European projects

Laatst gewijzigd: 29-08-2018

The MBO Raad supports and coordinates several European projects, including exchange programs for students and teachers under  Erasmus+. These projects  encourage international partnerships and exchange of Good Practices. Generally they are focussing on common challenges within  our VET-system.

Girls Tech

Technology continues to dominate much of our daily lives. To be able to compete worldwide, Europe needs more highly skilled technicians.  We need to use the talents we have available, especially the talents of women. The current low participation of women in STEM fields is a problem for  most European countries.
In the Erasmus+ KA2 project GirlsTech this theme is addressed. Eight countries share their knowledge to improve their own policies. The project is not about developing a new universal tool, but to focus on peer learning activities, to find out which approaches might be suitable for the participating countries. The project lasts from 1 September 2016 until 31 August 2018.

Edison: entrepreneurship in education

MBO Raad, SLO and the Dutch VET-school Alfa-college developed, together with five foreign partners, an interactive education program which helps students to unfold their entrepreneurship skills. The education program (Edison) is only accessible for MBO Raad-members.

Afbeelding Edison-StayIn

Q-Placements: network for better internships

The Q-Placements network is the European companies network for the promotion of international workplace training for VET students and apprentices. The network currently consists of 13 partners in 10 countries and aims at improving the quality of internships. For that purpose organisations share good practices, like the Dutch bpv-protocol.

Stay-In: approach for early school leaving

Reducing early school leaving is high on the agenda in all EU-memberstates.. For that reason the MBO Raad decided in 2013 to participate  in  the project Stay In. This project combined the results of two earlier projects: School Inclusion Project and CESSIT. The main objective of the project was to develop material for VET-teachers and –trainers in order to recognize potential indicators for early school leaving.

The Netherlands has developed a relative successful approach in reducing the number of early school leavers at the age of 12 to 23 years. In 2015, less than 23.000 students left school without a starters qualification. That is 1,8% of the total number of education participants.