Our school has been running projects in Europe since 1992. The focus is on student exchanges as part of the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme. Here, we run Erasmus+ school partnerships and Erasmus+ mobility projects. These are company internships for trainees at the BBZ on the Kiel Canal or CPD for teachers and company trainers. For activities in the field of the Erasmus+ mobility projects, the BBZ on the Kiel Canal has been awarded the “Erasmus+ VET Charter” by the European Union. Since 2021, the BBZ on the Kiel Canal has had the Erasmus+ “Excellence” accreditation, which is awarded to only a few institutions for excellent implementation of mobility projects.
As a result, the BBZ on the Kiel Canal is guaranteed mobility grants until 2024, without having to make new project applications every year. At the same time, the BBZ on the Kiel Canal undertakes to incorporate the topic of the European Union into more of its training content as part of its internationalisation strategy. The aim of the Erasmus+ Excellence accreditation is to promote the process of internationalising vocational training in Europe.