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Long-term Mobility for Apprentices – Information Session on upcoming Call

Thu, Mar 3rd, 2016

The European Commission has issued a Call for Proposals for a pilot project to test the viability of setting up “A European framework for mobility of apprentices”, which would enable young apprentices to develop their skills and enhance employability, while strengthening their sense of European citizenship. The pilot will test different approaches to putting in place the infrastructure–as well as the institutional and contractual frameworks–needed to organise the placements of apprentices from departure to return: for example, developing service structures for organising travel and accommodation, language courses, learning agreements, practical welcome packs, coaching methods, insurance arrangements and so on.

Three main objectives will guide the actions to be developed through the projects financed by this Call:

  1. Test whether sufficient demand and uptake exists among relevant stakeholders for developing long-term (6-12 months) transnational apprentice mobility placement schemes.
  2. Identify obstacles (legal, practical, institutional, academic, etc.) that prevent apprentices from carrying out longer term stays abroad.
  3. Identify useful methods to disseminate good practice and success factors for long-term work placements for apprentices.

The Commission is holding an Information Session on the Call in Brussels on 17 March. If you wish to apply to go, the deadline to register is 10 March. If you cannot go, you can watch the session which will be streamed live on the web here.