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European Vocational Skills Week

What is it?

The European Vocational Skills Week is an annual event during which local, regional or national organisations showcase the very best of Vocational Education and Training (VET) - a sector capable of empowering all people with the skills they need for a fulfilling personal and professional life.

The initiative was created in 2016 by the European Commission, after the call from the Directors General of Vocational Training in the “Riga conclusions” on VET to present the visible achievements of European cooperation in VET (the so-called Copenhagen process). The European Parliament has also asked the Commission to strengthen its work on raising awareness of the potential and benefits of quality VET, as well as on learner mobility.

Moving forward from the initial concept, the event has become an exchange platform for VET stakeholders all around Europe and beyond.

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The 2020 EVSW registration is open!

As soon as you know your plans for this year VET events or activities, register them under the European Vocational Skills Week 2020.

Visit our Partners section for everything you need to plan a brilliant VET event or activity.

 

Key Figures

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VET excellence Awards are back!

These trophies are waiting for you! Don't hesitate. Apply now!

 

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Fight against COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of education and training institutions all over the world, several initiatives have been taken to ensure continuity of the learning and teaching through this period. To capture the variety of initiatives that have been undertaken, the European Commission launched an online survey.

Click on ''View'' to see the overview of the survey and list of other initiatives of VET providers and public authorities.

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Highlights from the 2019 Week in Helsinki

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European Vocational Skills Week 2019 Flickr album

European Vocational Skills Week 2019 – Highlights from Helsinki, Finland 14-18 October 2019
The video features European Vocational Skills Week events and activities that happened in Helsinki during 14-18 October, together with key campaign’s statistics and results.
European Vocational Skills Week 2019 – Highlights from national, regional and local events
The video features national, regional and local vocational training events around Europe associated to the 2019 edition of the European Vocational Skills Week.
EU Commissioner Marianne Thyssen message on the European Vocational Skills Week 2019
Marianne Thyssen, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility talks about the European Vocational Skills Week 2019 and the importance of vocational education.
Get involved in the European Vocational Skills Week 2019 and organise your event!
The fourth edition of the European Vocational Skills Week is taking place in Helsinki on 14 – 18 October 2019. The video showcases various events taking place all over Europe featuring learners and event organisers sharing their positive experience. Find out how you can get involved, organise your own event and help to improve the image and attractiveness of vocational education and training.
European Vocational Skills Week 2019 - One day in the life of Nicolas Gouin, winner 2018 Awards for VET Excellence
In the context of the European Vocational Skills Week 2019, the video features baker Nicolas Gouin, winner 2018 Awards for VET Excellence. The video shows Nicolas’ typical day working in his bakery and how winning the VET Excellence award changed his life.

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