Discover Osengo Europe and its missions

About Osengo Europe

European & international development centre

Osengo Europe is the European and international development arm of Osengo by Aformac. Osengo is a non-profit vocational education and training (VET) organisation specialising in lifelong learning and vocational education.

A network of over 40 European partners

Since its creation in 1994, the "Pôle Europe" has developed a solid network of European partners (40 partners in 16 EU member states), and has acquired considerable expertise in the administrative, financial and pedagogical management of European projects. Osengo Europe has two offices, one in Lyon and the other in Clermont-Ferrand.

European mobility

We set up European mobility for our students as part of their training and internships with the Erasmus+ programme. We also welcome foreign trainees through our reception service in Lyon. The first internships in Europe took place in 1988 for Aformac learners, which has since become Osengo.

Coordination of European projects

Osengo Europe has developed a strong experience in the coordination of European projects within the framework of the Erasmus + programme through innovation research. We are constantly striving to improve our know-how and work on educational initiatives throughout the year, thanks to the European Commission's Erasmus+ programme.

A strong presence

To set up and work on new projects we rely on Osengo's 32 permanent training centres. We also benefit from mobility relays in the 32 Osengo establishments. They disseminate, relay and are part of the mobility acts and pedagogical engineering. Our sites are located in four regions of France: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitanie, nouvelle aquitaine and centre Val de Loire.

The strength of a Group

Osengo by Aformac has been involved in professional training for almost 40 years and promotes the development of skills through training. As a training centre and CFA, our wide catalogue of qualifying courses, work-study courses and professional training modules enable our learners to develop their skills in a variety of sectors.

Osengo Europe's objectives

The objectives of the Europe Pole are multiple, but incoming and outgoing mobility and the construction of new training paths and new training methods in face-to-face and distance learning are the priority of all our actions.
Moreover, we wish to innovate and improve

Support towards employment

Career guidance

The professional qualification

The substantive engineering of our training courses

The creation of new training courses or modules


OSENGO Europe intends, on the basis of the structuring carried out and the existing team, to deploy its action towards its apprentices of the Vocational Training of the group. The target territories are : Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Nouvelle Aquitaine and Centre Val de Loire.

OSENGO’s core business, the health and social services sector, and more specifically the personal services sector, represented nearly 1.4 million employees in 2014 in France.

The training courses must be adapted to this market in which European mobility is now an essential component; the learners are more confronted with ageing people of foreign nationality for example. The ability to exchange with dependent people is essential. OSENGO wishes to extend access to European mobility to the apprentices of the newly created Vocational Training entity.

Other important sectors in the Regions covered by the OSENGO Group are growing such as:
  • Hospitality and catering (cooks, waiters)
  • The service sector
  • Digital
In the near future we want to offer the possibility of a departure to more and more young people. The discovery of their profession in another European country allows them to open their minds and to acquire skills and know-how that distinguish them on the job market. This increases their employability and their self-esteem.
Apprentices are expected to undertake practical placements to assess their professional and transversal skills in Europe. The specific objectives for these apprentices are to acquire/develop targeted professional, linguistic, transversal and intercultural competences. We are now able to assess the transversal competences that the learner will have acquired/developed during his/her professional mobility experience, thanks to our transversal competences assessment approach developed from the RECTEC card through a project funded by the European Commission. We wish to measure the contribution of European mobility in the progression of these transversal competences during mobility. In addition, this approach allows trainees to keep track of their progress. Indeed, this evaluation methodology will be carried out before and after the European mobility.

We have identified the need to improve our preparation for the departure of trainees going on mobility. We are planning specific activities targeting the evaluation of transversal competences before departure in order to measure the contribution of mobility during a second positioning on return coupled with a new preparation for departure. We wish to increase the use of digital preparation in order to increase our independence from hazards and also to allow those who are geographically distant to benefit from Erasmus departures.

We also wish to add an intercultural module to better prepare our learners for the differences of European countries and to increase their tolerance in general.

The OSENGO Europe cluster has been working for several years on KA2 projects in conjunction with other organisations in Europe. At the moment, mobility and strategic projects are often far apart. In the future we want to write KA2 projects to improve the link between KA2 content and learner mobility. At the moment, we are partners in a good practice exchange project to learn and improve our outgoing and incoming mobility possibilities. We want to be able to open up mobility to people with disabilities. This is the objective of the FOSTER project.
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted a certain lack of digital tools within our training organisation. We therefore aim to digitalise our training and mobility offer and methodology. We will be able to provide our departure preparation in digital format in order to include and reduce the costs of travel for people who are far away. The OSENGO group’s agencies are located in 4 regions in France. This digitalization process will help us to increase our efficiency but also the impact on the number of future mobilities.
We want to set up a mobility relay in the form of a person closely associated with the OSENGO group’s mobility department at each Osengo site and therefore in each region covered by our organisation. This will also enable us to achieve our objective of constantly developing our network. These relays will also allow the transmission of European news and information and ensure the presence of a relay person for our mobility projects in each site.

Within the Osengo Group, we are committed to continuously increasing the quality of our training. In order to develop our offer, we clearly want to integrate the possibility of a training course in Europe into our training courses. We see this as a guarantee for better quality and more professional experience. We see this as a propellant for the future insertion in the active life of a learner.

The emphasis on a “Europe” pathway where the internship abroad is a point on which we wish to strengthen and communicate more.

We also believe that highlighting a European spirit and belonging will promote the image of Europe to young people and more generally to the public.

ERASMUS quality standards

Our Team

Marie-Noëlle DUFOUR - Director

With 30 years of field experience in the field of vocational training and European projects, she maintains close contacts with various experts in the field of education and vocational training and provides guidance to Osengo Europe's actions. She is also in regular contact with many institutional representatives, business leaders and European partners. She has been involved in the work and events of the European ECVET network since the end of 2010 and guides the cluster's choices.

Mathieu Schaefer - European Project Coordinator

He is responsible for coordinating innovation projects and manages KA2 projects. With the help and advice of all Osengo staff, he imagines and writes new projects according to the global strategy defined by the presidency and the management. After their selection, he coordinates and manages the smooth running of the projects, until its finalisation and final report. During transnational events, he represents Osengo.

Sarah Baudry - Outgoing & Incoming Mobility Coordinator

With extensive experience in coordinating youth projects and in charge of the "mobility" section within Osengo, she is in charge of outgoing mobilities within the framework of the Erasmus + programme. She is in charge of the promotion, selection, preparation, follow-up and evaluation of participants before and after their mobility. She also supervises incoming mobilities within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme or outside Erasmus+.

Martina Moccia - Incoming Mobility

She is in charge of incoming mobility within our Lyon office as part of the Erasmus + programme.

Osengo support

Osengo Europe also benefits from all the administrative services of the Osengo group and the support of all Osengo agency managers and coordinators in their work related to European projects.