15/11/2016 17:28:52 European Vocational Skills Week (5-9 December)

This first European Vocational Skills Week will take place from 5 to 9 December 2016 with events in Brussels and parallel activities in Member States, EFTA and EU candidate countries at national, regional and local levels. Its aim is to improve the attractiveness and image of vocational education and training by showcasing excellence and quality and raise awareness of the wide range of opportunities.

Before and during the main week (5-9 December), activities and events to showcase excellence in vocational education and training will be rolled out across Europe. During the main week, a series of events/activities will also take place in Brussels (press conference, conference, workshops and closing event with award-giving). The week is underpinned by a sustained communication campaign.

Overview of events/activities

Agenda Adult Skills Conference 

Agenda European Business Forum on Vocational Training 

How can you join?

The Commission invites all stakeholders: learners, parents, companies, business organisations, social partners, education and training providers, adult learning organisations, chambers and other professional organisations, researchers, career counsellors, public authorities, and society at large to get involved. You can register an activity here.

How to follow the Week?

In case you can’t make it to the events in Brussels, EARLALL has got you covered! EARLALL will participate, review activities and produce reports for you! Follow us on FacebookTwitter and on our website! Do you want us to reach out for you? Subscribe to EARLALL's newsletter (at the bottom of this page), for the recaps of all our activities and conferences. 

Besides, you can also visit EPALE on 6 and 7 December and you can watch live plenary sessions, as well as take part in written discussions with your peers from across Europe. Together with  the European Basic Skills Network, EPALE will also be at the Adult Skills Conference providing live coverage, session summaries and other exclusive content on EPALE.

What is EARLALL organising during the week?

Mobility in VET and Apprenticeships

EARLALL, together with FREREF, will participate in the workshop “Mobility in VET and Apprenticeships” following the European Business Forum on Vocational Training. We will present our join position paper “Regions in action to sustain and develop VET learner mobility”

Project Development Workshop

EARLALL, together with other partner organisations and regions, is organising a Project Devlopment Workshop, titled "In 2017, Skills willl be Key!". Find out more on the workshop and on project ideas, and read the testimony of a former succesfull project leader!

You can follow the Live Stream of the 9 December morning panel discussion and participate on Twitter using the hashtag #PDW16! and through webstream!

Twitter: #PDW16                    URL to live webstream (through the LLLP channel): http://www.ustream.tv/channel/UatshJNaPVY