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Position paper on European Union policy after 2020 on Vocational and Educational Training

After some fruitful and straightforward discussions within the VET4EU2 Group, the Position Paper of the Group on the EU post 2020 focus on Vocational Education and Training, which was shared with the attendees of the European Vocational Skills Week in Vienna on 7th November and with the Commission itself is now published. For more information and to download the Position Paper, click here.   


Third Vocational Skills Week

The third European Vocational Skills Week ran from 5-9 November 2018. Key events and activities took place in Vienna this year, organised in close cooperation with the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Key events and activities during the week in Vienna included discussions around the future of VET, making adult learning work for the future, the fifth anniversary of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, and a huge celebration of European Vocational Skills Week award nominees. This was alongside a wide variety of discussions and networking opportunities for event attendees to enjoy! For more information click here.


INNOTECS conference in Como, Italy took place on 23 and 24 October 2018

Click here for more information. 


EU VET providers Associations (VET4EU2) sign up for stronger cooperation

During the Vocational Skills Week in Brussels the EU VET providers associations signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen their cooperation. The memorandum is a next step in a growing cooperation between the associations, together with higher and university professional education at a European level. The associations EUproVET EfVET EVBB EVTA EURASHE and EUCEN are joined in VET4EU2. They will intensify their cooperation including opening their activities for their mutual members and strengthening participation in projects and joint policy contributions. This cooperation is welcomed by the EU commission. The signing was witnessed by Dana Bachman and Joao Santos of the EU commission. Regular meetings of VET4EU2 with the EU commission is arranged through a 3-year mandate in an Expert group for VET including Cedefop and ETF.





EUProVET Conference took place on 9 November 2017 - Nova Gorica, Slovenia



INNOTECS conference in Thessaloniki, Greece took place on 25 October 2017   

INNOTECS (INternational Network Of TEChnical Schools) is the new international network for Technical VET schools to discuss these challenges, to share information in a sustainable way and to promote mutual trust and transparency in order to contribute to mobility and a better balance on the European labour market.

More information: http://www.innotecs.eu/content/conferences

27th Annual EfVET International Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece
took place on 25 October 2017   

More information: http://efvet-conference.eu/


INNOTECS conference Valencia - 26th October 2016    

INNOTECS 2016 Conference is the second of a series of annual conferences promoted by the INNOTECS network to bring an integrated European dimension to Vocational Education and Training.

Click here for the results of the conference



Barcelona Declaration

On the 10th of July 2014 the organisations listed below drafted a joint declaration, also known as the Barcelona Declaration, in which the members have indicated to be willing to make a constructive contribution to the EU2020 agenda.


Together these organisations operate under the name of VET4EU2. This name refers to the four organisations involved in Vocational Education and Training (EUproVET, EfVET, EVTA and EVBB) and two organisations involved in Higher Education (EURASHE and EUCEN).

VET Skills Week 2018

EUproVET has been strongly involved in the preparation and realization of the VET Skills Week 2018 which took place in Vienna from 5-8 November 2018. For more information: website VET Skills Week                                                                                          

VET Skills Week 2017

EUproVET has been involved in the preparation and realization of the VET Skills Week 2017 which took place in Brussels from 20-24 November 2017. For more information: website VET Skills Week                                                                                          

VET Skills Week 2016

EUproVET has also been involved in the preparation and realization of the VET Skills Week in 2016, which took place in Brussels from 5-9 December 2016. For more information: Results VET Skills Week 2016