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.

2 project results

PR1: Didactical Guide for WBL facilitators (academic and company facilitators).
– PR2: Online School to train WBL facilitators and put the Didactical Guide into practice.

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

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

7th 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”.

6th 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

5th 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.

4th 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.

3rd Multiplier National Event

3rd National Multiplier Event, Icam (France)

This 3rd event took place at the engineering school Icam on the campus of Vendée in La Roche sur Yon, France.

International Training Staff Week

International Training Staff Week. Kircher Network (UNamur)

The i-WOBAL project was presented as a strategic cooperation project of the University of Deusto at the Kircher Network´s annual gathering in Namur, Belgium, on July 5 2023.

2nd National Multiplier Event, Centro San Viator (Spain)

Last June 7th Centro San Viator, managed the 2nd National Multiplier Event of the i-WOBAL Project under the motto “Work-based learning as a path for inclusion”.

European Projects Dissemination Day at Tknika

The i-WOBAL project was showcased by Xabier López de Santiago from Egibide at Tknika’s Dissemination Day.

“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