”The Gothenburg Regional Association of Local Authorities (GR) is a co-operative organisation uniting thirteen municipalities in western Sweden. The combined population of these municipalities is almost 950.000 inhabitants. The task of the association is to promote co-operation over municipal borders and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experience within the region.
GR has a unique digital tool for coordinating work placements within the Gothenburg region. The tool is called “www.Praktikplatsen.se”. There are more than 5,000 businesses and work places registered in the tool offering around 10,000-12,000 work placements. Praktikplatsen aims at strengthening the access to, the supply of, and the quality of apprenticeships/work placements around the Gothenburg Region. Furthermore, it aims at meeting the European goals of making school-to-work transition easier equipping young people with the right skills and experience for sustainable employment.
The administration of VET mobilities in Europe is handled more or less solely by the Schools in our area. The availability of a local and regional platform within the iMOVE organisation could greatly aid our Schools and Educational Institutions, enabling them to spend less time on cumbersome administrative task. This may increase the possibilities for more students in the Gothenburg region taking part in mobility exchanges.”