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Want to know more about Xarxa FP? Check out the 2 videos our colleagues from Viborg have produced

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The Municipality of Viborg (Denmark), in cooperation with Mercantec, Xarxa FP Secretariat and the Viborg animation company Sønc, have produced two animation films about the work of the network and the possibilities that offers to VET students and teachers around Europe. Wondering about doing an internship abroad? Check out what Xarxa FP can do for […]

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Investing in Europe’s youth: Commission launches “ErasmusPro” scheme for long-term mobility of apprentices

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On 7 December, the European Commission announced its new Youth Initiative. Among other things, the Commission will launch “ErasmusPro”, a new dedicated activity within the Erasmus+ programme to support long-duration placements of apprentices abroad. Under this initiative, 50,000 mobile apprenticeship placements of long duration (6–12 months) will become available. The Commission will also propose a Quality Framework […]

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Xarxa FP participated for the 1st time in the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) Stakeholders meeting

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The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) is a unique platform which brings together governments with other key stakeholders, like businesses, social partners, chambers or vocational education and training (VET) providers, working together to strengthen the quality, supply and image of apprenticeships in Europe. Last 15th of September Xarxa FP, together with some 90 stakeholders, took part in […]

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The 1st EU Vocational Skills Week to take place between 5 and 9 December 2016

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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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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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New Skills Agenda for Europe launched today

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

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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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Loving your apprenticeship? This contest is for you!

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Are you an apprentice? Then why not participate in our #lovemyapprenticeship contest – a photo and video competition for apprentices across Europe. It’s your chance to show everyone how great your apprenticeship is and win a prize! How does it work? All you have to do is take a picture or make a short video […]

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