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#EU Vocational Skills Week

Year/Date: 25/07/2017


Building upon the stellar success of #EUVocationalSkillsWeek 1.0, the European Commission’s initiative to highlight the benefits of better vocational education and training (VET) returns in 2017! 

Hundreds of activities will be taking place across Europe and beyond in the lead up the main gig from November 20 to 24 in Brussels. European Training Foundation partner countries are encouraged to get on-board by hosting their own event at a local, regional or national level.

Running from September through to December, events and activities can include open days, company and classroom site visits, conferences, social media campaigns or even articles on initial and continuing vocational training.

Collectively, the European Commission campaign is helping to raise awareness of VET, with a special focus on the role of work-based learning, including apprenticeship, professional mobility between countries or sectors, innovation and competitiveness.

Who can get involved?

VET stakeholders: learners, parents, companies, business organisations, social partners, education and training providers, adult learning organisations, chambers and other professional organisations, researchers, career counsellors, public authorities, and society at large, are all invited to get involved.

Interactive activity map

The European Commission webpage includes an interactive map featuring events from across Europe and candidate countries: Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. Activities organised in these countries can be registered directly through the webpage.

Stakeholders in other ETF partner countries are also encouraged to host events and activities and can do so in cooperation with the ETF. 

Next steps …

Join or organise an event or activity, promote the positive message and join the conversation on social media! #EUVocationalSkills @etfeuropa

Join us in Brussels

The winner of the ETF's Entrepreneurship Key Competence Award will be presented at European Vocational Skills Week in Brussels. Entries close September 20.

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