Mobility PLM

Objectives and Description of the action

The action Transnational Placements in Enterprises or Training Institutions (PLM) of the Leonardo da Vinci sectoral programme aims at the support of transnational mobility of workers, self-employed or people available for employment (including graduates) undergoing a training period abroad in a vocational training context.
The general objectives of this mobility action within Leonardo da Vinci sectoral programme are:

  • To support participants in training and further training activities in the acquisition and the use of knowledge, skills and qualifications to facilitate personal development; and
  • To enhance the attractiveness of vocational education and training and mobility for individuals and to facilitate the mobility of working trainees.

The training placement is considered as a period of vocational training and/or work experience undertaken by an individual beneficiary in a partner organisation in another participating country. Individual beneficiaries will receive their grants within a mobility project organised by a coordinating organisation. They cannot directly apply for a grant to National Agencies.

Within the project, co-operation exists between training institutions and/or enterprises. The partners of this cooperation have to ensure that the criteria contained in the Quality Commitment are met:
Clear description of objectives, content and duration of the training period abroad;
Clear match between the training needs of the individual beneficiary reflected against his professional background and the content of the placement (traineeship);
Individual, linguistic and cultural preparation of the individual beneficiaries is ensured;
Pedagogical monitoring of the individual beneficiaries is ensured (tutoring and mentoring in cooperation between sending and host organisation);
Validation of the competences acquired by the individual beneficiary and evaluation of the general outcome within the specific vocational training field (use of Europass Mobility on request);
Logistic support to individual beneficiary (travel, accommodation, host organisation);
Dissemination activities are foreseen.

Who can benefit

People in the labour market (workers, self-employed or people available for employment (including graduates) undergoing a training period abroad in a vocational training context)

Who can apply

Institutions or organisations providing learning opportunities in the fields covered by the Leonardo da Vinci programme;
Associations and representatives of those involved in vocational education and training, including trainees’, parents’ and teachers’ associations;
Enterprises, social partners and other representatives of working life, including chambers of commerce and other trade organisations;
Bodies providing guidance, counselling and information services relating to any aspect of lifelong learning;
Bodies responsible for systems and policies concerning any aspect of lifelong learning vocational education and training at local, regional and national level;
Research centres and bodies concerned with lifelong learning issues;
Higher education institutions; and
Non-profit organisations, voluntary bodies, NGOs.

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