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European Vocational Skills Week
News article29 November 2017Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion1 min read

European Vocational Skills Week 2017 reaches 45 countries


Over 1500 events across 45 countries, including in all 28 EU countries, as well as in Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Iceland and EU candidate countries, are promoting the life changing skills that can be taught through vocational education.

A variety of schools, EU agencies, national and regional authorities have organised events, from conferences to careers days. The events aim to reach over one million people across Europe, to help change the perception of vocational education and make it a first choice for young people and adults looking to continue their education.

To further strengthen the link between business and education, European Employers Day (PES Network) events have been held across Europe, connecting companies with jobseekers, whilst exploring the benefits of providing vocational jobs. National opening events were also held in a number of countries, and gathered changemakers to discuss the vocational skills of the future.

Organisations that would like to organise an event as part of European Vocational Skills Week are still able to register their event until the middle of December. Resources such as guidelines for organising an event and toolkits for social media are also available in the Resources area, as well as postcards, leaflets and posters.

Individuals looking for events in their country can visit the events map on the European Vocational Skills Week website.

Share details of your event on European Vocational Skills Week's Facebook page or join the conversation on social media using #EUVocationalSkills, and #DiscoverYourTalent.

See highlights from The Week here