Quality and effective apprenticeships: Commission takes stock of Member States' progress
The European Commission has published a report taking stock of how EU Member States are putting into practice the European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships.
The six priorities of the renewed EAfA
In July 2021, we mark one year since Commissioner Nicolas Schmit launched the renewed European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA), giving new impetus to the EU commitment towards apprenticeships and setting out six ambitious priorities.
European Alliance for Apprenticeship Monitoring Survey 2019−2020
In February 2021, we asked EAfA Members to take a survey on their pledge implementation from 2019 to 2020. In total, we received 115 responses from pledging organisations from 24 countries across Europe, including 17 EU Member States.
High-level conference: The role of regions and cities in delivering high-quality apprenticeships for all
On 3 and 4 June, the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) held the high-level conference ‘The role of regions and cities in delivering high-quality apprenticeships for all’. The event brought together more than 35 speakers to discuss how apprenticeships can be an instrument of social inclusion, what the main barriers are, as well as good practices. The conference featured keynote speeches by Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, and Anne Karjalainen, Chair of the Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC).
EAfA publishes the results of its recent Apprenticeships Coalition Survey
Between 1 February 2021 and 3 March 2021, EAfA conducted a survey to map apprenticeship coalitions/alliances, understand their main characteristics (e.g. composition, coordination structure, etc.) and identify key challenges to their development.
First online training: Understanding apprenticeships in the EU
The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) is running a new series of online training courses for everyone interested in learning about apprenticeship systems in the European Union.
“Get Together” EAfA networking meeting
The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) network held its first event of 2020 in Brussels on 13 February. The event gathered over 85 members to discuss various prevalent themes and their work on apprenticeships.
Engagement of SMEs in work-based learning – News from the two day event
In September 2019, the European Commission and the European Training Foundation hosted the ‘European Alliance for Apprenticeships 4th regional seminar for candidate countries'.