Quality Framework for Traineeships (Recommendation)

The Commission calls for a Quality Framework for Traineeships (QFT) to improve the working conditions and quality of the content of traineeships as well as to increase the cross-border mobility of trainees.


The proposed traineeship agreements improve legal certainty, both for trainees and businesses. Furthermore, the EU-wide advertising of traineeships in EURES may increase the number of cross-border traineeships. The Commission picked the proper legislative option, because the Council Recommendation has no legally binding effect and is thus a milder form of legislation than the Directive.