The Forum took place in Brussels on 5-6 March 2015, bringing together 300 high-level representatives from; higher education institutions; large companies; SME's, relevant European organisations and associations; as well as national, regional and local authorities from Europe and beyond.
1000 European apprentices meeting in Nantes, 6 February, for the European Forum Apprenticeship where apprentices can exchange ideas and engage in fruitful discussions with French and other Europeans Vocational Educational Training (VET) Institutions and teaching staff.
Want to know more about the European Voluntary Service (EVS)? Join the Erasmus+ Facebook chat on Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 17:00 – 18:00 (CET). Post your questions in advance onto the event page wall or on Twitter using #ErasmusPlusChat.
On 11 December 2014, the European Commission in cooperation with the Italian Presidency is organising a conference on "Education in the Digital Era". Participate in the online discussion now #EdDigEra.
DG Education and Culture and the IEA is organising a joint launch event on 20 November in Brussels for the results of the IEA International Computer and Information and Literacy Study (ICILS).
The Education and Training Monitor 2014 will be launched on 13 November at a live-streamed briefing in Brussels. The report is the third edition in an annual series that charts the evolution of education and training systems across Europe.
Conference in Belgrade 30-31 October, taking stock of the contributions from past EU programmes which supported higher education in the Western Balkans and from which lessons could be drawn for participation in the new Erasmus+ programme.
The European Education, Training and Youth Forum will be held on 9-10 October, covering the future priorities of the ET 2020 Strategic Framework for European Cooperation in Education and Training and synergies with Youth Policy.
A Thematic University-Business Forum on "Strategic Inter-sectorial Partnerships for Economic & Social Change & Growth".
This year's edition of the annual Jean Monnet Conference, which took place on 1 and 2 October 2014, took a fresh look at the programme's core activities: European Union studies. Academics, policy makers and civil society representatives from around the world considered the content of studies in European integration, and the way they are delivered.
The NIGHT is a Europe-wide event taking place in many cities and countries every year on the last Friday of September. If you are keen on learning more about science in an easy and entertaining way, don't miss this opportunity to discover scientific experiments, visit labs 'behind the scenes', do a science quiz or take part in a flashmob for science.
European Alliance for Apprenticeships member EUROCHAMBRES organises a Business Breakfasts to announce and discuss their proposal for a Europe 2020 flagship initiative to increase the share of apprenticeships among VET programmes to 50% by 2020.
On 23-24 September, the European Commission will gather key stakeholders from across Europe in Brussels for the 2nd European Business Forum on Vocational Training under the slogan - Business & VET.
On 23-24 June 2014, the European Commission organised the second policy dialogue with Southern Mediterranean countries on higher education.
Congress, organised by the Government of the Basque Country in Spain 28-30 May in San Sebastián, focusing on the relevance of vocational education regarding to competitiveness and employment. Both international and European developments and approaches will be dealt with, and the Commission will present the European Alliance for Apprenticeships.
This event, organised by the European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning, aims at sharing the best practices implemented by regions for apprenticeship and youth policies. Regional representatives will be the main speakers as well as the target group of the event.
Meeting skills needs through vocational education and training reform. Sector Skills Alliances conference, Brussels, 15 April 2014.
As part of the European Youth Event (EYE) in Strasbourg 9-11 May 2014, the Commission organises a seminar on how quality VET (vocational education and training) and apprenticeships can help young people into jobs (Photo credit: ©European Union 2014 - European Parliament).
As part of its support to the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA), Cedefop, the Thessaloniki-based European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, along with the European Commission, organised a special event on 7-8 May 2014.
The European Youth Event will take place from 9-11 May 2014 in Strasbourg. During the event 5000 young participants will gather in 50+ panels and 90+ workshops focusing on the 5 main themes: Youth Unemployment, Digital Revolution, Future of the European Union, Sustainability and European Values.
What can European and national stakeholders do to support small companies hosting apprentices?
