Mobility projects involve funding the mobility periods of students and staff as well as the development of competence and the organisation that occurs through this. Mobility projects are part of KA1 (Key Action 1). Applications for funding are submitted to the Finnish National Agency for Education.
During mobility periods, students can increase their professional and other competence at a workplace and educational institution. Staff can use the periods to develop their competence, for example, by participating in a job shadowing period or teaching, and to strengthen their own organisation’s international networks.
The international mobility periods enable both students and staff to familiarise themselves with new teaching methods or learning environments.
The mobility project must have at least 2 organisations from two programme countries. The same organisation may apply for a project of its own and network projects.
The duration of the projects is 12–24 months.
Strategic partnerships support cooperation projects that enable developing vocational education and training in a versatile manner. Strategic partnerships are part of KA2 (Key Action 2). Applications for funding are submitted to the Finnish National Agency for Education.
A strategic partnership can be a small project involving a few partners, focusing on exchanging good practices. Or it can be a more extensive project that develops concrete products, such as joint study units and teaching materials.
The partner group has at least 3 organisations from three programme countries. Cooperation beyond the programme countries is possible if this can be justified with the project's objectives / if it brings necessary expertise to the project.
The duration of the projects is 12–36 months.
Sector Skills Alliances
Sector Skills Alliances projects involve exploring existing and oncoming competence needs in certain industries and developing curricula for vocational education and training to meet the competence needs of the labour market. The sectoral competence consortia are part of KA2 (Key Action 2). While the Finnish National Agency for Education provides information about the action, funding applications are directly submitted to Commission.