Title iMove - Innovation for MObility in VEt: public and private partnership for sustainable mobility.
Project Number 540359-LLP-1-2013-1-IT-LEONARDO-LNW
Project Type Networks
Country EU-Centralised Projects
iMove aims at building a network of multi-stakeholder mobility platforms to coordinate mobility activities for VET schools in each participating regional or local community.
The project focuses on the development of sustainable ways of cooperation among public and private stakeholders, at local or regional level, in order to meet the EU benchmark of 6% of VET students per year having a mobility experience within 2020.
Main objectives are:
1. Formalizing the cooperation among stakeholders representing the fields of education and business to establish a local or regional coordination of outgoing and incoming IVET mobility activities.
2. Creating a European network to act as third-level organization in coordinating the platforms' work and development in new regions or cities.
Outcomes will be visible on a website through an interactive map showing platforms, VET schools and their mobility rate.
iMove was conceived by a consortium of 11 partners from 7 countries willing to create a new Public and Private Partnership to enhance a sustainable system and development of IVET mobility in Europe.
The lack of structures and policies at local and regional level to support VET schools in providing mobility opportunities for thei students, the difficulties to establish a structured cooperation with the business sector, the need for fundings other than European to reach the ET 2020 benchmark are only some of the problems which the project intends to sort out.
iMove is the start-up process of a co-operative network of Multi-stakeholder Mobility Platforms for the coordination of IVET mobility at local or regional level.
A Multi-stakeholder Mobility Platform (MMP) is a local or regional formalized Leonardo Da Vinci consortia, involving public and VET institutions, stakeholders from the business sector, provided with the expertise to manage outgoing and incoming IVET mobility in that community.
The project will also create several tools to optimize MMPs' performance and development:
- an IVET Mobility Monitor to track the mobility rate of VET schools in all networks local/regional communities;
- a Placement IT tool to gather all hosting companies databases used by partners;
- a website built as an interactive map showing all MMPs, VET schools and hosting companies in the network;
- a user guide with a step by step plan to build up a MMP and join the network.
The iMove network will be an outcome as well, through the legal constitution of an organisation associating all MMPs. It will take care of promoting the MMP concept and supporting the start-up of new MMPs.
iMove is expected to implement a systemic approach in IVET mobility in all local/regional communities involved, enabling all VET schools in providing mobility for their students, establishing solid links with the business sector and attracting further resources to make mobility an integral part of IVET curricula.
Imove is a multistakeholder system for the managemtn of IVET mobility at local/regional level which allow the development of grass rooted strategies and policies. It will facilitate the integration of mobility into IVET curricula, as well as their deeper European dimension, by making VET schools relying on institutional structures in charge of project management and partners search. The objective is contribute to the development of quality lifelong learning and to promote high performance, innovation and an European dimension in systems and practices in the field,
To help improve the quality, attractiveness and accessibility of the opportunities for lifelong learning available within Member States, iMove will make mobility accessible to all VET schools in the partner's local or regional.
Thanks to iMove for VET schools in the local and regional communites involved it will become a usual practice the possibility to offer to interested students the opportunity of a training experiece in Europe as part of their qualification. Such experience, particularly for youngsters, has a very strong impact on their personal development, flexibility and to open their mind towards the European labour market.
The project, that will first focus on coordination systems for IVET mobility, will provide also a replicable pattern for mobility of emplyers, teachers or other target group of each MMP wish to consider in the frame of its mobility strategies.
Other Service Activities
Project activites will be produce different kind of product accordining to key actions they are linked to:
Key Action 1: Mobility tools
Creation of a IVET mobility monitoring system in all partners' local/regional realities to monitor and show the yearly VET schools' mobility rate.
Creation of a placement IT tool to map and show all companies cooperating with consortium's partners as host organisations.
Key Action 2: Multi-stakeholders Mobility Platforms
Perform a feasibility study to demonstrate costs/benefits of the system
Involving relevant stakeholders into MMPs creation process and inviting them to a partnership meeting
Formal creation of each MMP
Key Action 3: the Cooperative Network
Perform a feasibility study to show costs/benefits of associating MMPs in a cooperative network and compare it with other possible legal forms.
Involving stakeholders member of MMPs in the creation process by inviting them to a partnership meeting
Formalizing the network legal constitution.
Key Action 4: A “marketing by working” website.
iMove website will be at the same time a toolbox for network's member and a marketing tool to visually express and promote the whole system, its results and all stakeholders involved.
Its development will be parallel to the achievement of all major milestones, integrating into an interactive map:
- the IVET mobility monitoring system showing all VET schools and their yearly mobility rate
- the Placement IT tool showing all available hosting companies.
- All MMPs and their stakeholders.
Key Action 5: Exploitation of results and dissemination
Networking for the involvement of further relevant stakeholders from the business sector once MMPs are created.
Annual conferences to promote the network at European level for its the future enlargement.