In the 2005 budget, the European Parliament adopted a new line for a pilot project aimed at promotion the transational moblity of apprentices and other young people in initial vocational training. In implementation of this pilot project, the Commission has launched three public open calls for tenders for studies in relation to this issue.

The first (EAC/34/05) is a Europe-wide study of the obstacles to the transnational mobility of apprentices and the ways of overcoming them. The objective of the study is to arrive at proposals for concrete solutions to the many legal, administrative and practical difficulties that prevent the generalisation of transnational moblity from as a normal and integral part of training pathways.

The other two (EAC/35/05 and EAC/36/05) concern the development of a European credit transfer system for VET. The object of EAC/35/05 is a study on the implementation and development of such a system, and that of EAC/36/05 is a feasibility study and test phase of the system.

Please see the links below for direct access to these calls.