Supporting Alliance for African Mobility
25 countries from two different continents
36 partners involved
+500 learning and working mobilities planned
4 Million Euros invested
The first EU venture of a VET mobility project in Africa
These are the figures representing SAAM (Supporting Alliance for African Mobility), the first-ever pilot experience of educational mobilities in VET education between Africa and Europe, funded under the AU-EU Skills for Youth Employment Programme. SAAM’s main goal is to exchange knowledge, methodologies and good practices among VET centers in Africa and Europe. Besides, it aims at improving the knowledge, technical and pedagogical skills of VET staff and centres. SAAM tackles the fields of engineering and manufacturing, hospitality and agriculture, but it also intends to expand the areas of action and the countries and institutions it impacts, through a strategic alliance that will last over time.
In this round table we will present the call for proposals in which this unprecedented project is included and how it was conceived by the coordinating organisations. We will explain the objectives of the project and the activities set out to achieve them, as well as the work methodologies, the expected results and the progress that has already been achieved.
The three phases of the project and its activities will be explained, as well as how the mobility activities have been adapted to the current context. We will discuss the challenges of being part of such an adventure at a unique moment in History, and we will share the stories of resilience and adaptation behind the efforts of the last few months.
We will be speaking with protagonists inside and outside the SAAM team, with the participation of professionals in the field of vocational training who are in African countries. We will explain first-hand how the VET centres’ staff will travel to African countries to carry out an on-site study together with their peers from the different African countries involved.
We will open a round of debates and questions at the end of the presentations.
Join us at the round table and discover the SAAM approach! #movingtoghether
Name of college / organization: Centro San Viator Sopuerta / Asociación Mundus