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PRALINE goes to Dublin to address Language Learning for Migrant Learners

PRALINE goes to Dublin to address Language Learning for Migrant Learners FPEmpresa Vet Schools Association has participated in the fourth Peer Learning Activity (PLA) of the European project PRALINE (Promoting Adult Learning in Networks) that has taken place in Dublin the 10th and 11th of May. During the meetings, Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI)

SHOW-VET Smooth Online Guide for teachers with pedagogical methods

SHOW-VET Smooth Online Guide for teachers with pedagogical methods The SHOW-VET online kick-off meeting took place in person  with all partners in Ähtäri on the 17-19 May 2022. This is a KA2 Erasmus+ project which gathers 6 partners from different European countries (Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Belgium). The aim of this project was to provide a model for smooth online

Hosting the StayWell Project Meeting in Derry!

Hosting the StayWell Project Meeting in Derry! Foyle International staff members were delighted to host the fifth StayWell Transnational Project Meeting at Foyle International in Derry on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of April. All the partners were represented in person; from Greece, Slovenia, Lithuania, Turkey, Bulgaria, and the UK. About the StayWell Project The official

The “European approach to Microcredentials” webinar organised by EARLALL

The “European approach to Microcredentials” discussed in an webinar organised by EARLALL On May 12, 2022 a webinar organised by EARLALL in collaboration with SwissCore was held online under the title of “European approach to Microcredentials”. The meeting was moderatored by Noelia Cantero, Director at EARLALL. The interest of EfVET in this webinar relies on

The Erasmus+ VIMOinVET project coordinated by SCF

The Erasmus+ VIMOinVET project coordinated by Scuola Centrale Formazione Staff Mobility for the internationalization processes in Vocational Training Staff training mobility restarts with the VIMOinVET project, which aims to qualify VET practitioners on blended mobility and internationalization methodologies. After nearly two years, the international mobility of trainers restarts with the Erasmus+ program. The first training

How to incorporate internationalisation into the curriculum?

How to incorporate internationalisation into the curriculum? How to incorporate internationalisation into the curriculum? By incorporating internationalisation into the curriculum, you safeguard the continuity and quality of international activities. However, how should you go about it? Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education shares key conditions for doing this. Key condition #1 | Let

Susana Nogueira, the most recent acquisition in EfVET for Policy & Projects

Susana Nogueira, the most recent acquisition in EfVET for Policy & Projects The European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) has recently welcomed a new Policy & Project Officer – Susana Nogueira. Even though Susana will be working remotely from Lisbon (Portugal), her activities include meetings with EfVET International Secretariat, in Brussels.

The third GIVE project meeting in Bilbao, Spain

The third GIVE project meeting in Bilbao, Spain Collaboration is paramount to make our experiences converge and to produce outputs which can be valid in different contexts. Inclusion, beside greening and digital, is our common challenge. Each partner work not only to consolidate its excellent practices, rather to generate together a set of new knowledge,

A good start is half the project: The 3-H project kick off meeting

A good start is half the project: The 3-H project kick off meeting The kick-off meeting of the 3H project was held on 24-25 March 2022 in Verona and was attended by 14 participants coming from Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Croatia, and Finland. The 3H project (Head, Heart, Hand) is based on the assumption that

Two partnerships where INSIGNARE was involved have almost finished their activities

Two partnerships where INSIGNARE was involved have almost finished their activities The partnership “Labour Market at School”, supported by the Erasmus+ program, between schools from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Turkey, held three meetings: from 7 to 11 February (virtual); from 21 to 25 March it was in Kahranmamas, Turkey; from 3 to 9 April

“Good Food is Good Mood” VET partnership holds its two final LTTAs

INSIGNARE’s EHF-Fátima Hospitality School’s students share their cooking skills in a virtual meeting and in a traditional one in Italy During the week of February 28 to March 4, 10 EHF Cook students were in virtual contact with their Italian and Macedonian colleagues, both in equal numbers, within the scope of the “Good Food is

“Mobiliteach project held a week training course in Bologna

“Mobiliteach – In-depth sectoral specialisation of VET teachers” project held a week training course in Bologna From March 7th to 10th, 3 INSIGNARE staff were in Bologna, Italy, for a training week within Mobiliteach project – In-depth sectoral specialisation of VET teachers, supported by the Erasmus+. During 4 days, together with colleagues from Albania, Germany,

Mediterraneo Culinary Centre starts 5 new projects through its International department!

MOBILITITIMELINE, D-TASTING, SUSTAINABILITY AND DIVERSITY IMPROVEMENT IN COOKING AND CATERING, DIGIPATH and RYMO We are very excited with the kick-off of our new cooperation projects. MCC is collaborating internationally in different fields, trying to achieve quality results that will benefit the education community: students, staff, and project managers. These new projects that we are managing

A Brazilian VET Schools delegation brings Spanish Vocational Education and Training closer

A Brazilian VET Schools delegation brings Spanish Vocational Education and Training closer On 28th of March, 2022, FPEmpresa VET Schools Association gathered in Madrid with a Brazilian VET Schools delegation formed by Instituto Federal de Alagoas (IFAL) and Instituto Federal de Pernambuco (IFPE) belonging to Conselho Nacional das Instituições da Rede Federal de Educação Profissional,

New month, new adventures and new experiences!

Esprominho participated in four Erasmus+ Projects Mobilities this month In this school year, Esprominho – Portuguese Vocational School – has already taken students to 10 different countries to participate in mobilities of the Erasmus+ Programme. Each month that goes by means new adventures and experiences that Esprominho provides, to their students and teachers, throughout Europe.

IntervetWB R2 Mobility in Milan

IntervetWB R2 Mobility: High school students from Bosnia and Herzegovina had an internship in Italy Thanks to the IntervetWB project, VET school students from different cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina stayed in Milan, Italy in the period January-February this year. During their one-month stay, they had the opportunity to do internships in various sectors and,

Youth participation in the EU Labour Market

Youth participation in the EU Labour Market On the 28th of March of 2022 the European Commission organised a conference on the theme of employment for young people in the European Union. As the unemployment youth rate has increased due to the Covid-19 crisis, EfVET is willing to learn more about which are the solutions

EfVET participation to online conference Gearbox

EfVET participation to online conference Gearbox On the 24th of March of 2022 an online conference took place remotely under the title of “The Gearbox Makerspace and Product Development: Unlocking the potential of innovative entrepreneurial activities”. The participants of the conference were welcomed by Sarah Elson-Rogers, Team leader for “Innovation and the Future of TVET”

The 9th Annual European Cyber Security Conference 2022

The 9th Annual European Cyber Security Conference 2022 The 9th Annual European Cyber Security Conference was held in a hybrid format on the 25th of March 2022, organised by Forum Europe, together with the European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO). EfVET, as a REWIRE project partner and leader of the WP7 Dissemination & Exploitation of Results, attended online

The 3rd INTERVET Western Balkans Transnational Meeting in Belgrade (Serbia) 

The 3rd INTERVET Western Balkans Transnational Meeting in Belgrade (Serbia)  On March 22 and 23, 2022, the INTERVET WB 3rd Transnational Meeting took place at the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia. Our INTERVET Western Balkans project is a three-year pilot project for the Internationalisation of vocational education and training systems in the Western Balkans, started in December 2019.

EC Webinar: ‘How to train more Cybersecurity experts in Europe’

EC Webinar: ‘How to train more Cybersecurity experts in Europe’ On March 21, 2022 a webinar on “How to train more Cybersecurity experts in Europe” was held by the European Commission – Digital Skills & Jobs Platforms. EfVET, as a REWIRE project partner and leader of the WP7 Dissemination & Exploitation of Results, attended with

European Parliament held conference on the right to disconnect and telework

European Parliament held conference on the right to disconnect and telework A perspective from the EU institutions, Member States and social partners On the 15th of March of 2022 a conference on the theme of the right to disconnect and telework took place at the European Parliament with the aim of stress the need to

APELE (Accreditation of prior experiential learning in European Universities) Workshop

APELE Workshop: Access to university studies for people with fewer opportunities (including migrants) through the recognition of experiential and prior learning in European countries. [L’accesso agli studi universitari delle persone con minori opportunità (inclusi i migranti) attraverso il riconoscimento dell’apprendimento esperienziale e pregresso nei paesi europei] On March 16 2022 an online workshop was organised

Information session – Centres of Vocational Excellence 2022

Information session – Centres of Vocational Excellence 2022 On the 7th of March of 2022 an information session of COVE took place in the streaming service of the European Commission. The participants of the meeting were welcomed by Michele Grombeer, Head of Sector in Education and Vocational Training, who shortly introduced each participant one by

REWIRE Plenary Meeting held online

REWIRE Plenary Meeting held online The REWIRE plenary meeting was held online last February 28, 2022. The purpose of the meeting was to have an overview of what has been done until now within the project, what challenges have been faced and discuss the next steps of REWIRE. The meeting started with a welcoming message

The IO1 “Analysis Report” of the Digital Balance project has been published

The IO1 “Analysis Report” of the Digital Balance project has been published The main project objective of this report is to produce new resources that enable the integration of policy and practice to support teachers’ digital well-being and encourage proactive behaviour at a personal level. As part of the above resources, the present Digital Balance

EfVET stands by the Ukrainian people

EfVET stands by the Ukrainian people The European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. The brutal and unprovoked invasion by the Russian army violates international law and is against the Russian constitution art. 10 on the prohibition of propaganda of war and of Russia’s criminal

A new welcome day for our new intern Urko Barrueta

A new welcome day for our new intern Urko Barrueta Originally from Spain, Urko is a graduate student in Modern Languages by the University of Deusto. He has also lived in Madrid, where he studied a Master’s degree in European Union at CEU San Pablo University. “I am really excited to be part of EfVET

Digital Training for Cybersecurity Students in Industrial Fields

Digital Training for Cybersecurity Students in Industrial Fields The DICYSTECH – Digital Training for Cybersecurity Students in Industrial Fields project (2021-2023), unites five EU partners from Greece, Portugal, Italy and Spain in the development of open access training modules and linked cybersecurity remote laboratories for cybersecurity education that serve a double purpose: to meet Industry

#Innovaprofes turns the VET into a great point of virtual meeting

#Innovaprofes turns the VET into a great point of virtual meeting #Innovaprofes virtual meeting, organized by CaixaBank Dualiza and FPEmpresa VET Schools Association beside FPInnovación, turned the last 19th of February into a great point of virtual meeting for the Vocational Educational Training. In a virtual way, hundreds of participants could traverse a divide space

