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Xarxa FP at the Mobility of Apprentices in Europe Conference

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Xarxa FP attended the Joint European Parliament and European Commission Conference ‘Mobility of Apprentices in Europe – A contribution to youth employment and competitiveness of business,’ that took place on 21-22 of March in Brussels, combined with an European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) meeting.  The conference was hosted by MEP Jean Arthuis, the driver behind the long-term mobility […]

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Xarxa FP commemorates its 20th anniversary

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Xarxa FP celebrated its 20th anniversary on 5th of February with an event in Barcelona counting with the participation of more than 150 attendees, including local authorities, vocational and education training schools, students, friends and representatives from 30 European cities members of the association. The event included two key note speeches on the future of […]

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Save the date! Xarxa FP 20th Anniversary – 05.02.19

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We are pleased to announce that Xarxa FP is organising its 20th Anniversary on the 5th of February 2019 in Barcelona. Come along with representatives from more than 30 city members of Xarxa FP in Europe, local authorities, vocational and education training schools, students, partner companies and friends to commemorate together the history of our network […]

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The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future funding for education & training post 2020

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In 2018, the Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which is the EU’s long–term budget. The next MFF will run from 2021 to 2027. In this context, the European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather the views of stakeholders on […]

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InnovECVET study visit to Brussels

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From the 16th to the 19th of October a group of 12 VET professionals coming from 4 different Xarxa FP cities (Barcelona, Gandia, Mislata and Alcoi) visited Brussels in order to learn about the Vocational Education and Training Flemish and Walloon systems and particularly about their latest innovative practices. Participants were very interested about the […]

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ErasmusPro is out!

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Today the European Commission has published the Erasmus Plus Call for Proposals 2018 with the expected €200 million budget increase compared to 2017 and introducing the Erasmus PRO initiative to boost long term mobility for VET learners. The total budget of Erasmus Plus for 2018 is €2.7 billion, more than ever before. As in 2016 […]

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European Vocational Skills Week Awards 2017

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The European Commission has opened two calls for applications to award excellence in Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers and SMEs. The Innovative VET provider Award aims to identify a European provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) that has contributed to VET excellence through innovative practices. The European VET provider must showcase innovation and inspire other VET […]

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More than 100 participants attended the launch of Xarxa FP Mobility Impact Study

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The 1st edition of Xarxa FP Mobility Impact Study was launched last 15th of February in Barcelona. Mr Jordi Castillo, Secretary General of Xarxa FP, presented the highlights of the study which analyses the effects of mobility on the employability, career prospects and competences of Xarxa FP students that did an internship abroad between 2012 […]

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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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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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