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  • mentoring

    Definition: 

    Guidance and support provided in various ways to a young person or novice (someone joining a new learning community or organisation) by an experienced person who acts as a role model, guide, tutor, coach or confidante.

    Source: 
    based on Bolton, 1980.
  • mobility

    Definition: 

    Ability of an individual to move and adapt to a new occupational or educational environment.

    Comments: 
    • mobility can be geographical or ‘functional’ (a move to a new post in a company or to a new occupation, a move between employment and education);
    • mobility enables individuals to acquire new skills and thus increase their employability.
    Source: 
    Cedefop.
  • mutual recognition of qualifications

    Definition: 

    Recognition by one or more countries or organisations of qualifications (certificates, diplomas or titles) awarded in (or by) one or more other countries or organisations.

    Comments: 

    mutual recognition can be bilateral (between two countries or organisations) or multilateral (within the European Union or between companies belonging to the same sector).

    Source: 
    Cedefop, 2008.