Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

About the Apprenticeship Support Services

The Apprenticeship Support Services aim to:

  • Improve the quality and effectiveness of apprenticeships across the EU
  • Provide tailored support to stakeholders involved in delivering apprenticeships

The Services contribute to strengthening the European apprenticeship community and support EU Member States in improving their apprenticeship schemes. They provide support through three pillars:

  • Knowledge-sharing
  • Networking 
  • Benchlearning


The Knowledge-sharing pillar offers a dynamic and searchable catalogue of quality-checked tools, knowledge and information about apprenticeships. This includes:


Networking and support fosters mutual learning and capacity-building. This includes online networking through the EAfA LinkedIn group, an online community where members can share ideas, activities and resources with other experts and stakeholders in apprenticeships, and networking events, such as stakeholder meetings or learning seminars. Discover more about:


Member States are supported to improve the quality and efficiency of apprenticeships through:

  • The establishment of an excellency model
  • Tools for self-assessment 
  • Targeted expert and peer support

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