BRIDGES – Improving work-based learning through employers links

BRIDGES – Improving work-based learning through employers links

Implementation period: 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2022
Assistance program: ERASMUS+
Project number: 2020-1-UK01-KA202-078809

Project description:

BRIDGES will support and facilitate the up-skilling of VET professionals at all levels (teachers, trainers, tutors, course developers, business development team, managers) through a baseline and bespoke framework on how to effective engage employers, and high quality open and innovative blended CPD activities, digital resources and Community of practice.

The starting point of this development process is the internal need analysis research made by the VET providers partners involved in BRIDGES, as well the Pan-European desk research and comparison of employment engagement practices and challenges, which will lead to the lead to the provision of the short-term outcomes and multilingual outputs (i.e. by the project’s completion) as well as longer term and sustainable outcomes (i.e. post project completion) for the countries involved as well as for VET providers across the EU.

Target groups:

  • VET providers;
  • VET professionals;
  • VET learners.

Project website : in progress

Project outputs:

O1: BRIDGES Employer Engagement Framework – will include a mapping literature review involving the Local Experts Group, the definition of what is an engaged relationship with employer, describe each one of the 4-level for employer engagement and comprehensive guidance.

O2: BRIDGES CPD Programme – a blended training for VET professionals, offering a flexible curriculum adaptable to different countries and contexts

O3: BRIDGES Digital learning resources and Community of practice – a set of infographics based on O1, e-learning contents to support O2, good practices videos on employer engagement for inspire VET professionals across Europe, and a Community of practice to promote exchange of practises and offer a common space for discussing about employer engagement related topics.


  • Belfast Metropolitan College – Belfast, United Kingdom (coordinator)
  • City of Dublin Education and Training Board – Dublin, Ireland
  • Internationaler Bund – Chemnitz, Germany
  • Mindshift Talent Advisory – Lisboa, Portugal
  • Evolve Global Solutions Ltd – Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom
  • Infodef – Valladolid, Spain
  • Center for Social Innovation Ltd – Nicosia, Cyprus
  • CWEP – Rzeszow, Poland