Erasmus+ | Strategic Partnerships for schools only (KA2) 2015-2017
Berufsbildende Schulen Soltau (DE)
Turkey, Poland, Lithuania
The project’s foundational idea is based on current
discussions about the shortage of skilled workers and simultaneous youth
unemployment (See Europe 2020: 75% of 20-to-64 year-olds are expected to be
employed). Many young people are not interested in the careers which lack
skilled workers in their own countries, meaning that freedom of movement within
the European Union could help. However, this freedom of movement is limited by
Getting to know individual job markets on location assuages
participants’ reservations about joining companies or universities abroad. In
order to effectively target against the shortage of skilled workers, participants
are encouraged to complete their training or studies in their future country of
employment. This precludes later problems with integration. Carrying out
training or studies abroad is currently justified by the high level of youth
unemployment in some participating countries, which can give youth here a sense
Students are potentially interested in studying or working abroad, but at the
same time they lack comprehensive information and exchange of experiences with
young people from other countries. The end product of this project will be an
advice manual which includes comprehensive information about the four modules
and practical assistance for applications within individual countries.
This will provide educational institutions and schools with targeted
information about training and study possibilities in other countries within
Europe. This will support the implementation of the “Europe 2020” programme,
which aims “to increase the percentage of 30-34 year-olds who have completed higher
education to at least 40%”.
The project is divided into 4 Modules:
First module: Presentations on education systems and vocational training systems.
Second module: Videos with students’ expectations of their career future in Europe.
Third module: Exhibition stands organised by students with information about providers and facilities for study and training in participating countries and advertisements about starting a training or study programme in each respective participating country.
Fourth module: advice manual for applications to foreign countries, in particular the participating countries. By means of a fictional job posting, students will prepare a checklist for applications in their country and produce a CV and cover letter according to country norms.
An advice manual which includes comprehensive information
about the four modules and practical assistance for applications within