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Perfect Match – Tools for High Quality Mobility Experiences (2012-2014)


  • An EU-funded (Leonardo da Vinci-program) Transfer of Innovation-project

  • Partners from Finland (Ikaalinen College of Crafts and Design; coordinator), France, Spain, Hungary and Italy, also including umbrella organisations of SMEs from these countries

  • The project deals with hosting trainees from abroad in SMEs (all fields)

  • The key ideas:

    • when the right trainee is matched with the right company, all parties (the SME, the trainee, the sending organisation) gain the maximum benefits and the vocational education develops

    • intermediary organisations operating in the target country are needed to arrange high quality mobility experiences

  • The target groups of the project include SMEs, trainees and intermediary organisations (for instance: vocational training schools, chambers…) operating between the trainee and the SME


  • To develop tools for intermediary organisations that enable them to match the right trainees with the right SMEs

  • To create co-operation structures between the different actors

  • To encourage vocational schools, for instance, to become intermediary organisations


  • To encourage SMEs to host trainees from abroad

  • To raise awareness of the benefits of mobility in Europe

TRAINEE – the term is used to cover all foreign trainees, apprentices, students and on-the-job learners hosted by SMEs

INTERMEDIARY ORGANISATIONthe term is used to cover all organisations operating in the target country between the trainee and the SME (training centers, chambers, associations, "professional" intermediary organisations)

SENDING ORGANISATION –the term is used to describe all training centers, companies, chambers, associations – all parties sending trainees abroad to do a placement