Xarxa FP promotes strategic partnerships at the European level in the field of VET according to its members’ priorities and explores the opportunities that the internationalisation of VET offers in terms of innovation and exchange of knowledge and good practices.
Projects currently under development include:
Mobility Impact Study
Youth unemployment rate is still very high in the EU (21%), doubling the overall unemployment rate and with peaks of more than 40% in several countries. High youth unemployment co-exists sometimes with increased difficulties in filling vacancies. VET plays a crucial role in equipping young people with the right vocational skills to meet labour market demand needs.
Since 2010 Xarxa FP has arranged almost 1 500 work placements for VET students. The aim of this study is to analyse the effects of mobility on the employability, career prospects and competences of Xarxa FP students. The study is based on an online survey distributed among students taking part in mobility actions between 2012 and 2015. It is the only one of its kind focusing on VET students at the European level. The study was launched on 15th of February 2017 in Barcelona.
In 2017 Xarxa FP Secretariat will coordinate the preparation and submission of an Erasmus+ KA2 project about VET 4.0 in Europe.
Mobility for Citizens(hip)
In 2017 Xarxa FP Secretariat will coordinate the preparation and submission of an Europe for Citizens project about Mobility for Citizens(hip).
The Online Soft Skills Support Tool
In 2017 Xarxa FP will participate in an Erasmus+ KA 2 project as key dissemination partner in a strategic partnership on developing an “Online Soft Skills Support” tool, coordinated by Fundació Inform (Spain).
The aim of this project is to develop a training concept (Mobility VETucator) based on the identified needs, tasks, functions and responsibilities of VET teachers and trainers developing the role of Mobility Managers. Xarxa FP will participate in this strategic partnership as key expert partner in European VET mobility.