INSIGNARE international meetings of Erasmus+ partnerships

INSIGNARE’s students take part in virtual international meetings of Erasmus+ partnerships From February 7th to 11th, five students from EHF – Fátima Hospitality School’s actively participated in the second meeting of “Labour Market at School” project, supported by the Erasmus+ programme, which was held virtually, as a result of the effects of the pandemic in

VET dropout? Not today thanks to the 3-H project

VET dropout? Not today thanks to the 3-H project The data speaks for itself: around 24 million students worldwide were at risk of not returning to school in autumn 2021 as a result of the interruption caused by the pandemic. These were general studies not specific to VET schools, where the situation could be even

SELFIE WBL webinar: an opportunity to learn how this tool can help you

SELFIE WBL webinar: an opportunity to learn how this tool can help you The SELFIE WBL webinar held online on February 22 started with a warm welcome message from Yves Punie, Acting Head of Human Capital and Employment Unit, Joint Research Centre (JRC). Afterwards, Chiara Riondino, Head of VET Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and

SAAM Seminar started capacity building process in VET between Africa & Europe

SAAM Seminar in Brussels: The beginning of the capacity building process in VET between Africa & Europe The Supporting Alliance for African Mobility (SAAM) Seminar: “Capacity Building for Leadership in VET Mobility between Africa and Europe” took place between February 14-18, 2022 in Brussels, hosted by EfVET. The seminar gathered more than 50 people from

MateraHub stays up-to-date with the latest EU educational features

MateraHub stays up-to-date with the latest European educational processes, tools and methodologies The staff constantly lloks at the EU SDGs policies and the recently released GreenComp framework along with the EntreComp, LifeComp and DigComp frameworks. Moreover, MateraHub is an active partner of two engaging and innovative Erasmus+ projects, namely Sustrainy and EcoDesign4EU. Both projects explore

The 6th consecutive month of Esprominho participating in international projects

February: the 6th consecutive month of Esprominho participating in international projects Since September 2021 until February 2022 Esprominho participated in 19 mobilities of several international projects of which it is part, supported by the Erasmus+ Programme. February was the 6th consecutive month of mobilities such as student exchanges, job-shadowing and international internships. Esprominho is a Portuguese

Promotion of IntervetWB project  in “1st  High School” in Cazin

Promotion of IntervetWB project  in “1st  High School” in Cazin Representatives from IUS Lifelong Learning Center (IUS Life) paid a visit to “1st  High School” in Cazin on February 15, 2022, to present the IntervetWB project. The event was held as part of the promotion of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS). About 35 high

Erasmus+ project on Modernisation of teaching methods successfully implemented

Erasmus+ project “Modernisation of teaching methods based on EU experience” successfully implemented Thirty vocational teachers from Marijampolė, Jonava, and Tauragė VET schools (Lithuania) have improved their professional competencies, which have deepened their knowledge of vocational training in four EU countries, thus improving their performance by training and educating future professionals, helping them to gain employment

Teachers and students out of their comfort zone in Málaga

Teachers and students out of their comfort zone in Málaga In November 2021, 30 students and 14 teachers from 6 different European schools participated in the Málaga Business Bootcamp organised by JongLeren.es. The VET schools Landstede Groep and ROC Midden Nederland from The Netherland, OSAO from Finland, Køge Handelsskole from Denmark, C.I.O.F.S.-F.P. from Italy and

Visit to Don Bosco Sint-Denijs-Westrem within the SAAM project

Visit to Don Bosco Sint-Denijs-Westrem in the framework of the SAAM project On February 16, 2022 EfVET had the opportunity to visit the Don Bosco Sint-Denijs-Westrem school in Ghent together with African and European delegates in the framework of the SAAM Seminar. Don Bosco is a powerful source of inspiration to guide children and young

BIRGIT kick-off meeting: Training on Building Information Models Integrated with Geographical Information

BIRGIT kick-off meeting: Training on Building Information Models Integrated with Geographical Information Training on Building Information Models Integrated with Geographical Information kick-off meeting was held on the 9th and 11th of February 2022 online.  BIRGIT is an ERASMUS+ Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training, coordinated by Ocellus Information Systems AB (SE) and participated by

SHOW-VET first kick-off meeting: Smooth Hybrid and Online Working for VET 

SHOW-VET first kick-off meeting: Smooth Hybrid and Online Working for VET  The SHOW-VET online kick-off meeting took place on the 10th of February 2022. This is a KA2 Erasmus+ project which gathers 6 partners from different European countries (Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Belgium).   Titta Huhtamäki (SEDU), the Project Coordinator opened the meeting and introduced the partners, Gantt chart and main objectives of

President Calleja participated in the EU Conference on developments in VET

EfVET President Prof James Calleja participates in the European Conference on developments in vocational training The Commission supports the French Ministry of Education to reform the implementation framework of the French Centres of Excellence (Campus des Métiers) to eventually increase their quality and effectiveness. At this aim the Commission is contributing to the joint reflection

The progress of the V2V pilot project: Study visits officially started!

The progress of the V2V pilot project: Study visits officially started! Despite the difficulties brought by the pandemic, the V2V project is progressing on schedule and entering its core phase. In the last four months we kept working on project results and simultaneously a series of professional visits took place among the V2V project partners.

UPT2S PROJECT: Upgrading Trainers in Dual Vocational System

UPT2S PROJECT: Upgrading Trainers in Dual Vocational System Since 2019 EFA La Malvesia – associated centre of FPEmpresa VET Schools Association – leads the Erasmus+ KA2 for VET project called ” Upgrading Trainers in Dual Vocational System”. When it comes to youth unemployment and job insecurity, we can see that Europe is having some problems,

Social Entrepreneurship in Local Communities – SELC

Social Entrepreneurship in Local Communities – SELC Social Entrepreneurship in Local Communities – SELC is a project of the Erasmus + programme aims to raise awareness and understanding of what the social economy is, motivating young social innovators to develop entrepreneurial initiatives to start social enterprises that aim to improve social cohesion and generate social,

EBBD prime project close to its successful termination

EBBD prime project close to its successful termination The EBBD prime project is close to its successful termination, thus providing a contribution to the European Education Area. EBBD graduates receive a Europe-wide harmonised certificate of excellence and institutions for vocational education working in the aera of business education a strong impulse for their internationalization. For

Gamification in education – SIGE

Gamification in education – SIGE When it comes to learning, focus and motivation are one of the key elements of improving the learning experience. Motivation is especially important for the low-skilled learners with migrant background. The response of the educational system, and the implementation of adequate support strategies plays an enormous role in helping learners

CORAL START-UP LABs : to wake up entrepreneur’s skills !

CORAL START-UP LABs : to wake up entrepreneur’s skills! CORAL is a European project aiming to promote entrepreneurship and to design online training modules and tools to facilitate the training of job seekers – grassroot entrepreneurs throughout Europe. CORAL tools are based upon the European framework ENTRECOMP. The Erasmus + project CORAL was launched by

#taste2connect – A virtual competition for hospitality, tourism and wellness students

#taste2connect – A virtual competition for hospitality, tourism and wellness students Tanja Angleitner Sagadin, PhD (tanja.angleitner-sagadin@vsgt.si), Vocational College of Hospitality and tourism Maribor Knowledge can be transmitted in a much better manner apart from sitting in one corner and reading books. However, with the 2nd Covid-19 wave lock down that started in October 2020, European

Jobshadowing in Belgium: Blended Learning and Digital Tools

Jobshadowing in Belgium: Blended Learning and Digital Tools Between 6 and 13 December 2021, four Esprominho employees carried out a jobshadowing in Belgium, in the cities of Brussels, Genk and Bruges, through the Go Up Again Project (2019-1-PT01-KA116-060624), supported by the Erasmus+ Programme. The main objective of this mobility was to learn more about distance

Portuguese INSIGNARE’s Schools involved in several projects

Portuguese INSIGNARE’s Schools involved in several projects INSIGNARE’s Fátima Hospitality Vocational School goes to Romania and welcomes Erasmus+ project “Universal Values of Human Dignity” partners in Portugal Fátima Hospitality Vocational School participated in two project meetings of Erasmus+ “Universal Values of Human Dignity”, one in Macin, Romania, and the other held in Fátima. During the

FPEmpresa and CaixaBank Dualiza release V Call of Ayudas Dualiza

FPEmpresa and CaixaBank Dualiza release V Call of Ayudas Dualiza FPEmpresa VET Schools Association and CaixaBank Dualiza release V Call of Ayudas Dualiza for the boost of Vocational Education and Training (VET). At the same time, the Announcement will share 400.000 euros between the selected projects. The objective is helping those jobs that are trying

SELFIE and Technology Enhanced Learning workshop

SELFIE and Technology Enhanced Learning workshop The workshop focused on the use of the online self-reflection tool SELFIE WBL, developed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture as an upgrade of the SELFIE tool used to assess school’s digital readiness and preparedness by looking at different

EfVET is pleased to welcome a new Intern to its Brussels Office

EfVET is pleased to welcome a new Intern, Ainhoa Segurola, to its Brussels Office Originally from Spain, Ainhoa is a graduate student in Law. She has also lived in China, where she is currently studying a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Global Governance at Zhejiang University. “I am really excited to be part of

Team2Share partners produced Intellectual Output 1

Team2Share partners produced IO1: Training programme for trainers, teachers, and mentors working with low skilled adults Specialising in developing methods and tools, but also individual coaching and counselling for integrating disadvantaged low-level educated learners into the work life, Blickpunkt Identität (BLICK), our partner from Austria, has been leading the development and implementation of the project’s

Empowering VET teachers and trainers to support learners at risk

Empowering VET teachers and trainers to support learners at risk How can VET teachers and schools support learners at risk? How can we save young people from becoming Early School Leavers? The Erasmus+ project “Early School Workers” was conceived and carried out to specifically address this issue. With 6 VET organizations, 1 university, 1 European

VET 4.0 workshop in Berlin on 26.11.2021. Why VET 4.0? 

