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Un vecteur de découverte du milieu équin européen
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project involves : - 16 trainees, alternating between 50% training and 50% classroom based teaching, particularly students who intend to pursue a ‘Bac Pro’, and ultimately a career in the equine industry. The placement lasts for a period of 27 days. The trips are due to be carried out in October/November 2014 in the Malopolska region of Poland, Andalusia in Spain, and the province of Leinster in Ireland. - The MFR team, as a partner and project manager, - The Polish, Spanish and Irish equestrian centres, as our student’s hosts - The language training centre as a host for the staff, - Local intermediaries in each of the three countries involved. The objectives of this international internship are as follows: - For the MFR Noyant de Touraine : to invest in, and uphold the Erasmus Plus program within the institution in order to enable young people to discover - in a professional setting novel practices within the three EU states: Poland, Spain and Ireland. Since 2007, the initiative has also sent young adults in the EU, through the Trans-Europe programme (Région Centre). The board of directors of the MFR has included in its draft for 2010-2015, a drive to roll-out the project across Europe and allow a maximum number of young adults to participate in activities abroad. - For young adults : - develop professional skills and cultural awareness - develop job seeking abilities subsequent to the initial placement - develop interest and appeal in different lifestyles for our young adults, many of whom come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds – encourage a more independent lifestyle, increase self-esteem and promote confidence in their ability to find employment through training and experience abroad, and who already possess professional skills acquired by regular internships and school-based learning in France. - For tutors : to take an interest in other economic and social backgrounds in Europe and explore novel teaching approaches, and further develop professional skills. - For French mentors : to engage in terms of educational preparation for the project, discover new forms of work placement and possibly meet with foreign mentors. Activities during the placement : - Young adults : they should focus on the development of professional skills as previously defined in the placement agreement, outlining appropriate tasks that may be undertaken by the young adults during their placement. The project is managed over a period of 2 years : one year in the run up to and one year following the placement. The results, envisaged impacts and potential long-term benefits of the initiative on both the young adults and the staff are as follows : - Enhancement of professional experience and expertise, - Enhancement of language skills, - Increased self-confidence allowing for greater professional and individual fulfilment, - Greater professionalization among members of the MFR to develop and sustain the overall project, - Refining the MFR’s image and perception, through a European initiative, - Create a dynamic network between foreign and French professionals

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