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Contribution to the VET4EU2 policy paper 

Since 2009 the European Associations of VET Providers (6 associations: EVBB, EfVET, EUproVET, EURASHE, EUCEN and EVTA) have been working together to enhance and promote the expertise of providers of Vocational Education and Training at the European policy level.

Therefore, the European Commission wants  VET4EU2 platform to provide a common policy paper with some recommendations until June 2018 about what should be introduced, highlighted or changed in European VET policy post 2020.

EfVET will be represented in the writing group by the president, Santiago García Guitérrez and the vice - president policy, Hans Lehmann. This provides EfVET with a chance where we might be able influencing the future of VET.

As your feedback is important to us, we would like kindly ask you take a few minutes to fill out questionnaire at the following link.


Please submit your opinion by Friday 13 April 2018.

EfVET Consultation on Mobility

Following a survey and consultation within CEDEFOP Working Group on Mobility, a presentation on main findings was held in Thessaloniki on 13/03 – please see the following document.

The presentation was very well received both by CEDEFOP as well as by DG EMPL represented by Joao Santos.

Mr. Santos found the presentation interesting and surprisingly coherent with an "extensive and expensive" research commissioned by the EC. This is relevant as will help to acquire background information and insights for the development of the EC proposal on post 2020 mobility programs.

Please provide your views and comments to complete the survey follow this link.


Please submit your opinion by Friday 13 April 2018.

Policy News

Online infoday: Social Inclusion and common values: the contribution in the field of education, training and youth

This Information Day is aimed at informing potential applicants on the newly launched Call for Proposals EACEA/10/2018 – " Social Inclusion and common values: the contribution in the field of education, training and youth".

The Infoday will be webstreamed on 16th April.



Erasmusx10 campaing needs you! 
Erasmus+ programme changed the lives of million Europeans. Imagine what can be done with an upgrade of 10 times more budget .

The Erasmus+ Coalition gathers over 40 European-wide networks and civil society organisations representing the major beneficiaries of Erasmus+ programme at all levels. 

Show your support for a 10 times more life-changing opportunities: joining the online petition

EfVET Celebrates 10 years of EQF

The European Commission organised a conference on 15-16 March in Brussels 2018 to celebrated 10 years of existence of the European Qualifications Framework. The event gathered more than 300 participants, including EfVET delegates.

The “European Qualifications Framework: supporting learning, work and cross border mobility” event looked back into the achievements of a decade of cooperation on the EQF and what is more important, to look ahead towards the challenges and opportunities of the future.

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Resources for guidance

Cedefop has launch a new project focused on developing IT & Labour Market information in lifelong guidance. The resources for guidance project consist of three main sections:

  • a toolkit on LMI usage;
  • a handbook for transferability of practices;
  • training modules on how to use LMI and ICT in guidance

If you are working on careers services, or you are a practitioner or a policy-makers working in career development & activation policies, don't hesitate to explore this new tool.

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Open call for applications DG-GROWTH

Two applications are currently open by DG GROWTH. The first one is focused on "Development of European SMEs in international business through SME networks", deadline 19/06/2018 (see here) and the second one, on "Entrepreneurial capacity building for young migrants" 24/05/2018 (see here).

Projects News
Innovative Curriculum on Soft Skills for Adult Learners
To learn more about Innovative Curriculum on Soft Skills for Adult Learners you can already visit the new website.
Healthy Social Media training youth workers
In February and March 2018, Healthy Social Media team has trained more than 15 youth workers/informal educators from non-profit youth services and community development organizations. They have participated in the pilot test learning activity that has taught them how to deliver the Healthy Social Media for Digital Empowerment course and Open Educational Resources to the young people they work with.
How we could help young people’s experience of using knowledge and skills? Does young people enable to enter in the work force? Students Work in Real Life (Swirl) discussed this topics during the last project meeting which took place on March in Birmingham.
DRIVES: Official launch
On the 1st March, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Tomáš Hüner, and the Rector of the Technical University of Ostrava, Václav Snášel, opened the kick-off Conference ceremony of the project DRIVES, that brings together 24 European partners, from 11 EU countries. The speeches highlighted the need to address the challenges linked to digitalisation of the economy and the adaptation of the education of the workforce.
Building effective Business – Education partnerships
In support of policy priorities of the European Education and Training Strategy 2020, reaffirmed through the Bruges declaration and more recently through Riga, the EAPPREN project – a KA3 Erasmus + initiative is seeking to contribute to building closer relationships between Businesses and Education in order to stimulate quality improvement in European Apprenticeship programmes across member states. It began with a focus on how to bring these key stakeholders together to offer high quality Apprenticeships for young and more mature learners with the objective of improving employment opportunities and meeting the skills mismatches evident in todays labour market environment.
Members News
Mobility project: training to the NTH Power

AFP is glad to announce that the first flow of mobilities relevant to the Training the nth power project have been completed.The initiative involves student in the Hotel and Tourism sector, namely cooks, waiters and hotel receptionists selected from 6 different VET centres located in the north west corner of Italy. At the present state of play 20 students terminated their work placements in Caceres, in the region of Extremadura while 15 have performed their internship in Dresden at local restaurants and hotels.
Experiencing transnational peer review through a fruitful mobility program
FORMA.Azione  (Italy)

On the 13th and 14th of February 2018 at the Secondary School of Mechanical Engineering in Bratislava, a Transnational European Peer Review, involving Peers from Italy and Slovakia, for the first time has been held. It involved two EfVET members from the two countries: Secondary School of Mechanical Engineering in Braitslava and FORMA.Azione (IT).
4th Migration Forum in Brussels

Thanks to the information disseminated by EFVET, the manager of the Brunelleschi da Vinci Institute, Ms Patrizia Carfagna (Manager IIS Brunelleschi da Vinci and EfVET Member) could participate ,introducing some significant projects dedicated to migrants carried out working in network with various stakeholders such as the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Interior, the Lazio Region and Associations from the third sector.
Integration to competitive Europe through VET
CECE (Spain)

IceVET, Integration to Competitive Europe Through VET, is a project among partners from Turkey, Spain, Poland, Italy and Greece that aims to generate a strong consciousness about innovation and competitiveness and their impact to employability and global market conditions among all VET actors in partner’s regions beside participant institutions.

Upcoming events
11/04 Digital Education and Entrepreneurial Skills for Inclusive, Cohesive and Innovative Societies, Brussels See more
19-20/03  Educate to Create, Sofia, See more
16/05  ROI-MOB: Measuring the impact of European VET mobility: turning intangible into tangible – Policy debate Brussels, See more
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