During our last General Assembly, Ms Rosanna Capone, Director of the Unit Training Services at the Metropolitan City of Rome, was invited to present Cities4Appren, a network that aims to become a collective voice to influence policy at EU, national and regional level, in particular in the definition and implementation of the Next Generation EU and the European Pillar of Social Rights.
Launched in June 2020, the Network Cities for Apprenticeship is an initiative spearheaded by the Metropolitan City of Rome and supported by the European Commission within the framework of the European Alliance for Apprenticeship (EAfA). One of the primary goals of the network is to raise awareness of the potential that the cities have to support apprenticeships, to become an advocacy platform, and to provide cities with information, training, and technical and policy assistance.
Previously, on 21st of January, Jordi Castillo, Xarxa FP Secretary General, presented Xarxa FP as a good practice example of cooperation among local administrations in VET mobility at the 2nd online workshop of the Cities for Apprenticeship Network on the “Role of cities in boosting apprenticeship for the fair green and digital transition”.
Xarxa FP will be the technical mobility partner of this of this network aiming to strengthen the presence and role of the metropolitan cities and cities in the Alliance and help meet COVID-19 challenges and deliver on the ambitions of the recovery pathway, the European industrial strategy and the green and digital transitions.