In the recent years EU cooperation in VET policies has been strengthened in the framework of the Copenhagen process and the recent Osnabrück Declaration and has developed other related key initiatives like the European Skills Agenda and/or the European Vocational Skills Week.

Xarxa FP, as the only existing European network of cities working on VET mobility and innovation, contributes with its expertise to the design of EU education mobility policies by participating in key European policy dialogue events and consultations in the VET field. In particular, we are members of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) and partners with the Cities4Apprenticeships network.

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EU Vocational Education and Training: Key objectives for the period 2021-2025

Resilience and excellence through quality, inclusive and flexible VET

Establishing a new lifelong learning culture – relevance of CVET and digitalisation

Sustainability – a green link in VET

European Education and Training Area and international VET

Resources on EU Cooperation in VET

ECVET – European Credit System for Vocational Education & Training

EQAVET – European Quality Assurance framework for Vocational Education and Training

European Skills Agenda

European Alliance for Apprenticeships

European Vocational Skills Week

CEDEFOP – European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

EU policy in the field of vocational education and training

Education and Training Monitor – Annual series that captures the evolution of Europe’s education and training systems

Resources on EU Funding Related to VET

Overview of Erasmus+ opportunities for Vocational Education and Training

Other EU funded programmes (ESF, YEI, ESC, COSME, EYE, etc,…)

Resources on EU cooperation in Education & Training

European Commission


Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

Council of the European Union

Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (EYCS)

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council configuration (EPSCO)

European Parliament

Committee on Culture and Education (CULT Committee)

Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL Committee)

OCDE Education