Basic information about mobility of apprentices in Cyprus Republic

Who is concerned?

In most cases, IVET mobility that takes place in the context of Leonardo da Vinci(L dV), is for the minimum period allowed by the programme, which is two weeks, due to school commitments. IVET students are in most cases placed in work environments.

How is mobility organized?

The Ministry of Education and Culture, MoEC (Ypourgeio Paideias kai Politismou, YPP), specifically the Directorate of Secondary Technical and Vocational Education, STVE (Mesi Techniki kai Epaggelmatiki Ekpaidefsi, MTEE), is very supportive to students for participating in transnational mobility programmes.


Sources of funding / Other mobility programs and initiatives


Professionals in IVET always get paid leave of absence in order to participate in LdV mobility projects. The funding provided through the programme in most cases is adequate for full coverage of the mobility costs.
The main obstacles to mobility are recognition, foreign language skills, leave of absence from work, finding placement positions and also, for incoming mobility, expensive housing in Cyprus and lack of public transportation.
In order to raise awareness and promote participation in the Lifelong Learning Programmes, the Foundation for the Management of the European Lifelong Learning Programmes organises “Information Days”, open to all, disseminated to the public through the mass media. The Foundation also participates in the “Job Days” organised by the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, MLSI (Ypourgeio Ergasias kai Koinonikon Asfaliseon, YEKA). There is no formal recognition of the periods of work placement abroad other than the one offered through Europass.


Contacts : Work placement : Work placement

Foundation for the management of European Lifelong Learning Programmes

Prodromou and Demetracopoulou, 2, 1sf floor
CY-1090 Nicosia
Tel: (357) 22 448888
Fax: (357) 22 678787