The week 2020
Summary of the Week
The 5th edition of the European Vocational Skills Week took place from 09-13 November 2020. Being held during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was organised as a 100% online event, with a wide range of stakeholders involved and a series of partner activities taking place digitally across the EU.
As in previous years, the Week 2020 aimed to promote VET as a way to help young and adult learners discover their talents and as a smart choice that leads to high-quality jobs and increased employability.
More specifically, the Week 2020 focused on how vocational skills can help deliver on the Commission priorities of a European Green Deal and a Europe fit for the digital age, both becoming increasingly important with the ways of working having changed during the crisis. Both the themes are also closely connected to the European Skills Agenda, presented by the European Commission on 1 July 2020 to partner up for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience.
As a part of the European Skills Agenda, the Week 2020 also saw the Pact For Skills launched on 10 November 2020. The Pact for Skills is a shared engagement model for skills development in Europe that aims to mobilise public and private stakeholders to act on up- and reskilling of people of working age.
The online event was watched by almost 800 people.
Category: Companies and learners
Training at Work
Magnetic MRO AS (company) and Kevin Parras (learner)
Category: VET innovators
Innovative VET provider
Biotechnical Educational Centre Ljubljana (BIC Ljubljana)
VET teacher and trainer
Vitalij Kabelis, Vilnius
Team Prof Dr Raija Hämäläinen, University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Education and Psychology
The Entrepreneurial School Award TES, JA Europe
Higher College for Engineering Wolfsberg (HTL Wolfsberg)
Category: European funding for excellence in VET
European Social Fund
“Green Leather Manager”, Regione del Veneto - Area Capitale Umano, Cultura e Programmazione comunitaria
Erasmus+ Distance Learning
BLESABEE - “Innovative Blended Learning Toolkit for the Safe Pest Management of Honeybees”, Stredna Odborna Skola
Erasmus+ Green Dimension
"Energy efficiency in operation", Staatliche Technikerschule Mindelheim
Category: European Agencies
"Digital & Green Waves", 2nd VET School of Thessaloniki
European Training Foundation – Entrepreneurship award
Centre of Excellence in Construction, Moldova