PROANDI – Consultores Associados a consulting and VET center, headquartered in the coastal town of Póvoa de Varzim, located in the north of Portugal, is a partner in the projet: “Improvement of the management of local hosting VET organizations in touristic sector – HOSTVET”.
Since 2016, Proandi has been developing projects under the Erasmus + program – KA1, KA2 and KA3 – and is also a host and sending organization for trainees that carry out mobilities in various areas of activity.
Thus, it is with immense pleasure that Proandi is a partner in this project, since, being the city of Póvoa de Varzim an important tourist spot in our country, it is very positive to develop tools that improve the quality of the procedures adopted by the companies that receive VET trainees. Another very positive aspect of this project is the opportunity for all partners to be able to share their good practices and experiences they have with the mobility and sending or hosting trainees.
The first place chosen to kick off and the first meeting of good practices was the capital Brussels – a city marked by strong multiculturalism and where history joins the European center where “everything happens”.
During the three days of this meeting, it was possible to get to know and exchange some experiences with partners from Italy, Belgium, Greece and Spain and to get to know the activities that each organization develops. This was the first direct contact between all partners. In addition to this socialization and knowledge, an important planning of the tasks to be carried out until the next meeting in Portugal at Proandi, between 18 and 20 May 2020. We would also want to thank to: Manuel Ribeiro Bacelar that works in Federation Wallonie Bruxelles – Ministry of Education, who present us his project and the association created on the standardization and quality of the intermediary companies that receive the participants of Erasmus+, and Rita Vandenbroele – human resources representative of one of the hotels from the Marriott Group who shared their experience in welcoming trainees and students under the Erasmus+ program.
It was a great start for this project!