Muriel Pénicaud appointed the Member of the European Parliament Jean Arthuis as Minister of Labour’s special representative in charge of the development of the Erasmus Pro for apprenticeship.
Erasmus, the student exchange programme between universities, prestigious European schools and higher education institutions worldwide, already benefited to 615 000 French students since its creation in 1987. “But only to 25 600 apprentices” stresses the Minister of Labour. It is a “difference” she is willing to solve thanks to Jean Arthuis, who is now in charge of the development of Erasmus Pro for apprenticeship with her. The MEP shall “identify the impediments to the mobility at both national and European level” as well as “formulate proposals destined to stimulate the mobility of apprentices” with one objective: to bring the number of apprentices to 15 000 by 2022, which means doubling the current number.
According to Muriel Pénicaud, this will notably imply the creation of a “movable apprentice statute”, but also “an adaptation of criteria and educational tools for mobility.” Jean Arthuis will also be in charge of writing a practical guide for mobility, developing an application for the latter and preparing the next French-German Day of 22 January devoted to apprentices’ mobility. Moreover, the funding will have to increase.
Jean Arthuis will also have to « work closely with the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer”.