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1st phase of InnovECVET project in Rovaniemi (Finland)

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Global Innovation through ECVET (InnovECVET) is an Erasmus+ KA1 project aimed at promoting the quality, internationalisation and innovation of VET in Europe. The project, coordinated by Xarxa FP, has two main mobility flows to be implemented in 2017: the first one to Rovaniemi (Finland) in September and the second one to Brussels (Belgium) in October. […]

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New historical record in number of mobilities: 415

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Only in the first semester of 2017, Xarxa FP has managed 415 mobilities, setting up a new record in the history of the network. From January to June 2017 the Association has arranged 254 mobility actions for students and 161 training activities for VET teachers and professionals, the best performance by far in the history […]

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Xarxa FP renews ISO 9001 Quality Certification

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During the first semester of 2017 four city members plus the Secretariat have been successfully audited and as a result Xarxa FP has renewed the ISO 9001:2008 quality certification. The Secretariat, Barcelona, Madrid, Munich and Berlin faced external audits during the months of April and May of this year. The auditor confirmed that Xarxa FP […]

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Xarxa FP General Assembly 2017 confirms two new historical records of the network: number of mobilites (397) and number of cities (26)

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Xarxa FP held its XVIII General Assembly last 14th of February in Barcelona, gathering more than 40 representatives from 21 European cities. During the General Assembly (GA) participants reviewed the results of the network in 2016, discussed new actions and projects for 2017 and welcomed three new cities: Brussels (Belgium), Lisbon (Portugal) and Tartu (Estonia).   […]

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Registrations open for the launch of Xarxa FP Mobility Impact Study

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The 1st edition of Xarxa FP Mobility Impact Study will be launched next 15th of February in Barcelona. The aim of this study is to analyse the effects of mobility on the employability, career prospects and competences of Xarxa FP students that did an internship abroad between 2012 and 2015. There are already several international […]

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

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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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Xarxa FP closes 2016 with a new record on mobilities

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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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Xarxa FP submits its pledge to become a member of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships

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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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International mobility of VET students: An Investment for the Future

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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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Xarxa FP network manages more than 350 VET mobilities in 2015

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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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