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Viborg (DK) and Alcoi (ES) strengthen their cooperation on VET Students’ & Teachers’ Mobility

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In the last months representatives from Mercantec, the largest educational institution in Viborg (Denmark), and representatives from Alcoi (Spain) have met in both cities in order to strengthen their cooperation on Vocational Education and Training mobility and innovation in the framework of Xarxa FP network. The recent visit of Mercantec’s representatives to Alcoi has concluded in several cooperation agreements. For […]

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Xarxa FP participated for the 1st time in the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) Stakeholders meeting

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The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) is a unique platform which brings together governments with other key stakeholders, like businesses, social partners, chambers or vocational education and training (VET) providers, working together to strengthen the quality, supply and image of apprenticeships in Europe. Last 15th of September Xarxa FP, together with some 90 stakeholders, took part in […]

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The 1st EU Vocational Skills Week to take place between 5 and 9 December 2016

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This first European Vocational Skills Week will take place from 5 to 9 December 2016 with events in Brussels and parallel activities in Member States at national, regional and local levels. The aim of the Week is to improve the attractiveness and image of vocational education and training by showcasing excellence and quality and to raise awareness of the wide range […]

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Have your say on Erasmus+ progamme

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The Erasmus+ Survey aims to evaluate how beneficiaries have experienced the call for applications of the Erasmus+ Programme in 2016: what do you think of Erasmus+? Are you satisfied with its new features? What problems did you encounter? What suggestions for improvement would you make? The survey can be answered in English, French and German; […]

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Job-shadowing the German VET Dual System – The case of Electricity, Electronics and Renewable Energies in Berlin

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Between the 27th of June to 1st of July a Spanish delegation of 18 teachers from Barcelona, Madrid, Alcoi, Gandia and Reus participated in a weekly study visit in Berlin to learn about the Dual VET System in the fields of Electricity, Electronics and Renewable Energy, as part of the Erasmus+ “RETRAINVET” staff mobility project […]

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Xarxa FP Secretary General visits Hamburg as a new member of the network

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On 16-17th of June a delegation of Xarxa FP Secretariat, headed by its Secretary General Mr Jordi Castillo, visited Hamburg (Germany) to ensure a smooth transition of this new member city into the network’s activities. During the visit, Mr Jordi Castillo met with representatives of the Senate Chancellery of the Free and Hanseatic City of […]

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Xarxa FP submits its pledge to become a member of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships

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Last 15th of June Xarxa FP Executive Committee met in Munich and, among other topics discussed, decided to submit its candidature to become a member of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships. The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) is a unique platform which brings together governments with other key stakeholders, like businesses, social partners, chambers, vocational […]

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New Skills Agenda for Europe launched today

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The European Commission has adopted today a new Skills Agenda for Europe. The agenda aims to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life for the jobs of today and tomorrow. This task is essential to boost employability, competitiveness and growth across the EU. Today’s New Skills Agenda for Europe calls on EU countries and […]

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Xarxa FP organised one week study visit of Head of Spanish VET schools to Finland

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A Spanish delegation of 19 Head of VET Schools realised a study visit in Rovaniemi (Finland) from 25th to 29th of April. The aim of the study visit was to get to know the Finnish Vocational Education and Training system and its work based learning model. Our colleagues from the Rovaniemi Municipal Federation of Education […]

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International mobility of VET students: An Investment for the Future

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Several studies have shown the value of international traineeships, increasing young vocational training graduates’ employability and improving their professional, linguistic and personal skills. In Barcelona, for instance, 80.6% of vocational training graduates who have done international work placements access the labour market in less than 12 months after finishing their studies. In this article (available […]

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