Last Wednesday 8th of February, Xarxa FP Madrid gathered 30 participants who shared their experiences and views on the internationalization of vocational education training.
Under the frame of the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and focusing on the youth goals number 8)Quality Learning and 7)Quality employment for all, the get-together was fruitful for both students and teachers, who discussed opportunities, difficulties, and advantages of an international student mobility.
During the meeting, the Youth Department of Madrid’s City Council was introduced by Farileandro Londoño, Coordinator and Laura Montermini, Youth Advisor of the service Europa Joven Madrid where Xarxa FP Madrid is integrated. Followed by interventions and participations from Madrid’s Mobility Managers José María Merino and Deina Fortes; the intervention of Ismael Codesal, Erasmus+ Coordinator and teacher in CMR Valcárcel, and María Lacasa and Silvia Collado, Erasmus+ Coordinators in Ciudad de los Muchachos.
The participating students come from different educational backgrounds and levels; students about to start their internships abroad, international students currently doing their internship in Madrid, participants of the next Basic VET project and graduates that did their internship abroad as well as volunteers from the European Solidarity Corps program.
Being in different moments of their mobilities, they gathered and discussed in groups about their own experiences, shared the knowledge and motivated one another speaking about the importance of the internationalization of education.
The meeting was followed by a brunch where everyone continued sharing in an informal setting.