Adopted in 2020, WBL2 was designed to address youth unemployment in Europe by building work-based learning environments and developing partnerships between vocational education and training providers. The project takes a holistic approach to boosting youth employability and promoting networking and cooperation across sectors.

The Project


WBL2 / Work Based Learning - Pathway to youth empowerment
Project number
2020 – 2 – BG01 – KA205 – 079436
Type of project
KA2 - Strategic Partnerships for youth
Time period


After observing the official data and statistics for years and analyzing them, several organizations actively involved in the youth, education, training and VET sectors have specified severe problems related to the youth unemployment tendencies in Europe. In addition, with the rising economic crisis due to the current COVID-19 issue, the prognosis is that the situation will not improve immediately in the near future. In these regards, specific efforts and strategic actions are necessary, in order to restart the economy in a most effective way. The necessity to react and provide solutions to the related issues seem urgent since the educational processes and economical activities need to be reorganized accordingly.

As a committed organization within the field of international learning mobility, Horizon ProConsult Ltd has decided to undertake action in order to bring its contribution to the current situation. The partnership aims at offering innovation in terms of creation of work based learning empowering environments in the partner countries and at EU level, for achieving a long term impact for securing a positive future for the young European populations.

The current project idea has been developed after a 1st very successful step already done in this direction, thanks to the project “Work Based Learning – the entrance to professional future” implemented by some of the core project partners.

The overall project idea relates to the creation of bottom up partnerships, which should encourage the creation of transnational and national VET providers' networks and partnerships for working together at national and European level. The aim of this follow up current initiative is to upgrade the already achieved results and to encourage further excellence of VET across Europe in the future.

Through such work, the created network and partnerships will improve the quality and efficiency of VET, enhance the impact and relevance of vocational education for VET learners and employers, and build cross-border cooperation for VET quality and attractiveness. Also, promotion of awareness and implementation of VET strategies at national and regional levels will be achieved thanks to transnational projects aimed at capacity building and sharing of best practices among youth organisations and VET providers, in particular for countries that have limited representation arrangements among VET providers.The current project will promote a deep holistic approach for fostering youth employability by bridging non-formal, formal education and labor market sectors, contributing to the creation of long term multi- level cross-sectorial networking and cooperation.


To promote tools and opportunities for professional development of teachers, trainers, mentors and VET leaders to better equip them for future challenge

To foster the effective use of EU funding instruments, support the implementation and dissemination of relevant EU tools and initiatives in the field of VET

To strengthen cooperation among VET providers and youth organizations, by engaging in mutual learning, peer counselling, and capacity building, aimed at raising the quality and attractiveness of VET provision

To involve and reach-out to VET providers that do not yet contribute or benefit from European cooperation

To support the development of an internationalisation strategy at institutional level, fostering the mobility of leaders, staff and VET learners, as well as the establishment of cooperation partnerships

To encourage the development of a multilevel cross-sectorial system that concretely fosters learning through other than formal educational means and especially through direct involvement in working practical assignments and activities


Practical guide on effective use of EU funding instruments for support of WBL schemes implementation

WBL community – Network for International collaboration

Project activities

2 Transnational Partners Meetings

    – Sofia, Bulgaria

1 Transnational Meeting

    – Barcelos, Portugal

Joint staff training event on the development of international network and building bridges between formal, non formal educational sectors and labor market

    – Sofia, Bulgaria


Horizont Proconsult Ltd
Bulgaria - Project Coordinator
Wissenschaftsinitiative Niederösterreich - WIN
Mobility Friends
Regional Volunteer Center
Innovation Hive
Mine Vaganti NGO
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