Policy & Representation

EfVET has been successful in establishing itself as a key stakeholder in education and training in Brussels. EfVET is invited to all the key events/working groups/members events/conferences in the area of vocational training and is regularly asked to contribute and consult. All the outcomes and reports are always made available to all members through the EfVET newsletter and the EfVET website.

EfVET is engaged in the EU policies on formal and non-formal vocational education training and cooperates with European Union Institutions and many international and national NGO’s. From 2016 to 2020, EfVET is presented in ET2020 working groups related to VET.

Over the years, EfVET has established good contact with European Commission especially with DG- EMPL (Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion), the Unit for VET, Apprenticeships and Adult Learning.

In addition to the meetings with policymakers, EfVET tries to be present at other meetings and seminars, and receives invitations to conferences, which they are all, opportunities to present EfVET points of view.

VET4EU2 – Platform of Representatives of VET Providers

The four European Associations of VET providers (EFVET, EUproVET, EVTA and EVBB) and two associations of Higher Education (EURASHE and EUCEN) work together under the banner of VET4EU2. The European Commission responded enthusiastically to the formation of VET4EU2. In the year 2014, the organisation has acquired the status of permanent interlocutor for the European Commission.

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Education and Training 2020 (ET2020)

ET2020 work programme was adopted in May 2009. The ET2020 growth strategy was built on the previous work programme ET2010 and defines the long-term strategic objectives of EU education and training policies: making lifelong learning and mobility a reality; improving the quality and efficiency of education and training; promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship;

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European Alliance for Apprenticeships

The European Alliance for Apprenticeship (EAfA) is a platform which brings together governments and key stakeholders, like chambers, vocational education and training (VET) providers, regions, youth representatives, think tanks and social partners. The common goal is to strengthen the quality, supply and image of apprenticeship in Europe. EfVET is a part of the stakeholder EAfA

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European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training – ECVET

The ECVET is a European initiative, allowing for the accumulation and transfer of credits gained through the recognition of learning outcomes in vocational education and training achievements in vocational education and training, informal, informal and non-formal learning. The ECVET was established by the initiative of the EU member states in cooperation with the European Commission.

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European Qualification Framework – EQF

The EQF Advisory Group has been set up by the Commission to support the implementation of the recommendation of the European Parliament and Council on the establishment of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning in 2008. The Council Recommendation on the validation of non-formal and formal learning 2012 delegates the follow-up of the implementation

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European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training – EQAVET

The EQAVET is a community of practice bringing together the Member States, social Partners and the European Commission to promote European collaboration in developing and improving quality assurance in VET by using the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework. The scientific advisors and CEDEFOP support EQAVET and the European Commission in their work contributing to the

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ESF Transnational Platform

Transnational cooperation in the ESF helps develop better and effective employment and social policies and improve the delivery of reforms, essentially by enabling people to learn from experience and good practice in other countries. The ESF provides support to enterprises, systems and structures with a view to facilitating their adaption to new challenges and promoting

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ReferNet is a network of institutions created by Cedefop in 2002 to provide information on national vocational education and training (VET) systems and policies in the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway. Each national partner is a key organization involved in VET in the country it represents. Therefore, all partners are particularly well- placed to

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The principal aim of EFVET is to provide a transnational framework to support all co-operative actions aimed at enhancing and improving technical and vocational education and training; in particular:
  • to facilitate networking and partnership
  • to stimulate the creation of co-operative projects and thematic networks
  • to enable widescale promotion and dissemination of innovative measures and transnational projects
  • to provide technical support and advice to its members and help them access E.C. programmes
  • to act as an agent for collaborative projects with TVET (technical and vocational education and training) organisations in outside Europe
  • to represent the views of its members’ issues in the European public forum and provide a platform for the European Commission and others to consult
EfVET role as an organisation is to promote, stimulate, foster and encourage these processes and to disseminate the good practices generated/produced by the Members.