With the intention of finding synergies and mutual learning opportunities between general and vocational school mobility programmes, EFIL became a partner of “MobiliTeach” – a 2-year project (November 2017 – October 2019), with the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships funding. The project is coordinated by UNISER Italy, involves partners from 7 countries (Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain), with EFIL being the only partner from outside the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.
The main aim of the project is to jointly develop a format, methodology and brand for an international Summer School addressing teachers of VET schools and staff of Mobility Coordinating Organisations from all over Europe interested in improving their competences on how to plan and manage student mobility programmes. The “work-based learning”, which is required in the VET sector, can also be combined with international mobility: apprenticeships abroad are an increasingly popular step in the vocational education. EFIL’s main contribution to the consortium naturally relates to the know-how on intercultural preparation and support in such programmes.
The first pilot edition of the Summer School took place in Bologna, Italy, in June 2018: to find out more about the event please find the short videos created there, on the Mobiliteach website.
The project consortium has now started preparation for the second pilot next year which is now confirmed to take place in La Rochelle, France, 8-12 July 2019. The partners met on 9-10 October in Fatima, Portugal, to review lessons learnt from the past edition and to plan the next steps.
(Mobiliteach consortium representatives during the meeting in Fatima)
Stay tuned for more information – we will open registrations for the next year’s pilot in spring 2019!