FROM THE PAST TO THE FUTURE
iMove General Assembly 2018
The network is reunited again at the iMove General Assembly 2018, same vision but new amazing strategies.
The launch conference of iMove in Bologna was in November 2016, exactly 2 years ago and the network has just met in Como for the 2018 General Assembly. But what is happened so far in the iMove world and how everything started?
The past of iMove
The idea of iMove came in 2011, as a way to answer to the growing demand of support from VET schools, dreaming about a future where learning mobility is part of all education systems and a natural attitude of all European citizens.
In 2013 iMove turned into a EU funded project under the LLP programme, leaded by the Emilia-Romagna Region (IT) and involving 11 partners from 7 member states.
iMove as a European funded project ended in 2016 and since then iMove became an association of EU organizations founded under the italian law. The first iMove General Assembly held in Seville in November 2017 was a turning point for the association because after the end of the European funded project the iMove members agreed on making the network live on on the voluntary contribution of members’ work and membership fees.
Moreover, at the beginning of 2018 the close contact with EfVET (The European Forum of Vocational Education) created the space for new opportunities in term of advocacy. By June 2018 the cooperation with EfVET made possible the delivery to the EC of a technical paper for the future improvement of VET mobility programs: “A new generation of VET mobility programmes”.
The present of iMove
The strong cooperation with EfVET allows the members to redefine the iMove network strategy and to focus it in making visible and recognized the Mobility Providers’ job and it’s added value for the education systems.
iMove is nowadays an Association of VET Mobility Providers, organisations working every day in close cooperation with vocational education to arrange every year more and better mobilities experiences for students and staff.
The future of iMove
The 2018 iMove GA has bring together its members to validate a shared activity plan for the next year aiming to facilitate cooperation, networking and the exchange of good practices to create more and better business opportunities for its member. Moreover the 2018 GA was important for all members to share opinions about how to create the conditions for an enlargement of the network and bringing more trusted Mobility Providers within the network.
Well, time has passed by and the iMove strategy has evolved but we keep our original vision alive: making mobility an opportunity for all.