VET 4.0 workshop in Berlin on 26.11.2021. Why VET 4.0?  In a world of accelerating change, continuous learning is the most important long-term investment we can do together. It’s time to reset the old approach and rethink the way we view vocational education and training, and how it’s delivered. The more flexible the training solutions we can develop, and the more systematically we anticipate the future of work at different levels, the better we can respond to the ever-changing needs of skills and competence in the world of work.  VET 4.0 thematic team’s group of experts has carried out systematic foresight work on the possible futures of VET and compiled four different scenario narratives. These scenarios are named Local College, Extended College, Company College and Global College. These scenarios are

A great meeting in Como for the GIVE project on Inclusive Excellence

A great meeting in Como for the GIVE project on Inclusive Excellence One year ago, when we were in the peak of the pandemic, if we were told that within a short time we would have managed to have our meeting in Como, we would have hardly believed it.  On December 1 -3 this meeting

IntervetWB project Job Shadowing organised at SEPR in Lyon

IntervetWB project Job Shadowing organised at SEPR in Lyon From 15 to 19 November 2021, within the IntervetWB project, a Job Shadowing was organised by colleagues from SEPR Vocational and Training Center in the beautiful French city of Lyon. Teachers from VET schools from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Samer Fazlic, and Enver Fejzic were participants in this

FPEmpresa meets with its European partners at EfVET Berlin 2021

FPEmpresa meets with its European partners at EfVET Berlin 2021 EfVET Berlin 2021, organised by EfVET as a part of its annual conference, has proven to be an excellent meeting point for many VET providers in Europe. Through different workshops and informative sessions, EfVET members have had the opportunity to share interesting and insightful ideas

Thank you to our Members for their participation in the EfVET event 2021

Thank you to our Members for their participation in the EfVET event 2021 EfVET would like to thank its Members for their participation in the EfVET event 2021, which took place in Berlin, Germany, hoping that you have enjoyed EfVET event, that you received useful information and made new contacts or/ and strengthened previous ones.

FIT for 4.0 project presented first results during EfVET roundtables

FIT for 4.0 project presented the first results during the EfVET Roundtables With an audience of teachers, trainers, and principals of FIT for 4.0 project presented the first results during the EfVET roundtables in Berlin. The project intends to address the challenges the technological developments on the industry are creating to VET educational systems by

The PoVE Water project dissemination goes on at the EfVET Roundtables

The PoVE Water project dissemination goes on at the EfVET Roundtables Two Roundtables sessions, each of 30 minutes, about PoVE Water project were organised during the EfVET event in Berlin gathering over 60 participants from 12 European countries. Pilot PoVE Water is a transnational project that draws on existing and emerging vocational competences and skills

The D-Care project presented at the EfVET roundtables in Berlin

The D-Care project was presented during the EfVET roundtables in Berlin which gathered over 60 participants from 12 European countries.   In Europe an increase in diseases linked to ageing, such as dementia, has been registered throughout the last 50 years, and it is estimated that the number will increase after Covid-19 pandemic.  During the roundtables, EfVET and p-consulting

EfVET Roundtables: a great way to disseminate the ESW project results

EfVET Roundtables: a great way to disseminate the Early School Workers project results Following the EfVET Conference held online on 28 October 2021, ENAC – Ente Nazionale Canossiano participated with great enthusiasm to the annual event organised by EfVET, which was held on 26 November 2021 in Berlin. In particular, Luca Calligaro, EU Project Manager

Learn2Create: Explore the results of Erasmus+ project on WBL for CCIs!

Learn2Create: Explore the results of Erasmus+ project on WBL for CCIs! November is the final month of developing ‘Learn2Create – promoting Work-based Learning in Europe’s Cultural and Creative Industries’ project. This international partnership aimed to design, test and validate a new work-based learning (WBL) programme in Europe’s Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs). Three inspirational results

The 35th edition of the Don Bosco National Award in Spain

The 35th edition of the Don Bosco National Award in Spain The Salesian School “Nuestra Señora del Pilar” in Zaragoza, associated centre of FPEmpresa VET Schools Association, organises the 35th edition of the Don Bosco National Award, which has as its main objective the promotion of creativity, research and innovation among young people. In addition,

IUS Life celebrated the International Day of Women Entrepreneurs 

IUS Life has joined the celebration of the International Day of Women Entrepreneurs On November 19, 2021, The Chamber of Economy of FBiH marked the International Day of Women Entrepreneurs and presented “B2B Platform for Online Business Meetings and Networking of Women Entrepreneurs and Businesswomen”. In cooperation with the Gender Center of FBiH, the Chamber

Live, Feel and Celebrate Erasmus+ at the Erasmus Days

Live, Feel and Celebrate Erasmus+ at the Erasmus Days In Esprominho  the Erasmus+ in the Erasmus Days was celebrated on 14 October with a live stream on social media, through the combination of Erasmus and beauty training. With this joint the school honoured the culture of the 27 countries of the European Union, representing them through

WaTT in STEaM: strategies to recruit more female teachers in STEM

The WaTT in STEaM project: exploring successful strategies to recruit more female teachers in STEM On October 28th and 29th the final meeting of the Erasmus+ KA2 WaTT in STEaM – Women as Teachers Trainers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has been held in Bree (Flanders, Belgium), hosted by TISM – Dynamisch & Innovatief,

Network of Networks (NoN): A grass-root approach

Network of Networks (NoN): A grass-root approach The Network of Networks (NoN) is a European informal alliance aimed at strategic cooperation, mutual learning and exchange of best practices. Through close cooperation at regional, national and European level, our aim is to improve the quality and efficiency of Vocational Education and Training (VET). Furthermore, we aspire

International Conference on Vocational Training 2021

International Conference on Vocational Training 2021 “VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN THE ERA OF HUMANITY, TECHNOLOGY AND INTELLIGENCE” The International VET Congress organised by the Basques Country Government & TKNIKA “Vocational Education and Training in the age of humanity, technology & intelligence”, took place in San Sebastian, Spain, on the 10th and 11th  of November

ERASMUS+ project Under construction: the final results

ERASMUS+ project Under construction: the final results Under Construction is an ERASMUS+ project focused on the key skills making top professionals in Construction and Habitat 4.0. A total of seven domains which include both traditional apprenticeship professions as well as further innovative developments and important trends. The digital learning offer is aimed at trainees and

An INTERVET WB participant presented the project at her school

An INTERVET WB participant presented the project at her school in Bosnia & Herzegovina A high school student, Amina Karic from Gracanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was a participant in a mobility to Wrocław, Poland as part of the Intervet Western Balkans project. She recently gave a presentation of the Intervet WB project to her schoolmates and teachers at her

FPEmpresa & CaixaBank Dualiza's 7th Conference on the future of VET

FPEmpresa and CaixaBank Dualiza bring together 500 teachers to analyse the future of VET The 7th VET Conference: VET, challenges for a world in transition, held on November 4 and 5 in the Spanish city of Toledo, has ended successfully. Its celebration has been received with a great reception by the more than 500 attendees.

REX VET project in Helsinki: when a utopia becomes reality

REX VET project in Helsinki: when a utopia becomes reality If a year ago, when we were in the peak of the pandemic, we were told that within a short time the health emergency would be resolved to the point of allowing 25 people to stay in the same room safely, we would have hardly

Welcome to the GLOBAL 3D PRINTING project Newsletter

Welcome to the GLOBAL 3D PRINTING project Newsletter Welcome to our first newsletter of the “One for all” project which includes a quick overview of the inception, objectives, as well as the participants of this project. Needless to say, that we are very excited about the “One for all” project, eagerly awaiting the first practical

EfVET is glad to invite its Members to the Event Berlin 2021

EfVET Event Berlin 2021 EfVET is glad to invite its Members to the second part of the EfVET Conference 2021 which will take place on 26 November 2021 in Berlin. Visit the website at this link in order to check the agenda and other aspects of all the sessions being organised in the framework of

FPEmpresa completes the SCoopConSS project in Florence

FPEmpresa completes the SCoopConSS project in Florence The FPEmpresa VET Schools Association together with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Spain complete these days in Florence the first edition of the SCoopConSS contest (Social Cooperative Contest for Secondary Schools) with the participation of the Spanish delegation in the international final. This final has been part

Refitting Machine: Gain digital skills through Arduino & STEM Education

Eurosuccess Consulting: Refitting Machine – Gain digital skills through Arduino and STEM Education Refitting Machine is an Erasmus+ project which begun in 2020, with the purpose to promote a high level of employment through the creation of competence, qualified, and adaptable workforce, through the acquisition of skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The

Esprominho returned on top with the international mobilities

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DRIVES project: High-Level Conference on EU’s automotive sector skills organised at the European Commission The European Commission is launching a high-level conference in the context of The Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills in Automotive Sector and its running initiatives, COSME – Towards a common vision on addressing SMEs skills needs in the automotive sector: strengthening the development of

The Final Round of the #GenerationFP event

The Final Round of the #GenerationFP event organised by our member FPempresa Málaga Last December, the #FinalRound of the #GenerationFP project took place in the Peace Palace of Fuengirola. The event was attended by more than 250 people, who could enjoy the 6 finalist projects that our 26 brave F P – PROS presented to

The P4CA kick-off meeting for our member Materahub

The P4CA kick-off meeting for our member Materahub. On 26 and 27 November 2019, P4CA (Partnership for Creative Apprenticeships) was officially launched in London. P4CA is a Strategic Partnership project funded by the European Community through the Erasmus+ KA2 programme. All the project partners from 6 European countries attended the kick-off meeting: RDA SP (Slovakia),

“Hospital  Gastronomy” award

“Hospital  Gastronomy” awarded from the Ministry of Education in Portugal and the Foundation Ilídio Pinho “Hospital  Gastronomy” awarded from the Ministry of Education in Portugal and the Foundation Ilídio Pinho Hospitality Vocational School of Fátima, a VET school in Portugal and member of EfVET, received a prize award for the project “Hospital – Gastronomy”, which

“Hospital  Gastronomy” awarded from the Ministry of Education in Portugal and the Foundation Ilídio Pinho

“Hospital  Gastronomy” awarded from the Ministry of Education in Portugal and the Foundation Ilídio Pinho. “Hospital  Gastronomy” awarded from the Ministry of Education in Portugal and the Foundation Ilídio Pinho Hospitality Vocational School of Fátima, a VET school in Portugal and member of EfVET, received a prize award for the project “Hospital – Gastronomy”, which

The EC-EUVET project: between Health Technology and innovation in Health Care

The EC-EUVET project: between Health Technology and innovation in Health Care. In the framework of their project, coordinated by ZBC college in Denmark, our member Sbie Edu (Greece), together with its partnership, observes good education and training of the healthcare employees, which is not turned into real competences and better services for the citizens based

IUS Lifelong Learning Center organised a CNC training in Sarajevo

IUS Lifelong Learning Center organised a CNC training in Sarajevo. On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2020 a group of enthusiastic learners completed CNC training organised by our member IUS Lifelong Learning Center from Bosnia and Herzegovina. This was another in a series of trainings that IUS Life organises every two months. The training was carried out

Ensuring Apprenticeship Effectiveness and Quality Governance with the R.APP project

Ensuring Apprenticeship Effectiveness and Quality Governance with the R.APP project. Apprenticeship is a priority all over EU Member states: R.APP project (European Roadmap for Apprenticeship Effectiveness and Quality Governance) from our member Reattiva (Italy), together with other partners are from 5 EU Countries and, apart from DE where apprenticeship in Dual System is a strong

