UK vocational education and training (VET) organisations with a proven track record in organising VET mobility projects for learners and staff are encouraged to apply for the VET Mobility Charter. Please note that you do not have to be a Charter holder in order to apply for Erasmus+ funding for VET projects.
What is the Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter?
A Call for Proposals for the award of the VET Mobility Charter is held annually. The Charter aims to reward and promote quality in mobility enabling sending organisations to further develop their international strategies. Charter holders benefit from streamlined procedures, including the application process, the organisation of mobility projects, and reporting activities. The VET Charter aims to reward and promote organisations, as well as continuing to develop quality in mobility.
Does it differ from the VET Certificate?
Previous applicants may have been familiar with the Leonardo da Vinci Mobility Certificate. Applicants who held this certificate can refer to this in the VET Mobility Charter application form to exemplify past experience through the Lifelong Learning Programme.
Who can apply?
The Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter is not compulsory. If your organisation has previous experience of running mobility projects (such as those through the former Leonardo programme), and the vision to further internationalise your organisation and build transnational VET mobility into that strategy, the Charter may be relevant for you. VET consortia may also apply for the Charter.
Alternatively, organisations without previous experience of running VET projects or smaller, more specialised organisations without plans to further internationalise, may wish to apply for single mobility projects through the Erasmus+ yearly Call.
For more information about the Erasmus+ VET Charter and eligibility we would recommend reading the relevant sections of the Programme Guide and the Commission's Go international: Practical Guide on Strategic Internationalisation in VET (4.9 MB). In addition, our 2018 factsheet (90 KB) answers frequently asked questions about the Charter, and you can watch a recording of our support webinar giving a general overview of the VET Mobility Charter.
Award of Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter
If awarded the Charter, you will be eligible to make simplified yearly applications and reports under general Erasmus+ Calls. Subject to continued satisfactory performance, this will last for the remaining duration of the programme.
How to apply
The next deadline to apply for the VET Mobility Charter is on 17 May 2018 at 11 am (UK time). The online application form is expected to be published by March. In the meantime there is a pdf example of the form (567 KB) for reference purposes only along with a guidance document (114 KB).