The European Commission will fund seven pilot projects offering long-term apprenticeships across the EU.
- The pilot project aims to test experiment placements of at least 6 months, in an effort to promote apprenticeships abroad of a longer duration.
- It will be launched this year and it will therefore offer 238 apprentices a position in another EU country for a period from 6 to 12 months, to identify good practices and bottlenecks with longer-term apprenticeships abroad.
- These 238 placements come in addition to the 100 apprentices currently involved in similar projects financed by the Commission in 2016.
- The Commission aims to strengthen opportunities for more long-term mobility and therefore more in-depth experiences for VET learners and apprentices, to help them carry out a more substantial part of their training in another European country
The seven pilot projects for 2017 aim to:
- Evaluate the demand and capacity for long-term transnational apprentice mobility schemes;
- Identify bottlenecks for long-duration mobility
- Identify and disseminate good practices and success factors for long-term work placements for apprentices.
The 2017 projects will run until end 2018 – early 2019.