VET4ALL to enhance Social Inclusion in work-based learning

VET4ALL to enhance Social Inclusion in work-based learning. The objectives of the project VET4ALL (Professional Development Of Vet Tutors And Trainers To Enhance Social Inclusion In Work-Based Learning), in which EfVET is a partner, are focused on the training of teachers, staff and in-company mentors working with students with disabilities and special needs to make

DESSA project: Development of Soft Skills through Apprenticeships for VET students

DESSA project: Development of Soft Skills through Apprenticeships for VET students. The DESSA project by our member Kaunas construction and services training center aims to develop an apprenticeship scheme for the acquisition of soft skills by students in upper secondary and higher vocational education and training. The specific objectives of the project are: -To organise focus

SIMPLY INCLUDED kick-off meeting in Sweden: empowering migrants in their work paths

SIMPLY INCLUDED kick-off meeting in Sweden: empowering migrants in their work paths. Our member organisation Hetel from Spain just started the SIMPLY INCLUDED project under Erasmus+ KA2 program which aims to reach out migrant students or graduates in VET to share their stories in the path to education and the labour work in order to

Kick-off meeting of SAAM – Supporting Alliance for African Mobility

The first meeting of SAAM – Supporting Alliance for African Mobility. The kick-off meeting of SAAM – Supporting Alliance for African Mobility – took place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of February in Brussels, and it brought together Representatives of all the European partners (and Associated partners), and the Representatives of the Don Bosco

EfVET has appointed a new staff member, Vittoria Valentina Di Gennaro

EfVET has appointed a new Communication & Project Officer, Vittoria Valentina Di Gennaro, to its Brussels Office. The European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) is pleased to welcome a new Communications & Project Officer, Vittoria Valentina Di Gennaro, to its International Secretariat in Brussels. Vittoria is originally from Italy and will

EfVET elected a new member of the Steering Committee, Mr Giorgos Giorgakis

EfVET elected a new member of the Steering Committee representing Cyprus, Mr Giorgos Giorgakis. EfVET is pleased to announce that Mr Giorgos Giorgakis has been appointed as a new member of the Steering Committee, particularly representing Cyprus.  EfVET family welcomes him on board, while saying goodbye and giving thanks to the former member, Mr Andreas Loizou,

IUS Lifelong Learning Center organised a free marketing workshop

EfVET Member IUS Lifelong Learning Center hosted free of charge workshop on digital marketing at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS). The event gathered young people between the ages of 18 and 28 from different cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. IUS Lifelong Learning Center (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Summing up a very successful year that was full

FemTalks Forum: Enabling women to acquire new skills

EfVET Member, MateraHub participates in the Erasmus+ project FemTalks Forum under which the organised a face to face training for trainers in Matera (Italy). MateraHub (Italy) FemTalks Forum aims to combine different training methodologies into a single highly blended learning programme for the development of female migrants. Enabling women to acquire new skills, strengthen their self-confidence and self-efficacy

Teaching experience: Higher Technician in Viticulture

The teacher Juan Jose Gallego Martinez (IES Emilio Canalejo, Montilla, Spain) teaches Higher Technician in Viticulture. In this editorial explains his experience as a teacher in this sector. IES Emilio Canalejo (FP Empresa), Spain Each region, each sector, each company, has its peculiarities, to be able to participate in the idiosyncrasies of each one is

Promoting a Peace Program in VET

The High school Virgen de las Nieves (FP Empresa/Granada, Spain) is promoting an “equality plan” for the course 2019-2020. This plan promotes and develops “Learning Based on Interdepartmental Vocational Training Projects” with a focus on the “School, Peace Place Program.” This includes didactic activities and the promotion of civic values. Even more,  the programme is

EfVET Member EPPAS promote EfVET in Czech Republic

Prague’s City Hall started an initiative to provide public schools that are directly funded by the City with guidance in internationalization, networking, project applications’ compilation and composition and also about funding options. On 16 January, EfVET Member EPPAs was invited to introduce the work of EfVET network for VET schools directors. EPPAS (Czech Republic) Organisers

The Platform of Vocational Excellence Water

The Platform of Vocational Excellence Water (PoVE Water) project kick-off partner meeting took place on the 21-22 January 2020 in Brussels. The project intends to create the infrastructure necessary to embed vocational excellence in the water sector in Europe, thus laying the grounds for vocational curriculum development and consequently competence development of VET students. The

WellTo – Present Stakeholders for Future Wellness Tourism Skills’ Development

EfVET Member State Vocational Education Institute -ŠIOV (Slovakia) is participating at the “WellTo – Present Stakeholders for Future Wellness Tourism Skills’ Development” Erasmus+ funded project. State Vocational Education Institute (Slovakia) The project aims at designing a joint Administrator of Wellness Centre Qualification (EQF level 4) focused on tourism and wellness tourism have a potential to

Project SHVET – Towards a new joint qualification

The Erasmus+ KA3 project Smart Development of HVET for Highly Skilled and Mobile Workforce (597862-EPP-1-2018-1-HR-EPPKA3-VET-JQ) has officially started on the 1st of October 2018. The lead partner is EfVET Member Craft College – Institution for Adult Education (Zagreb, Croatia) and the project gathers different VET and HVET providers, research institutions, national agencies and representatives of

SAAM working TOGETHER to improve VET mobilities partnerships EU-Africa

The European Commission selects the SAAM project (Supporting Alliance for African Mobility) for the Pilot Vocational Education and Training Mobility (VET) funding. The project is led by the Spanish VET training centre Centro San Viator (Bizkaia) and coordinated by the Spanish Organization for international mobility, Asociación Mundus, both members of EfVET. Additionally, the partnership includes

European organisations join forces to preparing individuals and communities for the opportunities and threats of the gig economy

“Gig.” You’ve probably heard it mentioned in different contexts. Gigging was originally musicians’ slang for a performance. Nowadays, it has come to mean so much more. A gig economy nowadays represents an environment in which temporary positions are common and organisations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. Friesland College (Netherlands) In October 2019, organisations

VET on the Moon at Job&Orienta Italian job fair

On 29 November, the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) and the European Vocational Education and Training Association (EVTA) co-organised the event VET ON THE MOON: Excellence, Inclusion and Internationalisation of VET” at the 29th edition of JOB&Orienta, Verona Exhibition Centre (Italy). The event aimed to discuss three key issues for the

VET on the Moon at Job&Orienta Italian job fair

On 29 November, the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) and the European Vocational Education and Training Association (EVTA) co-organised the event VET ON THE MOON: Excellence, Inclusion and Internationalisation of VET” at the 29th edition of JOB&Orienta, Verona Exhibition Centre (Italy). The event aimed to discuss three key issues for the

From a rookie to an expert – International paths for VET staff

From 20th to 22nd of November the partners of the REX VET project met in Bilbao to launch the project activities. “From a rookie to an expert – international paths for VET staff (REX VET)” is a strategic partnership project funded by the Erasmus+ programme with the final aim of motivating more VET teachers and

A bridge between Cometa and Belarus based on Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship as a mindset and as part of the learners’ curricula is clearly recognized as one of the crucial issues for VET. ETF has promoted collaboration between Cometa Formazione, VET school operating in Como based on the School-Enterprise approach, and the Center for the Development of Youth Entrepreneurship (CDYE) of Faculty of Economics of Belarusian

BET4VET Mobility 2019

From 20th to 21st November 2019 an important celebration for European mobility took place in Zaragoza. Asociacion Mundus event Bet4Vet hosted their European partners and local companies. It aimed to bring together companies from our city with European agents working in the field of VET Studies who every year bring students to Zaragoza in order

E-commerce for VET students

The PEAL project was born in Spring 2016. It came from an idea, that Tradium Business Department (EfVET Member) as a school needed to get up to speed concerning e-commerce. We realized, that the webshops around the country needed skilled employees, who understood all the differences between physical shops and webshops. Tradium (Denmark) The PEAL project

Realising Integration through Social Enterprise

The Erasmus + funded project “RISE – Realising Integration through Social Enterprise” had its fourth transnational meeting in Ireland. The RISE intends to work on the integration of socio-economically disadvantaged adults and young people into the labour market. It is mainly concerned with the education and training processes leading to the set-up of a social

Collaborative Robots: Incobotics

The INCOBOTICS project has been launched!. The INCOBOTICS: Ready for Industry 5.0 project (2019-2021) unites four EU partners from France, Italy, Greece and Spain in the development of innovative didactic materials in cobotics. The integration of cobots (collaborative robots) into the industrial and business sectors of the EU which will work side by side with

Return on Investment of Work Based Learning and Apprenticeship

The outputs of the ROI project are ready to be used!  ROI project promotes open and innovative practices in a digital era which will enable the SMEs managers to raise their awareness about the costs and benefits of WBL and Apprenticeship thanks to the calculation of their ROI, Return on Investment and a Good Practice

Kick-off meeting of the INTENT project in Cologne (Germany)

The INTENT project is an Erasmus+ funded project coordinated by the Department of Vocational Education of the German region North-Westphalia where HETEL participates as a partner. HETEL (Spain) The project tries to build a comprehensive approach to vocational education, promoting interdisciplinary cooperation among VET programmes in line with organizational models 4.0, where supply chains follow

Cooking with alternative proteins

The goal of the Suscop project is to raise awareness about the impact of our eating habits on the environment and to train future cooks to work with alternative proteins. Therefore a teaching & training module is developed. Getting a better understanding of the reasons why eating habits should change and giving students tools to

Improving work safety

WorkSafe project “An online manual that aims to improve work safety for learners and apprentices within metalwork and construction during work-based learning” Axxel (Finland) WorkSafe (2017-1-FI01-KA202-034710) is an Erasmus+ KA2 project co-funded by the European Commission through the Finnish National Agency for Education. The project brought together six partners representing 6 European countries. The partners

beUnique

Two years ago, Esprominho was hosting the first Transnational meeting of the Erasmus+ project bEUnique – Different backgrounds – same opportunities in today’s Europe (2017-1-RO01-KA219-037240_7) coordinated by the Romanian institution Colegiul National Mihai Viteazul, Sfantu Gheorghe, today this project is coming to the end. Esprominho (Portugal) This project has enabled more than 80 students and

Dementia: Respect and Respite project

The D-CARE – Dementia: Respect and Respite kick-off meeting took place in Perugia, Italy on the 5th– 6th of November. This is a two years Erasmus+ funded project with partner organisations from Italy: Auser Insieme Regionale Umbria ( Project coordinator)  and Associazione Omnis; UK: Age UK Bath; Greece: p-consulting.gr and KOISPE FAROS; Spain: Errotu Taldea

Talent of the future trainees’ professional skills development

On Tuesday 26 November, the final conference of the VET_GPS – Guiding tools for Professional Skills development in VET was held under the title “Talent of the future trainees’ professional skills development” and organised by EfVET in Brussels. The main goal of this meeting was to introduce the four main products of VET_GPS project and

VET on the moon: Excellence, Inclusion and Internationalisation of VET event

The European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) and the European Vocational Education and Training Association (EVTA) are co-organising the event VET ON THE MOON: Excellence, Inclusion and Internationalisation of VET” which will take place on 29 November from 11:30 to 13:30 at the 29th edition of JOB&Orienta, Verona Exhibition Centre (Italy).

