Mon, May 16th, 2016
The Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter is for Vocational Education and Training organisations that have a track record of organising high quality mobility projects for their staff and learners. Among other benefits, the Charter allows these organisations to use a simplified form when applying for funding under Erasmus+ VET KA1. The deadline for applications is 19 May; read the application guidelines and download the application form (right-click to save!).
City of Dublin ETB – Coláiste Dhulaigh is one of the VET organisations that already holds the Charter. Ulrike McMahon from the college, pictured above with the other Charter holders, writes: “It is an appreciation of all the hard work that has gone into mobility projects over the years. It helps strengthen the relationship with partners, and shows commitment. Partners are secure in the knowledge that cooperation is planned in the next academic year and for the full phase of Erasmus+.
The charter allows for forward planning. It helps to build on experiences and to increase cooperation over a number of years. Joint projects can be worked on continuously, and involve students actively from the start of the academic year. It makes the programme more realistic for the students and helps in preparation for time abroad.
Not only does it show your commitment to partners, but it also asks for their long term commitment. You can get more staff cooperation and involvement in future projects because of the longer term outlook.
Completing the VET KA1 application form in February was much easier, because it only required a summary of the project and the partners involved. The charter still allows for making changes if necessary – it’s not set in stone! You may have new partners or lose previous partners, but the application is flexible.”