European Quality Assurance in Transnational VET Mobility through Socially Responsible Behaviour

Funding Programme

Erasmus+ KA2 – Strategic Partnership in VET

Project Number



292.783,00 €


10/2017 - 09/2019 (24 months)


United Kingdom, Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, Lithuania, Portugal


Transnational mobility has over the last decade become a household byword in VET policy discussions not only in the EC context but also at national and regional policy levels. Nowadays, being increasingly employed as a pedagogical tool in formal and non-formal contexts, issues of quality in mobility become a pressing concern. Although considered quite important it is very difficult to pin down precisely what good quality in mobility actually means. Here comes the correlation between quality and quantity: the more is known about quality and how to achieve it, the more confident and effective organizations can be in their efforts to reach out and offer mobility experience as a meaningful opportunity for strengthening future employability and personal development.

According to EC Mobility Scoreboard which monitors progress in IVET mobility based on 10 key action areas, the average EU performance for 2016 in terms of ensuring mobility quality is considered unsatisfactory. As regards partners, only Lithuania and Italy performed very well in mobility quality, followed by Germany and UK classified as performing well, and last in the ranking are Bulgaria and Portugal with no data provided. Given this conceptual problem and relying on EP Resolution of 12 Apr 2016 on Erasmus+ and other tools to foster mobility in VET, the STAYMOBIL concept was prompted by the importance of:

  • a common European education are grounded in a strong mobility component for developing a stronger European identity and enhanced citizenship
  • improving VET mobility programmes so as to deliver added value for all participants as regards qualifications, recognition and content
  • improving social responsibility (SR) skills as part of mobility learning outcomes.
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