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BreMover - Internationale Ausbildungsphasen für Bremer Auszubildende und deren AusbilderInnen
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

As part of the network of the "Hanse", the city of Bremen has a long tradition in international trade. Still today, world wide trade has an important influence on the region as a location for business and industry. Headquarters and production of large companies are located within the area, they benefit of the harbour as link to overseas markets. At the same time the unemployment rate in Bremen is on a high level (11,2%) compared to other parts of Germany. This fact threatens the relevance of Bremen as a business location. The project "BreMover" that is run by Bildung im Ausland gUG aims to initiate new projects as well as to strengthen vocational education and training in Bremen in matters of internationalisation and quality at least over the next two years. The improved quality of vocational training makes the region attractive to young and high qualified people and gives them a real alternative to university. High qualified young people make Bremen attractive as a business location for companies and foster employment on a long term basis. These objectives will be realized on the institutional as well as the individual level: 1. Institutions of vocational and educational training should be aware of the fact that lifelong and border crossing learning is an important part of their work. By sending teachers and trainers abroad for study visits and jobshadowing the project encourages them to exchange their ideas of vocational education and training, to compare the different systems, work on international learning units (with the help of the ECVET instrumens) and deepen their own intercultural and teaching competences. They build up partnerships and ideas for more european projects. 2. At the same time 28 students in the second and third year of their training will take part in the projcect to prepare themselves for the demands of the global labour market as good as possible. With the help of work experiences abroad they exchange with international partners and are confronted with different work approaches. The students improve important competences for the labour market such as openess, tolerance, self-reliance, their own initiative and the competence of using foreign languages. Thanks to the organisation of Bildung im Ausland the project is open to all the students, teachers and trainers in Bremen no matter which profession they learn or teach or which institution they are working for. This gives chance to participate to each student, even if his school or company does not run any international projects. Furthermore people working in vocational education and training such as employes of job centers, local authorities or chambers are asked to take part in the project. "BreMover " is supported by the chamber of commerce, the authority for vocational education and training and vocational schools in Bremen. The realisation of the project is led by Bildung im Ausland. The project manager cooperates very close with the educational institutions when developing learning units and Memorandi of Understanding as well as choosing participants for the project. Responsible for accounting with and reporting to the National Agency is Bildung im Ausland. Mobilities within the project are realized in cooperation with partners in Ireland, Malta, the UK and Poland. These recieving institutions are responsible for the organisation of the stay at their place and take care of the students in any difficult situation. Each of the partner provides mobility projects since many years, benefits from a huge network of companies to organise work experiences and is familiar with the german educational and vocational system.

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