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EfVET Thematic Teams: get involve! 

In order to increase benefits for EfVET members, providing relevant services and added value for you and your organization, we intend to establish EfVET Thematic Teams. We wish to launch EfVET Thematic Teams, to cluster EfVET members around key sectors or thematic areas. Therefore, we would like to ask your contribution on this by replying to this short online survey.

Through this survey, we aim at hearing your views on this proposal and providing you the opportunity to express your willingness to join EfVET Thematic Teams. 

EfVET Thematic Teams aim at:

  • Establishing "think tanks", a point of reference for VET in a specific field
  • Aggregating members’ expertise in a specific field
  • Promoting innovation and business opportunities among members 
Expected benefits:
  • Opening up a (sectoral) communication channel between EfVET and its members
  • Attracting new members, via the added value (sectoral content + sectoral networking)
  • Promoting EfVET image, size, consistency, efficiency Through this survey, we aim at hearing your views on this proposal and providing you the opportunity to express your willingness to join EfVET Thematic Teams
Thank you for your time and precious feedback. 
Policy News

This week we had the opportunity to participate at the "International Encounters on Vocational Training - Anticipating the Future" international congress. The encounter was organised by Basque Country Government & the department focused on VET (FP Euskadi). We invite you to visit Tknika International Youtube channel where you will find videos from the Encounter in English.

Jorge Arévalo, VET Deputy Minister Basque Government

On behalf of EfVET attended: Leif Haar, Hans Lehmann, Stefano Tirati, Alfredo Garmendia, Ute Schmitt, Santiago García, Panagiotis G. Anastassopoulos, Iker Orueta and Andreas Loizou. 

European Education Area
The European Commission has launched additional package to advance the European Education Area, including important proposals for VET such as: the development of Vocational education & training centres of excellence and a plan for a European Student Card which is designed to boost learning mobility by reducing administrative burdens and costs for students and education and training institutions. Read Lifelonglearning platform reaction here

MFF: Double funding for Erasmus
A new Erasmus+ proposal for 2021-2027 was released by European Commission. The proposal includes more funds for education and training:to double funding for Erasmus to €30 billion.  Read Lifelonglearling platform reaction here.

Projects News
ICARO: soft-skills for adult learners
The ‘Innovative Curriculum on Soft-Skills for Adult Learners’ (ICARO) second project meeting took place in Dublin, hosted by the partner organisation Dublin City University. This project aims to develop a customised training path adapted to the needs of each participant in order to get their (re)integration in labour market.
Involving five partners from Germany, Austria, Portugal, Belgium and Finland, the project has as main beneficiaries staff and professionals (e.g. trainers, consultants, tutors, among others) of Small and Medium Enterprises from the sectors of tourism and commerce/trade. Overall, all professionals that may act as multipliers and promoters of Digital Competences in SMEs are potential beneficiaries of the project
Members News
More than 200 VET students gather

The intercultural training organized by Asociación Mundus brings together students from Catalonia and Aragon, trainers from all over the country and hosting organisations from eight European countries, as well as Erasmus coordinators from different VET schools.
Developing the skills of Community & Health Workers Working with Refugees
p-consulting (Greece)

The project is an innovative intervention in the framework of education of professionals in working with refugees. At a glance summary look at good practice in care for refugees and asylum seekers in areas except the first entrance and hot spot areas.
Peer Review: More impact, Excellent Results

Imagine four enthusiastic VET professionals from different European countries working hard on quality issues and having a good time. Learning from each other and from the processes of the host organization. Being critical and sharing knowledge. Happened a week ago at CIRIUS Kamnik in Slovenia. Premier is the right answer.
Entrecom 4all: improving entrepreneurial skills
CECE (Spain)

A platform for young entrepreneurs, female entrepreneurs and teachers to find Open Educational Resources to improve their entrepreneurial skills.
Intercultural meditation for managers
Materahub  (Italy)

Intercultural mediation is an essential skill for each employer managing an international and intercultural workforce. The large influx of migrants in Europe needs to be effectively integrated and one aspect of integration is employment.
Organizational Success through Employee Satisfaction

Eurosuccess Consulting participates in the European project OSTESA EU – Organizational Success through Employee Satisfaction, an Erasmus + project co-funded by the EU with the main aim to generate organizational success through employee satisfaction. The project involves a robust partnership of five partners from five different European countries.
Internationalisation of teachers

In the scope of the activities developed by its European Club since January 2017, Esprominho-Escola Profissional do Minho is participating in a European project: “DEVELOPMENT OF SECTORAL QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTORS FOR EQF LEVEL 5”, No. 2016-1-LT01-KA202-023178, Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships in Vocational Education and Training in order to prepare internationally comparable qualification descriptors (proficiency and competency profiles for professional practice and accessible professions) at the level 5 of the EQF to promote better quality education and training and to better match the market needs.
iSMEK climatization school
iSMEK (Turkey)

The Climatization School has been opened on the protocol between the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Lifelong Learning Centre (ISMEK) and the Heating, Cooling, Air Conditioning Research and Education Foundation (ISKAV)..

Upcoming events
06/06  21st Century Learning Environments – Where is non-formal and informal learning in the Future of Learning?’  Brussels, See more
08/06  Cedefop:Future jobs – current challenges ’  Brussels, See more
12/06  Life Online:‘Developing life & employability competences through mobility’  Brussels, See more
12/06  Workshop: Mainstreaming Student Entrepreneurship: MASTER International Multiplier Event   Brussels, See more
14-15/06  European Commission Validation Festival,  Brussels, See more
14-15/06 Annual ECVET Forum: “Using ECVET for long duration mobility Sofia, See more
21/06 Engaging Regional Apprenticeship Alliances for SMEs – final conference Brussels, See more
05-06/07 Lifelonglearning Platform Annual Conference Vienna, See more
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