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European Union Erasmus+ programme project “National Authorities for Apprenticeships: Implementing Work Based Learning in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia” (WBL-Balt), Grant agreement 2014-3566/001-001

Project co-ordinator: Ministry of Education and Science, Latvia
Project implementation period: 1 December, 2014 – 28 February, 2017
Project budget: 300 000 EUR (225 000 EUR EU grant, 75 000 project partner national funding)
Project co-ordinator: Ilze Buligina, senior expert, Department of Education

Aim of the project: To promote vocational education and training reforms in the Baltic states and the Baltic co-operation in vocational education and training – with a particular emphasis on work-based learning (WBL)

Project partners:

Employers Confederation of Latvia

Foundation Innove - Estonia

Ministry of Education and Science – Lithuania

Vocational Education and Training Development Centre (KPMPC) – affiliated partner

National Centre for Education (VISC) - affiliated partner

Free Trade Union Association of Latvia (LABS) – affiliated partner

The development of the Baltic Alliance for Apprenticeships (BAfA)

Signing the Declaration of Intent on BAfA 22 June, 2015

BAfA logo and visual Identity guidelines

Promotion of BAfA and further commitments

Research and expert work on WBL conceptual approaches

WBL study in Latvia

Initial Analysis and Final Action Plan in Lithuania

Project seminars and conferences

Round table discussions and seminars in Latvia

Seminar for employers in Riga, Latvia with commitment and pledges for EAfA

Awareness raising activities and publicity