Experience transfer

How to ensure the Mobility experience is beneficial for all ?


Transfer of a practice, a technique, a tool from the organisation in the country A to the organisation in the country B ;

And the other way round while returning. Only one actor is in a direct relation with all the others : the learner (trainee / apprentice).

The learner becomes the medium/vector, active contributor of his Mobility before / during and after.


Therefore : the learner will start his mobility having previously identified a mastered professional practice/technique in his sending organisation. His mission will then be to transmit it, to develop it or even to perpetuate a related action to his host organisation. But that’s not all ! When he returns, he will bring back home a new professional practice/technique to be transmitted and developed in his initial home organisation.

Practice? Transferable?

Here are some explanations


Practice / Technique a particular method of doing an activity, usually a method that involves practical skills

Transmission / transfer the comparison, sharing, teaching to another person or organisation

The notion of « transferable practice » would then concern a technique or a pack of practical skills/actions that can be shared between two places or sent from one place to another.

Pre-mobility trainee’s professional profile

Identify the professional competencies mastered or not by the learner before the departure among those he/she should master to get his degree. Use the file “Before mobility” and fill in the first tab.

European hosting organisation

Identify the characteristics and activities carried in the possible hosting organisations to make sure the internship will be profitable for the professional learning path of the learner and will be comfortable and interesting for the hosting organisation. Use the file “Before mobility” and fill in the second tab.

Learning agreement

In accordance with the chosen hosting organisation, list the activities the learner will be practicing during the mobility. Use the file “Before mobility” and fill in the third tab.

This table can help filling in the learning agreement that is part of the official documents for the mobility

The listed skills will also be helpful to start thinking about the techniques that can be shared between the sending and the hosting organisation (see after)

Identification and sharing of practices

This document aims to support all parties involved in a mobility in order to assess what they have learned from one another. It serves as an evaluation sheet of techniques that are transferred from one organisation (A) to another (B) through the participation of professionals, VET learners and apprentices in a learning mobility. The document shall be filled in by the participant through the whole process: preparation before the mobility, during the mobility and after his/her return home.

In order to fill in the document the sending and hosting organisation shall be involved at the relevant stages. The mobility manager shall support the participant and the involved organisations in order to ensure that questions are understood, and relevant information is filled in. Each stage shall be filed in through dialogue and confirmed by the dialogue partner. At the end the mobility manager shall confirm the assessment. All involved parties shall sign the document.

Open the document to see detailed explanations on the second page

Remember to keep track of this transfer on one of the multiple existing tools (Facebook page, blog, Day Tripper, etc) or on your personal mobility journal.

Sharing of the experience

Having the chance to compare professional techniques between two countries thanks to a learning mobility is highly valuable for all the actors.

Those experiences are also rich to share with other learners and possible hosting/sending organisations to show how interesting a learning mobility can be for all of them.

Here is a tool with guidelines to help the learner explain his experience. This discourse can be written, spoken, drawn, whatever you like!

Then, in order to share this experience, encourage the learner to connect to the European Gateway Community Page and to fill in a Mobility Experience Post.  You can also encourage the sending and hosting organisations to join the European Gateway Community and to post also their profiles and their mobility experiences : they will then be granted by the mobility manager a silver or gold medal to thank them for their involvement in qualitative mobility!

Several tools can be used to evaluate the progress of the learner in mastering the competencies required to get his degree.
You can copy the activities you have listed before the mobility in the “learning agreement” part and paste them in the document “After mobility” here.
Of course, you could also use your own evaluation process and tools.

Agreeing with the hosting organisation on the tools and criteria of evaluation and letting the hosting tutor evaluate the progress of the learner is the groundwork to implement the ECVET system (a formal recognition of the competencies acquired abroad).