Skillsweek 2020

EU Vocational Skills Awards 2020

The fifth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week will take place 09 -13 November 2020. It offers an opportunity to showcase your organisation or share your passion and commitment to vocational education and training and to apply for the VET Excellence Awards.

What is the ETF's award category?

The ETF’s award will showcase a good practice in the teaching and learning of digital competence (knowledge, skills and attitudes) from all schools, universities and training centres (public or private, formal or non-formal education) providing initial and continuing vocational education and training in ETF partner countries. 

The ETF’s award is one of two European Agencies Awards, the other being the CEDEFOP photo award.

What are the other categories?

  • Companies and Learners Awards which is open to members of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships.
  • Vocational Education and Training Innovators Awards which is organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the expert group 'Platform of European Associations of VET providers' to identify a European VET Provider, and with the European Trade Union Committee for Education and OBESSU (Organising Bureau of European School Students Unions) to identify a VET teacher or trainer. The awards seek to identify a VET researcher and emphasise the teaching of entrepreneurial skills to better prepare young people for the jobs of tomorrow.
  • European Funding for Excellence Awards on practice in VET and skills development to encourage labour market competitiveness and draw public attention to the Erasmus+ Programme's success stories within the Strategic Partnership projects on Vocational Education and Training.

What are the focus areas in 2020?

There is an emphasis on innovative distance and e-learning solutions particularly given the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, where possible (depending on the award category), a bonus will be given to those projects/activities that are in line with one of the European Commission's priorities for 2019-2024: A European Green Deal or A Europe fit for the digital age.

Be a part of the conversation on social media, by using the dedicated hashtags #DiscoverYourTalent and #EUVocationalSkills.

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