During the European Business Summit in 2012, the President of Business Europe, stated that “Europe must educate for employment,” lamenting that over four million EU jobs are vacant because job seekers don not have the right skills to fill them. Referring to this situation, Commission President José Manuel Durao Barroso said that the Commission prepared a communication which provides recommendations in the areas of skills and entrepreneurship, where dual education is highlighted as one of the important solution. (1)
In this context CWIHE (European Network of Cooperative and Work Integrated Higher Education) is a three-year project (2014-2017) funded under the “Strategic Partnership for Higher Education” scheme in Erasmus + programme. It intends to establish a solid European Network which will face the challenges presented by the model, while spreading it ai EU level as a valuable alternative to tackle unemployment and promote entrepreneurship skills.
Source: (1) http://www.euractiv.com/socialeurope/eu-push-dual-education-systems-bridge-skills-mismatch-news-512390
European Network of Cooperative and Work Integrated Higher Education — 2014-1-ES01-KA203-004321