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.

Comité Européen de Coordination (CEC)

Organisation name:Comité Européen de Coordination (CEC)
Type of organisation:Non-profit/youth organisations
Organisation operations:Other sector(s)
* Others Sector: Representative organisation
Start date:01/01/2016
Contact person(s):

Eric Degimbe, Director




Presentation of the member:

CEC’s E​uropean network situated in Brussels ​has for aim to develop European partnerships and activities between several organizations having for mission in particular at the regional level the social and professional integration of public in difficulty in the labour market giving them a series of skills (technical, behavioural…), trainings, work experiences matching with the needs of the enterprises and the labour market.

CEC is gathering 22 members representing around 850 associations (vocational schools, training centres, social cooperatives, social enterprises...) in 14 Member States of the EU.

Description of the Pledge:

To put forward our vision of vocational education, training and apprenticeships focus on low-skilled.

In the current period, where social achievements are being sacrificed or threatened in a number of European countries, to permanently freeze efforts in education, training and apprenticeships would be another blow to the social and economic development of the European area. It is of prime importance that European efforts in the field of training and education become tangible on the ground by ensuring the possibility: of better vocational training, the promotion of basic competences and an effective tackling of early school leaving, a real involvement of businesses in apprenticeships, of constructive partnerships to put in place global and lasting solutions, of recognising skills for everyone in order to ensure better anticipation and management of occupational mobility.
Pledged to increase the supply of apprenticeships
Pledged to enhance the image of apprenticeships

CEC’s umbrella members  : Acfi-Fias, AID, FISSAAJ (Belgium) -  AGENTURA RRI (Slovakia) - Barka Foundation (Poland) - Bürgerservice GmbH (Germany) – DGASPC, PROVOCATIE (Romania) – CDJP (Serbia) – EQUA, TRINIJOVE (Spain) - Fondazione Clerici, Scuola Centrale Formazione (Italy) – HITC (U.K.) – INTEGRITY (Bulgaria) - IDF, MEDIALYS, UNI-EST (France) – KEMRVA (Hungary) – Mesogeiako (Greece) - T.T. Tech.Training Centre (Cyprus).

CSR Europe (CEC is one of the supporting organisations of the European Pact for Youth).

Join the Alliance!

Do you feel inspired to join the Alliance? Complete the pledge application form and return it to empl-eafa@ec.europa.eu.

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