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European policy for mobility in vocational training Barcelona, 26-27 May 2009. Ute Haller-Block European Commission DG Education and Culture Professional Training – Leonardo Programme. Structure of presentation. The policy background for learning mobility
European policy for mobility in vocational trainingBarcelona,26-27 May 2009 Ute Haller-Block European Commission DG Education and Culture Professional Training – Leonardo Programme
Structure of presentation The policy background for learning mobility The Lifelong Learning Programme: Leonardo da Vinci Future Challenges
European Policy in Education and Training Legal Basis for cooperation: article 149 und 150 des EU-Vertrags Enhancing cooperation and exchange Mutual learning
Political cooperation – Lisbon Strategy “Development of the European Union to the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world.” Lisbon, March 2000 Education and Training - 10-year Workprogramme 2010 - Strategic framework for cooperation until 2020 Quality and Efficiency Equity, social cohesion, active citizenship Creativitiy and Innovation LLL and Mobility
Initiatives… Lisbon Strategy 2000 EQF Mobility Maastricht Communiqué 2004 ECVET New skills for new jobs EQARF Copenhagen Process 2002 Bordeaux Communiqué 2008 Helsinki Communiqué 2006
Lifelong Learning Programme • Duration: January 2007 – December 2013 • Budget: € 7 billion • Participating countries:27 EU-Member States as well as… Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Turkey (Croatia and FYR of Macedonia preparing participation), Switzerland (depends on signature of bilateral agreement – not yet clear) • Countries of Western Balkan (on condition of separate framework agreements with EU)
Leonardo da Vinci Programme • Mobility is biggest measure • 150 Million Euro p.a. • Persons in initial vocational training (ca 45.000 p.a.) • People on the labour market (ca. 15.000 p.a.) • Professionals in VET (ca. 15.000 p.a.) • Quantitative objective: • 80 000 placements in enterprises in 2013
Success factors • Are closely linked to quality of mobility • Organisation of the placement • Preparation of participants • Quality of host enterprise or organisaiton • Mentoring • Learning agreement/learning outcomes • Validation of learning outcomes • European Mobility Charter (2006) • In LdV – “Quality Commitment of the partnership”
Leonardo da Vinci Mobility • LdV Mobility Certificate introduced in 2009 • Pool projects • Study launched on impact of VETPro mobility projects on VET systems • Mobility for apprentices: working group started to explore specific support activities • Start reflection on how to link ECVET to LdV mobility
New importance for learning mobility • Demographic changes: number of 16-29 year old will fall by 10% in 2020 • Face challenges of global competition and ensure necessary skills • Face competition between talented people
Reflections started in 2008 • Report of High Level group on mobility (July 2008) • Council conclusions on Youth Mobility (November 2008) • Preparation of a Green Paper on learning mobility of young people • Issuing a White Paper in the course of 2010
… and some priorities for 2009-2010 • Expanding learning mobility • Developing partnerships between education and training • providers and business, research, creative industries; • Promoting language learning • Expanding professional development of teachers and • trainers • Key competences: “New skills for new jobs”
Conclusions Discussions emerging at several levels and in different contexts From single projects to a general « Culture of mobility » The LdV Programme cannot achieve this alone Explore possible activities and actions in other areas and policies Excellent example: mobility advisers in chambers in DE financed with ESF Regional initiatives are very welcome Achieve complementarity