- What is Erasmus+ ?
- Where would I go?
- What would I have to do while I am abroad?
- Further questions
- Resolution calls
- ECTS equivalence
What is Erasmus+ ?
Erasmus is the EU program in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020. Working in the fields of education, training, youth and sport can be an important aid to address the socio-economic changes, the main challenges that will face Europe until the end of this decade, and to support the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy aimed at growth, employment and social equity and inclusion.
There are too many young people who, after they left school prematurely, are at high risk of unemployment and social exclusion. Combat rising levels of unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, has become one of the most urgent tasks of the European governments. This same risk threatens many adults barely formats. The technologies are changing the way in which society works and is necessary to ensure that the best use is made of them. The EU companies have become more competitive by relying on talent and innovation. The efficiency of education and training systems and policies aimed at youth can help deal with these challenges by providing skills for people who demand the labor market and the economy, while allowing exercising an active role in society and achieve the fullness of personal development. Reforms in the areas of education, training and youth can strengthen the process towards such targets on the basis of a shared vision among policy makers and stakeholders, tests and solid cooperation different areas and levels.
Another challenge is related to the development of social capital among youth, autonomy of these and their ability to participate actively in society, in accordance with the provisions of the Lisbon Treaty to “encourage youth participation in the life democratic Europe. ” This issue may also be undertaken through non-formal learning activities, which aim to improve the capacities and skills of young people, as well as their active citizenship.
It is necessary to provide workers and youth organizations in the field of youth training opportunities and cooperation in order to develop their professionalism and the European dimension of the work in the field of youth.
Erasmus + is designed to support the efforts of participating countries to efficiently use the potential of human talent and capital of Europe, while confirming the principle of lifelong learning binding support for formal learning, not formal and informal areas of education, training and youth. Moreover, the program improves opportunities for cooperation and mobility with partner countries, especially in the fields of higher education and youth.
In accordance with one of the new elements of the Treaty of Lisbon, Erasmus + also supports activities aimed at developing the European dimension in sport, by promoting cooperation between bodies responsible for sports. The program promotes the creation and development of European networks, which provide opportunities for cooperation among stakeholders and the exchange and transfer of knowledge and skills in different environments related to sport and physical activity. Closer cooperation will have positive effects, particularly in developing the potential of European human capital, thus helping to reduce the social and economic costs of physical inactivity.
Overall, the program supports the actions, cooperation and tools consistent with the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy and its flagship initiatives such as Youth on the Move and the Agenda for new skills and jobs. The program also contributes, relying on the open method of coordination, to achieve the objectives of the Strategic Framework for Education and Training and the European Strategy for Youth.
This investment in knowledge and skills to benefit the people, institutions, organizations and society as a whole, because it will contribute to growth and ensuring prosperity and social inclusion in Europe and beyond.
There is no open call at this moment.
Where would I go?
You would be visiting Sabadell, a city of 200,000 inhabitants, really near Barcelona (Catalunya, Spain).
Sabadell is a Catalan city, capital of the Vallès Occidental. It is the fifth city of Catalonia, with 207,649 inhabitants in 2013. The existence of population centers in the municipality of Sabadell dates back at least 3,500 years, as evidenced by archaeological findings in the areas of Can Roqueta and Can Gambús.
The city pioneered the Industrial Revolution in Catalonia in the textile sector and in the mid nineteenth century, became the most important wool city in Spain, so it was nicknamed the “Catalan Manchester”. Even today you can see many chimneys and factories, some of which have been converted into their local facilities such as libraries and the Youth Council. This left a textile industrial character legacy to the city, which is still present today. Over the last decades, Sabadell has been diversifying towards the service sector.
What should I do while abroad?
Here you will be able to do your in-company training (with your school’s tutor and company mentor’s help). You will be obliged to do a fortnight report to them, using the Ministry of Education online program called qBIT. We will help you to obtain an Europass acreditation (just the mobility document, not full Europass credentials).
1. Who will assist me while I’m abroad?
You will have a school tutor assigned to you, as well as a company mentor that will assist you in all the process. They both will control your learning process and will meet (at least three times during the process) to check that everything is going as it should.
2. Will this in company training be accepted in my country?
In all high VET courses, you will get ECTS credits for the time you spent learning. You will have to do the required in company training hours to get the credits equivalence. If you don’t want to do the full in company training, only the hours you have done will be recognized (you can finish the hours left in your country, if you so desire).
3. How much will this cost me?
Take into account that you will not have to pay any school taxes. You will get a document that certifies what you have coursed here (ECTS credits). It is possible that then you will have to pay school taxes in your country to be able to add those ECTS credits to your record.
4. I am eligible for a scholarship ?
In this very moment, we are applying to obtain the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE). This will allow us to offer you an Erasmus+ scholarship, that will lower your expenses here.
Not yet available.