Europemobility

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Part One

TNAM Initiative / project description

Title

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Europemobility

Description

Description

Since their introduction in 1987, European mobility programmes supporting work placements abroad have registered a constant but modest increase in the number of beneficiaries.
Still a low percentage of students from VET go abroad as part of their educational path.
The recent boost of allocated budget, from the European Commission within the LLL Programme as well as from certain member countries in northern Europe via national dedicated funding, is going to amplify the volume of exchanges but a multiplier effects is required if we are to achieve the objective of 80.000 VET students going abroad each year.
The European Commission has financed three major research projects (2005-2007) to increase mobility in VET and, among them, the MoVe-iT initiative have been focusing on fostering: “the development of transnational mobility leading to qualifications as an integral element of vocational training pathways at European level, by identifying all the obstacles to such development and concrete solutions for overcoming them.”
Based on the results of these research initiatives, Europemobility stimulates both quantity and quality of mobility in VET, by promoting awareness on the obstacles as well as on the tools, methodologies and solutions available. The main barriers to mobility may be summarized in the following categories:

-> Legal and administrative obstacles
-> Quality
-> Sustainable strategies
-> Support mechanisms
-> Communities of practice and Awareness 

Keywords / TAGS
mobility, learners

Coordinator contact details

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Stefano Tirati
stefano@cscs.it

Coordinator Country

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Italy, UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Portugal, Finland

Coordinator Region (NUTS code)

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Partners

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intermediary organisations, schools

Theme

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  • Initial training
  • Intercultural learning
  • Labour market

Target Groups

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  • Individuals
  • Groups
  • Teachers

Type

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  • Best practice
  • Methods for Training of Teachers/Staff
  • Inclusion of all in Lifelong Learning

Sector

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  • Education

Educational sector

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  • Vocational/Technical secondary
  • Adult Education Provider
  • Higher education
  • Centres for guidance, counselling or accreditation

Year

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2013
additional info if needed

Language

Your Project language (ISO 639-2)
eng
Languages you will look for
english, italian

Part Two

TNAM results

1. LLP project or related resource

Title
    EU Move 2
Hyperlink
    http://www.eumovetrade.eu
Comments/Description
    The EU move 2 project contributes to solutions in overcoming obstacles to mobility of students, individuals and workers.
    There will be set up a network around an existing portal with services to facilitate and improve mobility in a quantitative and qualitative way. For students and workers this will result in higher employability and improvement of personal and professional skills. For training centres this means setting up more flexible, individual based learning pathways and collaboration with other training centres and companies at EU level.
    The project EU Move 2 is a sequel to the earlier project EU Move. EU Move 2 aims the development and deployment of the practical side of the web portal. A network of partners from the countries will be set up. The partner in each country will deliver high quality training companies to ensure a high quality web portal. This is a direct positive impact on the quality and quantity of international work placement.

2. LLP project or related resource

Title
    EU MOVE: the European MObility portal for Vocational Education and training
Hyperlink
    http://www.eumoveabroad.eu
Comments/Description
    The eu-move project contributes to solutions in overcoming obstacles to mobility of students, individuals and workers. It provides a portal with services to facilitate and improve in a quantitative and qualitative way. For students and workers this will result in higher employability and improvement of personal and professional skills. For training centres this means setting up more flexible, individual based learning pathways and collaboration with other training centres and companies at EU level.

3. LLP project or related resource

Title
    PreMo – Prepara la mobilità
Hyperlink
    http://www.preparingmobility.eu
Comments/Description
    The transnational mobility of workers is expected to become the key issue of the European labour policy in the next years.
    Mobility should be a reality available for all European citizens, in order to support people’s employability. By 2020 an EU average of at least 6% of 18 – 34 year olds with initial VET qualification should have had an initial VET-related study or training period abroad lasting a minimum of two weeks.
    The PreMo project intends to support all those regional and local administration that want prepare themselves to this major challenge, by defining adequate models and tools able to support preparatory activities addressing young people willing to carry out mobility.

4. LLP project or related resource

Title
    Europemobility Network
Hyperlink
    http://www.europemobility.eu/
Comments/Description
    Europemobility Network (EUN) is open Corsortia of organizations from Vocational, Higher as well as informal and non formal education, committed to cooperate to raise the quality and quantity of work placements and learning mobility opportunities in Europe. EUN is active in the following areas:
    – Support mechanisms: identify models, tools and frameworks supporting mobility coordinators, those responsible for conceiving and implementing learning mobility schemes and work placements abroad
    – Mobility of knowledge: disseminate tools, resources, methodologies, quality standards and procedures to plan and implement learning mobility and work placements abroad
    – Raising awareness actions: promoting high visibility dissemination activities towards final beneficiaries showing the benefits of learning mobility toward youngsters and students as well as host organizations and companies

Part Three

CB4LLP Action Plan

Useful ideas

Europemobility stimulates both quantity and quality of mobility in VET, by promoting awareness on the obstacles as well as on the tools, methodologies and solutions available.

Stakeholders

Europemobility project aims at spreading information and good practices among all those involved in mobility, regardless age, sector of occupation, level and degree of education. Those who might get involved in or benefit from Europemobility activities might be:
– Students from the VET sector
– Students from academic sector
– Youngsters with disabilities and/or disadvantages
– Teachers and trainers
– Mobility coordinators
– School managers and those involved in planning international strategies of educational institutions
– Decision and policy makers
– Employers and union representatives
– Other stakeholders involved in planning and implementing educational policies

Partnerships

mobility coordinators, teachers

Other

The message to promote is “mobility for all”, including those with disabilities as well as social and economic disadvantages. Therefore, Europemobility aims at establishing links and cooperation agreement with the following educational dimensions:
– Initial Vocational Education and Training
– VET in general
– Academic education
– Informal and non formal education

Solutions

none

General

A printed guidebook on how to arrange VET placements abroad. The guide book is designed for students and may also be used by trainers and mobility coordinators as promotional tool to support commitment for going abroad.
The educational programme covers the cycle for organizing mobility (preparation, implementation, evaluation) and offers the following features:
– Guidance
– Self-assessment tools
– References to good practices
– Benchmarking exercise
– Additional existing publications and information resources
Mobility Fairs

Particular

A bimonthly electronic newsletter aimed at :
– spreading information about the project activities and results
– spreading information on good practices, methodologies and tools of effectively plan and manage work placements abroad
– making visible to students “mobility ambassadors”, i.e. other students experiencing work placement abroad
– sharing information on events, fairs, seminars, work shops dedicated to mobility as well as on European funding opportunities, i.e. LLL programme
European Toll Free Number providing support and guidance to students on how to join a mobility project. Mobility coordinators will get from the Toll Free Number technical support to on how to promote effective mobility projects.
Toll Free Number provide information on:
– Funding opportunities
– Quality marks and methodologies
– Contact information in European countries
– Video Contest

Internal

common communication platform for partners

External

website with downloadable materials

Educational Sector

downloadable outputs

Non educational

downloadable products

Equipment

none

Systems for quality monitoring

none

Systems to document taken actions

materials uploaded to the webpage

Part Four

CB4LLP Impact analysis

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