European projects in Colaiste Ide
European projects in Colaiste Ide CFE are funded by the European Commission (Leargas - National Agency) under the Leonardo Da Vinci mobility projects. These projects are in the area of Tourism, Beauty, Catering and Art/Fashion. Students interested must be participating in one of the following courses : Diploma Travel & Tourism, Diploma Leisure & Beauty, Professional Cookery Level 5 & 6 and Art & Fashion.
These projects give students an opportunity to work abroad as part of their work placement for a total of three weeks which is funded by the Commission. Departure times are normally around Easter and students can travel to Malta, Italy or Hungary depending on their chosen course. i.e. Hungary – Catering, Malta – Tourism & Beauty, Italy – Art & Fashion.
Cultural trips are also enjoyed by the students while they are abroad so that they have a sense/flavour of the country they are visiting. Last year was the first year to introduce a mobility project to Italy for our Art & Fashion students and by all accounts it was a tremendous success! A total of 10 students travelled to work in Florence, the heart of art culture in Europe. To date a total of 120 students have enjoyed the mobility experience since its revival in the college in 2006.