWIN’s November workshop takes place at Innovam in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands; the state-of-the-art Dutch training institute. – Photo Innovam

Annick Roetynck, one of the TWIN partners will present the training project at Eurobike. She is looking to meet training institutes or organisations and industry stakeholders to exchange views on TWIN. On Thursday 27 August, at 11.30 at meeting room Schweiz (Foyer West), the press, training institutes as well as anybody interested in the TWIN project will be welcomed for an information meeting followed by a light lunch.

4 days’ training package

The TWIN consortium is currently in the process of finalizing a 4 days’ training package. The target group for this training consists of retailers and their mechanics, who wish to assess their knowledge and competences in the field of e-bikes and, if necessary, who wish to improve their knowledge and competences.

Launch to all EU training institutes

At a 2 days’ workshop, taking place on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 November 2015 this training package will be launched to all European training institutes. These institutes, which either already offer electric bicycle training or, which are interested in starting up such training will receive an invitation for this workshop. The participating training institutes will be expected to evaluate the package so that it can be further optimized for the end of the project. The November workshop takes place at Innovam in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands.

European certification system

The TWIN-training offer will be officialised and strengthened by means of a European certification system. This will be embedded in the European Qualification Framework, which provides for a harmonized qualification structure. Consequently, a two-wheel mechanic diploma in, say Croatia, will be equal to the same diploma obtained in Sweden.

For more information contact Ramon Salceda, email, tel. +31 30 60 87 952 and/or Annick Roetynck, tel. +32 9 233 60 05, email

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