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Events, Webinars and News

Conference Vocational Education and Training - skills for a lifetime

Within the framework of The Dutch EU Presidency 2016, there will be a conference on Vocational Education and Training on 16 and 17 February in Amsterdam. The conference will be focusing on vocational education that provides the fundamentals for a starting position on the labour market, and is at the same time capable of responding to learning needs that may arise in a subsequent career. Lifelong learning is therefore one of the three themes in the conference and the overall theme is Skills for a lifetime. The conference provides inspiration and stimulation on three themes of interest to Europe: excellence in VET, lifelong learning and internationalisation of VET.

More information: http://english.eu2016.nl/latest/events/2016/02/16/conference-vocational-education-and-training---skills-for-a-lifetime


Final Conference of the Project 'The Cost-Effectiveness of Apprenticeship Schemes: Making the Business Case for Apprenticeships'

The cross-industry EU employers - BUSINESSEUROPE, CEEP and UEAPME in close collaboration with EUproVET and EfVET will finalize their project on work based learning and the returns on investment for employers with a final conference on 15 March 2016 in Brussels.
More information: http://erc-online.eu/events/final-conference-employers-project-cost-effectiveness-apprenticeship-schemes


26th Annual EfVET International Conference

The EfVET Conference 2016 will take place in Valencia, Spain from 26 - 29 October 2016
For  information and registration, please go to


EE-HUB Webinars & meetings

Broad webinar 26 May 2016 Target groups: partners EUProVET, partners Edison
Targeted meeting 29 September 2016 Target group: coordinators international cooperation
Round table webinar 27 October 2016 Target group: participants EfVET conference
Targeted meeting to be planned: February 2017 Target group: network entrepreneurs
Round table meeting to be planned: May 2017 Target group: policy makers
   For further information: Jos van Kollenburg


Current Projects

EUproVET and EUproVET members are currently participating in the following projects:



Entrepreneurship has never been more important than today. The current complex and insecure economic environment requires individuals with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Good reasons for a  Leonardo da Vinci project about strategies and training to encourage entrepreneurship.
More information: www.edisonentrepreneurship.eu



The European Entrepreneurship Education NETwork (EE-HUB) is a focal point for entrepreneurship education in Europe bringing together organizations and individuals from both the public and private sectors with strong records of accomplishment in entrepreneurship education at regional, national and European level. The network of individual experts are committed to entrepreneurial learning and engaged with organisations or sister networks in the field and/or with national or regional governments. In addition, MEP Ambassadors endorse and promote recommendations of the EE-HUB through their policy work. 

Through multiple channels, the experts in the EE-HUB will collect, analyse and recommend at least 25 “best practice” from the field and contribute to 85 outreach activities. In peer learning activities and meetings, they will reach out through their own networks as effective multipliers and forward these recommendations back to ministries, organisations and practitioners across Europe. 

The EE-HUB is a 3 years project (2015 –2018) co-founded by the European Commission, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) under the COSME Programme. The consortium managing the EE-HUB is composed of 4 partners: JA Europe, EUROCHAMBRES, SEECEL, EUproVET. Cisco, EY, Intel, Microsoft, Visa, have joined as private sector partners.

More information: http://www.ee-hub.eu

Read more about the EE-HUB and contribute to the discussion on Twitter using #EEhubEU.




Work based learning (WBL) is high on the European agenda, as it is supposed to bring VET nearer to the demands of the labour market. How cost-effective are WBL and apprenticeships from the point of view of employers.

More information:  http://erc-online.eu/events/final-conference-employers-project-cost-effectiveness-apprenticeship-schemes


Barcelona Declaration

On the 10th of July 2014 the organisations listed below drafted a joint declaration, also known as the Barcelona Declaration, in which the members have indicated to be willing to make a constructive contribution to the EU2020 agenda.


Together these organisations operate under the name of VET4EU2. This name refers to the four organisations involved in Vocational Education and Training (EUproVET, EfVET, EVTA and EVBB) and two organisations involved in Higher Education (EURASHE and EUCEN).