Cities for VET Mobility and Innovation

Promoting and innovating Vocational Education and Training in line with the EU’s strategic priorities

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WORK-BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCES ACROSS EUROPE

VET Mobility

Every year Xarxa FP arranges about 800 mobility actions including internships for VET students and training for VET teachers in European cities members of the network. The funding for VET Mobility actions comes mostly from the Erasmus + Programme.

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AT THE EUROPEAN LEVEL

VET Innovation

Xarxa FP explores the opportunities that the internationalisation of VET offers in terms of innovation and exchange of knowledge and good practices. We work on 4 transnational projects: Industrial VET Hub, Port VET Hub, PE-LE and Logistics VET Hub.

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CONTRIBUTING TO THE EU EDUCATION MOBILITY POLICIES

VET Policy

Xarxa FP, as the only existing European network of cities working on VET mobility and innovation, contributes with its expertise in key European policy dialogue events and consultations in the VET field. In particular, we are members of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) and partners with the Cities4Apprenticeships network.

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  • 25th

    25th

    Mar, 2021

    Erasmus accreditation is a tool for education and training organisations in adult education, vocational education and training (VET), and school education that want to open up to cross-border exchange and cooperation. Award of the Erasmus accreditation confirms that the applicant has set up a plan to implement high quality mobility activities as part of a […]

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  • 5th

    5th

    Mar, 2021

    This week Barcelona has received the first students coming from Leuven (BE) despite all mobility challenges derived from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Leuven accessed the network last year 2020, but could not start its mobilities until now due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions and limitations. Maud Scheers, Wytze Goos and Joseline Boeykens (19 years old) are […]

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  • 4th

    4th

    Mar, 2021

    The infographic is based on 160 surveys compiled among the main companies working in the ports of Barcelona (ES), Lisbon (PT), Ventspils (LV) and Constanta (RO). It presents the main characteristics, employment needs and trends in VET recruitment of the main port companies surveyed by all project partners along 2020. The first section of the […]

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  • 24th

    24th

    Feb, 2021

    In the last General Assembly Xarxa FP members approved the Strategic Plan of the Association for the upcoming five years. The network will in general carry on developing the same strategic priorities as in the previous plan (VET MOBILITY, VET INNOVATION & VET POLICY) but a new objective has been added: to work towards the […]

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  • 22nd

    22nd

    Feb, 2021

    During our last General Assembly, Ms Rosanna Capone, Director of the Unit Training Services at the Metropolitan City of Rome, was invited to present Cities4Appren, a network that aims to become a collective voice to influence policy at EU, national and regional level, in particular in the definition and implementation of the Next Generation EU […]

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  • 18th

    18th

    Feb, 2021

    Xarxa FP held its XXII General Assembly (GA) online last 11th of February gathering around 70 representatives from 35 European cities. During the General Assembly participants reviewed the results of the former strategic plan (2016-2020) and approved the new one (2021-2025), discussed new actions and projects for 2021 and welcomed three new cities: Groningen (NL), […]

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