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Grow up with Europe
Start date: 01 Jun 2016, End date: 31 May 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The mobility project is aimed at 80 trainees and 20 graduates aged 18 to 28 years old who have studied or are currently studying in the following fields:-Children’s education, social work-International trade, freight forwarding and logistics-Office management for tourism, transport and event management, web and graphic design-Custom tailor, gold and silversmiths, interior designer-Pharmacy technician in laboratory -Aircraft mechanic and technicians for aviation systemsThe project is coordinated by BIP Bildung und innovative Pädagogik and in cooperation with vocational schools, training companies, chamber of commerce and industry and chamber of craft nationwide. The project will be advertised nationally and realized corresponding with the "Open-Flow-Management" concept (establishment of project´s duration according to the needs of the applicant and approval of the educational institutions).The project is aimed at individuals in occupations who primarily need to develop/ optimize their experience:- In an international context- In dealing with people from different environments/ backgrounds/ cultures/ languages - To strengthen the relationship between Europe settled partner companies and therefore presuppose the international experience- To recognize a perspective for the personal, social and professional development throught the projectThe objectives of the project are the following:- Guaranteeing and expanding the knowledge of the trainee - Obtaining additional know-how (new methods, proceedings in their respective professional fields)- Strengthening foreign language skills (in general and specific) and using them in a professional environment (placement)- Gaining confidence with people from different cultures as well as improving the participant´s intercultural competences and tolerance- To implement the principle of equal opportunities and especially encourage disadvantaged youth and show them a perspective on the social and professional development - To recognize and strengthen the potential of trainees, and thus to promote the social capital of Europe - To strengthen the internationalization of educational institutions and thus to contribute to the integration of Europe Project dates and duration as well as destinations have been discussed with the educational institutions and training companies in advance. These are adjusted to the above mentioned objectives, training needs of the trainees and guidelines of their respective educational institutions. The trainees are supported from the second year of training so that they have a deep knowledge or rather they are able to assume their first professional experiences as a solid basis for a rewarding traineeship abroad. Each educational institution has established the practical training contents in writing. These are arranged to suit the curriculum and the schedule of the training course and to build a basis of the planned work placement abroad. If possible ECVET credits or Europass certificate explanations from German Federal Institut for vocational educaton) will be applied. So the quality of the content of the project and the validation of its results is secured.The work placements are arranged individually and take place in the respective professional fields of the trainees. This is discussed and agreed upon beforehand with the hosting organizations. The work placement coordinators abroad are asked to check on the professional context and to thereby secure the development of the respective vocational skills of the participant.Information sessions are conducted in vocational schools in order to ensure the administrative process of the practical training abroad and to remain transparent to the participants. In addition, a cross-cultural and administrative project preparation is planned via Skype in which the compulsory project data is reviewed, the main topics are gathered, the administrative process of the project is clarified and the forms of project quality control or rather the internship recognition are discussed. The Skype circuit between former participants and partner institutions abroad should lead to experience exchange and intercultural preparation. The language preparation and development of participants occurs through the language modules on internet by LOS before the project begins. In addition, participants are advised about offers that will help them to continue locally their language training and how and when they take place. On request, our partners organize language courses abroad.Planned project results: - Qualification and further training of participants (learning by doing, innovative methods, basic idea of "lifelong learning") - Overcome language barriers by the use of a foreign language (written, oral) - Promoting tolerance towards other cultures / world of work = integration in Europe - Internationalization of educational institutions, strengths of synergies in the European Economic Area
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