Improved mobility

The aim of the Improved Mobility project is to identify factors that make it possible to measure the probability of successful mobility of trainees in Europe.

In recent years, mobility has become increasingly important for vocational education and training and various institutions have recognised that stays abroad during vocational training are a sensible supplement. But how does successful mobility come about?

We ask ourselves: What are the factors for successful mobility?

The EU sets a target of 6%, i.e. 6% of trainees in Europe should spend a part of their training abroad. The government of the Federal Republic of Germany, for example, has set itself an even more ambitious target of 10%. In fact, however, the rate was only 4% in 2015. Measures to increase this rate therefore seem sensible.

Within the framework of this project, the factors that support successful mobility will be identified. Three different groups of people will be interviewed using questionnaires.

The first group consists of people who are interested in mobility. With the help of the surveys, they can find out and reflect on their most important personality traits and thus check whether mobility projects makes sense to them.

The second group consists of people who are currently abroad. They learn more about themselves and can increase their self-confidence. Things that work well or badly in mobility become more tangible and solutions can be found to problems. This group will be interviewed by the members of the project consortium. A large proportion of the project partners have extensive experience in looking after people who are involved in mobility projects.

The third group consists of people who have completed a stay abroad with one of the project partners. These people are also asked about their subjective sense of achievement.

Subsequently, factors for successful mobility are derived from the evaluation of the respective questionnaires and made available to the potential target groups.

We believe that in an increasingly globalised Europe mobility is an absolute added value for young people in order to internationalise their experiences and skills and thus develop them competitively. The innovative approach of this project is the holistic consideration of success factors in the context of mobility projects for different target groups, but above all for target groups from the construction sector.

“Improved Mobility” was developed under the management of TALENTBRÜCKE GmbH & Co. KG from Cologne and funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
The project consortium consisted of members from Germany, Spain, Lithuania, Italy and Belgium.

Programme: Erasmus +

Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Action: Strategic Partnerships

Main objective of the project: Exchange of good practices

Project Start Date: 01.10.2018

Project End Date: 31.03.2020

Project Duration: 18 months