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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 for Higher Educaiton: Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP) / ERASMUS
The Swiss Programme for Erasmus+ for higher education 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 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.
Ferienaustausch und Ferienprogramme erleben
Der Ferienaustausch bietet 11- bis 18-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.
Einzelne Kantone betreiben Austausch- und Mobilitätsprogramme für Gruppen oder Einzelpersonen. Dieses Programme richten sich an Schülerinnen und Schüler, Lernende, Lehrpersonen oder Schulen des jeweiligen Kantons und werden teilweise in Zusammenarbeit mit Partnerkantonen angeboten. Einige Angebote stehen auch anderen Kantonen offen.
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.
National teacher exchange
The national teacher exchange pilot programme allows student teachers and recent graduates from universities of teacher education and other teacher training institutions to undertake a teaching assignment in another language region of Switzerland.
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.