Erasmus+ is one of the most successful programmes of the European Union.
Since 1987 over three million European students have spent part of their studies at another higher education institution or with an organization in Europe.
Nowadays, Erasmus+ is one of the most well-known and easy to access mobility mechanism of EU, providing mobility and learning opportunities to all not only in the Erasmus+ Programme countries but also to Partner countries.
Opportunities for individuals
Pupils looking to work in the Construction Sector
Erasmus+ aims at making learning mobility a realistic possibility for any pupil in school education.
Learning mobility for pupils can be organized both in a group and individually, for up to one month.
Individually or along with others, you are able to study at a partner school or perform a traineeship at another relevant organization abroad.
If you are interested in a future job in the Construction Sector, your school can apply for an Erasmus accreditation in the field of school education or to participate in a short-term mobility project, and found yourself / yourselves in another country improving your skills and knowledge that will allow you to become professional in the Construction Sector.
If you need further information on the possibilities to take part in mobility as a pupil, please contact your National Agency.
Students in the Construction Sector
Studying abroad is a central part of Erasmus+ and has been shown to have a positive effect on later job prospects.
A student studying or interested in the Constructor Sector can:
- Study abroad from 2 months to 12 months (up to 24 if they are studying architecture) in other High Educational Institutes in Europe or in other Countries.
- Be enrolled in a traineeship (Work placements, Internships), abroad at any workplace.
Traineeship opportunities are offered either in person or in distance, and can be easily found here.
- Participate in the prestigious “Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees”, for which scholarships are also available.
Additional funding is available for students with physical, mental or health-related conditions.
Trainees in the Construction Sector
Erasmus+ can help you gain valuable work experience by supporting traineeships (work placements, internships etc) abroad.
Either you are a high education student or a VET learner, either you aim to become blue-collar or white-collar, there are plenty of mobility opportunities for you. You can apply for a trainership opportunity that can take place in person or virtually.
Traineeships abroad can receive Erasmus+ support for up to 12 months.
If you are a Higher education student or recent graduate you can find more here.
If you are a Vocational education and training student, apprentice or recent graduate you can learn more here.
A tip for you!
Trainees can also combine an Erasmus+ traineeship with a study period abroad.
Adult learners working or interested to work in the Construction Sector
If you are an adult learner with specific educational needs, you can spend a period abroad at any organization providing adult education to improve your knowledge and skills for up to 1 month.
The Constructor Sector is an ever-changing field with new knowledge, techniques, and technology being introduced to it every now and then. Regardless if you are a white-collar or a blue-collar construction worker you can benefit from a variety of learning options for supported by E+.
- in-class learning,
- work-based learning,
- peer learning,
- and other innovative approaches.
You can either can find a programme run by an adult education organisation or contact one and share with them your need and idea for a training.
If you need further information on the possibilities to take part in mobility as an adult learner, please get in touch with your National Agency.
Young people interested to gain/develop skills to work in the Construction Sector
Youth exchanges are open to people between the ages of 13 and 30.
For a short period (between 5 to 21 days) you can meet, live together and work on shared projects for short periods.
Use the mobility apps available found here, to locate projects related with the Construction Sector.
A tip for you!
You can develop skills related to the Construction Sector in phenomenally irrelevant projects. Visit our New Skills results and the revised Occupational Profiles and Qualifications of Construction Blueprint Skills Blueprint for the Construction Industry, to help you keep yourself “open-minded”.
Opportunities are available to spend time teaching at an education institution abroad. These opportunities are available to both staff working in the education sector as well as individuals working out of it.
Experienced workers and professionals in Construction Sector are invited to share their knowledge and experience in specific educational projects in:
Additional funding is available for staff with physical, mental or health-related conditions.
Opportunities for Organisations
The Erasmus+ mechanism provides many opportunities for organizations and legal entities.
Inter Alias a Construction Company or other entity active in the Construction Sector can be engaged or engage their staff and members in activities such as:
- Strategic improvement of the professional skills,
- Organizational capacity building,
- Creating transnational cooperative partnerships with organizations from other countries in order to produce innovative outputs or exchange best practices.
Organizations can facilitate learning mobility opportunities for students, education staff, trainees, apprentices, volunteers, youth workers and young people.
Please find more information about how to get engaged in an E+ project here:
Keep in mind that companies can post their traineeships offers on the Erasmus Intern Traineeship Portal and attract trainees from all around Europe!!!
EURES was established in 1994. It is a European mechanism that supports and facilitates the free movement of workers among Europe.
Overcoming language barriers, cultural differences, bureaucratic challenges, diverse employment laws and a lack of recognition of educational certificates, EURES cultivates a framework of working across Europe.