Xarxa FP is a European non-profit association created in 1999 gathering 33 cities from 15 EU countries working together on VET mobility and innovation. Together they represent more than 600 VET Schools including more than 250 000 VET students.
Xarxa FP was founded in 1999 by the City of Barcelona who proposed the creation of a network of cities with the purpose of promoting a sustainable infrastructure among local administrations, companies and Vocational and Education Training (VET) centres in order to develop common mobility strategies for professional training in close cooperation with the city’s productive sectors.
Today we bring together 33 different European cities across 15 countries committed with VET: Alcoi (ES), Antwerpen (BE), Barcelona (ES), Berlin (DE), Breda (NL), Brussels (BE), Constanta (RO), Espoo (FI), Gandia (ES), Granada (ES), Hamburg (DE), Herning (DK), Kokkola (FI), Kuopio (FI), Lisbon (PT), Lublin (PL), Madrid (ES), Mislata (ES), Munich (DE), Oulu (FI), Palermo (IT), Prague (CZ), Reus (ES), Roma (IT), Rovaniemi (FI), Sète (FR), Skelleftea (SE), Tartu (EE), Toulouse (FR), Ventspils (LV), Viborg (DK), Westerburg (DE), Zwolle (NL).
Xarxa FP arranges work placements for VET students and trainings for VET teachers in European cities members of the network. Every year around 500 young European students and almost 300 VET teachers participate in mobility training actions.
Our Strategic Plan 2016-2020 sets out three main priorities to be developed in the upcoming years in order to become a reference organisation within the area of European VET mobility and innovation in line with the EU’s strategic priorities:
- Improve the quality and quantity of VET MOBILITY
- Stimulate and promote VET INNOVATION
- Contribute to the design of EU VET POLICIES
You can download here the latest presentation about the network.