On 24th of January a delegation of Xarxa FP headed by its Secretary General, Mr Jordi Castillo, visited Granada in order to assess its candidature to become a member of the network in 2018.
Granada is the capital city of the province of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It counts with around 235.000 inhabitants and the population of the entire urban area has been estimated at around half a million, ranking as the 13th-largest urban area of Spain.
Granada has a long lasting tradition and experience in educational mobility programmes. In fact, the University of Granada (UGR) is the educational institution in Europe that sends and receives more students in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.
Now the City Council of Granada wants to promote and boost mobility in the Vocational Education and Training area. The city counts with 39 VET schools working mainly in the Hospitality, Commerce and Tourism sectors. You can read here the press release (in Spanish) of the City Council of Granada about its application for membership.
The city will present its candidature at the next General Assembly of the Association, which will take place next 15th of February 2018 in Zwolle (The Netherlands), together with other three new candidate cities: Constanta (Romania), Palermo (Italy) and Skelleftea (Sweden).
After the approval of the General Assembly, Xarxa FP will count with 30 cities from 13 different EU countries confirming the sustainable growth of the association in the recent years, going from 21 member cities in 2015 to 30 in 2018.