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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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Erasmus+ call for proposals on VET: Sector Skills Alliances and VET Mobility Charter

There are two interesting call for proposals currently open in the VET sector at the European level: Sector Skills and Knowledge Alliances 2016 This call was published last month of October and participants can submit their applications till 26th of February 2016. Sector Skills Alliances aim at tackling skills gaps, by identifying sector specific labour […]

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Education and Training Monitor: More investment needed to spread benefits of education across society

The Education and Training Monitor 2015 shows progress in education attainment across Europe but reveals investment is needed to make education more inclusive and boost social mobility. The 2015 edition of the EU’s Education and Training Monitor shows more Member States have now reached their goals in increasing the number of students completing higher levels […]

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