iMove – Making Mobility a Reality

iMove_LOGO e PAY OFFCreated as an idea to develop innovative solution to enhance learning mobility all around Europe, Imove’s project development stage is coming to an end. During these three years, all members show utmost effort to create a solution to answer the  demands of all parties in a learning mobility. Members of a learning mobility usually consist in young people, schools, companies and associations. Since all parties have different demands due to their nature, a need was growing to answer them all hence Imove was born.

iMove is an umbrella organisation bringing together stakeholders involved in the co-ordination of transnational learning mobility of students and staff vocational education (VET). It is a network promoting sustainable models to make learning mobility an opportunity provided by all vocational schools and training centres in Europe.

iMove’s legal status is an Association of Organisations founded under the Italian law. All iMove members must be organisations with a recognised legal status. The network is based in Bologna, where iMove originally started as a Leonardo project leaded by Emilia-Romagna Regional Government.

iMove supports the setting up of ‘mobility consortia’ to allow all VET providers in a local, regional or sectoral context to offer to their learners and staff mobility opportunities. iMove members are private and public organizations which have developed or wish to develop a mobility consortium within a specific context (eg. local, regional or sectoral level).

Thanks to iMove for VET schools in the local and regional communities involved it will become a usual practice the possibility to offer to interested students the opportunity of a training experience in Europe as part of their qualification. Such experience, particularly for youngsters, has a very strong impact on their personal development, flexibility and to open their mind towards the European labour market.

 

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