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:
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.
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)
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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