The internationalisation of Switzerland’s VET system brings clear added value for all involved.

  • Apprentices and recent VET graduates enhance their personal, social, intercultural, language and technical skills through mobility and therefore improve their employability.
  • Vocational training offices and vocational schools can position themselves as innovative and attractive training centres, help strengthen Switzerland’s VET system, counteract the skills shortage and expand their international links.
  • Professional associations can get involved in delivering future-oriented VET with a focus on training open-minded young professionals.
  • Educational institutions work together in transnational, European partnerships (involving Swiss and European actors) to develop innovative results,  exchange good practice and tackle skills gaps with regard to the occupational profiles of specific sectors.  

Movetia covers certain costs of European mobility projects through flat-rate allowances, and the costs associated with Swiss actors participating in Cooperation partnerships with European players. As a basic principle, projects should contribute to the development of the Swiss education system and help develop international links.   

What types of projects are supported in the field of vocational education and training?

Mobility

  • Mobility projects: thematic project work or vocational internship with and without linguistic support for VET learners and recent VET graduates. Exchange on basic and further education, jobshadowing, teaching, networking or structured training courses for staff in the field of VET (school-based or professionally organised). 

Cooperation 

  • Cooperation partnerships facilitate transnational cooperation between institutions in the field of VET to promote innovation and to exchange good practice.

Alliances for Innovation 

  • Alliances for Innovation are supported in order to strengthen the strategic cooperation between higher education and vocational education and training actors with the wider socio-economic environment.  The aim is the identification and provision of skills and knowledge that is necessary for the development of the labour market, for innovation and sustainability in general, and for vocational training.

Centres of Vocational Excellence

  • Centres of Vocational Excellence are supported in order to promote the development of internationalisation strategies as well as international and intersectoral cooperation. The project format takes a bottom-up approach and aims for the upward convergence of excellence in vocational education that takes into consideration the needs of the individual as well as the organisation.

Please contact us for more details on participation conditions and how to apply.

Preparatory visits

If you are involved in vocational education and training and are planning either a mobility project or strategic partnership, you can visit the future partner organisation(s) before submitting the project. Flat-rate allowances can be applied for to cover travel and subsistence costs for preparatory visits where the goal is to build a stable partnership and plan the project. You’ll find more information here

Application deadlines

Mobility projects (2nd deadline): 4 october 2021

Cooperation projects: 4 june 2021

Renewed corrigendum of the Erasmus+ Guide 2021 on 12 May 2021: For cooperation projects, the 2nd call deadline has been reopened.

EU submission deadline: 3 November 2021
Movetia submission deadline: 17 November 2021

Alliances for Innovation:

EU submission deadline: 7 September 2021
Movetia submission deadline: 21 September 2021