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Pact for Skills launched during the EU Vocational Skills Week

Pact for Skills

On the 10th of November 2020 the European Commission launched the Pact for Skills, a central element of the European Skills Agenda. The Pact for Skills is one of the flagship initiatives under the European Skills Agenda presented on 1 July 2020. The main objective of the Pact is to mobilise resources and incentivise all relevant stakeholders […]

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Xarxa FP renews its ISO 9001 Quality Certification in the management of VET mobilities

ISO 2020

During the months of May and October the Secretariat, Barcelona, Reus and Roma have been successfully audited online according to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standards. Xarxa FP policy is to provide a high level service and quality in the management of our students’ and teachers’ mobility actions to become a reference organisation within the area of European […]

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New European Network of Cities4Apprenticeships launched

Cities4Apprenticeships

On 11 June 2020, stakeholders from 14 European cities met online to launch the new European Network of Cities4Apprenticeships. Xarxa FP Secretariat took part in this meeting, together with the following city members:  Antwerp, Granada, Lisbon and Lublin. The Network of Cities4Apprenticeships will be led by the Metropolitan City of Rome, with support from the […]

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European Commission presents two initiatives: European Skills Agenda (including the new Europass platform) & Youth Employment Support

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On the 1st of July, 2020 the European Commission presented two initiatives – the European Skills Agenda and the Youth Employment Support package. The European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience sets ambitious, quantitative objectives for upskilling (improving existing skills) and reskilling (training in new skills) to be achieved within the next 5 […]

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Take part in the European Awards for VET Excellence 2020

VET Awards

In the framework of the European Vocational Skills Week 2020, the European Commission has launched a call to reward committed people, organisations and outstanding projects in Vocational Education and Training. The VET Excellence Awards are a great opportunity to showcase your organisation or share your passion and commitment to vocational education and training. COMPANIES & […]

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VET Mobility Report 2019 published

VET Mobility Report 2019

In 2019 Xarxa FP managed 756 mobilities: 539 concerning students and 217 training actions for teachers, the second best mark in the history of the network. VET Mobility Report 2019 compiles the most interesting facts and figures about the mobilities developed by Xarxa FP members. During 2019 the network managed 539 mobility actions for students, […]

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Xarxa FP XXI General Assembly reaches three new achievements: highest number of student mobilities (539) & member cities (35) and the consolidation in the management of Erasmus KA2 strategic partnerships

GA 2020

Xarxa FP held its XXI General Assembly last 19th of February in Viborg (Denmark) gathering around 50 representatives from 24 European cities. During the General Assembly participants reviewed the results of the network in 2019, discussed new actions and projects for 2020 and welcomed two new cities: Leuven (Belgium) and Vejle (Denmark). 2019: a new record […]

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OMNIA (ESPOO) featured at the European Commission report on Mapping of Centres of Vocational Excellence

COVEs

Our member OMNIA, the main VET provider in Espoo (Finland), has been included as an innovative multisector education centre at the European Commission report on Mapping of Centres of Vocational Excellence. The report delineates Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) in terms of their main characteristics, with a view to informing the concept and the development […]

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Job-shadowing the Czech Vocational Education & Training system

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Between the 21st and 25th of October a delegation of 8 VET teachers, directors and staff from Barcelona participated in a weekly study visit in Prague to learn about the Czech Vocational Education and Training System, as part of the Erasmus+  staff mobility project organised by Fundació BCN Formació Professional. The city of Prague organised […]

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