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1 EARLALL Conference Lifelong Learning an Mobility European Policy for Mobility Ute Haller-Block Deputy Head of Unit vocational training; Leonardo da Vinci

2 2 Main challenges Internationalisation and globalisation Constant evolution of labour markets Demographic changes

3 3 The demographic time bomb The demographic time bomb  ÂBy 2030 … almost 14 million more older people 9 million fewer young people 2 million fewer learners in VET (at secondary & tertiary level, if participation doesnt change) Future labour markets will rely more on older workers and migrants

4 4 Education & Training 2010 Context Lisbon, March The Union must become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world re-launch - EU to become an advanced knowledge society with sustainable development, more and better jobs and greater social cohesion. Education is a factor for competitiveness

5 5 Member States are in charge of their education and training systems… How does the EU get involved? Education & Training 2010 work programme 13 strategic goals to be reached (quality and effectiveness, facilitate access, open up to the wider world) Open method of coordination

6 6 Concept of mobility Mobility as a long-term, permanent move of workers => "Mobility, an instrument for more and better jobs: The European Job Mobility Action Plan" – JOB-MOBILIY Mobility as a short-term stay in another country => Mobility and exchange programmes such as Lifelong Learning Programme – LEARNER-MOBILITY

7 7 Lifelong Learning Programme Comenius School education Erasmus Higher education & advanced training Leonardo da Vinci Initial and continuing VET Grundtvig Adult education Transversal programme 4 key activities – Policy development; Language learning; ICT; Dissemination Jean Monnet programme 3 key activities – Jean Monnet Action; European Institutions; European Associations

8 8 The Lifelong Learning Programme … fosters co-operation among institutions in participating countries and mobility Duration:January 2007 – December 2013 Budget: 7 billion Participating countries in 2007: 27 EU-Member States, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Turkey The programme is also open for future participation of the Swiss Confederation and countries of the Western Balkans

9 9 Mobility in LLP Min % of budgets for mobility and partnerships Comenius: 80 % Erasmus:80 % Leonardo da Vinci: 60 % Grundtvig:55 %

10 10 Impact of mobility – examples from recent evaluations Comenius: More than 75% of pupils become more interested in other cultures, and motivated to learn foreign languages Erasmus: 65% of students reported significant changes in their career related attitudes and aspirations.

11 11 Impact of mobility – examples from recent evaluations Leonardo da Vinci: 77% agree that the projects increased their capacity for mobility Grundtvig: Over 55% of participants also reported a positive impact on their employability

12 12 Future mobility strategies Clear need for increasing mobility Pilot actions initiated by European Parliament Looking for strategies: High-Level Expert Forum on Mobility under the lead of Mrs. Maria Joao Rodrigues Main topic for French Presidency

13 13 Quality in mobility Always been an important issue for Commission European Quality Charter Quality commitments used in contracts Leonardo and Erasmus Conference Quality in mobility within LLP June in Slovenia

14 14 Recognition of mobility periods Europass European Qualifications Framework (EQF) European Credit Transfer System in Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) – adoption by COM foreseen mid of April

15 15 Future challenges for mobility Increased skills and qualifications Responding to labour market needs Mutual learning Social cohesion and European citizenship

16 16 Thank you for your attention


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