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Viborg (DK) and Alcoi (ES) strengthen their cooperation on VET Students’ & Teachers’ Mobility

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In the last months representatives from Mercantec, the largest educational institution in Viborg (Denmark), and representatives from Alcoi (Spain) have met in both cities in order to strengthen their cooperation on Vocational Education and Training mobility and innovation in the framework of Xarxa FP network. The recent visit of Mercantec’s representatives to Alcoi has concluded in several cooperation agreements. For […]

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Xarxa FP Secretary General visits Hamburg as a new member of the network

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On 16-17th of June a delegation of Xarxa FP Secretariat, headed by its Secretary General Mr Jordi Castillo, visited Hamburg (Germany) to ensure a smooth transition of this new member city into the network’s activities. During the visit, Mr Jordi Castillo met with representatives of the Senate Chancellery of the Free and Hanseatic City of […]

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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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Alcoi organised an Erasmus+ information day at the VET centres

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The aim of the event was to inform students and teachers about the opportunities that the Erasmus+ programme offers them and encourage their participation in mobility activities. More than 120 students and teachers attended this event last 27th of January. The event included the presentation of some personal experiences from students taking part in previous […]

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Xarxa FP General Assembly 2016: Cooperation for VET Mobility & Innovation

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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

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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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Ventspils (Latvia) submits its candidature for Xarxa FP membership

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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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Presentation of report on “Mobility of VET Students in Barcelona (2011-2013). A Future Investment”, Barcelona VET Foundation, June 2015

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Last 3rd of June of 2015 took place the presentation of the report of “Mobility of VET Students in Barcelona (2011-2013). A Future Investment”. The aim of the report was to measure the impact of the Barcelona VET students’ training period abroad in the future employability of the VET graduates. Along with the support of […]

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