International Work Based Learning in Higher Education

4 European universities

3 VET centres

3 Associated partners

Our aim

Our aim is to build up an international WBL model through a didactical guide and an online training for the academic and company facilitators.

The international dimension of the project will help all partners to co-create and co-design models and guidelines to upgrade the cooperation between HE centres and companies. Together we will build up a model that can be easily adapted to each one’s individual needs.

i-WOBAL project will have a positive and long lasting impact on participants, organisations, associated partners and people involved in the actions and different target groups. It will boost international WBL at all levels, including innovation in education, encouraging cooperation and mutual learning, internationalisation, linking and collaboration between HE Centres and companies.

The project will have a direct impact on the partners of the consortium but it will also have an indirect impact on people and other important stakeholders reached by the multiplier events and other dissemination actions. This strategic partnership will benefit everyone, students, HE Centres, companies, and the society as a whole.

5 participating countries

We will share the different Work Based Learning Training approaches that exist in the 5 participating countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Spain).

5 target groups

The project is focused on bachelor
degree students, master degree students, adult education, people with SEN (special education needs)/learning difficultiess, and NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training).

News and events

7th Multiplier Event hosted by San Viator at Maristak Durango

On April 22, 2024, San Viator successfully hosted a significant multiplier event at Maristak Durango as part of the I-WOBAL (International Work-Based Learning in Higher Education) project.

i-WOBAL results presentation at Innotecs

The i-WOBAL project continues to disseminate its results beyond the project deadline at the Innotecs Annual Conference in Galdakao (Bizkaia) on 13 and 14 May.

6th National Multiplier Event, Egibide in collaboration with the University of Deusto (Spain)

On March 21, the i-Wobal project and its results were presented within the “Erasmus+ KA2 Project Dissemination Day” framework organized by Tknika, the Basque Vocational Training Innovation Centre supported by the Basque government’s Deputy Ministry for VET.

Final i-WOBAL project meeting

On April 17-18, the final i-WOBAL project meeting took place in Nantes, France, with ICAM as host. Representatives of all the institutions that participated in the project attended the meeting.

i-WOBAL project highlighted in University of Deusto’s Erasmus + Dissemination Session

The i-WOBAL project was presented as an example of good practice during the dissemination session of the Erasmus + projects held by the University of Deusto in the San Sebastian campus on January 25.

i-WOBAL WBL Facilitators Training

Last week, 16-17 January, the i-WOBAL project training took place in Bilbao, organised and coordinated by the Deusto University team.

National Multiplier Event in Egibide

5th National Multiplier Event, EGIBIDE (Spain)

On November 28, Egibide held a new National Multiplier Event of i-Wobal project, under the title of “i-Wobal: Guide and Online Training for Dual Training Instructors”.

4th National Multiplier Event, ENAIP (Italy)

On the 24th November a large and eager audience of more than 30 persons attended to the “i – WOBAL National Event” organized by ENAIP VENETO in the beautiful city of Verona, in Italy.

5th Multiplier National Event

3rd National Multiplier Event, REGENSBURG (Germany)

OTH Regensburg successfully conducted a significant event on November 7th as part of the Erasmus+ “i-WOBAL – International Work Based Learning in Higher Education” project.

2nd National Multiplier Event, Krems (Austria)

The multiplier event was hosted by the Department for Higher Education Research at the University for Continuing Education in Krems, Austria, on October 31, 2023.

“On our Icam sites, we have been training engineers through apprenticeship for 30 years. On September 5th, 2022, we welcomed to the Icam site in La Roche-sur Yon the 78 apprentice students of the batch 2025, who will follow their work-study training at a pace that adapts over the 3 years of training”

Frédérique Pasquier

Director of Studies for the dual engineering course at the Icam site of Vendée