2009 Reply to Green paper "Promoting the learning mobility of young people"

For companies it is essential to have a highly skilled, committed and adaptable workforce. Against this background, Ceemet sees in “learning mobility” an important tool contributing to: the preparation for mobility of workers and the development of important soft skills (language, culture, adaptability) which are important in a globalised, technologically fast-paced industry.

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Ceemet key messages

  1. Legal & financial obstacles are reduced. This includes :
  • Improved Transparency and recognition/validation of competences acquired abroad to which the appropriation by all stakeholders of EU tools should contribute (Europass, EQF, ECVET, …).
  • Adapted legal framework for labour law and social protection.
  1. Practical/social support is provided to students when they are learning abroad. This includes accommodation, mentor (for example through partnership with local schools), social network, etc.
  2. Cultural obstacles are addressed.
  • The quality of language education/training needs to be improved at all levels of education (including in VET).
  • It is crucial to ensure that students take responsibility for the quality of their mobility period through strong framework outlining notably their expectations.
  1. Better and comprehensive information/communication targeted at students is provided.

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