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European Vocational Skills Week

Newsletter 08 | July 2022

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We’d like to take this opportunity to extend a warm thank you to everyone who helped make the 2022 European Vocational Skills Week (the Week) such an inspiring and engaging event.

The wonderful world of vocational education and training (VET) has so much to offer. This is why we invite you to continue thinking about and discovering all the possibilities offered by VET for all ages. For youth, in particular, we celebrate the 2022 European Year of Youth and look to the future during the digital and green transitions.

2022 Week Video

EPSCO adopts Individual Learning Accounts and Micro-credentials initiatives

EPSCO adopts Individual Learning Accounts and Micro-credentials initiatives

New Pact for Skills partnership to bolster skills in the Proximity and Social Economy industrial ecosystem

New Pact for Skills partnership to bolster skills in the Proximity and Social Economy industrial ecosystem

New survey on the integration in VET of people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

New survey on the integration in VET of people fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

The final conclusions of an online survey by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion (DG EMPL) on the integration in VET of those fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are now available.

Launched on 24 March 2022, the survey gathered the views of policymakers, social partners, and VET providers, and aimed at collecting useful information, including tools, tips and good practices.

 

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New Cedefop podcast on how micro-credentials can transform lives

New Cedefop podcast on how micro-credentials can transform lives

Discover the new EQAVET webpage

Discover the new EQAVET webpage

Check out the Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation Call 2022!

Check out the Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation Call 2022!

The Community of Practice on Centres of Vocational Excellence

The Community of Practice on Centres of Vocational Excellence

Katapult is a Dutch organisation fostering public-private partnerships in vocational and professional education, and they are also active in coordinating the Dutch CoVEs. Together with Tknika in the Basque country (Spain), they are playing a key role in driving the CoVE Community of Practice.

Katapult recently launched a CoVE mapping facility that provides a user-friendly overview of the CoVE projects supported through Erasmus+ funding. The details of the 12 pilot projects approved in 2019 and 2020 are already available, as are the 13 CoVE projects supported under the new Erasmus+ programme in the period 2021-2027. Erasmus+ will support 100 networks of CoVEs during this period.

New call for proposals on ‘Social innovations for a fair green and digital transition’

New call for proposals on ‘Social innovations for a fair green and digital transition’

The European Commission has published a new call for proposals on ‘Social innovations for a fair green and digital transition’, under the EaSI strand of the European Social Fund+.

Earmarking a total budget of EUR 10 million, the European Commission aims to support the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights funding 15 to 20 projects that develop and test integrated and inclusive social innovation approaches to promote a fair green and digital transition.

The activities to be funded are as diverse as capacity building, awareness, and communication, developing and testing innovative approaches to counter energy and transport poverty, to strengthen the employability of vulnerable groups in the green and digital economies, to promote new sustainable forms of business and consumption, including in the circular and social economy, and many others.

You can find out more about this call EASI-2022-SOC-INNOV on the Funding and Tender Portal.

Submission deadline is 2 August 2022

Good news for ALMA: First EU Member States pledge around €270 million to implement ALMA initiative

Good news for ALMA: First EU Member States pledge around €270 million to implement ALMA initiative

Upcoming Events

Sign up for VET events and activities linked to the Week

With more than 1,000 VET events now linked to the Week, with an estimated reach of just over half a million people in 29 countries, there are plenty to choose from. Discover the events running until the end of 2022.

 

Upcoming & ongoing events

Discover our library of VET stories

Tap into the rich collection of VET stories on the main website of the Week to read about how VET has impacted so many people – across generations and industries. Find inspiring personal stories, such as Dual retraining after parental leave - a great option! or even enjoy someone recount their experience on video, like Guia in VET Invent you Future - Guia’s VET experience.

 

Discover VET stories

Networking tool B2MATCH extended until the end of December!

Those taking part in the 2022 European Vocational Skills Week benefited from the user-friendly networking tool B2MATCH.

We’re happy to announce that the facility has been extended to the end of 2022.

 

Check out B2MATCH

 

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