(1) The ‘Grenzgänger’-Project
One example for a successful initiative within this field is the ‘Grenzgänger-Projekt’, which was initiated and implemented by the Goethe Institute Nancy in 2015, also with the support of the German Foreign Office. It is directed to German teachers and their learners in France and aims at promoting cross-border mobility of young people from all educational sectors, with particular emphasis on vocational training.
The ‘Grenzgänger-Projekt’ pursues the following objectives:
- Supporting German teachers in their tasks
- Motivating young people to consider and implement transnational mobility
- Contributing to the networking process of various players in the domain of vocational education and training
- Increasing the visibility of the vocational education and training system
The following outputs, among others, are part of the project: They offer and support intercultural internships for young people in the Franco-German border region. Educational resources are developed, such as "Deutsch im Beruf – Praktikum in Deutschland" (equivalent to: "German at the workplace - internship in Germany"). Teachers can attend workshops – live and online.
As you can see, the ‘Grenzgänger-Projekt’ offers many possibilities to make cross-border mobility easier – for teachers and learners.
For more information check: (in the website section about the Greater Region, we also have a sheet about the Grenzgänger-Projekt, please hyperlink this here) or https://www.goethe.de/ins/fr/de/spr/eng/grg.html (available in German and French)