It is very promising for our perspectives and project sustainability. Please read a short article by Dana-Carmen BACHMANN, Head of Unit VET, Apprenticeships & Adult Learning, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
ECVET Magazine, 2017, No. 28 – http://www.ecvet-secretariat.eu/en/system/files/magazines/en/ecvet_mag_28.pdf
The new Skills Agenda invites Members States, social partners, the industry and other stakeholders to work together to deliver on this vision by improving the quality and relevance of skills formation; making skills more visible and comparable and improving skills intelligence and information for better career choices.
In this framework the mobility of VET learners has a crucial role. Mobility is currently one of the most known European “trademarks” within the Erasmus+ programme.
As announced in the Communication on “Investing in Europe’s Youth”, the Commission proposes to boost further the potential of mobility in VET by enhancing the support for long duration mobility through the set up of a new activity labelled “ErasmusPRO” within the mobility action in the Erasmus+ programme.
This initiative seeks to contribute to the employability of young people through the acquisition of job specific vocational skills, and transversal skills, as well as language of the host country. At the same time, it will also support VET reforms through increased internationalisation of VET institutions and facilitating development of VET programmes that embed stronger mobility components.
The Commission proposes that this initiative has its own identity and budget allocation in the Erasmus + programme, while at the same time being fully integrated in the programme and not triggering additional burden for potential applicants that may be interested in both short and longer duration mobility. The aim is that by 2020, up to 50 000 learners would benefit from longer duration mobility.
Mobility can only happen when there is a clear agreement between the sending and the host institutions as to the learning outcomes that are to be achieved during the stay abroad.
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