Looking at KA102 Program Closer

KA102- Mobility of Vocational Education Learner and Staff

The vocational mobility project aims to enable the learners (students and apprentices) and / or the personnel responsible for vocational training to acquire knowledge, skills and competence in the professional fields, thus contributing to employability, the international needs of the participant individuals and the institutions involved in the project. It should be prepared considering the qualified labor force needs of the sector in the labor market.

Project proposals should be prepared by the applicant institutions. Applicants should not sign any contract with any person or company before the application including provisions binding on the project implementation and / or transferring all or part of the project implementation to third parties. For information support and any questions about the projects, our Agency can be applied. The announcements to be made on the website of National Agency can be followed for the project support meetings organized for the institutions that are in the stage of project preparation.

Applicants should prepare their project proposals in accordance with their needs and in an original way. Similar projects that may result in repeated funding may be eliminated during the evaluation phase.

VET mobility is one of the main contents of Erasmus+ KA102 program

As the VET mobility project should be implemented on the basis of the program rules as stated in the application form, it should be ensured that the issues committed in the application form are realistic and applicable. The content of the mobility activity abroad should be determined in accordance with the program rules and in direct agreement with the operating or vocational training institution operating in the relevant field.

Main Activities (Mobility Activities) And Participant Profile

Within the scope of the vocational training mobility project, one or more of the following four main activities, two for learners and two for staff, may be realized. Details of the planned foreign activities should be stated under the “Main Activities” section of the application form. Under this heading, information about other activities before and after overseas activities (selection of participants, preparation, certification, dissemination, etc.) should not be provided. Such activities should be addressed in other relevant sections.

Mobility of Learners:

In order to increase their employability and facilitate their transition to the labor market, vocational training students (vocational high school students and apprentices) and / or newly graduated from vocational training institutions (within 12 months of graduation) may perform one of the following two activities in vocational training institutions or enterprises in the program countries: .

– Short term internship mobility (from 2 weeks to 3 months)

– Long term internship mobility – ErasmusPro (3 months to 12 months)

These mobility activities should be in the form of a work placement in an enterprise or a related organization only, or in an activity that combines school-based learning with an effective work-based learning (work placement) in an institution providing vocational training. An institution providing vocational training for long term (3 months – 12 months) mobility (ErasmusPro) may be the host. However, in this case, overseas activity should be clearly job-based learning and usually in the form of work placement in an enterprise.

Mobility of Staff:

Personnel in charge of vocational training may carry out two types of activities in the program countries:

– Teaching or teaching abroad,

– Personnel training abroad

Vocational training personnel can not participate in courses or seminars or study visits abroad.

The Number of Participants

Capacity of the foreign host institution, type of activity, country and number of flows etc. the number of project participants should be realistic and reasonable. The number of participants determined without taking these issues into consideration and justification may cause the project to score low during the content evaluation. Learners should be noted that no matter how placed for an internship with a company in Turkey taken into account the capacity of the workplace should be considered in the capacity of firms in the same way abroad and the number of participants per company to be realistic and enforceable.

Institutions in The Project

There are four types of institutions that can be recorded in the relevant tables of the application form: applicants, senders, host and intermediary institutions in vocational training mobility projects.

A vocational education institution with at least two institutions take part in the project, including the host institutions operating in the territory of another program and sending institutions in Turkey is the minimum requirement. In this case, the sending institution is the institution which also provides vocational training to the applicant and registered students and apprentices. In the application form, the host institution whose information will be recorded in the relevant tables is obliged to be either an enterprise or a vocational training institution.

Universities cannot be domestic or international partners in Vocational Education Mobility projects.

Real persons who are not legal entities and educational institutions at preschool, primary, secondary, general high school level and institutions that do not provide vocational training to their students and apprentices cannot be sending institutions.

National Mobility Consortium

National mobility consortium, is the coordinator of the applicant institution from Turkey at least three vocational training institutions formed in the shape of the sending institution to take part in a project structure. Vocational training institutions may apply individually or as a national consortium. There is no priority between the two types of application.

If more than one national institution is involved in the project, the national consortium rule shall apply and the condition that at least three vocational training institutions shall be included as the sending partner shall be sought and if the project does not meet this requirement, it shall be eliminated during the eligibility phase.

The aim of the national mobility consortia is to facilitate the organization of mobility activities and to provide more added value in terms of the quality of the activities compared to what each professional training institution can send individually. For this reason, it is important that competent institutions such as sector representatives who can coordinate the consortium members within the framework of the above issues assume the coordination of the consortium. In this context, considering the rationale and objectives of establishing a national consortium specified in the Program Guide; It is not recommended that VET institutions, who can apply alone and send participants, should apply as a national mobility consortium by taking similar institutions together in order to increase the chance of grant support. It is strongly recommended that such institutions make their efforts to improve the quality of a single application on their own.

Intermediary Institution

As stated in the Program Guide; the intermediary institution does not send participants, but also provides support to vocational training institutions that send participants with their fields of expertise, administrative procedures, implementation arrangements, profiles of apprentice or vocational students in the internship activity and the needs of the enterprises in the sector, preparation of the participants for the activity, is an active institution in the field of work.

If the intermediary institution is a partner of the national mobility consortium, the information of that agency should be clearly defined as a partner of the project in the tables under the heading “Consortium formunda in the application form and the relevant sections should provide information on the role of the institution in the project and its contribution to the project. If the intermediary institution is not a partner of the national consortium (such as those organizing overseas transactions), it is strongly recommended that the applicant institutions formally identify rights and responsibilities when cooperating with such intermediary institutions.

The institutions that can be the host institutions abroad are the enterprises operating in the project and vocational training institutions. Apart from these institutions, it is not appropriate for the institutions that will organize the foreign transactions to be included in the application form as the host institution alone.

Incluing The Host Institution (Partner Abroad)

Prior to the application, the content of the foreign activity, the number of participants, the achievements to be achieved and the documentation of these gains should be directly agreed with the host institution. Due to the nature of the project partnership to be realized within the scope of the planned activities, this agreement can be registered and documented by a correspondence (e-mail etc.).

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