2014 International Conference – Cagliari

Cagliari 2014

Europemobility Network International Conference this year focus is on how transnational learning mobility schemes can support NEETs and how mobility may be integrated within ESF and Youth Guarantee measures.

A wide range of key players, such as, among others, the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Swedish National Employment Agency, the Italian and Finnish National Agencies for Erasmus+, the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry, will share their innovative programmes, activities and research findings.

Furthermore, Cataluña, Basque, Sardinia and Piedmont Regional Governments will showcase how they have embedded learning mobility within their active measures for youth, employment and education.

The conference promotes synergies and exchange of experiences among policy officers, practitioners and researchers on solutions and methodological approaches adopted across Europe within successful initiatives like:

  • IDA Programme of the German Federal Ministry of Labour, with 148M€ investment
  • UNGA IN of the Swedish National Employment Agency, with 6,5M€ investment
  • Your First EURES Job of DG EMPL, with 5M€ annual investment
  • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs of DG ENTR, with 4M€ annual investment
  • Youth Guarantee Transnational Measures of Sardinia Government, with 3M€ investment

The conference also keeps an eye on the future, with TLN Mobility Network presenting the characteristics and quality criteria of the coordinated call to be launched by National and Regional ESF authorities within at least 10 Member States specifically addressed to disadvantaged youth and young adults.
For more information, please visit: www.tln-mobility.eu

The conference will offer the opportunity to exchange views and formalize recommendations for future activities within the Erasmus+ Programme.

The Conference, under the patronage of Sardinia Regional Government, ISFOL Erasmus+ Italian National Agency and the representation in Italy of the European Commission, offers a unique opportunity, with workshops and multiple interactive sessions, to meet, discuss and actively contribute, sharing experiences and achievements in the field of learning mobility.

During the Conference we will celebrate the Award Ceremony of the 2014 Europemobility Video Contest for Mobile Learners.
For more information, please visit: www.europemobility.tv




Europemobility Network International Conference is held under the patronage of the representation in Italy of the European Commission, the Regional Autonomous Government of Sardinia and of ISFOL. The conference is co-organized in cooperation with the Regional Employment Agency of the Sardinia Regional Government.

Regione Sardegna - Agenzia Regionale per il Lavoro                             European Commission                          ISFOL 



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Conference Programme
25th September 2014



08.00 – 09.00 Registration of participants
Mobility Exhibition

09.00 – 09.15 Introduction, Giovanni Crisonà, Europemobility Network

09.00 – 09.15 Opening Session: Massimo Zedda, Mayor of Cagliari
                     Francesco Pigliari, President of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia

09.30 – 09.50 European Commission, Paul Tzimas
Cross Sectorial Partnerships for Mobility Schemes under Erasmus+ (see presentation)

09.50 – 10.10 Italian Ministry of Labour, Marianna D’Angelo
Traineeships and work-based learning

10.10 – 10.30 Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Eugenio Annicchiarico
Youth Guarantee and transnational measures (see presentation)

10.30 – 11.00 Eurofund, Massimiliano Mascherini
European Outlook on NEETs (see publication)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break & networking exercise

11.30 – 13.00 Parallel Workshops, First round (see below for details)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 14.30 Award Ceremony of 2014 Video Contest  (see web site)

14.30 – 16.00 Panel among decision makers and practitioners





16.00 – 16.15 Coffee break & networking exercise

16.00 – 17.30 Parallel Workshops, Second round

20.00 Social 


Conference Programme
26th September 2014



09.00 – 09.10 Opening, Stefano Tirati, Europemobility Network
                     Massimo Temussi, Special Commissioner, Regional Employment Agency of Sardinia Government
                     Virginia Mura (see presentation), Councillor for Labour, Autonomous Region of Sardinia

09.10 – 09.30 The ESF Mobility Network and the Coordinated Call for transnational mobility projects for NEETs
                     ISFOL, Gianluca Calzolari (see presentation)
                     German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Stephanie Koenen (see web site) (see presentation)

09.30 – 11.00 Parallel Workshops – Round 1

  • Workshop n° 1 on IT Solutions for Mobility: Focus: mTransition and mobile app for mobility by Geoff Elliott (see presentation)(Pembrokeshire College, UK) and Dutch public database of accredited host organizations presented by Hans Diemel (KCH, The Netherlands) and Guus Morjan (The Netherlands) (see web site) (see presentation
    New technologies and online databases of accredited host organizations for implementing learning mobility 
  • Workshop n° 4 on Learning Resources for Mobility: Educational resources for work placements abroad and youth mobility schemes presented by Luca Frongia (TDM 2000, Italy) 
    Personal development via non-formal education


11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break & networking exercise

11.30 – 13.00 Parallel Workshops – Round 2

  • Workshops n° 1, n° 2, n° 3, n° 4


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Rapporteurs from Workshops Day 1 and Day 2

15.00 – 16.00 Conference Conclusions “From policy and strategies to solutions” European Commission Regional Government of Sardinia Europemobility Network

16.00 – 17.30 Call for Action for new initiatives and Closure




25th September 2014



Quality assurance in mobility

“Improving the quality of mobility…where do I start?”

