Presentation of the National Calls for VET Staff and Learners

The European Commission states that “education, training, youth work and sport are key to promote common European values, foster social integration, enhance intercultural understanding and a sense of belonging to a community and to prevent radical radicalisation”.

The Erasmus+ programme, besides of enhancing the academic and professional course of its participants, also improves the knowledge of new cultures, new languages, intercultural communication and interaction, and the sense of what it is like to be a European citizen.

The mobility actions for VET learners and staff strengths the employability of its participants, facilitates entrance in the labour market and it also foster their personal development.

The ENNE project has as an objective the enhancement of VET quality and attractiveness, with a specific focus on mobility opportunities. VET staff and learners will be encouraged to take part in VET mobility experiences. Each country will make available mobility grants for learners willing to take part in a WBL experience abroad and for job-shadowing activities for teachers. These mobility experiences aim at the:

  • Promotion of peer-learning methodologies among VET staff;
  • Promotion of the acquisition of soft skills for VET learners;
  • Promotion of WBL (Work Based Learning) and mobility for VET learners and staff.

With this is mind, the project partners will soon launch two national calls: one for VET Staff and one for VET Learners.

Internal call for VET teachers to apply for a Job-shadowing activity abroad; followed by the evaluation, selection and implementation of the Job-shadowing experience:

Most of teachers have little to no experience in careers outside of education and may have difficulty to understanding clearly how students will apply the knowledge and skills acquired during their academic courses. Because of this, activities such as Job-shadowing based on best practices can be of great value for these teachers. The implementation of Job-shadowing abroad aims at:

  • Give teachers the opportunity to observe and learn the best practices developed in other EU countries;
  • Inspire new ideas for teaching in VET;
  • Give hosting organisation the opportunity to interact with a teacher coming from another country and discuss about today’s educational challenges and opportunities;
  • Create/strengthen connections between teachers and the potential partners capable of providing them with expertise and resources for their classrooms and schools.

Internal call for WBL experiences abroad for VET Learners, followed by the evaluation, selection and implementation of the WBL experiences:

Transnational mobility aimed at acquiring new skills is one of the fundamental ways through which individuals, particularly young people, can strengthen their future employability and foster their personal development. VET enables these young learners to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience they need to succeed in the labour market, whether for a specific job or for a wider range of occupations.

Based on the experience and on the inspiration of role models videos, previously developed and released by the project partners, VET learners will apply for this call, presenting their own Work Based Learning project.

These two national calls will be directed to the associated partners of the 5 National Networks ENNE (Portugal, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria, and Belgium). Teachers and learners will have to submit their applications, which will be evaluated by the project partners, and the selected participants will have the opportunity to participate in the mobility activities, offered by the ENNE project.