‘Traditional Wooden Constructions of Europe’ (TRAWCOE) is an official Leonardo da Vinci Partnership project financed by the European Commission. The programme is based on the cooperation of 9 European institutions of 7 different countries. The owner of the idea and the coordinator of the project is EK Association /ÉK Egyesület/, which is a Budapest-based Hungarian architectural organization. The partnership includes vocational schools, educational or professional organizations and trade representatives of carpentry.


The period of the project: 1st August 2013 – 31st July 2015
Planned project meetings:
Budapest – October 2013; Granada – February 2014; Riga – June 2014; Wadhurst – October 2014; Caen – March 2015; Cluj Napoca – June 2015
Selected software framework for the common project: ArchiCAD 17 for creating 3d models using teamwork method; BimX and Unity3d for the virtual world experience. GRAPHISOFT SE provides free university licences for the partners of the project.
Planned start of the learning platform: July 2015


A Leonardo da Vinci Partnership is a framework for small-scale cooperation activities between organisations working in the field of vocational education and training (“VET”) which will be cooperating on themes of mutual interest to the participating organisations. Projects can focus more on the active participation of trainees, while others will concentrate on the cooperation between teachers, trainers or VET-professionals. The cooperation shall not only include VET schools or institutions but also shall also involve the world of work. World of work partners may include, for example: enterprises; VET providers associated with enterprises (e.g. providing work-based training, apprenticeships); sector representations, branches; professional associations; representatives of working life (e.g. chambers of commerce and trade organisations); and other organisations providing evidence of links to working life and employment (e.g. some local authorities). They can cooperate at national, regional or local level, but also at sector level, such as within VET-fields or economic sectors.

The following examples of topics which could be covered within a LdV partnership are based on the Bruges communiqué reflecting present priority topics in common VET policy:

• Development of guidance and advice on VET;
• Opening VET to flexible pathways and create better conditions for transition to working life;
• Reinforce or create closer links of VET with working life;
• Promoting the recognition of non-formal and informal learning;
• Responding to the needs of the labour market, particularly of SMEs, anticipation of skills needed in labour market;
• Improve the qualification of teachers and trainers;
• Support the implementation of Quality assurance in VET;
• Cooperate in the area of transparency of VET systems (i.e. ECVET, EQF, Europass…);
• Support the development of national qualifications frameworks in relation to EQF;
• Cooperate to test and apply common concepts developed at European level with the aim to achieve a spreading at the level of the actors “on the ground”.