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.

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