Mobility Exchange Programme for SME Staff (MobiliseSME)
European Project funded by the European Commission
EASI Programme, EURES
Chambre Officielle de Commerce d’Espagne en Belgique et au Luxembourg (CAMARABELUX)
Duration of the project
24 months (1st August 2020– 31 st July 2022)
€ 2.153.776, 92
The general objective of the Mobilise SME programme is to support short term cross-
border secondments for employees, managers and/or (co-) owners, in particular from small and medium companies (SMEs).
These secondments will provide opportunities to SMES such as (1) develop skills and capacities in host companies; (2) to enhance their business and (3) to strength their already existing partnerships (‘international business opportunity’).
Some features of the Mobilise SME programme:
– The scheme involves the exchange of staff from a SME in one EU country to
another SME in other EU country. The programme allows that both companies
have already established previous agreements or collaborations.
– There are no deadlines to participate. The Mobilise SME project works on an
– The Mobilise SME programme consists of a temporary exchange of less than 6
months and a minimum of 1 month.
– Staffs remain employed by the Sending Company during the period of the
Who can participate?
Applicants are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).
They can apply to the programme by registering themselves on the website or by contacting any of the local information points representing the programme in their territories.
Employees, managers or owners/co-owners are the main actors that participate during
the stays or secondments. Detailed information and registration procedure are available on the project’s official website
For companies aiming at investing in their human resources by offering a European experience to their employees, the organisation of short term assignments or exchanges for learning purposes and career development is complex from a legal point of view and administratively burdensome. However, big companies usually have the means to overcome these barriers.
For medium and small sizes enterprises (hereafter SMEs) in particular, it is very difficult. Yet SMEs form a major part of the EU economy. As a result, the EU is not fully exploiting its potential in terms of reinforcement of human capital through exchanges, sharing of knowledge and cross fertilization.
Actions and Main results
- Consultations, surveys and market research to enhance a proper identification of the needs and obstacles on both sides, of the sending and hosting companies, including targeting sectors with a high international or cross-border activities and employees, managers and/or (co-)owners ready for secondments.
- Development of the outreach and matching strategy, through enhancing mechanisms of co-operation and dissemination, engaging the employer organisations as facilitators, participating companies and employees. Tasks of partners will be to establish the infrastructure, roles and responsibilities of different participating parties and to help overcome the obstacle for the participating companies throughout the whole lifespan of the exchange process.
- Developing rules and procedures to make secondments beneficial for all parties involved. This may include drafting a brief plan for the secondment, summarising the motivations of both sides, the learning objectives and clear description of the conditions and requirements
- At least 715 SMEs registered and matched on the MobiliseSMEs PLATFORM
- 260 enterprises participating at the mobility programme
- 520 workers who will attend a secondment abroad
The Forum AIC has been officially appointed by the EASI Programme to help
establishing contacts among EU SMEs in the framework of the Mobilise SME
Its main task is to facilitate successful secondments between Host and Sending
Companies and to offer match-making services.
Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org