Kari Puumalainen re-elected national representative of Finland

On Friday, 11 November 2019, EfVET Finnish national board re-elected, unanimously, Kari Puumalainen, as their EfVET National Representative.  Kari is the director of Ylä-Savo Municipal Federation of Education and also the principal of Ylä-Savo Vocational College. He has worked over 20 years in different positions in the development and management of vocational education. On his re-election,

Joint staff training in Køge Business College

On November 2019, the partners of the “Schools 4.0 – Innovation in Vocational Education” attended the training seminar at the Køge Business College (Denmark). This activity aimed at learning from the Danish experience regarding digitalization and to have a greater understanding of how Danish VET Colleges are becoming “Schools 4.0”. The Danish partner Køge Business

Kick-off of EfVET Conference on “Robots, Human Capital and Digital Learning. Managing Transition and Inclusion”

The 28th EfVET Annual Conference on ‘Robots, Human Capital and Digital Learning. Managing Transition and Inclusion’, will start tomorrow until the 26th of October in Ponta Delgada, Azores, (Portugal). This year’s edition will welcome more than 300 delegates from all Europe and beyond bringing together VET providers, teachers, trainers, shareholders, experts, policymakers and industry representatives. 

Kick-off meeting of Fit 4.0 project: new technologies into VET educational system

The Fit 4.0 kick-off meeting took place in Reggio Emilia on the 8th and the 9th of October. This is an Erasmus+ funded project which gathers 10 partner organisations from Italy (POLIMI Politecnico di Milano and IFOA Istituto Formazione Operatori Aziendali), Portugal (EDUGEP EDUGEP – Concepcão, Desenvolvimento e Gestão de Projectos de Natureza Educacional, Social

Contributing to regional development by skills redesign in the automotive sector

Press Release: DRIVES’ Workshop on “Contributing to regional development by skills redesign in the automotive sector” Brussels. On the 9th of October, at the European Week of Regions and Cities, the DRIVES consortium presented, to a diverse audience, the project goals and the role of the regional partners that are a key part of it.

Cedefop and OECD symposium: The next steps for apprenticeship

The external factors that had an impact on apprenticeship and the relevant design and delivery responses were discussed at a joint Cedefop and OECD joint symposium in Paris on the 7th of October.  The new research carried out by international researchers is exploring the next steps for apprenticeship provision. The symposium brought together over 100

Tracking system for graduates of VET

On Track is a new Erasmus+ funded project which aims to develop a tracking system for graduates of VET.  The tracking tool will enable VET providers to monitor their students’ career and further education and gather data to improve their training programmes and services. EfVET Member Intercollege Nicosia participates in this partnership. Intercollege Nicosia (Cyprus)

Education for young entrepreneurs

Education to young entrepreneurship is an important issue all over Europe and also all around the world, there are many projects already started but few of them focus on helping and orienting young people business ideas towards the society needs. Hence EfVET Member Matera Hub is participating at the Ent.E.R.Com Erasmus +project. Matera Hub (Italy)

First round of the Pacetraining SN course

The first round of the Pacetraining SN course has been completed in Italy, Spain, Latvia, Germany and Finland. While waiting to meet all EfVET members in Ponta Delgada and to describe to you all the results of the Pacetraining model, here is a brief overview of the project impact on all participating trainers and students.

eLearning materials for electricians

EfVET Member Bridgwater & Taunton College is a member of the European project- Safety4El . Its Electrical Team has been supporting the project to develop interactive eLearning materials focused on raising awareness about safety for electricians. Bridgwater & Taunton College (UK) The Safety4El is an Erasmus+ project which has partners from Denmark, Spain, Malta, Belgium

ESMOVIA bringing new educational resources

EfVET Member ESMOVIA is closing two Erasmus+ projects which are bringing educational resources: The European Gateway and Quality Qualification for VET. ESMOVIA (Spain) The European Gateway ESMOVIA is glad to announce that after 3 years of teamwork with 7 partners from 6 countries the website of The European Gateway project is fully functional and all

Opening of the European Vocational Skills Week in Bratislava

On 23 September, the Slovak State Vocational Education Institute (EfVET Member) opened the European Vocational Skills Week 2019 with the conference “The future of vocational education and training for the labour market.  Slovak State Vocational Education Institute (Slovakia) The Slovak State Vocational Education Institute opened the European Vocational Skills Week 2019 with the conference “The

TT Technologies and Industry 4.0 meeting in Copenhagen

On the 23rd and 24th of September, the EfVET Thematic Team on Technologies and Industry 4.0 met at the Technical Education Copenhagen (TEC), Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting was co-organised by the TT coordinators Kari Puumalainen (Ylä-Savo Vocational College, Finland) and Vibeke Holtum Nørgaard (TEC, Denmark), gathering 17 participants from six different countries. The Technologies and

Missing people in Europe? Training and coordination is needed

The Final Conference of the Erasmus + funded project “LOST – Learning Opportunities, inStruments and Investigation Techniques to fight the growing phenomenon of missing people in Europe” took place on 16 September at the European Committee of Regions (Brussels). Lucie Susova (SOLIDAR) opened the event by recalling the audience “our long-standing support for VET as

Piloting ECVET in the national education system of Russia and Uzbekistan

The RUECVET: Piloting ECVET in the national education system of Russia and Uzbekistan, Erasmus + CBHE funded project comes to the end after three years. The main objective of RUECVET was to develop a network of national and transnational key Higher Education and Vocational Education institutions for facilitating and supporting the implementation of ECVET in Russia

A job junior coach for real

“I just wish I’d had a job coach when I started my work experience.” ROC Midden Nederland (The Netherlands) I recently met with six of the 15 newly certificated Junior Job Coaches at Cambridge Regional College in the UK. Actually I only wanted to interview two of them but six of them were so keen

Student Work in Real Life? Yes!

The SWIRL (Student Work in Real Life) 5th transnational meeting took place in Leeuwarden (The Netherlands) on 3rd and 4th of September 2019. The SWIRL Erasmus+ project focuses on promoting cooperation between companies and vocational schools and enabling students to enter the life of work. The partnership is working right now in the development of

DC4WORK: Digital Competences Promoter

On 9 September, the final meeting of the Erasmus+ project DC4WORK took place a the EfVET premises in Brussels. The European Union more than ever is looking into the digital skills that the workforce needs to match with the companies needs. Hence, the Future of Europe is more digital than ever. The DC4Work project had

EfVET welcomes Maria João Proença as new EfVET staff member

EfVET welcomes Maria João Proença as new Head of Office and Programme Manager at the EfVET Brussels Office. Maria João Proença, with close to 20 years of international experience designing, developing and executing projects across Europe and Africa, had the opportunity to combine technical and managerial skills and competencies in areas such as gender equality,

A year of of international experiences just finished for VET students

The Innovative project IMPACT has just finished its first year: a year of international experiences for the students of Alba Accademia Alberghiera and the Faculté des Métiers école hôtelière of Cannes. Forty students from Alba and Cannes were involved in the IMPACT project coordinated by APRO Formazione in 2018-2019, the didactic, culinary and cultural twinning

INSIGNARE’s VET Schools close two partnerships

INSIGNARE’s VET Schools were present during the second week of June in two meetings that completed an equal number of projects: “Youngsters Nowadays. Where From, Where To” and “Developing Tolerance and Mutual Understanding in Europe “, both supported by the Erasmus + program. INSIGNARE (Portugal) The first took place in Assopia, Greece, with partners from

A free online platform to assess and develop your entrepreneurial skills

The entrepreneurship scene in Europe is subject to dynamic changes resulting from societal developments, advances in the field of ICT technologies, and how they have influenced our ways of communicating and doing business. For entrepreneurs, this means they must constantly expand their skills and knowledge portfolio. The EntreCom4ALL project comes to existence precisely with this

Cyber Security 4.0 for operational Technicians

EfVET Member, HETEL FP/ Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri is currently leading a KA 2 project for innovation called Industrial Cyber Security 4.0 (InCyS 4.0). HETEL FP/ Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri (Spain) The introduction of information technologies (IT) and digital supply networks (DSNs) into automated systems means that data is now shared among a large number of applications,

Supporting female migrants entrepreneurs

MaterHub, EfVET Member, is involved on the Kaleidoscope Erasmus + project which aims to support female migrants entrepreneurs with Vocational Education training focused on improving their entrepreneurial soft skills. MaterHub (Italy) Migrants, especially migrant women, experience higher unemployment and under-employed rates in EU countries than their native citizens (OECD 2013). Within this scenario, bolstering business

English For Hospitality project

In the framework of the English For Hospitality (EN4HOSTS) project, the sixth and last blended mobility in Suceava was attended by representatives of schools from Romania, Italy, Turkey, Croatia, Greece and Portugal. EsproMinho – Escola Profissional do Minho (Portugal) The objectives of this mobility were the following: Stimulating the practice of learning English, organizing activities

Pacetraining: SN course completed

The first round of the Pacetraining SN course has been completed in Italy, Spain, Latvia, Germany and Finland. AFP Colline Astigiane (Italy) While waiting to meet all EfVET members in Ponta Delgada and to describe to you all the results of the Pacetraining model, here is a brief overview of the project impact on all

Riihimäki “Capital of Robotics”

A European Regional Development Fund is financing an initiative which aims to transform Riihimäki as the “Capital of Robotics”, in which EfVET Member Hyria Education Oy is taking part. Hyria Education Oy (Finland) The initiative counts with three working packages: robotics in the manufacturing industry robotics in well-being and services business incubator, robotics events, communications

Innovate UK – Foyle International and North West Regional College

Foyle International, an educational organisation in Northern Ireland which focusses on organising and managing Erasmus+ work experience internships in the UK, is delighted to announce that it has been granted a government-backed Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Award with the Business Development Centre based in the North West Regional College. The total project value

CPD for VET teachers is not an option anymore

Last week, EfVET President Prof Joachim James Calleja took part at the ANESPO Annual Pedagogical Conference in Portugal. The event gathered over 220 members of the Portuguese National Association of Vocational Education and Training Colleges. The Annual Pedagogical Conference was chaired by Luis Costa ANESPO’s CEO, Steering Committee member of EfVET and LLL Platform President.

