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Trainees and trainers from Hamburg learn in Europe
Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: May 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

International competencies become more and more important in many professions. Mobility programmes foster the European cooperation of schools, companies, chambers as well as initial and further education providers in Hamburg. The project “Hamburg goes Europe 2016” aims at strengthening the European placement programmes and the Work-Based Learning within Europe in order to contribute to the assimilation of vocational education in the EU and to identify the need for qualified employees.In cooperation with the Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education (HIBB), Arbeit und Leben Hamburg develops ECVET transnational learning units and intents to strengthen the European dimension of vocational education and to improve the transparency of vocational education systems. With that, the technical, linguistic and intercultural competencies of participants are to be improved.The project is to promote the mobility of trainees in vocational training as well as participants in further education of all professions and to provide incentives for the Europeanisation of the initial and further education in Hamburg. The aim is to strengthen the city of Hamburg as an international commercial capital with its well educated skilled workers and to affirm and further develop the role of Hamburg as a front-runner concerning trainees’ mobility. The project also provides nationwide 250 Pool-scholarships for learners from all professional sectors. Employees working in vocational education are enabled to getting to know innovative working techniques and teaching methods abroad as well as to developing and evaluating transnational ECVET learning units.With this project, Arbeit und Leben Hamburg as applicant body, the vocational schools in Hamburg, the cooperating companies as well as the Hamburg Institute for Vocational Education amd the health care schools plan to send 600 learners (including the before mentioned 250 Pool-scholarships) and 120 people working in the vocational education sector in another European country within 2 years.The project “Hamburg goes Europe 2016“ has the following target groups: - Learners in initial vocational preparation- Learners in initial vocational education- Learners in their 1st year after completion of an initial or further vocational education regulated by law- Employees working in vocational education: Teachers at vocational schools, employees at chambers and ministries as well as trainers, HR managers in companies and other vocational education .Through transnational mobility the employees working in vocational education can be prepared for the challenges of internationalisation. This project intends to increase the percentage of students in transnational mobility measures and to promote their willingness to move in future.Arbeit und Leben Hamburg enables learners and employees in vocational education to educate themselves linguistically, technically and with regards to intercultural competencies in all EU countries for a period of 5 days up to nine months. With the extensive network of partner organisations abroad Arbeit und Leben Hamburg support companies, chambers, vocational schools and other institutions in planning and carrying out vocational stays abroad in the following sectors: crafts, logistics, aviation, IT and new media, hotel and tourism, gastronomy, education and health, business. All sectors have been developed through long lasting partnerships. The choice of hosting partners is the result of an already existing cooperation between the vocational schools, Arbeit und Leben Hamburg and the partner organisations.
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