We influence EU VET policies and cooperate with EU Institutions
EfVET produces newsletters, email lists, webpages, social media and other publications
We provide direct contact with other VET stakeholders, throughout Europe
We help disseminate project results to a wide network of VET stakeholders across Europe
Why join EFVET?
Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Europe needs a strong organisation to promote and represent its interests. The strength of EFVET lies with its members. Through its members – and their commitment to becoming actively involved in the issues facing TVET (technical and vocational education and training) – the vision for EFVET is that it will become:
the natural point of contact for the European Union on all TVET matters
the leading voice of TVET throughout Europe
the champion on TVET development and dissemination
the focal point of TVET educational development and establishing pan-European qualification and quality standards
Conditions for members of EfVET?
TVET (technical and vocational education and training) institutions in both the public and private sectors, national associations, consortia of colleges and schools, validating bodies, companies with training departments, individuals and public TVET bodies.
Membership of EFVET is per the calendar year and will be automatically renewed every year.
In case a member would like to withdraw from membership he/she should do so in writing to the Central Office before 1 October of the year preceding the withdrawal.
The reason for this is the fact that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held every year in the last week of October. In this meeting, the budget is set for the following year, based on o.a. the expected income from membership fees.
It is up to the members to keep the Central Office informed about any changes in the information EFVET has got on them on the database.
Every fully paid up member has a web-page on the EFVET website.
In case the member would like to change the information in that web-page, he/she should do so by contacting us!
EfVET acts as a network of learning providers across Europe and beyond, with links to Business, Politicians, Government Officials and Researchers with a focus on VET and lifelong learning.
EfVET bridges the gap between the theory of learning and everyday practice.
EfVET supports the sharing of new ideas and offers motivational support for and from professionals and frontline workers.
EfVET brings together different learning approaches such as work-based learning, experimental learning, formal, informal and non-formal learning.
EfVET regards cultural differences as an invaluable input for learning, reflection, and adoption of new ideas and practices
Quality and Innovation
We believe that lifelong learning is the main factor in the development of individuals, groups, and society as a whole. To support active lifelong learning, we focus on:
Integrating knowledge, practical skills, experience and learning outcomes.
Implementing instruments that promote cooperation between educational providers, business enterprises, labour market agencies, local authorities, and social partners.
Connecting with complementary broader educational initiatives and services.
Promoting and facilitating transnational mobility
Communities of Good Practice
A network influencing policy-makers taking decisions on VET and lifelong learning.
A network for implementing projects partly financed by the EU and the VET providers themselves.
A network for the dissemination of transnational project results and the sharing of good practice.
A network for collecting and sharing knowledge and experience in an effective and efficient way.
A network for organising and facilitating opportunities for student and VET staff mobility.
What are the benefits of membership?
Through EFVET you will have immediate access to colleagues across Europe committed to co-operation with similar interests and concerns and be able to make your views known to the European Commission and others responsible for European TVET (technical and vocational education and training) policy. As well as being part of an important European-wide network the services offered to members include:
A European Information Bulletin containing the latest news from E.C. programmes.
An EFVET Newsletter to which all members are encouraged to contribute information about themselves and their transnational projects
Individual partnership finding service and access to experts to help with project development, and submissions.
Discounted rates for all EFVET seminars and workshops, including a major Annual International Conference held in a different country each year
Full entry for your organisation in the compendium of EFVET member organisations regularly circulated as an easy reference for making links and finding partners
The opportunity of participating in special technical assistance projects with developing countries