Building upon the work of the G20 Task Force on Employment and by the European Commission, OECD and ILO, the primary objective of this one-day conference is to take stock of the progress countries have made in tackling poor labour-market outcomes for youth and the role that apprenticeships can play in improving these outcomes.
Conference organised by the European Commission on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee. Special session on 'Companies' contributions to the Youth Guarantee under the European Alliance for Apprenticeships'.
The European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency hosts an information meeting on 7 April for high-level public authorities on European policy experimentations, the new action launched under key action 3 – Prospective initiatives of the Erasmus+ programme.
In the framework of the policy dialogue with Southern Mediterranean countries, the European Commission's DG EAC organised a "Seminar on Quality assurance in Higher Education in Southern Mediterranean countries - A tool to promote international cooperation" on 27-28 March 2014 in Brussels.
On 18 February 2014, the European Commission together with the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) is organising an info day to inform potential applicants in education and training about the call for proposals for Civil Society Cooperation.
The European Commission and its Executive Agency (EACEA) as well as a network of 29 National Agencies under the leadership of the National Agency at the BIBB (Germany) organised the European Monitoring Conference Work-based Learning and Apprenticeships 11-12 February 2014.
Interactive event, organised by the European Commission 4-5 February 2014, providing an overview of the role of monitoring and evaluation in improving the effectiveness of traineeship and apprenticeship programmes.
The Directorate General for Education and CultureG EAC organised on 4 February an information day on the external dimension of Erasmus+ for non-EU Missions and Permanent Representations in Brussels, and EU Delegations in Partner countries.
250 higher education, school and youth stakeholders will convene in Athens on 17-18 January to learn about the latest opportunities for cooperation in Erasmus+.
A regional seminar entitled "Teacher Education and Training in the Western Balkans – Is it in line with the times? Is it effective?" was organised in Ohrid on 19-20 November 2013. This event is part of the work programme of the Western Balkans Platform on Education and Training.
The “Equipping adults for 21st Century - Joining Forces for Action on Skills and Competences” took place on 9-10th December 2013 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius.
The 'innovation imperative' is as valid for higher education as for other areas and while it is perhaps still less visible in the higher education sector there is a clear benefit of addressing its potential impact for growth, inclusion and competitiveness.
"The political implications of European economic integration – towards a political Union" was the theme of this year's Jean Monnet Conference held on 14-15 November in Brussels. The conference analysed the political implications of European economic integration and asked whether Europe is ready for political Union.
Under the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, the Swiss multinational launched a pledge to create 20 000 jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships across Europe in the next three year.
The European Commission organised a learning exchange on apprenticeship systems under the Mutual Learning Programme (MLP) of the European Employment Strategy (EES).
In connection with the Education, Training and Youth Forum, the European Commission invited to a stakeholder meeting under the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA).
The European Commission organised a working and learning seminar on Practical support for the design and implementation of Youth Guarantee Schemes, 17-18 October 2013.
With the financial support of the European Union, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has gathered information on best practices trade union contributions on apprenticeships and work-based learning. This conference was organised to present the findings and project recommendations on how to move towards a European quality framework for apprenticeship and work-based learning.
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
A Learning Exchange was held in Berlin on 5-6 September 2013.
"Apprenticeships can play a crucial role in tackling youth unemployment by giving young people the skills and experience sought by employers", underlined Commissioners Vassiliou and Andor at the launch event of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships on 2 July 2013 in Leipzig.
Participants in Cedefop's conference on work-based learning (12-13 June, 2013) called for the implementation of European Union (EU) policy initiatives on developing apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning across Europe in order to address rising youth unemployment.
Participants in Cedefop's conference on work-based learning called for the implementation of EU policy initiatives on developing apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning across Europe in order to address rising youth unemployment.
This Conference marked an important milestone in the roadmap towards establishing the European Alliance for Apprenticeships.
Location: Turin, Italy
Location: Brussels, Belgium
A workshop on the involvement of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in apprenticeships/work-based learning was organised on 5 March 2013 in Brussels by the European Commission.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Location: Danilovgrad, Montenegro
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Location: Bordeaux, France