Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Author:SINDEP - Nacional and Democratic Teachers Union
Start Year:2015

Mrs Nunes, Conceição




Types of organisation:Social partners

We represent all grades of education, public and private, including VET teachers, trainers and educational support staff in Portugal. We are affiliated to UGT [The Portuguese National Confederation of Workers] and to IE [International education].

We not only support teachers and trainers but we are also present in the negotiating table with the Ministry of Education and Science.

  • Promoting the European Alliance for Apprenticeship [EAA] by raising awareness among policy makers - the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science, small and medium-sized enterprises [SMEs], VET teachers and parents and families;
  • Demanding from the Ministry of Education and Science initial and continuous professional training for VET teachers in order to improve the qualifications of VET teachers that must be at a high level;
  • Initiate a campaign at a national level, advertised on our webpage, in order to promote the urgent necessity of a dialogue between schools and enterprises by sitting teachers and trainers at the same table.
Area of action: Supply

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