Movetia promotes and supports exchange and mobility with a variety of programmes. Different target groups in the various fields of education can benefit from them. Via the search function, find the programmes that are worth considering for your situation.
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Das Austauschprogramm EchangeChœurs bringt Kinder- und Jugendchöre über Sprachgrenzen hinweg zusammen. Gefördert werden Chor-Austauschprojekte innerhalb der Schweiz, in denen Kinder und Jugendliche bis zu einem Alter von 25 Jahren mitwirken.
Erasmus+ Cooperation Projects Higher education
For Swiss institutions, there are two possible ways to participate in Key Action 2 cooperation projects (Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Alliances): As official partners within the Erasmus+ programme or as associated partners within the framework of the Swiss Programme for Erasmus+.
European Continuing Education and Training
Taking part in a European training course of Youth in Action is an opportunity for anyone who would like to network in youth work in the whole of Europe or wants to implement international projects or discuss everyday issues of youth work with colleagues from all over Europe. The options offered are extremely varied and taking part is straightforward and inexpensive.
European Mobility Vocational Education and Training
From local expert to global player: innovative institutions can support their learners, recent VET graduates, VET professionals or their teaching staff in a targeted way with a period abroad (in Europe) – linguistically, professionally, culturally, socially.
European Mobility for Adult Education staff
Offering your staff a continuing education and training opportunity abroad means contributing to their personal and professional development. It also creates an international network of contacts that adds a new dimension to your institution. Mobility projects involve completing job-shadowing periods, continuing education and training (lectures, seminars, conferences, etc.) or teaching assignments in Europe for the staff of adult education institutions.
European Mobility in the Tertiary Field: Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) / ERASMUS
The Swiss Programme for Erasmus+ at tertiary level is called Swiss-European Mobility Programme SEMP. SEMP gives Swiss higher education institutions the possibility to support students as well as teaching and administrative staff doing a study-, training- or teaching-mobility in Europe with funding.
European Mobility school education
European Voluntary Service
With the European Voluntary Service, organisations make it possible for young people (adolescents or young adults) to do a voluntary service stint from between two weeks and twelve months, which is of public benefit and gives participants a personal learning experience.
European cooperation Adult education
Strategic Partnerships promote cooperation between between organisations or institutions active in adult education at European level in order to facilitate the exchange of good practice and improve the quality of adult education.
European cooperation Vocational education and training
Strategic Partnerships promote cooperation between VET institutions, professional organisations and companies at European level in order to facilitate the exchange of good practice and the cooperation for innovation.
European cooperation Youth Work
Strategic partnerships are longer-term cooperation projects aimed at promoting innovation in the education and youth sectors. A variety of activities may be engaged in within these partnerships to achieve a shared body of results for the participating organisations or institutions.
European cooperation school education
Strategic Partnerships promote cooperation between between schools and/or institutions active in school education at European level in order to facilitate the exchange of good practice and improve the quality of school education and training. School partnerships offer the possibility, to realize class exchanges between different schools in Europe.
Ferienaustausch und Ferienprogramme erleben
Der Ferienaustausch bietet 11- bis 15-jährigen Jugendlichen die Möglichkeit, eine bis zwei Wochen lang in einer Familie in einer anderen Sprachregion der Schweiz zu leben. Anschliessend empfangen sie ihre Austauschpartnerin/ihren Austauschpartner in der eigenen Familie. Die angemeldeten Personen werden mit einem/einer Austauschpartner/in der gewünschten Sprachregion vermittelt. Die Jugendlichen verbringen die Zeit gemeinsam nacheinander in beiden Familien.
International intensive programmes for higher education
The worldwide intensive programmes are short courses , which have to be organised jointly by at least two higher education institutions. Students and professors from higher education institutions try out innovative multidisciplinary learning opportunities in a short exchange outside Europe.
International mobility for vocational education and training (VET)
Worldwide stays abroad: VET establishments can prepare their learners, VET graduates, VET professionals or teaching staff at an international level. Those taking part in the mobility familiarise themselves with the work and training culture of other countries, and develop a path towards successful partnership beyond cultural differences. Besides language skills and project-related knowledge, they can also extend their learning about the other country. This creates lasting relationships between the learners from Switzerland and the foreign employers, which opens the door for further cooperation.
International mobility programme outside Europe
Good ideas for mobility and cooperation worldwide are called for here: the new international programmes from Movetia are aligned with Swiss educational institutions that wish to try out innovative partnerships and new ideas for mobility – even outside Europe.
International school partnerships
Pupils take part in an exchange with those of the same age from other cultural and language areas outside Europe: thanks to international partnerships, Swiss schools can organise an exchange for their pupils, and thereby gather experiences from throughout the world for the classroom. The participating pupils from both countries develop a project together and also meet in person, along with their teachers.
Klassenaustausch und Schüleraustausch schweizweit
Schülerinnen und Schüler aus verschiedenen Sprachregionen können sich auf ganz unterschiedliche Art begegnen: bei gemeinsamen Aktivitäten, bei gegenseitigen Besuchen oder bei einem Austausch von Halbklassen. Movetia unterstützt solche Begegnungen für Klassen der obligatorischen Schule, der Mittelschule und der Berufsschule. Anträge können von Lehrpersonen oder Schulen gestellt werden.
Language Assistants Programme
Language assistants bring a breath of fresh air to classrooms. They add a new dimension to lessons with insights into the culture of their native country and, thereby, motivate pupils to learn other languages. At the same time, they gain initial professional experience and improve their own knowledge of languages. The host schools benefit from additional teaching possibilities.
Mobility Projects for Youth Workers
Networking and exchanges between qualified youth workers from different countries are aimed at supporting the development of quality in youth work in Switzerland.
Open project fund
The open project fund serves to test initial partnership and mobility experiences with new partners in countries outside Europe and/or to further develop existing partnerships. The type of partnership and form of mobility are not stipulated here.
Swiss Programme for Erasmus+
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, youth and sport and is one of the largest funding instruments for periods to be spent abroad and institutional collaboration worldwide
Collaborating and developing a joint project: an exchange encounter between Swiss and Indian classes inspires upper secondary school pupils.
In a Youth Exchange, young people learn how others in their age group live in other countries. With the various youth groups carrying out a joint project, fresh perspectives open up for the young people and they develop a sense of responsibility and self-confidence.
Youth and Politics
Through transnational projects in the Youth and Politics sphere, young people experience political participation and democratic processes in practice. Together with young people from other countries and with decision-makers, they discuss topics relating to youth policy.
Youth in Action
Youth in Action promotes European exchange and cross-boarder cooperation in the youth field. Youth exchanges with groups of young people from different countries, continuing training meetings all over Europe or transnational cooperation projects for the purpose of quality development: Youth in Action supports organisations and youth workers in various projects.