HansaECVET in brief

The “HansaVET-model of journeyman travelling”, supports internationalisation of VET (Vocational Education and Training) and entrepreneurship through match-making and project coaching;

  •  Match-making refers to finding on-the-job places (host-companies) abroad,
  •  Project coaching refers to guiding the student and the host-company in the process originating from the student’s project (learning or business) to ensure success of the journeyman travel.

The model provides quality assurance to VET mobilities through the use of individual projects involving all the three parties; VET provider, student and host-company.

The model is being developed and refined in three INTERREG-projects;

  •  Baltic Training Programme (2009 – 2012) – INTERREG IVA Central Baltic,
  •  Nordpraktik (2011 – 2014) – INTERREG IVA Nord,
  •  South Baltic Training Programme (2012 – 2014) – INTERREG IVA South Baltic

Furthermore this project utilise results from one ESF funded project; Promoting Mobility by ECVET (European Accumulation an Transfer Credit System for Vocational Education and Training) based Partnerships (2011-2013) and in one Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation (LdV TOI) project, HansaVET (2011 – 2013). Some of these projects have participants from both upper secondary and post secondary VET, some from just one level. Approximately 210 Students, 210 host-companies and 210 VET providers will have participated in all 6 projects by the end of 2015.

Through HansaECVET the model will be transferred to a wider geographical area, all 8 EU countries in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) and at the same time transferred from upper secondary to post secondary VET and vice versa. The model will be tested in all 8 countries and on both levels of VET.

Furthermore HansaECVET through the use of ECVET principles for quality management – will provide a framework for the model, supporting the implementation of the model in the VET systems, upper secondary and post secondary in all 8 countries.

The test model in HansaECVET includes 16 VET providers and 16 host-companies, from all 8 EU countries in BSR. Furthermore 16 students, 2 from each country will participate in the test model. All three groups of stakeholders will test ECVET in practise.

All three groups of stakeholders; VET providers, students and host-companies from HansaECVET, the 3 INTERREG-projects and the LdV TOI, HansaVET project will constitute the base of the Baltic Network for Vocational Training (BNVT), a network for partner search and competence development.

HansaECVET is an important part in building a sustainable network of VET providers and host-companies supporting internationalisation and cross-border business development in the BSR. An important part of a flagship within the EU Strategy Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

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  • Discussions in short. Reflections from the participants during the conference

    Pia Schmidt, Vocational School EUC Zealand, Denmark Three weeks for mobility is too short. There should be some way to prolong this experience for the students. Credits for the mobility. Even if the credits for the mobility are not counted in the programme, students still increase their chances to have higher value on the labour…

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  • What is next? Potential cooperation projects and recommendations

    Potential cooperation project: We have tested the international mobility on teachers and students, maybe next project can be focused on the companies Potential cooperation project: Challenge is that mobility is too short -up to three weeks. A solution could be to build a student to student relations in advance. They can be guiding each other in…

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  • Lessons learnt: Analysing results of the HansaECVET project

    Make effort to understand differences of VET systems and ways of working with ECVET systems in other countries Highlight the meaning and importance of the international mobility to the employer company and to the student Involve students more in the planning of their mobility and even in hosting of the student coming for mobility from abroad Discuss and lengthen mobility, if…

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Participants February, 3, 2014

In spring 16 VET (Vocational Education and Training) providers and 16 hosting companies will be recruited, two from each of our eight member states in the Baltic Sea Region.

In spring 16 VET (Vocational Education and Training) providers and 16 hosting companies will be recruited, two from each of our eight member states in the Baltic Sea Region. The member states are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. VET providers should have an interest in internationalisation and entrepreneurship, preferable with experiences of mobility in the Baltic Sea Region, maybe already existing relations with other VET providers in the region. The host-companies should be in relation with one of the VET providers, already offering in-company training to VET students. An alternative could be that the company is interested in internationalisation within the Baltic Sea Region and also with an interest in VET graduates. The recruitment will be finalised until mid April. Participants will be invited to the 1st workshop in Hamburg on May, 13 and 14, 2014. The project covers costs for travels and full board accommodations. For further information please contact one of our three projects offices. Contact information can be found under “Contacts”.