120 students participate in the III Erasmus+ Infoday in Alcoi (ES)

Last 22nd of December 2016 Alcoi organised its 3rd Erasmus+ Infoday specifically addressed to vocational education and training students in order to encourage their participation in the mobility activities that the European programme offers them. The Secretary General of Xarxa FP, Mr Jordi Castillo, was also invited to present the work and added value of […]

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Investing in Europe’s youth: Commission launches “ErasmusPro” scheme for long-term mobility of apprentices

On 7 December, the European Commission announced its new Youth Initiative. Among other things, the Commission will launch “ErasmusPro”, a new dedicated activity within the Erasmus+ programme to support long-duration placements of apprentices abroad. Under this initiative, 50,000 mobile apprenticeship placements of long duration (6–12 months) will become available. The Commission will also propose a Quality Framework […]

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Xarxa FP closes 2016 with a new record on mobilities

A total of 387 mobilities have been managed by Xarxa FP cities in 2016, setting a new record in the history of the network. During 2016 the network managed 227 work placements for students and 160 training activities for VET teachers and professionals, the best performance by far in the history of the network. The […]

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Oulu (FI) receives a large delegation of teachers from Alcoi (ES)

Between 13th and 17th of November a group of 14 Education professionals from Alcoi (Spain), headed by the Mayor and the Education Councillor of the city, visited Oulu (Finland) to strengthen their cooperation in the framework of Xarxa FP network. The group was composed by professionals of different educational backgrounds, including kindergarten, primary school, language and […]

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Xarxa FP at the European Education, Training & Youth Forum 2016

Last 20-21 October Xarxa FP participated at the European Education, Training and Youth Forum 2016, which took place in Brussels and gathered more than 300 key stakeholders, including national, regional and other public authorities, educational institutions and learning providers, student and youth organisations, civil society organisations, social partner organisations and business. This year’s Forum focused […]

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

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

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

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

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

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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