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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:GEW - Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft
Country:Germany
Start Year:2013
Contact:

Marlis Tepe, President / Dr. Andreas Keller, GEW Vice President, ETUCE Vice President

Dr. Andreas Keller, GEW Vice President, ETUCE Vice President

Ansgar Klinger, Board Member in charge of Vocational Training and Further Education

Types of organisation:Social partners
Description:

The GEW (Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft) is the largest education union in Germany, organising employees in all fields of education and research. The GEW represents more than 270.000 employees in all fields of education and research in Germany. The GEW is member of the European Trade Union Committee for Education, ETUCE and part of the European Trade Union Federation, ETUC. The GEW is part of the "Alliance for Initial and Continuing VET1" consisting of the social partners in Germany.

The GEW wants to raise awareness about the European Alliance for Apprenticeships and campaigns for more quality, accessible and fair apprenticeships in Germany. The GEW has actively supported and participated in the campaign "Unite for Quality Education for all", initiated on 5 October 2013 as part of the global campaign of Education International, the global union of employees in education. With this campaign the GEW wants to raise awareness about the initiative and distribute the Joint Declaration of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships among its members through briefings and consultation conferences.

The GEW will continue to promote the following issues among the VET teachers and trainers via its publications, meetings and events on quality teaching and on VET:

  •  ensure quality apprenticeship places in enterprises;
  •  improve quality teaching and training in VET, including apprenticeships.
Area of action: Quality
Area of action: Image
Partners:

The GEW is affiliated to the DGB (membership: six million employees). The GEW is also a member of ETUCE and Education international.

National Commitments:Do also have a look at the national commitment of your country

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