The European Commission is launching an exciting new initiative that will enable vocational education and training (VET) colleges in the EU to set up student and staff exchange programmes with colleges in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Africa.
Erasmus+, the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport, offers training, learning and mobility opportunities for Vocational Education and Training (VET) learners and staff, in Erasmus+ Programme Countries (28 EU Member States + 52).
Besides student and staff mobility between colleges, these mobility partnerships will also share good practice in their countries and regions, and create networks and partnerships for exchange, with the following objectives:
- Exchange of ideas and techniques between regions;
- Better skills among VET teachers and learners;
- Improved VET management and training quality;
- Curriculum and training reform in colleges;
Who can take part?
Eligible organisations can be a public or private VET provider, consortium or a company involved in VET. They must be based in an EU Member State or one of the eligible partner countries.
There can also be an advisory role for other players such as NGOs, local authorities, SMEs, etc.
Who can apply?
The applicant must be an eligible organisation registered in an EU Member State.
Deadline for submitting applications is 14 May 2019 (12.00 noon). For more information, follow the link: https://ec.europa.eu/education/resources-and-tools/funding-opportunities/vet-mobility-pilot-2019_en