Camilla Winter AB is an Educational Consultancy Organisation founded in April 2022 in Borås, Region Västra Götaland (Sweden). Camilla Winter AB aims to provide counselling and support, EU training courses and workshops.
The founder, Camilla Winter has many years of experience as an International Coordinator on a municipal and sub-regional level. Furthermore, she is an external expert for the Swedish NA for Erasmus+. In her capacity, she is an external evaluator, a member of the National Erasmus+ VET team (former ECVET team) and an EPALE Ambassador. What’s more, Ms Winter has been cooperating with EARLALL since 2018 and she has been a key advisor to design our network activities and vision.
Camilla Winter AB is a consultancy based in Borås, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden. Their priorities for lifelong learning include capacity building concerning a lack of skills and knowledge; knowledge about Erasmus+; skills in writing a competitive proposal; knowledge about European tools like the EQF, SELFIE, e-twinning, EPALE etc.
The municipality of Borås (City of Borås)’s Working Life Department, Department for Adult Education are an associate member at EARLALL. They are part of the Working Groups: Ageing Population and Lifelong Guidance and Skills and Labour Market.
The City of Borås is located in the Västra Götaland region, in the western part of Sweden. With 113,000 inhabitants, Borås is the thirteenth largest city in Sweden.
Borås is part of a regional cooperation with seven municipalities in the surrounding area in the field of VET. Vuxenutbildningen Borås (Adult Education Borås) is the municipal adult education service for employed or unemployed people who need to develop their competences or who would like to undertake a career change. The organisation counts on about 5,500 students and 200 employees. Students have the opportunity to study full-time, part-time or via distance leaning, depending on their course choice.
The City of Borås has a special interest in upskilling and reskilling pathways for employees and the unemployed, and supports the collaboration between VET providers and companies. Adult Education Borås offers programs in specific fields where there is an explicit competence demand, such as textile or e-Commerce.
Main economic activities of the region: Logistics, Technology (digital solutions and services), Textile design, development, fashion and import; Creative businesses; Science park and innovation; Borås College University
Two departments in Borås are involved in lifelong learning and represent the city: the Department of Adult Education which responsible for VET and the Working Life Department who works together with Department of Adult Education with NEETs and with the introduction of migrants. The city’s priorities are to work for inclusive labour markets, managing shortage of skills, providing language and professional training for migrants, including:
DAMAS, 2021 – 2023
The DAMAS (Digital Apprentices Mobility in the Automotive Sector) project aims at testing virtual mobility in the automotive sector. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, developing virtual mobility has proven to be a key need in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. DAMAS will find an innovative solutions for the future, mostly by using digital tools. More information can be found here: https://www.earlall.eu/fostering-digital-mobility-in-vet-damas-project-kicked-off/
Get Ready in West, 2021- 2023
The project seeks to strengthen individual competencies for those who have not finished school and are unemployed to help them finish their degrees. It targets those Not in Employment Education or Training (NEETs) from 16-24 and is ran by the Department of Adult Education, Working Life Department and the National Employment Agency.
GO! organises official education in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. It is an autonomous body of the Flemish government which functions independently of the Flemish Minister of Education. GO! Council’s main mission is to guarantee free choice of education in Flanders and the Brussels Capital Region. The GO! Council makes the main strategic choices for the future of GO!. It is supported by administrative and pedagogic services (including an in-service training department), located in Brussels. The organising power belongs to the 26 groups of schools (regional). Each group of schools manages all GO! institutions of education in a given region, consisting of a number of primary and secondary schools. GO! schools are spread all over Flanders and the Brussels-Capital region.
GO! provides education from nursery school, through compulsory school age through to adult education and including schools specialising in creative and performing arts and technical and professional education. GO! provides policy guidance, curriculum development and teacher training for its 700 schools / centres and for 35,500 members of staff serving 220,000 students in compulsory education and 109,000 in adult education.
Education is not only about transferring knowledge or preparing for further studies or the job market. We of course want young people to acquire the necessary knowledge in an appealing way but find it equally important that they should grow into outspoken, outgoing, open-minded and critical citizens, able to find their way in today’s complex society.
In today’s world with its many aspects, beliefs, opinions, religions, ways of life it is more than ever crucial that we teach our children how to live together. To teach them that every person, whatever his or her opinion or way of life, is worthwhile and that none are superior compared to others. We firmly believe in this equal value-principle. Everyone is of course entitled to his or her own opinion but must also respect different attitudes in life in an open spirit and without condemnation.
That is why our schools must by nature be open to the world , they are not islands in their own right because the world today is anything but an island. Our schools must depict the world as it is in all its diversity. That is also why our baseline is “Samen leren samenleven” (learning all together how to live together).
Movetia is an associate member of EARLALL and is currently co-coordinating the Mobility Working Group. Movetia is the Swiss national agency for the promotion of exchanges and mobility in the education system. Be it within Switzerland, with other European countries or elsewhere in the world, Movetia encourages and supports exchange, mobility and cooperation activities in the different sectors of education, ranging from primary school through adult education to university level, as well as promoting extracurricular activities.
Movetia acts as promotion agency, funding agency, competence centre for international cooperation in education, and service centre. We fund and support exchange, mobility, and cooperation activities in the education system (from early childhood education and care to higher education) and in the extracurricular domain, both in Switzerland and abroad. We link up institutions and individuals who are already running projects and those keen to get involved.
Movetia’s work is anchored in the Swiss context, including in the jobs and labour market. Since 2014 Switzerland is no longer associated with Erasmus+. However, association remains objective. Movetia is the Swiss national agency for the promotion of national and international mobilities and cooperation projects. Their international activities are based on the Federal Act on International Cooperation and Mobility in Education and on the National Strategy for Exchange and Mobility of the Confederation and the Cantons.
The Swiss cantons are important players in the Swiss education system, which is based on subsidiarity. Many of them already have extensive experience with cross-border collaboration, which extends to the field of lifelong learning. In addition to working with representatives from institutions that provide education, we at Movetia thus ally with cantonal representatives. Our ambition is to support the cantons in their mobility and cooperation activities in the field of education and training in Europe and beyond.
Die Lehr emit dem Plus, present
“Apprenticeship kv plus” apprentices complete two six-month work placements in a company with commercial tasks in an English-speaking and a French- or Italian speaking country. During the two work experiences abroad, they do not only develop linguistically, but also noticeably grow in other professional and soft skills. Internship abroad become a fourth place of learning. The project involved VET schools. More information is available here.
Taith joined EARLALL as an associate member in September 2023. It is part of the Mobility Working Group.
Taith is a Welsh Government funded programme enabling people in Wales to learn, study and volunteer all over the world, while allowing organisations in Wales to invite international partners and learners to do the same here in Wales.
Taith’s role as a funding agency is to fund eligible organisations to enable people in Wales to study, volunteer, train and work all over the world.
Organisations should apply directly to Taith for funding on behalf of their participants and we encourage all eligible organisations to apply whether new to international exchanges or more experienced.
They provide support at each step of the process through webinars, face to face events and one to one support. Please contact us if you have any questions about the Taith programme and applying for funding.
Reciprocity is encouraged and the principles of reciprocity and shared learning are central to Taith. We therefore have additional funding of up to 30% available, which applying Welsh organisations can request, to fund international partner activity.
International institutions and organisations with established Welsh partners who are interested in supporting exchanges should get in touch with their Welsh partners to discuss whether they plan to send students overseas through Taith and to explore what opportunities there are for reciprocal exchange agreements.