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1 VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING Izabela Laskowska October 7, 2017

2 KEY ACTION 1.

3 VET: Key Action 1 Aims: To increase training opportunities abroad of VET learners and to provide them with skills needed for the transition from education and training to work Main activities: Traineeships abroad in a company, other workplace or in a VET school with periods of work-based learning in a company

4 in other words Vocational learners For whom? Apprentices or upper secondary VET learners + recent graduates Duration? From 2 weeks to 12 months Where? At a workplace or a VET school (with periods of work-based learning), in another Programme Country Who applies? VET organisation or consortium located in a Programme Country

5 Vocational learners 1. The sending and receiving organisations, together with the students/staff, must have agreed on the activities to be undertaken by the students - in a Learning Agreement - or by staff members - in a 'Mobility Agreement' - prior to the start of the mobility period. These agreements define the target learning outcomes for the learning period abroad, specify the formal recognition provisions and list the rights and obligations of each party. 2. The learning outcomes are formally recognised and validated at an institutional level, course contents are adapted as necessary to ensure that the mobility period abroad fits well with the course in which the apprentice/vet student is enrolled.

6 in other words Staff mobility Aim? raising key competences and skills of teachers, trainers and other staff Duration? from 2 days to 2 months, excl. travel Scope? between Programme Countries Where? Teaching or training assignment at a partner institution abroad Staff training in the form of a work placement or job shadowing/observation period abroad in an enterprise or any other VET organisation Who applies? VET organisation or consortium located in a Programme Country

7 Eligible participating organisations A participating organisation can be: any public or private organisation active in the field of vocational education and training (defined as a VET Organisation); or any public or private organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. For example, such organisations can be: a vocational education school/institute/centre; a public or private, a small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises); a social partner or other representative of working life, including chambers of commerce, craft/professional associations and trade unions; a public body at local, regional or national level; a research institute; a foundation; a school/institute/educational centre (at any level, from pre-school to up-per secondary education, and including adult education); a non-profit organisation, association, NGO; a body providing career guidance, professional counselling and information services; a body responsible

8 Vocational learners WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ORGANISATIONS PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROJECT? - Applicant organisation: in charge of applying for the mobility project, signing and managing the grant agreement and reporting. The applicant can be a consortium coordinator: leading a national mobility consortium of partner organisations of the same country aimed at sending VET learners and staff to activities abroad. The national mobility consortium coordinator can also but not necessarily act as sending organisation. - Sending organisation: in charge of selecting VET learners/staff and sending them abroad. - Receiving organisation: in charge of receiving foreign VET learners/staff and offering them a programme of activities, or benefiting from a training activity provided by VET staff. - Intermediary organisation: this is an organisation active in the labour market or in the fields of education, training and youth. It is a partner in a national mobility consortium, but is not a sending organisation. Its role may be to share and facilitate the administrative procedures of the sending VET organisations and to better match apprentice/student profiles with the needs of enterprises in case of traineeships and to jointly prepare participants.

9 Staff and learners mobility Minimum: 1 sending and 1 receiving partner from the Programme Countries Duration of the project: from 1 to 2 years Small scale projects possible Mobility of staff and learners in one application Real needs analysis Dissemination and exploitation of results/outcomes within institution and beyond Training mobility programme should be described in application inc. Learning outcomes

10 Funding UNIT COSTS Travel grant per distance band Individuals' support grant per day or per month Organisational support grant per participant Linguistic support grant per participant (only for VET learners)

11 APPLICATIONS AND PROJECTS Submitted Awarded (E+) Awarded (ESF)

12 90,00 80,00 70,00 60,00 50,00 40,00 30,00 20,00 10,00 0,00 50,43 68,09 GRANTS (MLN ) 75,83 43,38 85,36 21,85 21,38 20,74 24,26 21,74 14,57 18, Submitted Awarded (E+) Awarded (ESF)