EfVET Member wins the EAEA Grundtvig Award 2019

The project “Open IT Up: Boosting Adult Educator Competences to Upskill Pathways of Adult Learners” coordinated by EfVET Member, DomSpain (Reus, Spain) wins the EAEA Grundtvig Award 2019 – European category. DomSpain (Spain) The project received the award because it targets adult learners and educators and provides learning and working materials for both of them.

HETEL FP awarded with a high recognition

On the 4th July HETEL FP (EfVET Member) was awarded the “Orden Civil Alfonso X el Sabio” by the Spanish Minister of Education and Vocational Education and Training. HETEL FP (Spain) The recognition was given by Ms Isabel Celaá, Spanish Minister of Education and Vocational Education and Training, who  stressed that “the education is the

Ignacio Camacho new EfVET National Representative of Spain

On the 3rd of July, the EfVET Spanish national board elected, unanimously, Ignacio Camacho, Director of Mobility Department in INCOMA, as EfVET National Representative of Spain. Therefore, he will be replacing Alfredo Garmendia (HETEL FP/San Viator) at the EfVET Steering Committee.  As EfVET National Representative, Camacho, will be in charge of promoting and to heading

Luis Costa new President of the LLLPlatform

Luis Costa, EfVET National representative of Portugal has been elected as new President of the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLPlatform) by the General Assembly on 21 June. As President, Luis Costa will be leading the LLLPlatform Steering Committee work. This body of 9 members is in charge of the daily administrative tasks of the association and of the

Finland’s Programme for its Presidency of the Council of the EU published today

Finland will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the third time, starting on the 1st July 2019 until 31st December 2019. Ahead of the starting date, Finland’s Programme has been published today, focusing on “Sustainable Europe – Sustainable future”. This Presidency follows the Trio of Presidencies started by Romania and

Recommendations for improved safety for electricians in Europe

The Improved Safety for Electricians (Safety4el) project has just published its policy recommendations for improved safety for electricians in Europe. This Erasmus + funded project looks into the different regulations for electricians’ safety training/tests which represent a barrier to mobility. Therefore, the partnership has sought to remove such barriers by developing eLearning materials (versions for

Developing coherent approaches to upskilling pathways for low-skilled adults

On 25th June 20109, Cedefop in cooperation with The Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union held the 7th Brussels based seminar dedicated to developing coherent approaches to upskilling pathways for low-skilled adults. The event was hosted by the Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU. Augustin Mihalache from the Romanian Presidency of

VET_GPS announces the national multiplier events

VET_GPS – Guiding tools for Professional Skills development in VET Erasmus+ funded project partners will organize national multiplier events in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Austria. The goal of these sessions is to introduce to training professionals, the tools and the resources developed in the project, fostering the assessment and development of trainees’ soft skills. Two

EfVET President took part of ROI-MOB final Confernece

EfVET President and Principal/CEO of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology Mr Calleja intensified his plea for more structured and long-term collaboration between Vocational Education and Training providers and employers.  Mr Calleja was part of the concluding session of the Erasmus+ project on the ROI-MOB -Measuring return on investment from EU VET mobility

Expert group 'Platform of European associations of VET providers'

On Tuesday 18 June, Dr. Stylianos Mavromoustakos, EfVET Vice-President Policy, attended the Platform of European Associations of VET providers meeting with the DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion (European Commission) representatives. Moreover, VET providers ((EFVET, EUproVET, EVTA and EVBB) met at EfVET premises to organise joint actions for the next years. Dr. Stylianos Mavromoustakos introduces

Expert group ‘Platform of European associations of VET providers’

On Tuesday 18 June, Dr. Stylianos Mavromoustakos, EfVET Vice-President Policy, attended the Platform of European Associations of VET providers meeting with the DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion (European Commission) representatives. Moreover, VET providers ((EFVET, EUproVET, EVTA and EVBB) met at EfVET premises to organise joint actions for the next years. Dr. Stylianos Mavromoustakos introduces

It's never too late to learn, ICARO final conference

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EMPOWER: Empowering Digital Citizenship Through Media Literacy and Critical Thinking

On Thursday 6 June, the final conference of the Erasmus+ project EMPOWER took place at EfVET premises. The EMPOWER: Empowering Digital Citizenship Through Media Literacy and Critical Thinking final conference has gathered around 30 people from different stakeholders and target audience based in Brussels and abroad. The event was launched by Åsa Kajsdotter, (Folkuniversitetet Stiftelsen

The Quality Qualification for VET – QQVET

On the 14th of June 2019 ESMOVIA, EfVET member will organise the Quality Qualification for VET – QQVET Erasmus+ project conference in Valencia. ESMOVIA (Spain) The Quality Qualification for VET – QQVET is an Erasmus+ project that aims to promote Worked Based Learning among VET providers and stakeholders in order to provide students with a

Learning Enterprise in HVET: the case of Stenden Hotel

In cooperation with the EfVET Thematic Team on School-Enterprise, on May 16th, Cometa UNEVOC Centre hosted Thulani Xhali, CEO at Stenden Hotel. COMETA Formazione (Italy) Stenden Hotel is one of the best practices in Europe in terms of School-Enterprise approach: it is a company including not only a hotel but also a restaurant, cafeteria, catering

DC4WORK training week in Hämeenlinna , Finland

On May 20-22, 2019 partners in involved in DC4WORK project attended the training week in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Essy Ryymin (HAMK Häme University of Applied Sciences) welcomed the participants and gave an introduction on the policy of the HAMK University of Applied Sciences. The University is a multidisciplinary higher education institution situated centrally in the most populated

Premier: quality and internationalization

PREMIER Peer Review – More Impact, Excellent Results Luovi Vocational College (Finland) A year ago we announced the launch of an exciting new project on quality and internationalization. The Premier team, including EfVET Members: Luovi Vocational College (Finland) with ten partners from seven countries have worked hard and hands-on defining and piloting criteria and indicators

Investing in Talent and Measuring the Return on Investment (ROI)

Work-based learning and apprenticeship: can be a win-win situation for learners and SMEs as ROI partnership is showing. HETEL / Politeknika Ikastegia Txorierri (Spain) Many SMEs realize the need of investing in young talent and have started to recognize the benefits. However, attracting new talent has its challenges and realizing what support is out there to

Learn2Create – promoting work-based learning in the creative and cultural sector

EfVET Member Materahub starts a new Erasmus+ project “Learn2Create – promoting work-based learning in the creative and cultural sector” which aims to design, test and validate a new work-based learning (WBL) programme in Europe’s Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs). It recognises that the modern, creative work-place is a powerful learning environment, with the potential to

Asociacion Mundus gathers 350 students at CAN Europa

As every year, EfVET Member Asociacion Mundus has organised the VET Erasmus+ gather “CAN Europe” before the students leave for their Erasmus+ internships this summer in different European countries. Asociacion Mundus (Spain) More than 300 students and 20 VET staff members, as well as a team of trainers and logistics, made possible a very fruitful weekend

Is entrepreneurial behaviour embedded in vocational education?

Entrepreneurship is a concept integrated into the curriculum of VET programmes in most of the European countries. HETEL (Spain) In the case of the Basque Country, entrepreneurship is one of the common subjects to any vocational programme, disregarding the profession. However, is usually focused from the perspective of business creation and management and it is

University of Pitesti (Romania): Erasmus+ projects

The Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Psychology, University of Pitesti (Romania) implements in the period 2017 and  2019 three ERASMUS+ Projects on improving staff training, leadership skills among teachers of secondary schools and entrepreneurial culture in primary and secondary schools across Europe. University of Pitesti (Romania) “Train the provider” is focusing on improving staff

bEUnique – Different Backgrounds – Same Opportunities in today’s Europe

Esprominho took part in the third learning activity of the Erasmus+KA2 project “bEUnique – Different Backgrounds – Same Opportunities in today’s Europe” which took place in KALAMARIAS, Thessaloniki, Greece. Esprominho (Portugal) This project aims at debating and erasing discrimination in schools, particularly among young people belonging to minorities in each partner country (Bulgaria, Romania, Italy,

Annual Conference of Italian HVET providers: the strategy to Technological Campuses

Last May 16thin Milan, the Italian Association of HVET (EQF5) providers (Rete ITS Italia) had its Annual Conference, chaired by Alessandro Mele, President and CEO of Cometa Network – EfVET Member-, and Melania Rizzoli, Lombardy Regional Secretary for VET and Labour. COMETA Formazione (Italy) Level 5, for the past 10 years, has been showing excellent results

Schools 4.0 – Innovation in Vocational Education

The second transnational meeting of the ‘Schools 4.0 – Innovation in Vocational Education’ Erasmus+ Project was held on the 21st and 22nd of May in Vila Verde, Portugal. The meeting was hosted by project partner Escola Profissional Amar Terra Verde – EPATV. The project Schools 4.0 aims at changing the national and European policies in

EfVET Italian National Board

On the 28th of May 2019, the Italian members of EfVET met to discuss cooperation, advocacy priorities and actions to be jointly promoted at national level at the premises of the EfVET member ENAIP Veneto (Padova, Italy). The meeting was chaired by Stefano Tirati, Vice President of EfVET and national representative of Italy and counted

EfVET International Annual Conference 2019: open for registrations

EfVET is pleased to announce that the registration for it’s International Annual Conference 2019 is officially opened. As previously announced, this year’s conference will be focusing on ‘Robots, Human Capital and Digital Learning. Managing Transition and Inclusion’, taking place from the 23 to the 26 of October Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. Prof Joachim James Calleja

EfVET elects new Executive Team members

Brussels. 15 May 2019. EfVET is pleased to announce that Stelios Mavromoustakos has been elected as Vice-President (Policy) of EfVET and Carina João Oliveira as Secretary to the Board by the Steering Committee. EfVET President, Professor Joachim James Calleja on behalf of EfVET Members has congratulated both selected candidates “the trusts that members have shown

Internationalization of VET – chances and challenges for German VET providers

On 5th April, EfVET Germany organised their first Annual Conference on “Internationalization of VET – chances and challenges for German VET providers” at the federal representation of Lower Saxony in Berlin. The event was chaired by EfVET Germany President, Ute Schmitt and Gaby Tinnemeier, EfVET German national representative. The first annual conference for the EfVET

Brand building of EU enterprises through Mentoring

The pillars of the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action are fully fulfilled by the aims and objectives of “BRANDING Mentoring – the Brand building of EU Enterprises through Mentoring” project that Eurosuccess Consulting participates. BRANDING MENTORING is an Erasmus+ project co-funded by the EU that started in November 2018 and will last until October 2020. Eurosuccess Consulting

Marijampole students gained European experience

22 students of Marijampole VET centre (Lithuania) students gained European experience in  Italy, Malta and Portugal thanks to Erasmus + program project “European Experience for a Successful Professional Future”. Marijampole (Lithuania) The future specialists of road construction and maintenance learned how Maltese roads are being handled, repaired, the future chefs specialized in seafood, builders (decorators)

Synergy in Learning and Cooperation

A New Concept of Leadership Training that considers the diversity of culture and generations as an asset. “Diversity, or the state of being different, isn’t the same as inclusion. One is a description of what is, while the other describes a style of interaction essential to effective teams and organizations.” — Bill Crawford, Psychologist M&M

Become a Digital Competence Facilitator!

