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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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Xarxa FP General Assembly 2016: Cooperation for VET Mobility & Innovation

Xarxa FP, the European reference network on VET mobility, will hold its XVII General Assembly next 18th of February in Rovaniemi (Finland). The General Assembly (GA) will gather all representatives and Mobility Managers of each city of the network to review what has been done in 2015 and discuss new actions and projects for 2016. […]

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Xarxa FP network manages more than 350 VET mobilities in 2015

The mobility records from 2015 show an impressive increase in teachers’ mobility (+514%), setting a new record in the history of the network. Xarxa FP, the European reference organisation on VET mobility, managed a total of 356 mobilities in 2015, the second best indicator in the history of the association. This is particularly explained by […]

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More than 126.000 people participated in Erasmus+ VET mobility actions in 2014

In its first year, the Erasmus+ programme has invested 264 million EUR in Vocational Education and Training learner and staff mobility actions. 3.156 projects were implemented; 18.094 organisations participated and more than 126.000 people took part in mobility actions, meaning: 66.470 Learners in Companies 36.208 Learners in Vocational Institutes 18.943 staff training 4.383 Training Teaching […]

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Ventspils (Latvia) submits its candidature for Xarxa FP membership

Last 21st of January a representative of Xarxa FP Secretariat visited the city of Ventspils in Latvia to prepare its candidature to become a member of the network. Ventspils, situated in the north-western part of Latvia, is the sixth largest city in the country and has the deepest ice-free port in the Baltic Sea. During […]

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Dutch EU Presidency priorities and events in Education and Training

The Netherlands will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2016. It wants a Union that focuses on the essentials, creates growth and jobs through innovation, and connects with civil society. Even though there is little European legislation governing education and youth, as member states mainly […]

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EU Education Policy – A short guide

OBESSU, the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions, has just published “EU Education Policy – A short guide” to understand EU Education policies. The booklet aims at helping young people and school students to understand the European Union structure and decision-making, as well as identifying what are the spaces where they can influence and […]

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