European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) Regional Seminar for Candidate Countries

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) is a platform managed by the European Commission in close cooperation with EU social partners that brings together governments with other key stakeholders, for instance business associations, individual companies, social partners, chambers, vocational education and training (VET) providers, regions, youth representatives or think tanks. The common goal is to strengthen the quality, supply, image and mobility of apprenticeships in Europe.
The main purpose of the Seminar is to enable learning among Candidate Countries and EAfA members: Governments, individual employers and employers’ associations, chambers and VET providers. The thematic focus will be laid on the latest policy developments and on trainers and teachers and work-based learning. The seminar will provide an opportunity to further discuss on the professional development of teachers and trainers in work-based learning/apprenticeships.
The seminar is organized by EAfA (led by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) in close co-operation with the ETF and will include side visits. It will take place in Budva, Montenegro, on 26-27 of October 2017.
Delegations comprise five members from each Candidate Country (25), having submitted a commitment for the EAfA. Additionally 15 participants from Montenegro and 25 guest speakers from EAfA/ Member States have been invited. EU level institutions and relevant stakeholders will con-tribute with good practice examples on priority themes, responding to the challenges identified in the Candidate Countries. Total participation, including the ETF team, will be about 70.
Objectives of the Seminar:
• To share the experience of Montenegro with regard to developing effective work-based learning/apprenticeship systems;
• To deepen the understanding of the challenges and opportunities of work-based learning/ apprenticeship systems;
• To learn from EAfA best practices and examples;
• To explore partner countries’ closer alignment with the EAfA;
• To consider the Riga work-based learning medium-term deliverable (MTD 1) and implementation.

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Agenda: Agenda EAfA Montenegro_FINAL
Contributions: 10. Skills for Jobs Project_Albania_Elena Dimashi
Contributions: 11. Erasmus project in Turkey_Ercan Demirci
Contributions: 12. Apprenticeship_Crafts_Legislation_Albania_Sonila Limaj
Contributions: 13. Novi propisi u strucnom obrazovanju_Ministry of Education Montenegro_Zora Bogicevic
Contributions: 14. New Law on Dual Education_Serbia_Ana Stojanovic
Contributions: 15. VET Teacher Placements in Industry_Montenegro_Majda Mulic_Montenegrin
Contributions: 17. Training of mentors from companies_Macedonia_Zoran Jovchevski
Contributions: 18. Teachers & Trainers ET 2020 WG and State of Play in Slovakia
Contributions: 1. WBL Perspectives Estonian Presidency_Laidmets
Contributions: 2. EAfA Objectives, Achievements Norbert Schobel
Contributions: 3. How to make apprenticeships work_OECD_Tanja Bastianic
Contributions: 4. Achievements_Albania_Sonila Limaj
Contributions: 5. Reaching goals through collaboration_EVN_Macedonia
Contributions: 6. VET Centre of Montenegro_Dusko Rajkovic_Montenegrin
Contributions: 7. VET in Serbia_Ministry of Education_Gordana Stepic
Contributions: 8. Directorate General for VET_Turkey_Osman Nuri Gulay
Contributions: 9. Western Balkan Alliance for WBL_ERISEE_Tina Saric
Contributions: Newcomers signing documents
: List of participants FINAL_for printing
: Report on EAfA Regional Seminar 26-27 October 2017 Budva_Final