EU Funds for Educational and Vocational Study Visits - Information Meeting Announced

An information meeting about EU funding for CEDEFOP Study Visits is going to be held at the EUPA offices in Santa Venera on Wednesday 26th September at 10am. The aim of a Study Visit, as one of the key actions of the transversal programme within the Lifelong Learning Programme, is to examine particular aspects related to education of other countries. It also provides a forum for discussion, exchange and learning between professionals.

Study Visits take place over a period of 3 to 5 days and are targeted at groups of education and vocational training specialists and decision-makers. Groups vary in size, but normally consist of 10 to 15 persons. There is a broad range of specialised theme visits which can be looked up in the Study Visits Catalogue and Database which are available on the CEDEFOP website http://studyvisits.cedefop.europa.eu/.

The European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) is currently accepting applications from professionals wishing to attend such CEDEFOP Study Visits. The deadline for applications is 12 October 2012 for visits taking place between March and June 2013.
Persons interested in learning more are invited to register for the information meeting by sending an email to eupa@gov.mt and include their name, surname, designation and organisation.

Study Visit case study – ‘Bridging VET and the Workplace’ organised in Malta

Apart from providing funding to Maltese individuals, institutions can also apply to organise a Study Visit and have it included in the CEDEFOP catalogue. The EUPA has been organising such Study Visits in Malta for foreigners who apply for funding with their country’s National Agency. In 2012, for example, the Study Visit was held in May when 15 education and vocational training specialists as well as decision-makers from different countries across Europe participated. During this visit, participants explored how Malta is bridging Vocational Education and Training and the workplace as well as shared their own expertise and good practice in the subject and country. More information about this call for institutions can be obtained from the LLP website at www.llp.eupa.org.mt.

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This initiative is funded with the support of the European Commission (Directorate General Education and Culture). Information on the European Union Programmes Agency can be found at the agency website www.eupa.org.mt or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EUPAMALTA.