VET Policy


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.



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

  1. Resilience and excellence through quality, inclusive and flexible VET
  1. Establishing a new lifelong learning culture – relevance of CVET and digitalisation
  1. Sustainability – a green link in VET
  1. 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

Council of the European Union

European Parliament

OECD Education