vocational education and training

Pact for Skills launched during the EU Vocational Skills Week

Pact for Skills

On the 10th of November 2020 the European Commission launched the Pact for Skills, a central element of the European Skills Agenda. The Pact for Skills is one of the flagship initiatives under the European Skills Agenda presented on 1 July 2020. The main objective of the Pact is to mobilise resources and incentivise all relevant stakeholders […]

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European Commission presents two initiatives: European Skills Agenda (including the new Europass platform) & Youth Employment Support

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On the 1st of July, 2020 the European Commission presented two initiatives – the European Skills Agenda and the Youth Employment Support package. The European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience sets ambitious, quantitative objectives for upskilling (improving existing skills) and reskilling (training in new skills) to be achieved within the next 5 […]

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Take part in the European Awards for VET Excellence 2020

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In the framework of the European Vocational Skills Week 2020, the European Commission has launched a call to reward committed people, organisations and outstanding projects in Vocational Education and Training. The VET Excellence Awards are a great opportunity to showcase your organisation or share your passion and commitment to vocational education and training. COMPANIES & […]

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VET Mobility Report 2019 published

VET Mobility Report 2019

In 2019 Xarxa FP managed 756 mobilities: 539 concerning students and 217 training actions for teachers, the second best mark in the history of the network. VET Mobility Report 2019 compiles the most interesting facts and figures about the mobilities developed by Xarxa FP members. During 2019 the network managed 539 mobility actions for students, […]

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OMNIA (ESPOO) featured at the European Commission report on Mapping of Centres of Vocational Excellence

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Our member OMNIA, the main VET provider in Espoo (Finland), has been included as an innovative multisector education centre at the European Commission report on Mapping of Centres of Vocational Excellence. The report delineates Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) in terms of their main characteristics, with a view to informing the concept and the development […]

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Be part of European Vocational Skills Week 2019

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The fourth edition of European Vocational Skills Week will be taking place 14-18 October 2019 in Helsinki, Finland: https://ec.europa.eu/social/vocational-skills-week/ Everyone with an interest in vocational education and training can get involved in European Vocational Skills Week 2019. There are many ways to take part, including: Register your event or activity You can register your own event […]

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Dual VET Management International Conference: The role of Cities & Local Governments

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Fundació BCN Formació Professional (Barcelona’s VET Foundation), supported by Xarxa FP, is organising an International Conference on “Dual VET Management: The role of Cities and Local Governments” to be held in Barcelona next 20th of September 2019. The aim of this conference is to learn and share about different reference models in the management of […]

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Xarxa FP 20th anniversary video released

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The video explains briefly why Xarxa FP was born, the scope of its work today and gathers testimonials from several Vocational Education and Training students and teachers that have taken part in mobility actions organised by Xarxa FP cities in the recent years. Back in 1999 the city of Barcelona together with other European cities […]

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Herning (DK) and Lublin (PL) interest in Xarxa FP membership

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The Secretariat has visited both cities during the month of November to assess their candidatures to become members of Xarxa FP. Lublin is the largest city in Eastern Poland and the 9th in Poland, counting with a population of around 365 000. The city has 17 Vocational Education and Training (VET) Schools, 5 Universities and […]

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Job-shadowing the Early School Leaving strategies in Lisbon

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Between the 22nd and 26th of October of 2018, a delegation of 14 VET staff from Xarxa FP cities in Barcelona, Alcoi, Madrid, Mislata and Reus participated in a job-shadowing group visit to Lisbon with the main aim to learn from the Portuguese Education and VET System and policy strategies to deal with and tackle […]

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