We encourage our students and staff to attend exchange programs in
order to strengthen their international and multicultural competences
The vocational colleges and general upper secondary schools of the
Jyväskylä Educational Consortium are all active in international
contacts. The network of our partners includes educational
organizations, companies and intermediary partners in several European
countries as well as outside Europe.
We are one of the holders of Erasmus+ VET Mobility Charter granted by The Finnish National Agency for Education (former CIMO). The standard of our international activities is recognized by The Finnish National Agency for Education with also the Leonardo da Vinci Mobility
Certificate. The Mobility Certificates are awarded to organizations
which have proven long-term experience
and have shown high quality in vocational mobility projects.
Student and staff mobility is funded by the European Commission and by The Finnish National Agency for Education. International activities, in both vocational and general upper secondary education, are usually funded by the European Union´s Erasmus+ programmes Key Activity 1 and Key Activity 2, as well as the programmes of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The Finnish National Agency for Education provides special funds for international activities, too. Furthermore, Finnish education providers also use their own budgetary and development funds for international development work.