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.

For innovative institutions with international links

During a vocationally-oriented period spent in a European host company, learners, recent VET graduates, VET professionals and teaching staff can gather valuable experience in an international atmosphere. Both individual and group mobility (e.g. classes) is possible.

Who can take part?

  • VET learners and recent VET graduates* can complete VET traineeships (work placements) in a European host company. The length of stay is from 10 days to max. 360 days.
    *VET graduates: start within a year of completing a VET programme.
  • VET professionals and teaching staff can do an exchange regarding initial and continuing education* and training questions, networking, project development or job shadowing. The length of stay is from 2 days to max. 60 days.
    *Funding does not cover continuing education and training courses. 

Who can submit an application?

Vocational schoools, professional associations, cantonal vocational training offices, enterprises and other swiss institutions related to vocational training (public or private) can financially be supported by Movetia. Institutions can apply individually or as a consortium. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

What support does Movetia offer?

Movetia provides financial support for projects in european vocational education and training. We see ourselves as partners and are pleased to assist institutions with any questions they may have from project idea through to completion.

Further information?

  • Institutions with a project idea can find out here how to apply for funding and what deadlines and formalities have to be taken into account.
  • Institutions with ongoing projects can find information on carrying out the project here.

Inspiration for Exchange in vocational education and training

Nuria Regensburger talks about her experiences at a Swedish company and the differences to Switzerland. As an extension to her duties in Switzerland, the commercial apprentice worked in logistics an engineering in Sweden.