7 Jan, 2014  - 30 Sep, 2016


The project sought to answer to some of partner’s central needs: to include in their educational projects elements associated to the international environment, to tackle weaknesses of vocational training and qualification, to raise awareness for transversal competences, to build partnerships at international level with other homologous schools and to expand the geographical scope of the partnership with labour market actors and companies.

The GOALS were:

  •  To give opportunities to graduates to continue their practical training in a work environment at international level, promoting at the same time employability, mobility and contact networks between them.
  • Toraise awareness among the school community, including learners, to the current international dimension of life in general and of professional life in particular and to the implications it has at personal, social, linguistic and training levels;
  • To increase the networks of contacts and partnerships with level V vocational training institutions to continually improve the educational project and with companies and other employers in order to better answer to the gaps between demand and supply of skills and professionals.

The project has contributed to the aims of Erasmus + programme, to the development and promotion of youth employability and to the fulfilment of the National Reform Programme 2020 and of the large number of recommendations from different EU bodies and organizations, as well, as from national policies to raise the employment and the qualifications of the Portuguese people, since it allowed trainees to improve technical skills, gain social skills and grow as professionals.


The project promoted the mobility of 48 participants from the 8 partner schools, who made a professional internship in other European countries, with durations between 86 and 116 days. The participants were aged between 18 and 45 years, with predominance of males (31) and, due to the composition of the Consortium, they came from different parts of the country: from south to north. All participants had Portuguese nationality.

The professional sectors covered were: Laboratory Analyses (3 participants), Management Systems Auditing (4), Fashion Trade (2), Electronics and Telecommunications (4), Electronics, Automation and Computers (3), Quality and Environmental Management (1), Sports Management (1), Computer Management (2), Fashion Industrialization (8), Multimedia (4), Textile and Functional Fabrics (1), Mechatronic – level IV e V (9) and Environmental Tourism (6).

The destinations were: Austria (4), Bulgaria (4), Cyprus (5), Czech Republic (3), France (3), Germany (4), Greece (4), Ireland (4), Italy (4), Poland (3), Spain (5) and United Kingdom (5).


Novotecna – Associação para o Desenvolvimento Tecnológico

Coimbra [PT]


AFTEBI – Associação para a Formação Tecnológica e Profissional da Beira Interior

Covilhã [PT]

Agrupamento de Escolas Figueira Norte

Figueira da Foz [PT]

Escola Secundária Campos Melo

Covilhã [PT]

Escola Secundária de Arouca

Arouca [PT]

Escola Secundária de Vila Viçosa

Vila Viçosa [PT]

ESTER – Associação para a Formação Tecnológica no Sector das Rochas Ornamentais e Industriais

Borba [PT]


Lisbon [PT]

FORESP – Associação para a Formação e Especialização Tecnológica

Vale de Cambra [PT]