Project N°2020-1-FR01-KA202-080445

The project

Approaches and tools for the recognition of mobility
in vocational training

Develop the Certificate Mobility in the training pathway

In a Europe where openness to the international scene is defined as a priority in both initial and professional training
the integration of recognized and validated mobility experiences
in the training pathway of learners is more than ever an important issue.


CMAR Nouvelle-Aquitaine
in collaboration with
CMA France
and :

  • CMAR Ile-de-France : CFA of Versailles
  • CMAR Centre-Val-de-Loire : CFA of Tours
  • Department of Education of the Comunidad Foral de Navarra
  • Joan Ramon Benaprès Institute of Catalonia (in Sitges)
  • Belgian French-speaking training center IFAPME Liège-Huy-Verviers
  • German Chamber of Crafts in Frankfurt-Oder.

has embarked on an Erasmus+ project of Cooperation in Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices, with the following main objectives

  • To develop mobility for certification purposes by using tools for the recognition and validation of learning outcomes obtained abroad.

  • Integrate companies
    in the evaluation and validation process, by involving the sending and receiving companies.

  • Create a “decision support” tool
    indicating evaluation procedures involving companies, and promulgating practical advice for organizing certificative mobility.

Partner Listings

Chamber of Trades and Crafts of New Aquitaine

The Chamber of Trades and Crafts of New Aquitaine (CMAR NA) accompanies craft businesses and acts for the training of artisans and apprenticeship. More than 12,000 learners are trained each year in the network’s 16 training centers in the following training sectors: Food, Arts & Wood, Wellness & Personal Services, Cooking & Hospitality, Mechanics & Bodywork, Construction & Metal, Commerce & Sales.

The mobility of learners is a major issue in accessing the national and European labor market. Stays abroad are offered each year to gain additional professional experience (from 2 weeks to 12 months, individually or in groups). In 2022-2023, 330 learners completed an internship abroad as well as 30 teaching staff.

Chamber of Trades and Crafts France

CMA France is the national public institution that federates the network of chambers of trade and crafts (CMAs). In partnership with professional organizations, CMA France works to ensure that the place of the craft industry is fully recognized in the economy and that the interests of craft businesses are taken into account in development programs, national and European laws and regulations. CMA France’s bodies provide support to the CMA network, develop collective actions and common services for craft business owners and their employees, young people, and business creators and buyers.

Joan Benaprès Institute

The Institut Joan Ramon Benaprès is a secondary school located in Sitges, south of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain), which has been training new professionals for and with the hospitality industry for more than 35 years, offering vocational and higher education courses and working in close collaboration with companies in the area.

We organize national and international courses for our learners and teachers to improve the quality of the education we offer. As part of our school’s internationalization project, we also welcome apprentices and staff to improve our organization.

Tours Campus Chamber of Trades and Crafts Centre -Val de Loire

The Campus des Métiers et de l’Artisanat is a place of learning, but also of discovery, innovation and expression through its projects. It is part of the overall organization of the Chamber of Trades and Crafts of the Centre-Val de Loire.

With a 40-year history, the Campus des métiers is a cross-sectoral place of culture, skills and society. Created in 1976, it was built around 6 areas of expertise in the fields of :

  • Motor vehicles
  • Food industry trades
  • Hairstyling and aesthetics
  • Leather goods and applied arts
  • Commerce, management and logistics
  • Health and social action

Equipped with ultramodern facilities, the campus welcomes 2,000 apprentices covering 25 trades and 45 diplomas ranging from the CAP (Certificate of Professional Aptitude, CEC level 3 equivalent) to the professional license (CEC level 6 equivalent). Mobility is a strong axis of our educational project and each year, our apprentices have the opportunity to participate in various projects (stays of 1 week to 6 months), during their training or as young graduates.

IFAPME Centre Liege-Huy-Verviers

The Centre IFAPME Liège-Huy-Verviers is a multi-sectoral training center located in the Province of Liège (Belgium), with 3 locations in Liège, Villers-le-Bouillet and Verviers. Member of the Walloon network IFAPME for more than 60 years, the vocation of the center has always been to reinforce, by the initial and continuous training, the economic potential of the small and medium-sized companies as well as of the independent. The center and its learners (15,000 learners and 1,000 graduates per year) represent more than 30% of the total audience of the IFAPME Network. Degree courses cover more than 100 different professions.

The IFAPME Huy-Waremme Center, located for more than 15 years in Villers-le-Bouillet, is specialized, among other things, in the food industry and is recognized by its peers for the quality of its infrastructure and its educational equipment.

CFA of Versailles Chamber of Trades and Crafts of Ile-de-France

The CFA of Versailles, of the Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat Ile-de-France, has been training apprentices for 50 years from CAP to BTS in the beauty and food trades. Nearly 750 apprentices proudly wear the colors of the Craft and some even carry them around the globe.

Gobierno de Navarra - Departamento de Education

The Department of Education of the Government of Navarre is the official institution in charge of managing education in the Spanish autonomous region of Navarre. The Department of Education is responsible for establishing the general conditions and appropriate means for the effective implementation of all aspects of education.

These measures include the management of all public primary, secondary and vocational education. The institution has 172 public elementary schools, 59 public secondary schools and 22 vocational education centers, which employ more than 3,200 teachers. These public schools serve over 67,000 students. Each school has a guidance department that provides information to students on academic and social issues. They also provide feedback to parents regarding students’ professional careers and problem solving.

The network of 22 VET centers has more than 7,000 students with 83 different profiles. Every year, 200 students do internships in European companies as part of the Erasmus+ initiative. We are also responsible for the management of all European projects in the field of professional training.

Handwerkskammer Frankfurt Oder

The Frankfurt (Oder) Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades is an independent, non-profit organization to which all craft businesses in the chamber’s administrative district must belong.

The Chamber of Crafts has two training centers that provide courses to students in the following vocational training professions:

  • Hairdresser
  • Beautician
  • Plumber
  • Electrician
  • Metallurgist
  • Automotive mechanic (various fields)
  • Automotive painter
  • Painter and stripper

We offer internships for apprentices and organize study tours throughout Europe for vocational training staff (about 60 participants each year). We also welcome foreign trainees and vocational staff to our region.


Inform the sending company

as soon as possible, ideally when the apprenticeship contract is signed, or when the training schedule is published, that a period of mobility is planned in the training program.

Europass mobility

identifies different types of possible competencies and this can help to inform the educational agreement as well. Think of formalizing objectives as precisely as possible, measurable and especially realistic.

A tutor in the host company must be appointed.

Even if the different headings of the Europass mobility document provide a framework for the tutor to document the work placement period, it is advisable to check with the tutor if he/she needs to be accompanied to fill in the document. Depending on the duration of the mobility, a regular follow-up during the internship by the tutor to review the situation with the student is recommended before a final debriefing.

Provide feedback

debrief with the sending employer. Beyond the evaluation aspect, the document, filled out with care, can be useful to give feedback to the sending company.

Rencontre nationale des bijoutiers d’art. Représentation du groupe de travail des métiers d’arts.
Le réseau est consolidé avec la création d’espaces de vente qui valorisent le savoir-faire local.
On s’organise de plus en plus; on innove aussi!

12h13 – 22/01/21
Innovation, réseau
Communauté CMA AURA