Latvia (2021)

OVERALL TARGETS IN IVET MOBILITY POLICY
Overall policy targets are in place. Aspects of learner mobility are part of national education policy to raise international competitiveness of education and to promote the prestige of vocational education. Education development guidelines for 2014-2020 (2014) set the task to provide support measures for transnational mobility and cross-border co-operation in vocational education and define quantitative goals for the number of vocational students involved in learning mobility (473 students in 2017 and 538 students in 2020)and share of initial vocational education graduates involved in learning mobility (5.3% in 2012 and 6% in 2020), as well as the number of vocational education teachers involved in mobility (131 in 2017 and 170 in 2020) with the support of the Erasmus+ programme. Therefore, transnational mobility is increasingly becoming an integral part of vocational school development plans.