European Vocational Skills Week

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Discover Your talent. Your journey. Your choice.

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What is it?

European Vocational Skills Week is an annual event where local, regional or national organisations showcase the very best of vocational education and training (VET). VET is a path to a more fulfilling personal and professional life. European Vocational Skills Week is a platform to make VET’s potential more widely known, and an opportunity to exchange information and good practice across Europe and beyond.

The fifth edition of the Week is a 100% online event organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. A series of partner activities will take place digitally across the EU. Anyone, anywhere can join in these activities.

This year’s theme is VET for Green and Digital Transitions, in line with the Commission priorities of a “European Green Deal” and a “Europe fit for the digital age”.

How can you be part of the Week? Organise or take part in an event or activity, vote in the VET Excellence Awards or share your VET story to inspire others to discover their talent. Any event/activity taking place between March and December 2020 can apply to be an official partner event of European Vocational Skills Week.

Read on to find out more.


Register your own event now

Key to the success of European Vocational Skills Week 2020 is the active involvement throughout the year of organisations, companies and individuals. Any school, company, association or organisation in the EU, EFTA or candidate countries, or which is supported by the European Training Foundation, can organise events/activities as part of the Week.

If you are organising an event/activity that focuses on VET and you want to help raise its profile, register it on the Week website via this form. Like this, your event becomes part of the Week.

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


The resources include powerpoint and word templates, toolkits, factsheets, guidelines, and multiple visual materials.

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Key Figures

VET excellence Awards are back! image

VET excellence Awards are back!

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The fight against COVID-19

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, education and training institutions all over the world have had to innovate to ensure continuity in teaching. Those involved in VET are no exception. The European Commission has captured more than 250 examples and ideas from over 30 countries of how VET providers and other VET stakeholders have adapted.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a blow to economies across the EU. The Commission reacted swiftly with proposals on the contribution of employment and social policy to the recovery. That includes the ambitious European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience. VET is an integral part of that.

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European Vocational Skills Week 2020 Flickr album image

European Vocational Skills Week 2020 Flickr album

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Highlights from the 2019 Week in Helsinki


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