The EUPA is launching a call for proposals for institutions who would like to organise a CEDEFOP study visit in Malta. The proposed visits should take place between September 2013 and June 2014. However, it is strongly recommended that visits start from late September onwards. Applications will be received by Wednesday 24th October 2012.
By organising a study visit, the institution shall gather education and vocational training specialists and decision-makers from across Europe, and:
· present and promote the work and achievements of the institution;
· learn about education and training systems in European countries;
· exchange ideas and examples of good policies and practices with other professionals;
· establish new contacts for networking and cooperation activities.
The study visits will have to be organised around five categories of themes that fully reflect the priorities of the LLP 2013/14 and cover most of the important issues of policy and practice in education and training. These are:
1. Encouraging cooperation between the worlds of education, training and work;
2. Supporting initial and continuous training of teachers, trainers and education and training institutions’ managers;
3. Promoting the acquisition of key competences throughout the education and training system;
4. Promoting social inclusion and gender equality in education and training, including the integration of migrants;
5. Developing strategies for lifelong learning mobility.
Insterested prospective applicants may access the updated description of each category of themes by clicking here. These are intended to help in the formulation of the proposal. The catalogue template (the application form) can be downloaded by clicking here.
When drafting the proposals one should plan for the following types of study visits:
· General education
· Vocational education and training (VET)
· Visits of mixed character with a lifelong learning perspective’