For student mobility, the apprenticeship agreement includes studies abroad and programs that are replaced in your home country after completing their studies abroad. For internships and research, the apprenticeship agreement refers to training or research activities. The apprenticeship agreement is an essential document for the recognition of studies abroad. It is an agreement between the student, the sending institution and the institution, the organization or the company. The aim of the apprenticeship agreement is to ensure a transparent and efficient preparation of exchanges to ensure that you get recognition for successful activities abroad. In 2015, ESN joined the European Foundation for Higher Education (EUF) initiative, the Online Learning Agreement, which would develop a tool for students and universities that could be used online for the creation and signing of a learning agreement. In May 2017, the OLA was created to demonstrate the concept of experimentation and adoption of higher education institutions. The EUF has launched another project, OLA, which has added new features to the platform, such as apprenticeship agreements for internships and measuring user satisfaction. The apprenticeship agreement is a key document for Erasmus mobility.
From the Erasmus programme 2021-2027, e-learning agreements become the norm. As part of the credit mobility organization, students and university staff must enter into trilateral learning agreements that form the basis for the recognition of university qualifications acquired abroad. As indicated by the PRIME survey conducted by the Erasmus 2010-2011 student network, apprenticeship agreements are a cornerstone and at the same time constitute a major obstacle to the proper organisation of credit mobility. Indeed, the interlocutors are not clearly defined, the information necessary to implement the agreements is rarely available online and the possibility for students to change their apprenticeship agreement after their arrival in the receiving higher education institutions is 75%. In the same survey, some national LLP agencies proposed to create an online tool for the preparation, approval and revision of learning agreements in an online environment, and this is what this project intends to do.