The aim of this European Leonardo Da Vinci project is to improve
the quality of workplace training in industries in Europe.

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1.7 Preparation and Training


The sending organisation informs the trainees about practical arrangements and work placements. The coordinator/tutor prepares them for living and training in a new culture in another country, which might include language courses.

For the establishment of new partnerships, preparatory visits are an option allowing to know each other better before taking the final decision of actually carrying out the internship.


To inform the trainees so that they are well prepared for the internship abroad. To avoid misunderstandings and unrealistic expectations.


The trainees can be informed through several means

  • Information at parent meetings.
  • Information letters.
  • Providing job descriptions to the trainees.
  • Information about cultural differences.
  • Interviews with former internship trainees.
  • Language courses are considered of great importance for the trainee's self confidence and eventual success of the experience