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.
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.
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.