ECVET and Europass mobility
Going abroad and acquire new skills are not the only advantages. The Erasmus+ mobility projects, in fact, that allow students to work abroad for a period, and all the learning outcomes you acquired during the period spent abroad is transferred, recognized and added, to get a qualification.
This can be possible through the ECVET system, the European Credit Transfer System for Vocational and Education Training, a technical framework for the validation, transfer, recognition and accumulation of learning outcomes, towards a qualification which lists both the learning units achieved in your home institution and the ones achieved during the placement abroad.
The learning outcomes achieved during the mobility are listed in a document, the Europass Mobility. Europass Mobility is a document that students receive at the end of their work-placement and helps professors or future employers to better understand the skills achieved and the tasks accomplished. More specifically, it includes:
- a description of the mobility experience, the home training institute, the company that provide the placement, the objectives and duration of the work placement,
- details on the activities undertaken,
- skills developed, including job-related skills, language skills, computer skills, organizational / managerial skills, communication skills, and other.
The Europass Mobility is signed by both the home training institute and the host company and represents a formal recognition all over Europe of the work-placement and a proof of the mobility experience to show to future employers.