Strengthening intercultural capacities and labour mobility of the border population by supporting cross-border education initiatives and vocational training
All actions supported within specific objective SO42 of priority axis 4 shall contribute to vocational and intercultural training becoming one of the programme’s leverages to positively influence the region’s challenges with regard to the labour market, like brain drain and lack of qualified personnel. Hence intermediary organisations shall develop and operate joint (vocations) training schemes tailoring these schemes and trainings to the border region and taking cross-border issues into account. Finally, all measures shall contribute to an increased intercultural understanding and knowledge as well as an enhanced labour mobility of the border population.
Possible are projects that enhance intercultural understanding and labour mobility in the region. As a basic principle, the intention is to launch an important learning-process concerning cross-border cooperation. In practical terms this means communicating despite the language barrier, reflecting usual standards and processes, training abilities to negotiate despite diverging opinions and finding compromises.
Examples of actions eligible under specific objective SO42 are:
1. Design and implementation of education schemes in pre-schools, schools and other educational institutions, aiming at acquiring and improving qualifications, skills and competences (e.g. intercultural communication trainings and language courses, joint schemes to support traineeships)
2. Harmonisation of vocational education systems (dual education) for meeting the needs of SMEs and the joint labour market (e.g. resulting in mutual acceptance of qualifications and in higher labour mobility)