DC4WORK – Work Based Learning in a digital age – Promoting digital competences for better employability and innovation, Erasmus + Project just launch an online course to become a Digital Competence Facilitator. The DC4WORK project aims to develop a training curriculum with teaching and training material for SME referenced to the wants of the European

TKNIKA Open Days: a window to the future of the Vocational Education & Training

EfVET Member, TKNIKA – Basque Center of Research and Applied Innovation of VET, organized a full week of Open Days to introduce to international Vocational Education and Training teachers, managers and international coordinators their Innovation methodology which is getting ready teachers and students for the future of work.  Jon Labaka, future Executive Director of TKNIKA,

TKNIKA Open Days: a window to the future of the Vocational Education & Training

EfVET Member, TKNIKA – Basque Center of Research and Applied Innovation of VET, organized a full week of Open Days to introduce to international Vocational Education and Training teachers, managers and international coordinators their Innovation methodology which is getting ready teachers and students for the future of work.  Jon Labaka, future Executive Director of TKNIKA,

#EfVET19: International Annual Conference programme reveals

The EfVET International Annual Conference has revealed its programme for the 29th edition. The Conference will be focused on “Robots, Human Capital and Digital Learning. Managing Transition and Inclusion” , will take place 23-26 October 2019 at Ponta Delgada, Azores (Portugal), as previously announced. The conference website will be announced mid- May where delegates would

A playlist for innovative education

The 4th transnational project meeting took place on 9th and 10th April 2019 in Bologna, Italy. It was hosted by Associazione Cnos-Fap Regione Emilia Romagna in their recently opened office in Bologna, shared with UNISER, project partner and EfVET member. During the two working days, all partners had the opportunity to reflect on the progress

LOST: Saving time, saving lives

The third transnational meeting of the LOST Erasmus Plus Project was held on the 8th and 9th of April in Aarhus, Denmark. EfVET members SOSU Østjylland hosted the project partners attending the meeting. The LOST Project deals with the area of action of the response on disappearances, where different kind of professionals working on cases

Introducing soft skills in VET

The 3rd transnational meeting of “VET-GPS: Guiding Tools for Professional Skills development in VET” was held in Vienna, hosted by Blickpunkt Identität an organization specialised in developing methods for integrating disadvantaged persons into the work life. The partners had the opportunity to analyse and exchange their views about the draft version of the “SUCCESS@WORK”, which

PECVET: linking ECVET with the relevant NQF

The “Partnership for ECVET” –  PECVET celebrated the second short mobility meeting at the “Stredna odborna skola chemicka” school in Bratislava (Slovakia). The goal of the meeting was to work in groups in other to move forward in each Unites Of Learning Outcomes (ULO) developed during the last mobility in Trento. The objective of PECVET is

Professional Development of VET Tutors and Trainers to enhance Social Inclusion in WBL

At the very start of April 2019, the VET4ALL Erasmus+ project partners have gathered for their second face-to-face meeting for planning and coordination. The official host of the meeting has been Hermes Corporation Ltd, Malta. On 1st and 2nd April, each partner had the opportunity to present their contribution to the project progress, in accordance with

Portuguese INSIGNARE’s VET Schools took part in several Erasmus + KA 2 partnerships

Portuguese INSIGNARE’s VET Schools took part in several Erasmus + KA 2 partnerships INSIGNARE (Portugal) Fátima Hospitality Vocational School (EHF), owned by INSIGNARE, a Portuguese private non-profit association, has recently hosted one international meeting and participated in another one. The first one occurred at the beginning of February, in Fátima, Portugal, with 30 participants coming

Friesland College students show their Craft Your Future designs in Valencia

Ten students from the Dutch VET school Friesland College will show their work during the Craft Exhibition in the Craft Centre of the Valencian Community in Spain. In early April it is all about the European Days of Crafts. In this context, several activities will be organised, amongst which the Craft your Future student exposition

Triggering primary motivation for learning in low-educated and low-skilled adults/employees using ICT tools

Over the last decades, there have been numerous major social changes (digitalisation, automation, robotisation, globalisation) that affect both people’s private lives and the needs of the labour market. However, not everyone is following such a rapid pace, thus becoming excluded from lifelong learning and new opportunities. At the same time, adult educators and relevant professionals

CHAIN5 and EfVET are joining forces to strengthen European VET

EfVET President attended the 6th Annual Conference of Chain 5 on “Making the European level 5 area a reality”, which was held at the premises of Cometa Formazione in Como Italy.  EfVET President Joachim James Calleja closed the conference by stressing the importance of join forces to support European VET and ensure that the sector receives adequate

Promoting Digital Competences for a Job 4.0

On the 7th of March, EfVET organized the DC4WORK Project Multiplier Event at the Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU. The project aims to increase the digital competences of employees in order to overcome the challenges of a rapidly transforming world of work by providing guidelines and tools to in-company experts – digital

EU and VET: EU VET providers message to VET learners and workers

EU and VET: EU VET providers message to VET learners and workers “Use your right to vote in the EU elections” The four biggest EU networks for the Vocational Education and Training (EfVET, EUproVET, EVBB, EVTA) are asking VET learners and workers to use their right to vote in the next European Parliament elections of

Tourism for ALL: Growmat multiplier event

The GROWMAT Multiplier event ‘’Tourism for ALL’’ took place on the 7th March at the Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU. It was a great opportunity to gather together representatives from different sectors working with Tourism and Tourism accessibility such as VET schools, EU Institutions and private sector to shed light on the

Tourism – a key driver for socio-economic progress

The event “Tourism – a key driver for socio-economic progress’” organized by EURACTIV with the support of TUI Group took place on the 26th of February. The dialogue explored the challenges and opportunities for EU tourism and how it can impact EU’s socio-economic success in the future. EfVET is committed with the promotion and improvement

LikeHome: Policy Recommendations

The “LIKEHOME – Assessing and recognising the prior learning of migrants. Bridging the gap and paving the road to educational and social integration” project has presented the final policy recommendations. The project already set up the learning portal which connects all e-tools, which assist newly arrived migrants or refugees as well as host countries in the assessment

How do we measure ROI from VET mobility?

On 21st February the “ROI-MOB – Measuring Return on Investment from European EuropeanVET Mobility” multiplier event took place in Lisbon (Portugal). The event was organised by the project partner EUROYOUTH, and counted with the presentations of project coordinator Luca Boetti (IFOA), Luggi Fabbris (University of Padua) and Celina Santos (EUROYOUTH). The main goal of the

Teaching sexual diversity skills to VET students

On the 18-20 February took place the first kick-off meeting of the SENSE project, a strategic partnership funded by the ERASMUS+ programme. The project partners GALE, CESIE, FCSVM, DEFOIN, EUROTraining, ROC of Amsterdam West and EfVET met at CESIE (Palermo, Italy) to start the project that will last two years to focus on teaching diversity

E-TRAINERS – Bridging the Digital Divide between Students and Teachers

E-TRAINERS is a learning platform with which you will spend less time preparing your lessons while getting your students more engaged. Apro Formazione (Italy) E-TRAINERS is made out of three methods that were developed and proved by teachers like you. All three methods are based on bridging the digital divide between students and teachers. The methods include

VET Mobility Charter supporting Italian mobilities

250 IVET Learners and 50 Trainers are the beneficiaries of the Erasmus KA1 Mobility Project SPORTELLO EUROPA 3, whose promoter is the Italian VET Association Scuola Centrale Formazione. Association Scuola Centrale Formazione (Italy) This is the 3rd mobility project financed in the framework of the VET Mobility Charter, assigned to SCF in 2015. In these

Centre for Research and European Studies – future business

Effebi Association together with other nine organisations, launched the Association CRES-Centre for Research and European Studies – future business on 25 January in Rome. Effebi Association (Italy) The Association aims to implement studies, research and European projects, in order also to enhance active citizenship and to promote European policies in the area of education and

İSMEK bag and accessory production trainings

İSMEK has started free of charge bag and accessory production trainings with the cooperation of SSD (Turkish Leather Goods). Istanbul residents who completed their training will have job opportunities in the sector by taking ISMEK Certificate. İSMEK (Turkey) The trainings have been continuing for 2018-2019 academic year. Istanbul residents who want an education in the

Erasmus Partners KA2 Brokerage Event

On the 20th of February EfVET attended the ‘Erasmus Partners KA2 Brokerage Event’’co-organised by Confindustria together with CBE-Cooperation Bancaire pour l’Europe”,  EFVTA and in Brussels. More than 40 participants coming from different countries, 15 participants connected by video call, 10 project ideas were discussed during the two working groups sessions. It has been an excellent

Training junior coaches reduces student drop out

“WOW! I have so much more confidence now in myself.  Being a Junior Job Coach helps other trainees to improve their performance but you are also adding to your own job skills at the same time.”  Junior Job Coach is an Erasmus + project begun in 2016 & has developed a peer support system for young students

Training path in the field of Culinary Arts and Hotel services

Pacetraining is an Eramsus+ KA2 strategic partnership aiming to counteract the dependency people with special needs have on their family to support them. This will be done by promoting the active citizenship of the target group by acquiring skills which they may use for the labour market which in the project’s case will focus on

Social Inclusion of Migrants through Peer Learning Experience

The SIMPLE (Social Inclusion of Migrants through Peer Learning Experience) Erasmus + reacts towards the immense immigration to Europe. The average of migrants is between 16 – 30 years old and the expected number of long –term unemployment of this target group is estimated at 55%. The need of a successful integration into education is

VET4ALL: VET accessibility and inclusiveness

The online VET4ALL Focus Group discussion led by EfVET took place on the 31st of January 2019. VET4ALL aims to promote inclusive education and lifelong learning for students and learners with disabilities and special needs. The focus group focused on understanding the practices among EfVET members regarding VET accessibility and inclusiveness of VET colleges. Four participants from

Autonomous vehicles-trends and developments in the EU

On the 7th February 2019 took place the seminar ‘’Mobility as a service and autonomous vehicles-trends and developments in the EU’’ organized by the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian Research Council and the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU in collaboration with Helsinki City. EfVET attended as is an associate partner at the Automotive

