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Work-based learning plays a key part in many reforms to the school curriculum in most EU countries. It helps students connect their learning with the world of work and develop the employability skills that employers look for and appreciate in new employees. The experience helps students to build their entrepreneurial abilities and make more informed choices about their career options.

The starting point of the eWBLearning project idea was that the three main actors involved in the work-based learning landscape - teachers, students and company staff, are often not able to communicate and collaborate efficiently. Often work-based learning experiences fail to reach their objectives as the traineeships are not connected with the school curricula or do not develop a range of non-technical competencies useful for future placement.

The objective of the project was to create an open source online platform containing e-learning modules, the Work-Based Learning Teacher Training Model and other educational and policy framework resources. This would support school staff (teachers, school directors, trainers) in gaining professional knowledge to create their schools' career and WBL training path, use non-formal educational methodologies and increase their knowledge and connection with the world of work.

To reach this objective, 7 partners from 6 EU countries set up a specific partnership in order to produce an innovative Output, a collaborative e-learning platform to host the Work-Based Learning Teacher Training Model with other resources that every school in the EU could use to ensure high-quality work-based learning activities.

eWBLearning was funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus + Programme and was completed in 2021. 

partner locations



The lead partner was the Associazione Nazionale Presidi (ANP), Rome with partners from:

  • Munster Technological University (Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence), Cork, Ireland;
  • Associazione Euphoria, Rome, Italy;
  • iED - Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, Larissa, Greece;
  • POV - Provinciaal Onderwijs Vlaanderen, Brussels, Belgium;
  • Fetico, Madrid, Spain;
  • BDA - Bulgarian Development Agency, Sophia, Bulgaria.

Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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