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Report about Mobility observatories in Europe

Published 21/06/2012
Despite figuring high on the agenda of European (and also many national) VET-policies, transnational learning mobility for apprentices and other young people in VET remains a curiously under-researched theme in Europe – both quantitatively and qualitatively. We do not have any precise information on participation in mobility activities, and for many aspects of the organisational and pedagogical issues of these, our knowledge is based assumptions and generalisations rather than firm empirical evidence. The idea of information mechanisms (or mobility observatories) – at European and/or at national level – that can address these issues has been mooted in many contexts, and a few attempts have been made.  However, until the present these have mainly been temporary experiments with a limited range, and not permanent structures with a clear remit. Consequently, when we want European-level (or even national) aggregated data on mobility, there is no one-stop-shop to go to, and we have to piece this together from many different sources.
This paper analyses the issues related to the establishment of mobility observatories and looks at
  • The present knowledge level on mobility activities
  • Difficulties associated with information retrieval on mobility activities
  • Past or existing information mechanisms on mobility activities
  • Information needs

On the basis of the findings of these analyses, the paper formulates recommendations for the role and tasks of mobility observatories.The work has been carried out as a piece of desktop-research, and is based on already existing studies and information sources. The author is Søren Kristensen, PhD, from Techne.


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