Learn & Work

Funding information

Project duration: 12/2000 – 06/2023

Project code number: P(00/B/F/PP-125066)

Funding guideline: Leonardo da Vinci

Project concept

Initial situation

In the face of accelerated change in the global economy, SMEs gain their competitive advantage through an integration of organisational development and continuous learning processes of all employees involved. Essential for change is the promotion of a culture of integrated learning and working in companies to find new ways of cooperative problem solving through close collaboration between SMEs and external education advisors.

Target groups and their benefits

The LEARN'n'WORK project is particularly aimed at external educational advisors and SMEs in order to promote a culture of integrated learning and working.

Project goal

The LEARN'n'WORK project addresses a crucial challenge in Europe's efforts to become the most competitive business location in the world (Lisbon Summit): the modernisation processes of SMEs. The project is testing these tools in a thorough process of field testing in the four participating countries (Austria, Germany, Hungary and Portugal), adapting them to improve further transfer.

Role of ISOB

ISOB took over the internal evaluation of the project.

Products and publications

  • Development of a modular training guide and a toolbox to animate and support the cooperation between training counsellors and SMEs (analysis of training needs, work-integrated learning).



  • Portugal (project coordination): IEFP, Portugal
  • Germany: Institut für sozialwissenschaftliche Beratung GmbH
  • Austria: University of Graz

The project was successfully completed and positively evaluated.

We will be happy to provide you with the project results on request. For further information, please contact our Team.