SoMExNet – Network enhancing the SoMEx app Erasmus Project

General information for the SoMExNet – Network enhancing the SoMEx app Erasmus Project

SoMExNet – Network enhancing the SoMEx app Erasmus Project
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Project Title

SoMExNet – Network enhancing the SoMEx app

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation; ICT – new technologies – digital competences

Project Summary

The project “SoMExNet – Network enhancing the SoMEx app” aimed at implementing an extensive process to support and improve an existent tool: the SoMEx app. The SoMEx app was developed during a previous Erasmus+ project (2014-1-BE01-KA202-000875) as a tool to provide VET trainees taking part in mobility exchanges with all the necessary information (general info, travel, schedules, culture, language, contacts, evaluation, certification, etc.). This Android app helped the SoMEx partners (four VET training centers and a national association) to increase the number of mobility exchanges in the building sector. The SoMExNet was the logical continuation of this successful partnership: SoMEx partners were joined by two new partners (one more national organisation involved in VET in the building sector and one university as technical partner) with the objective to enlarge the number of institutions using the app and, by that means, the number of mobility exchanges in Europe. The main objective of the project was to make trainees aware of mobility opportunities and therefore to increase the mobility of young workers in the building sector on the European labour market. The SoMExNet partners developed an extensive process and toolkit in order to make the SoMExNet app available to any institution interested in it. Several activities were undertaken by the partners to reach that goal. First, the technical partner developed a new version of the app with a new back office and with new functionalities (including new build-in communication tools for trainees and trainers enrolled in a mobility action to interact with each other). Now the multilingual SoMExNet app (available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish) can be downloaded free of charge both on Android and IOS smartphones. Second, the partners developed tools (online platform, users’ kit, pedagogical kit and pedagogical process) to support the app and to help any interested institution to use it for its mobility projects in an autonomous way. These tools are available in all SoMExNet partners’ languages (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish). In parallel, the SoMExNet partners tested the app in real-life mobilities to get feedback and be able to improve the final project outputs. Third, the SoMExNet partners ensured a large dissemination for the app through the building a users’ network linked by a users’ adhesion charter. The SoMExNet app and related process is now proposed to the general public as a reference tool for European mobilities in the building sector and beyond.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 182733,62 Eur

Project Coordinator

CENTRE IFAPME LIEGE HUY VERVIERS ASBL & Country: BE

Project Partners

  • BILDUNGSZENTREN DES BAUGEWERBES EV
  • FUNDACION LABORAL DE LA CONSTRUCCION
  • CENTRO DE FORMACAO PROFISSIONAL DA INDUSTRIA DA CONSTRUCAO CIVIL E OBRAS PUBLICAS DO SUL
  • COMITE DE CONCERTATION ET DE COORDINATION DE L APPRENTISSAGE DU BATIMENT ET DES TRAVAUX PUBLICS
  • UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
  • FORMEDIL ENTE NAZIONALE PER LA FORMAZIONE E L’ADDESTRAMENTO PROFESSIONALE NELL EDILIZIA