Pilot Project 2017 on long-term mobility for apprentices: A European framework for mobility of apprentices: Developing European citizenship and skills through youth integration in the labour market VP/2017/007 Closed!


In line with the 2016 Pilot Project on long-term mobility of apprentices, the ultimate goal of this call for proposals is to enable young apprentices to develop their skills and enhance their employability prospects, whilst also strengthening their sense of European citizenship.

This will be done by testing different approaches for putting in place the necessary support infrastructure as well as the relevant institutional and contractual frameworks to assist with the placement of apprentices from the moment of departure abroad through to the return date.

In particular, actions should:

  1. assess to what extent demand exists among relevant stakeholders for developing long-term (minimum 6 to maximum 12 months) transnational apprentice mobility schemes, and the uptake of such schemes;
  2. identify obstacles (legal, practical, institutional, academic, etc.) that prevent apprentices from carrying out longer-term stays abroad;
  3. identify and disseminate good practices and success factors for long-term work placements for apprentices.


Projects should implement the following activities.

  1. Identify the candidates for placements
  2. Organise induction/welcome sessions, pre-mobility training and language courses.
  3. Design and develop detailed learning agreements
  4. Organise the travel and accommodation of the selected apprentices
  5. Put in place specific activities to facilitate youth integration in the host location
  6. Ensure that enterprises are ready to host and train the apprentices
  7. Carry out a thorough assessment and evaluation
  8. Develop and test models for long-term exchanges of apprentices in enterprises.
  9. Carry out a regular evaluation of all aspects of the apprentices’ stay
  10. Identify the various types of public support for apprentice mobility in Europe
  11. Develop and implement a communication and awareness raising plan

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,84 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 March 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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