It is clear that quality assurance (QA) is one of the most important issues and concerns when student go abroad to work and to learn. Not only in terms of safety and health, but also in terms of expectations, preparation and what the students can/will achieve in terms of competences and how they will be supervised and evaluated. The workshop is built up from two points of view of quality Assurance in mobility: “micro” quality in the context of quality in mobility at operational/ implementation level and the “macro” quality in the context of the quality of the Erasmus+ programme as such. The first session of the workshop offers an overview of the tools developed by Europemobility Network to support quality at micro level while within the second session participants have the opportunity to formulate comments and recommendations to the European Commission on critical aspects and on solutions to improve the implementation of Erasmus+.

Moderators: Thomas Berger, Eva-Maria Kropp (Inter-research e.V – Germany), Pauline van den bosch (European Vocational Training Association – Belgium)

Case studies: Erasmus+ Quality Framework and Accreditation of Sending Organizations from the VET sector 

Background documents: (see publication)



Cooperation models for mobility

“How to build cross sectorial partnerships for learning mobility”

The workshop provides the opportunity to discover innovative models of cooperation among different stakeholders active in the field of learning mobility. Building on the experience of Regional Government of Cataluña, the workshop presents successful case studies and promotes a reflection among the participants on how public authorities can embed learning mobility as active measure within youth, education and employment policies. The workshop presents how public authorities, business representatives, different educational providers from Higher Education, VET and Non Formal Education can establish sustainable partnership for mobility.

Moderators: Stefano Tirati (CSCS – Italy), Rob van Wezel (KCH – The Netherlands)

Case studies: Regional Policy and International Cooperation on Learning Mobility presented by Angel Font (Generalitat de Cataluña)

Background documents: (see publication)



Funding schemes for mobility

“How to benchmark and create synergies between EU programmes and national funding measures?”

In Europemobility, we have mapped over a hundred different European possible funding schemes supporting mobility in the different member states. The workshop on funding schemes promotes a reflection on how learning mobility schemes can be embedded within policy measures targeting NEETs in order to promote transition mechanisms from inactivity into employment or education. The workshops offers the experience of Sardinia Government on introducing transnational learning mobility among Youth Guarantee measures.

Moderators: Evita Marchiori (CBE – Belgium), John Gunnarsson (European Minds – Sweden)

Case studies: Youth Guarantee and Transnational Measures presented by Emanuela Atzori (Regional Employment Agency of Sardinia Government)

Background documents: (visit web site); (see publication)



Impact of mobility

“How to measure the impact of learning mobility on Learners and Host Organizations?”

The workshop presents the findings of a major study conduced by the Finnish National Agency for Eramsus+ CIMO on how international skills and competences are developed through study or practical training abroad and how employers perceive international experiences accomplished by young candidates during their recruitment activities. Furthermore, the workshop presents the findings of research activities on the impact of learning mobility on mobile learners and on host organizations conducted by the Europemobility Network. Participants will be asked to comment upon the findings of the surveys and the studies and share their own views on the impact of mobility on learners and on host organizations.

Moderator: Giovanni Crisonà (CSCS – Italy)

Case studies: Impact Study conducted presented by Mika Saarinen (Director of CIMO, Erasmus+ Finnish National Agency; Impact Study conducted by Europemobility Network presented by Eva-Maria Kropp

Background documents(see publication)



Recognition of mobility

“Learning outcomes and European transversal competences in mobility”

The aim of the workshop is to share successful experiences, tools and methodologies for assessing, recognizing and validating learning outcomes acquired within transnational work placements and practical experiences abroad. ISFOL presents the activities accomplished in Italy by the ECVET Experts while participants have the opportunities to exchange views on solutions applicable both to formal and informal education settings.

Moderator: Geoff Scapelhorn (Efvet, Belgium), Mélanie Shoger (La Ligue, France)

Case studies: ECVET Italian Experts Team presented by Sveva Balduini, ISFOL

Background documents(see publication)



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Conference Venue:
Teatro Massimo, Via De Magistris 12, Cagliari

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