The SAAM project, an educational bridge between Africa and Europe, brings together dozens of experts in Vocational Training from more than 30 different countries in Bilbao.
SAAM, a project funded by the European Commission, has revolutionized Vocational Training with an international mobility program between Africa and Europe
On Thursday, November 9th, the Conference on the impact and future of educational mobility between Africa and Europe was held, where the lessons learned from the SAAM pilot project were presented
Bilbao, November 2023 – SAAM, the pilot project funded by the European Commission to test international mobility for Vocational Training between Africa and Europe, gathers dozens of experts from around thirty different countries in the city of Bilbao. Led by the San Viator Center in Sopuerta (Bilbao) and Mundus (Zaragoza), the project is about to conclude its four-year work and will present its results, impact, and future vision at an event to be held at the Euskalduna Palace in the Basque city on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
During the Conference on the impact and future of educational mobility between Africa and Europe, experiences and lessons acquired through the SAAM pilot program were presented, alongside the unveiling of the SAAM Network, a tool promising to sustain collaboration between the two continents. The event had the participation of project partnership members and representatives from Spanish and international educational institutions.
SAAM has engaged the participation of 36 partner organizations, both African and European, including 5 Spanish Vocational Training organizations located in Andalusia, Aragon, Catalonia, Madrid, and the Basque Country. This unprecedented collaboration has successfully facilitated over 500 mobilities among Vocational Training students and teachers, enriching their educational, professional, and personal experiences.
This pilot project has paved the way for educational collaboration in the field of Vocational Training between Africa and Europe, demonstrating that mobilities between centers on both continents are not only possible but also beneficial. Now, it aims to raise awareness about the new funding opportunities that the European Union has created in recent years to boost such cooperation.
SAAM is a project funded by the European Commission that aims to enhance Vocational Training through international mobility between Africa and Europe. The initiative is lead by the San Viator Center (Sopuerta, Bilbao) as the promoting entity, with Mundus (Zaragoza) serving as the coordinating organization.
In collaboration with 36 partner organizations from 16 African countries and 8 European countries, SAAM has successfully facilitated over 500 mobilities for students, teachers, and professionals in Vocational Training over the four-year duration of the project.
The primary objectives of this pilot project are to test the action of educational mobility between Africa and Europe, learn and enhance knowledge, exchange methodologies and best practices to enrich Vocational Training systems on both continents, and bring the two Vocational Training systems closer for future mobility projects. The three specializations in Vocational Training being tested for intercontinental mobility are engineering, tourism, and agriculture.
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