European Mobility Report 2016/2018

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European Mobility Report Erasmus 2016/2018

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership

Project No 2016 – 1 – LV01-KA202 – 022652

Project title: “ECVET Units as Initial or Additional Training to the European Veterinary Assistant Diploma.”

Smiltene, Latvia from 27 to 31 May 2018.

Objectives of the stay

  1. Present the result of ECVET and educational videos with the veterinarians,
  2. conclude EU.IATEVAD 2016/2018,
  3. find a IATEVAD continuity.

Present the result of ECVET and educational videos with the veterinarians

The two IATEVAD videos of Arnaud Gélard and Simon Buisson featuring the IATEVAD trainees from October 2017 and the veterinarians Adeline Linsart, Christian Puget and Katarina Slivkova were very well received by the 3 partners (Latvia, Estonia and Czech Republic) and ECVET managers.

The videos show how to handle and treat NACs or clean and disinfect a terrarium with assembly and disassembly.

 Clean arrangements are a succession of close-ups of the good actions learned by veterinary assistant trainees during these three weeks of learning. The product manual - an organized print of the works stored on the site - provoked the same enthusiasm of the project coordinator Inguna Avota. The manual is produced by Mr. Dumoncel and is the result of the courses of the same veterinarians with those of Mr. Petyt, biology teacher of vocational school.


The IATEVAD presentations inserted between the conferences on ECVET are a perfect example of the work required in that courses are organized in such a way as to clearly show how knowledge and skills are used to validate competencies embodied in a learning achievement.  (Learning Outcome)

Objectives of theoretical and practical courses thus become useful achievements for training, trainees and complementary trades. The French Ecvet around the NAC is added to the Estonian, Czech and Latvian Ecvet to develop a veterinary trainee specialization in insemination, horse and surgical tools.

Mobility offers a European dimension to training with a view to the practices of European countries. It tends to broaden the scope of veterinary assistants valued by the experiences conveyed. To have these ECVET modules recognized in the various countries with organizations that list training courses is the next step.

The ability to replicate the IATEVAD experience is important to bring credit to the proposal and to develop or update existing training.

Find a continuity

After the exchange and the conclusion of Smiltene another possibility is offered to the Erasmus project. The NACs strongly present in the Zoos could benefit from the French ECVET. The meeting with a veterinarian from  Riga Zoo confirms the need for trainees or competent volunteers in the Zoo. Are concerned veterinary assistant trainees, animal caretakers or technicians selling in pet shops during discovery courses. These courses allow a development of trainings and information in favor of the NAC.