Using ECVET for long-duration mobility

Within the annual work program, the ECVET secretariat organized an annual ECVET Forum on June 14-15.05.2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Representatives of the National Agency for European Educational Programs and Mobility of the Republic of Macedonia took part in the work of the forum.

The Annual ECVET Forum 2018 was dedicated to the topic of ‘Using ECVET for long-duration mobility’.

In 2017, the European Commission launched ‘ErasmusPro’, a new dedicated activity within the Erasmus+ programme to support long-duration (3-12 months) mobility, in particular placements of apprentices abroad. ErasmusPro has opened up the possibility for 50,000 additional young people to spend at least 3 months of their training in another Member State in the period 2017-2020.

The Annual ECVET Forum 2018 has been a place for discussion and exchange on mobility, ECVET and ErasmusPro, and also served as a networking event. The first day focused on discussing the topic of long-duration mobility, its main challenges and success factors, and how ECVET principles can help; while the second day of the Forum was an opportunity to networking between employers, NAs and VET providers interested in long-duration mobility in a ‘Project Incubator’.

„The forum was an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences with European partners in implementing the ECVET Mechanisms for improving the horizontal and vertical passage of students in vocational schools and the chance to establish new partnership relations with many VET institutions and providers from European countries“, said Zoran Zlatkovski representative of the Macedonian team at the ECVET forum in Sofia.

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