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Wednesday, 09 October 2019 14:58

NewPost project celebrates World Post Day on 9th October!

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World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan in 1969. Since then, countries across the world participate annually in the celebrations. The Posts in many countries use the event to introduce or promote new postal products and services.

Postal Sector plays a fundamental role in businesses and EU citizens alike, with a major contribution to the economy(Data DG Growth,EU). Its turnover is almost 1% of EU’s GDP. In 2014, Europe’s postal services handled almost 75 billion letters and 4 billion parcels,with 175,000 retail outlets and more than 600,000 access.

Within this context, we have been approved in an Erasmus+, Support for Policy Reform, Key Action 3 Project called “Newpost:  Upgrading the EU Postal Sector with new Skills”. In this project we have the role of Project Coordinator in a consortium of 11 partners.

The aims and objectives of the project are the following:

  • Increase the employability of young people
  • Development of a highly skilled, qualified and mobile workforce in the postal sector
  • Support Joint developments in Vocational Education & Training (VET) in Europe

The main products of the projects will be:

  • 1 new Joint Curriculum designed and implemented
  • 1 new WBL scheme designed and tested
  • First Certification of “New Age” postal Employees under PostEurop
  • 100 postal service providers will have been trained with the new Curricula

Stay tuned for more updates regarding Newpost…

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