Title MOB 2.0 - PROMOTION OF LDV MOBILITY RESULTS OVER MOB 2.0 SOCIAL NETWORK PLATFORM
Project Number 517566-LLP-1-2011-1-SI-LEONARDO-LAM
Project Type Accompanying measures
Individual Participation Not possible
Country EU-Centralised Projects
Marketing Text If you are past, current or future mobility participant, you may join us on the platform running on our project's website and share your Leonardo mobility experience. Other stakeholders which are taking part of Leonardo mobility programme (employers, sending/receiving organisations, etc.) are also welcome to join us.
Enhancing attractiveness, improving the quality and increasing the volume of mobility and cooperation between educational institutions and enterprise are all objectives of Leonardo da Vinci programme related to mobility.
In the past many projects tried to pursue the above objectives separately with more or less success. The volume of mobility is unfortunately still almost totally dependent on the available budget to support Leonardo mobility projects. The quality of mobility is well controlled by European Commission through Rap4Leo but feedback never comes to the potential future beneficiaries. The cooperation between educational institutions and enterprises is rising but it is still not on the desired level and extent.
On our opinion the LdV programme goals can be effectively achieved only at the same time and only by highly involving past mobility participants. European Commission reports that nearly 90 % of mobility beneficiaries expressed themselves as highly satisfied with the stay abroad in their final reports. But the crowd of almost 800.000 mobility beneficiaries over the last 15 years never had available an appropriate tool to effectively contribute to dissemination of mobility results. Besides, there is no relevant information on real impact that international mobility has on employability and European labour market.
Thanks to WEB 2.0 technology, today it is possible to build a strong social network of mobility participants and use their voice for word-of-mouth promotion of mobility results. Their voice would definitely directly enhance attractiveness of mobility. The quality of mobility would be improved indirectly just because potential beneficiaries would not repeat others mistakes. Volume of mobility would be increased indirectly because a significant impact on employers is envisaged.
The result of this project is a social network platform that enables all mobility stakeholders to share and exchange their experiences, needs, expectations and demand.
The primary goal of the presented project is to promote objectives and results of on-going and finalised Leonardo da Vinci mobility projects.
With the development of our project we also strive to fulfil the following specific objectives of the Leonardo da Vinci programme related to mobility:
to improve the quality and to increase the volume of mobility throughout Europe,
to improve the quality and to increase the volume of co-operation between institutions or organisations providing learning opportunities, enterprises, social partners and other relevant bodies throughout Europe,
to encourage the learning of modern foreign languages and
to support the development of innovative ICT-based content, services and practice for lifelong learning.
All four objectives can be achieved by realisation of our project.
The development of the MOB 2.0 platform will allow past and future participants, mobility projects promoters, schools and enterprises to meet, communicate, share and exchange their experiences, needs, expectations and demands.
By the use of ICT based content we will create a tool that will help to improve the quality and volume of mobility through Europe. Experience of past percipients of Leonardo da Vinci mobility will encourage others to participate in the programme and at the same time they will be able to prevent or overcome eventual difficulties and mistakes exposed by past participants.
The volume of cooperation between educational institutions and enterprises can increase by dissemination of project results among schools and enterprises. The exposed experience of past mobility participants can significantly contribute to the recognition of the added value and benefits for participants and their present or potential future employers, the common European Labour Market in general and the Vocational Education and Training itself.
The encouragement of foreign language learning will be achieved by introducing appropriate features that will enable users of the platform to communicate in different European languages.
With adequate dissemination and exploitation activities we expect the MOB 2.0 platform to become a reference point for all people involved or interested in international mobility.
Utilization and distribution of results
Product Types website
The MOB 2.0 platform is running on a project’s website and it has also its own Facebook page that is contributing to its faster promotion and use among its target groups.
The MOB 2.0 includes the following features:
- logging in as a mobility participant (past or future), sending partner, receiving partner, host organisation, education provider or potential employer,
- publishing reviews of mobility experiences,
- exchanging information on host countries, languages and cultural activities,
- publishing CVs of past and future participants for the use of potential host institutions and employers,
- publishing the mobility opportunities,
- publishing tools and materials for linguistic and cultural preparation for mobility (project results/products of the past Leonardo da Vinci projects, promotion of the relevant granted or running projects),
- publishing open positions for employment of new staff with international experience and multi-linguistic skills,
- possibility to communicate in different languages in specific platform area (Language Corner) with the purpose to enable platform users to practise their foreign language skills,
The platform covers everything that is related to mobility from the participant’s point of view, but all other stakeholders are also included as users of the platform because without them the platform would be too narrow in terms of information and applicability expected by programme beneficiaries.