Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

European Alliance for Apprenticeships

The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) unites governments and key stakeholders with the aim of strengthening the quality, supply and overall image of apprenticeships across Europe, while also promoting the mobility of apprentices. These aims are promoted through national commitments and voluntary pledges from stakeholders.

Find out more about the European Alliance for Apprenticeships

In July 2020, the European Commission launched the renewed EAfA as part of the Youth Employment Support Package. The reinforced alliance calls for new commitments on digital and green apprenticeships, focusing on the economic sectors that will be at the front line of the transition to a climate-neutral Europe.

The renewed EAfA will promote national coalitions, support SMEs and reinforce the involvement of social partners including at sectoral level, as well as mobilise local and regional authorities and support the representation of apprentices in the Member States. In addition, the renewed alliance will address important horizontal issues such as gender, social inclusion and the internationalisation of VET. 

View the activity plan and learn about the six priorities

Apprenticeship Support Services

The Apprenticeship Support Services aim to improve the quality of apprenticeships across the EU. EAfA members can benefit from Apprenticeship Support Services, which provide online resources and networking opportunities that enable like-minded individuals to connect, learn and act.

Find out more about the Apprenticeship Support Services 

Join the Alliance!

The Alliance is a platform for sharing experiences and learning from best practices. You can also find partners, develop new ideas and initiatives, and access the latest news and tools on apprenticeships. Stakeholders interested in making a pledge should complete the pledge application form and return it by email

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