13 Germany Spain Italy United Kingdom Portugal Greece Ireland France Malta Austria Hungary Lithuania Slovakia Czech Republic Cyprus Turkey Bulgaria Netherlands MOST POPULAR RECEIVING COUNTRIES VET LEARNERS

14 MOST POPULAR BRANCHES FOR MOBILITY hotels and tourism catering, mechanics, construction/building, informatics, economy, Transport and logistics, hairdressing, landscape architecture, agrotourism, electronics

15 KEY ACTION 2.

16 VET: Key Action 2 Aims: support the development, transfer and/or implementation of innovative practices; support of implementation of joint initiatives promoting cooperation, peer learning and exchanges of experience at European level. Two types of the Strategic Partnerships: Strategic Partnerships supporting innovation: (to develop innovative outputs, intensive dissemination and exploitation activities of existing and newly produced products or innovative ideas) Strategic Partnerships supporting exchange of good practices: (to develop and reinforce networks, increase capacity to operate at transnational level, share and confront ideas, practices and methods)

17 Field - specific priorities Promoting work-based learning in all its forms, with special attention to apprenticeshiptype training, by involving social partners, companies and VET providers, as well as stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship. Further developing quality assurance mechanisms in VET, in line with EQAVET recommendation, and establishing continuous information and feedback loops to I-VET and C- VET systems, based on learning outcomes as part of quality assurance systems. Further strengthening key competences in VET curricula and providing more effective opportunities to acquire or develop those skills through I-VET and C-VET. Enhancing access to training and qualifications for all through C-VET, in a life-long learning perspective, notably by increasing the quality, supply and accessibility of C-VET, validation of non-formal and informal learning, promoting work-place learning in companies for the working population, providing for efficient and integrated guidance services and flexible and permeable learning pathways.

18 Activities Training, teaching or learning activities of individuals if added value for the project's objectives Short term activities (5 days 60 days): Joint staff training events (small groups of training and education staff go for e.g. study visits, discussion workshops, trainnig courses connected with the topic of Strategic Partnership); Blended mobility of learners combining short term physical mobility (up to 2 months in total) with virtual mobility (ICT e.g. videoconferencing, social media) Long term activities (60 days 12 months): Teaching and training assignments of staff (e.g. educational staff teach or work in a partner institution)

19 Criteria WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? A Strategic Partnership is transnational and involves minimum 3 organisations from 3 different Programme Countries One organisation submit an application form on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project; Any type of public or private organisation established in Programme Countries

20 Examples of partnerships Partnership between universities, VET schools, youth NGOs, creative industries, smalland medium-sized enterprises to promote transition from education to selfemployment, through courses, programmes, and stimulate creativity and entrepreneurship; Partnership between VET schools, enterprise, research institute to create and implement an interactive educational module training in the profession of mechatronics technician in the curricullum; Partnerships between VET schools and enterpises to improve the quality of teaching in vocational schools by creation of the ICT tool to assess the skills and qualifications, innovative training programs, development of materials for teaching vocational subjects.

21 Duration - from 12 to 36 months with start date between Grant 1/09/2018 to 31/12/ a variable amount, defined by multiplying EUR by the duration of the project (in months) and up to EUR for projects with duration of 36 months

22 MOST POPULAR TOPICS & PRIORITIES Teaching and learning of foreign languages Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong)learning Labour market issues incl. career guidance / youth unemployment Quality Improvement Institutions and/or methods (incl. school development) Recognition, transparency, certification New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training Access for disadvantaged Entrepreneurial learning - entrepreneurship education ICT - new technologies - digital competences Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy) Enterprise, industry and SMEs (incl. entrepreneurship) Early School Leaving / combating failure in education Quality Assurance

23 CALL 2018

24 Partners finding etwinning Erasmus+ Project Results platform for dissemination and exploitation of project results ADAM database: electronic platform for vocational education and training projects Websites of Leonardo da Vinci programme in the NAs, e.g. Social media: Facebook FINDING/ ?fref=ts; LinkedIn FINDING TCA e.g.

25 Where to apply? to the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established.

26 ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? Izabela Laskowska Coordinator of VET Sector

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