VET mobility activities

What is the opportunity?

Erasmus+ offers the opportunity for providers of vocational education and training (VET) and other organisations active in the field of VET to organise learning mobility activities for VET learners and staff.

For staff, activities such as job shadowing, courses, and teaching or training assignments can be organised in another organisation abroad. For learners, learning periods abroad and participation in skills competitions.

In addition, the applicant organisation can host teachers in training and invite experts from abroad.

How does it work?

VET providers and other organisations active in vocational education and training can apply for funding in two ways:

  • Short-term projects: applicant organisations can organise various mobility activities over a period of six to eighteen months. Short-term projects are the best choice for organisations trying Erasmus+ for the first time, or for those that wish to organise only a limited number of activities.
  • Accredited projects: open only to organisations holding an Erasmus accreditation in the field of vocational education and training. This special funding strand allows accredited organisations to regularly receive funding for mobility activities that contribute to the gradual implementation of their Erasmus Plan.

In addition, organisations can join the Programme without submitting an application by:

  • joining an existing Erasmus+ mobility consortium led by an accredited consortium coordinator in their country that is accepting new members in their consortium.
  • hosting participants from another country: any organisation can become a host for learners or staff coming from a partner organisation abroad. Becoming a hosting organisation is a valuable experience and a good way to learn more about the Programme before applying yourself.