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KA2 strategic project. Work Based Learning: an entrance to the professional future is a strategic project (KA2) in the context of Youth within the framework of the Erasmus+ program which aims to create an empowerment environment to allow young people to take part in mobility projects based on practical work and thus improve their professional profile and the options of a real and high-quality work insertion. WBL is a project coordinated by the Bulgarian organization Horizon Pro Consult, and relies on Mundus Association (Spain), Business School PAR (Croatia), Institut of Entrepreneurship Development (Greece), Centre for Social Innovation (Cyprus), Regional Volunteer Centre (Poland), Mine Vaganti NGO (Italy) and CECIS (Romania). 


Traianig course in Zaragoza (July 2019)


Unemployment is one of the strongest challenges young Europeans face today, and to fight it remains a priority to ensure a positive future for young people. Organizations that are actively involved in the education sector have detected specific problems related to the mismatch between skills acquired after formal education and the real needs of the labor market. This is one of the reasons that have contributed to youth unemployment.

By consulting various official documents related to the aforementioned problem, it has been confirmed that to promote the employability of young people the number of learning programs in Europe will be increased. An EAfA report about high yields for learning and WBL suggests that institutions combine their efforts to ensure that practical work-based mobilities represent relevant learning opportunities for young people.

As committed organizations within the fields of education and youth, the members of this project have decided to offer a quality solution to help meet the needs mentioned above. This strategic partnership aims to exchange experiences in terms of creating an empowerment environment for learning through practical work, to offer more opportunities of international mobility for young people, and trying to achieve a long-term impact to ensure positive future prospects for them.

WBL Goals

"WBL: an entrance to professional future" has been created to:

  • Develop the skills of youth workers so that they can act as referents in the creation of strategies in which mobility and practical work are part of the educational curriculum.
  • Promote cooperation, knowledge sharing and capacity development in the field of European mobility, and specifically, the countries present in this project
  • Create and strengthen synergies between the field of formal and non-formal education, as well as the labor market, in order to create a favorable environment for intersectoral cooperation and increase the employability of young people.
  • Provide youth organizations with guidance and tools to link sectors with a view to creating work-based learning spaces.
  • Promote favorable conditions for the creation of European networks, thus creating a space for the development of new mobility opportunities.
  • Encourage the development of an interorganizational system that encourages learning through non-formal educational means.

Project Timeline

The project began on March 1, 2019 and will last until August 1, 2020.

  • April 2019: Kick off meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • April 2019: Launch of the visibility campaign
  • May 2019: Selection of participants
  • June 2019: Training course in Zaragoza, Spain
  • July - September 2019: sessions with young people with fewer opportunities to detect what opportunities we can offer them
  • August - October 2019: preparation for the Erasmus + call
  • December 2019: Mid-term evaluation meeting in Larissa, Greece
  • February 2020: Quality support seminar in project implementation
  • March - May 2020: Creation of good practice documents
  • April - August 2020: Dissemination campaign in the participating countries
  • July 2020: Final meeting in Sassari, Italy
  • August 2020: End of the project

To learn more about WBL

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