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Xarxa FP manages 614 VET mobilities for students and teachers during 2017

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Xarxa FP closes 2017 with a new record in the management of mobilities, reaching out more than 600 mobility actions for VET students and staff. In particular the European Association of cities has arranged 393 mobility actions for students and 221 training activities for VET teachers and professionals, the best performance by far in the […]

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InnovECVET study visit to Brussels

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From the 16th to the 19th of October a group of 12 VET professionals coming from 4 different Xarxa FP cities (Barcelona, Gandia, Mislata and Alcoi) visited Brussels in order to learn about the Vocational Education and Training Flemish and Walloon systems and particularly about their latest innovative practices. Participants were very interested about the […]

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ErasmusPro is out!

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Today the European Commission has published the Erasmus Plus Call for Proposals 2018 with the expected €200 million budget increase compared to 2017 and introducing the Erasmus PRO initiative to boost long term mobility for VET learners. The total budget of Erasmus Plus for 2018 is €2.7 billion, more than ever before. As in 2016 […]

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1st phase of InnovECVET project in Rovaniemi (Finland)

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Global Innovation through ECVET (InnovECVET) is an Erasmus+ KA1 project aimed at promoting the quality, internationalisation and innovation of VET in Europe. The project, coordinated by Xarxa FP, has two main mobility flows to be implemented in 2017: the first one to Rovaniemi (Finland) in September and the second one to Brussels (Belgium) in October. […]

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European Vocational Skills Week Awards 2017

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The European Commission has opened two calls for applications to award excellence in Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers and SMEs. The Innovative VET provider Award aims to identify a European provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) that has contributed to VET excellence through innovative practices. The European VET provider must showcase innovation and inspire other VET […]

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ErasmusPRO to be launched in October 2017

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ErasmusPro will be a new action within the Erasmus+ programme to support long-duration work placements of apprentices abroad which has been approved at the Erasmus+ Programme Committee. ErasmusPro will be published in the 2018 Erasmus+ Programme Guide later this year. On December 2016, the European Commission announced its new Youth Initiative. Among other things, the […]

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New historical record in number of mobilities: 415

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Only in the first semester of 2017, Xarxa FP has managed 415 mobilities, setting up a new record in the history of the network. From January to June 2017 the Association has arranged 254 mobility actions for students and 161 training activities for VET teachers and professionals, the best performance by far in the history […]

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Xarxa FP renews ISO 9001 Quality Certification

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During the first semester of 2017 four city members plus the Secretariat have been successfully audited and as a result Xarxa FP has renewed the ISO 9001:2008 quality certification. The Secretariat, Barcelona, Madrid, Munich and Berlin faced external audits during the months of April and May of this year. The auditor confirmed that Xarxa FP […]

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Palermo (Italy) applies for membership

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Last 15th of June a delegation of Xarxa FP headed by its Secretary General, Mr Jordi Castillo, visited Palermo in order to assess its candidature to become a member of the network. Palermo is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. Being Sicily’s administrative capital, Palermo is a centre for much of […]

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