Working in Europe – Europolitan Ways into the Future Erasmus Project

General information for the Working in Europe – Europolitan Ways into the Future Erasmus Project

Working in Europe – Europolitan Ways into the Future  Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Working in Europe – Europolitan Ways into the Future

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 Schools Only

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Labour market issues incl. career guidance / youth unemployment

Project Summary

Improving the employability for the European labor market was one of the main objectives that the four schools from Poland, Italy, Spain and Germany wanted to achieve for their pupils through the project “Working in Europe – Europolitan Ways into the Future”. In the project, 15-18 year-olds alternately worked in intercultural or national teams, acquired knowledge of European-standard application guidelines, created their own portfolio and attended an English language application workshop during the first project meeting in Germany. At a second project meeting in Poland they learned how to create a successful application video. This knowledge was helpful in applying for the internships offered in the Erasmus + project.

But before the internship could start, the project participants learned about the possibilities of school leavers, as well as the labor law conditions in the comparison of the countries. By comparing the different labor market situations, especially the existing youth unemployment, pupils were sensitized to the current situation in other European countries. “Current problems for young people” was also the big topic of the project meeting in Spain. The future developments in the European labor market, changing demands on the employee and thechanching role of work was the last topic of our Erasmus + project and also of our last project meeting in Rome.

During the two-year project, project ambassadors from all countries met four times, once in every country, got to know theoretical aspects and worked together on their required skills. In between transnational training / learning activities, the students from each country focused on individual topics and prepared them for other students within the school (train-the-trainer approach) and for other countries. The highlight was certainly the internship abroad.

The aim of our project was to make it easier for students to move from school to work by making initial contacts with companies and improving the skills that the European labor market expects from them, such as media literacy or intercultural and linguistic competence. They should also become aware of the opportunities and risks that the labour markets in the various countries face.

The booklets “European Ways into the Future”, brochures, videos, posters, teaching materials, PowerPiontPresentations, etc. that the students have created, not only summarize the most important results, but also serve to train the next generation and disseminate the results. We will share our results not only with students and colleagues in our schools, but also with our co-operation schools and interested companies.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 88965 Eur

Project Coordinator

Eduard-Breuninger-Schule Backnang & Country: DE

Project Partners

  • Powiatowy Zespol Szkol nr 1 w Wejherowie
  • IISS Charles Darwin