A. Initial preparatory phase

  • State of play (as per Oct 2017):
    Austria, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Italy, Portugal
  • Peer Learning seminar (Barcelona, 14-15 November 2017)
  • SWOT analysis of needs
  • Report from the seminar
  • Definition of HE Apprenticeships
  • Template to collect best practices

B. Implementation phase

Work at national level:

  • Collection of best practices from 32 case studies
  • National focus group discussions and reports
  • Transversal comparison of the best practices collected


  • Learning Workshop in Brest
  • National workshops
  • Prototype course for training HE staff and SME supervisors of apprentices
  • Adapted courses for FR, AT, EE, PT, FI, IT and ES

Policy development:

  • Model agreement
  • Online consultation
  • Policy paper
  • Advocacy pack in four versions: for HEIs, for policy makers, for SMEs and for potential students

C. Other open activities

  • National final events in FR, AT, EE, PT, FI, IT and ES
  • Presentation of the project at different conferences