3s at the Annual ‘ECVET Forum’ in Sofia

This year’s ECVET Forum took place in Sofia, Bulgaria (14-15 June 2018) and was dedicated to the topic of ‘Using ECVET for long-duration mobility’.

In 2017, the European Commission launched ‘ErasmusPro’, a new dedicated activity within the ‘Erasmus+’ programme to support long-duration (3-12 months) mobility, in particular placements of apprentices abroad. ErasmusPro has opened up the possibility for 50,000 additional young people to spend at least 3 months of their training in another member state in the period 2017-2020.The Annual ECVET Forum 2018 has been a place for discussion and exchange on mobility, ECVET and ErasmusPro, and also served as a networking event.

The first day focused on discussing the topic of long-duration mobility, its main challenges and success factors, and how ECVET principles can help; while the second day of the Forum was an opportunity to networking between employers, national associations and VET (Vocational Education and Training) providers interested in long-duration mobility in a ‘Project Incubator’.

The two-day event was organised by the ECVET Secretariat, which is coordinated by ICF (Belgium) in cooperation with 3s. 3s had an expert team on site, which consisted of Monika Auzinger, Mariya Dzhengozova, Julia Fellinger, and Karin Luomi-Messerer in order to provide expertise and to support and facilitate the event.

Link to forum.