Excellence grows on Teachers' Day

On Teachers' Day, we are pleased to celebrate the excellence of teaching by announcing that more than 60 Centres of Vocational Excellence have joined the recently born ENE, the ETF Network of Excellence, 15 of which the last few weeks.

With the latest addition of the centres from Turkey and from Tunisia, the ENE family now covers countries from both the European Union and its neighbourhood. The centres currently involved are from Israel, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, North Macedonia, Turkey, Tunisia, but also Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, and Slovenia. Despite the hard challenges from COVID19 pandemic, the number of ENE members is expected to grow even more.

The aim of the network is to connect and support existing vocational education and training centres that commit to excellence and distinguish themselves in innovative and pioneering work in key fields of expertise. In fact, partnerships, peer learning and tools development, three of the main outcomes of ENE, are considered pivotal for the development and growth of innovation and excellence in VET. Particular importance is given to centres that invest and are active in areas like business – education collaboration, pedagogy, digital innovation, 4.0 industry, green skills, autonomy, adult learning and smart specialisation strategies.

The network, though at its early stage, it has already in track important sub-initiatives and partnerships in areas like work-based learning and autonomy while at the same time it has developed a self-assessment tool for use by its members. The next important milestone is the official launch event of the network planned for 3 December 2020, in a virtual environment.

To know more about ENE and how to join, click here

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