Joint Staff Training on 11-15 July in Leipzig, Germany


MoVET project continues with another Joint Stuff Training in Leipzig, Germany.

From 11 to 15 July MoVET partner Wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft hosted the joint stuff training for MoVET partners from the Western Balkans.

On the fist day, Wisamar welcomed teachers and staff of Western Balkan partner organisations in Leipzig. For five days, Wisamar and partners from Western Balkans worked on planning and implementing mobilities and visited local institutions of Vocational Education and Training. The first workshop started with a round of expectations and a reflection on partners’ concerns, challenges and obstacles as sending organisations. In the afternoon, the team visited Berufliches Schulzentrum 7, a VET centre for electrical and electronical engineering and ICT professions and benefitted from the school director’s expertise in dual training, which is typical for the German VET system.

On the second day, VET-centers from Kosovo, Albania and Montenegro, together with Wisamar explored the target groups they would like to send on mobilities to the EU partners in the MoVET project. The workshop participants reflected on the participants’ profiles and necessary competencies. Partners also cooperated on first thoughts about the application procedure and selection process and exchanged previous experiences. In the afternoon, the participants went on a boat tour on Leipzig’s rivers and canals. 

On day 3, the workshop of the Joint Staff Training was dedicated to the preparation of participants for mobility experiences. In group work, the Western Balkan partners collaborated on developing strategies for the intercultural, linguistic and organisational preparation. In the afternoon, the team was hosted by Joblinge e.V., an association that works in the labour market integration for disadvantaged young people, providing qualifications and mentoring. 

On day four, Wisamar project managers shared their expertise and presented Erasmus+-KA2-projects that are of interest to the participating Western Balkan partners. With presentations on blended learning, gamified language learning, competence training in entrepreneurial skills, sustainable project management and the use of Virtual Reality scenarios for Vocational Education and Training, valuable tools and best practices were shared. Frau Barz, the director of Susanna-Eger-Schule, welcomed the group in the afternoon and showed us around the VET school for gastronomy and hospitality. 

The last day of these workshops was dedicated to the process of securing learning outcomes on mobilities. Workshop participants were made familiar with methodologies and templates on how to enhance the quality of a mobility experience.

Thanks to all participants' enthusiasm and collaborative working atmosphere, the group will stay connected in making the mobility adventures happen for the learners from the Western Balkans.