The Forum on the future of Learning

On the occasion of the Education International Day the European Commission organised the Forum on the Future of Learning (FOL Forum) in Brussels. The FOL Forum aimed to provide for exchanges between education, training, youth, VET providers, policy makers and adult providers. The main discussions were focused on key issues that education and training was facing in

EfVET Annual Conference on Robots, Human Capital & Digital Learning

EfVET has revealed its 28th Annual Conference theme, which will be focusing on “Robots, Human Capital and Digital Learning.” EfVET – European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training has announced that its 28th Annual Conference theme will be focused on “Robots, Human Capital and Digital Learning”. The Annual Conference will take place from the

EfVET Annual Conference on Robots, Human Capital & Digital Learning

EfVET has revealed its 28th Annual Conference theme, which will be focusing on “Robots, Human Capital and Digital Learning.” EfVET – European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training has announced that its 28th Annual Conference theme will be focused on “Robots, Human Capital and Digital Learning”. The Annual Conference will take place from the

Meeting with Chrystalla Petridou DG EAC

On Friday 25th of January, Chrystalla Petridou*, Programme Manager of DG EAC on Erasmus Plus, dropped by EfVET’s central office to discuss EfVET activities. Panagiotis G. Anastassopoulos welcomed Ms Petridou in our premises and elaborated on EfVET’s new challenges and future. EfVET had the opportunity to discuss our position paper  “A new generation of VET mobility

DRIVES celebrates its one-year anniversary

The DRIVES project, an ERASMUS+ Blueprint Sector Skills Alliance for the automotive sector, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The 24 consortium members of the project DRIVES had a two-day work session in Lomazzo, Italy, hosted by the ComoNExT1 innovation hub, to share their accomplishments in 2018 and talk about the next steps, in their mission

ET 2020 WG on Innovation and Digitalization

The first meeting of the ET2020 Working Group on Innovation and Digitalization took place in Brussels on the 24th and 25th of January in the European Union Science and Innovation Building. 42 experts from all over Europe participated in this meeting and worked together in order to establish the next steps of the Working Group

ENhance Researcher’s and HEI staff skills and competences

Eurosuccess Consulting coordinates the European project “ENhance Researcher’s and HEI staff skills and competences” – ENREAC-HEI, an Erasmus+ project co-funded by the EU with the main aim to reinforce the development of research and open science skills. The project started on 01/12/2018 and will conclude on 30/11/2020. Eurosuccess Consulting  (Cyprus) What is the ENREAC-HEI project

Ourém Vocational School one step ahead working with Digital Tools

From 7th to 13th January Ourém Vocational School (EPO) was in Izmir, Turkey for the kick-off meeting of  the Erasmus+ project “Digital Tools for Smart Schools”, which also includes schools from Italy (the coordinator), Poland, and Romania. INSIGNARE (Portugal) During these days, two INSIGNARE employees exchanged pedagogical experiences with their counterparts, with emphasis on the

VET skills gaps and future needs in the Shipbuilding

EfVET Member TKNIKA allies with SeaEurope, IndustriAll and Turku UAS to improve VET skills in the Ship Building and Ship Repair Sector. All partners are collaborating in the Sectoral Skills project “Upskilling Shipbuilding Workforce in Europe” (USWE). TKNIKA hosted the project kick-off meeting in San Sebastian. TKNIKA (Spain) The Upskilling Shipbuilding Workforce in Europe (USWE) project

Entrepreneur is not (only) who sets up a company

We use to link the term “entrepreneur” with a person who decides to set up his/her own company. However, nowadays the meaning of the word is much more extensive and does not necessarily refer to someone who starts business. In an industry 4.0 skills context, an entrepreneur must be understood as someone who gathers a

Quality Guide and toolkit

During the fourth semester of the QUAL4T2 implementation, it has finalized the piloting and partners are now working to complete the final version of the Quality Guide and the toolkit. Moreover, they are currently working on storybooks and the transnational pilot report. The fifth transnational meeting of the project QUAL4T2 was held in Koege (DK)

Developments of EQF level 5: Stakeholder approach

EfVET Member EsproMinho – Escola Profissional do Minho disseminated a paper on the main features of EQF level 5 qualifications in European countries, and how commonly understand learning outcomes can increase transferability of qualifications and the promotion of lifelong learning, in the context of the Erasmus + Project DESQUADES. EsproMinho – Escola Profissional do Minho (Portugal) The

Training module on Peer Review

Peer Review is a method of external evaluation and can be used to improve the quality and development of the services and activities.  The Peer Review – More Impact, Excellent Results (Premier) is a project in which ten partners from seven European countries are developing Peer Review criteria to get their international activities evaluated by

Towards a more inclusive Erasmus+programme

The ‘Erasmus + 2021 – 2027: towards a more inclusive programme’ was held on the 22nd January 2019 at the European Parliament and it was co-organized by MEP Damiano Zoffoli (MEP) and Luigi Morgano (MEP) from S&D group and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). The Inclusive Mobility Alliance recommendations were presented at the beginning of the

Digital Tourism: looking into the future skills

Digital Tourism Erasmus + Project has started, the new project look into the Industry 4.0 Revolution aiming to develop students & teachers new digital tourism skills & increase labour mobility opportunities. The first kick-off meeting was hosted by the project coordinador EfVET Member Insignare – Associacao De Ensino E Formacao, in Ourem, Portugal. The partnerships is compose by: Istituto

Romanian EU Presidency: Connecting Education

Romania will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time since it joined the EU, from 1st January 2019 until 30th June 2019. This Presidency opens the Trio of Presidencies composed also of Finland (1st July 2019 – 31st December 2019) and Croatia (1st January 2020 – 30th June

Aligning Advanced Manufacturing education & training with 21st Century needs

EfVET participated at the workshop on “Aligning Advanced Manufacturing education & training with the 21st Century needs: Non- tertiary vocational education” organised in the context of the Curriculum Guidelines for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)’,projects coordinated by PwC EU Services (PwC). The project counts with the support of the Executive Agency for Small

Aligning Advanced Manufacturing education & training with 21st Century needs

EfVET participated at the workshop on “Aligning Advanced Manufacturing education & training with the 21st Century needs: Non- tertiary vocational education” organised in the context of the Curriculum Guidelines for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT)’,projects coordinated by PwC EU Services (PwC). The project counts with the support of the Executive Agency for Small

Joost Korte visits EfVET Member, Da Vinci College

On 10th December 2018 the Director General of the European Commission for Employment and Social Affairs, Joost Korte, visited Da Vinci College and the Sustainability Factory in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Da Vinci College (The Netherlands) The visit was intended to enable him to get a good overview of the Dutch VET system and the workings

VET-Business cooperation in the initial qualification of young people!

Focused in the reduction of the gap between the qualification provided by VET schools to young people and the demands of the labour market, partners of the VET_GPS – Guiding tools for Professional Skills development in VET project promoted and attended, between 11th and 13th of December 2018 a joint staff training event, hosted by

VET future scenarios and their implications

The 6th CEDEFOP Brussels Seminar was held on 13th December 2018 at the Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU and it was organized by CEDEFOP in cooperation with the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The event addressed future VET scenarios and their possible implications for policies and practices. VET in the

“Inclusive Excellence in VET” Conference in Cometa

The conference “Inclusive Excellence in VET” held in Cometa last December 11th has been a great moment to share perspectives and strategies for VET providers around the true meaning of VET in a European context: quality and innovation are crucial to make VET a first choice for everybody, not neglecting the importance of inclusion as

PRALINE goes to Dublin to address Language Learning for Migrant Learners

PRALINE goes to Dublin to address Language Learning for Migrant Learners FPEmpresa Vet Schools Association has participated in the fourth Peer Learning Activity (PLA) of the European project PRALINE (Promoting Adult Learning in Networks) that has taken place in Dublin the 10th and 11th of May. During the meetings, Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI)

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SHOW-VET Smooth Online Guide for teachers with pedagogical methods

SHOW-VET Smooth Online Guide for teachers with pedagogical methods The SHOW-VET online kick-off meeting took place in person  with all partners in Ähtäri on the 17-19 May 2022. This is a KA2 Erasmus+ project which gathers 6 partners from different European countries (Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Belgium). The aim of this project was to provide a model for smooth online

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Hosting the StayWell Project Meeting in Derry!

Hosting the StayWell Project Meeting in Derry! Foyle International staff members were delighted to host the fifth StayWell Transnational Project Meeting at Foyle International in Derry on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of April. All the partners were represented in person; from Greece, Slovenia, Lithuania, Turkey, Bulgaria, and the UK. About the StayWell Project The official

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The “European approach to Microcredentials” webinar organised by EARLALL

The “European approach to Microcredentials” discussed in an webinar organised by EARLALL On May 12, 2022 a webinar organised by EARLALL in collaboration with SwissCore was held online under the title of “European approach to Microcredentials”. The meeting was moderatored by Noelia Cantero, Director at EARLALL. The interest of EfVET in this webinar relies on

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The Erasmus+ VIMOinVET project coordinated by SCF

The Erasmus+ VIMOinVET project coordinated by Scuola Centrale Formazione Staff Mobility for the internationalization processes in Vocational Training Staff training mobility restarts with the VIMOinVET project, which aims to qualify VET practitioners on blended mobility and internationalization methodologies. After nearly two years, the international mobility of trainers restarts with the Erasmus+ program. The first training

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How to incorporate internationalisation into the curriculum?

How to incorporate internationalisation into the curriculum? How to incorporate internationalisation into the curriculum? By incorporating internationalisation into the curriculum, you safeguard the continuity and quality of international activities. However, how should you go about it? Nuffic, the Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education shares key conditions for doing this. Key condition #1 | Let

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Susana Nogueira, the most recent acquisition in EfVET for Policy & Projects

Susana Nogueira, the most recent acquisition in EfVET for Policy & Projects The European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EfVET) has recently welcomed a new Policy & Project Officer – Susana Nogueira. Even though Susana will be working remotely from Lisbon (Portugal), her activities include meetings with EfVET International Secretariat, in Brussels.

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The third GIVE project meeting in Bilbao, Spain

The third GIVE project meeting in Bilbao, Spain Collaboration is paramount to make our experiences converge and to produce outputs which can be valid in different contexts. Inclusion, beside greening and digital, is our common challenge. Each partner work not only to consolidate its excellent practices, rather to generate together a set of new knowledge,

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“Mobiliteach project held a week training course in Bologna

“Mobiliteach – In-depth sectoral specialisation of VET teachers” project held a week training course in Bologna From March 7th to 10th, 3 INSIGNARE staff were in Bologna, Italy, for a training week within Mobiliteach project – In-depth sectoral specialisation of VET teachers, supported by the Erasmus+. During 4 days, together with colleagues from Albania, Germany,

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