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

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

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

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

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

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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Alcoi organised an Erasmus+ information day at the VET centres

The aim of the event was to inform students and teachers about the opportunities that the Erasmus+ programme offers them and encourage their participation in mobility activities. More than 120 students and teachers attended this event last 27th of January. The event included the presentation of some personal experiences from students taking part in previous […]

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Xarxa FP General Assembly 2016 welcomes Hamburg (Germany) and Ventspils (Latvia) as new members of the network

Xarxa FP, the European reference network on VET mobility, held its XVII General Assembly last 18th of February in Rovaniemi (Finland), gathering more than 40 representatives from 21 European cities. During the General Assembly (GA) participants reviewed the results of the network in 2015, discussed new actions and projects for 2016, approved an ambitious strategic […]

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