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European Vocational Skills Week
News article24 October 2019Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion1 min read

The European Vocational Skills Week Campaign is continuing: it’s not too late to take part!


Friday marked the closing of the main events of the European Vocational Skills Week in Helsinki. It featured important events, such as the Ceremony of the VET Excellence Awards 2019 on the 17th October. However, the campaign is far from over: there are plenty of events that still need to happen until the end of the year.

The Week is an initiative from the European Commission to raise awareness about vocational education and training (VET) and increase its attractiveness.

Events and activities are taking place during 2019 across Europe as part of the Week, aiming to make VET more of an appealing proposition, and help young people and adults reach their full potential.

As at today, over 1,500 events from 45 countries have been registered as part of the Week, and these have reached a record 2.5 million people. The numbers keep growing! The events taking place all over Europe – locally, regionally and nationally – will showcase the immense opportunities offered by VET for young people, adults and companies.

Participate now!

You can make a difference by promoting Vocational Education & Training to your community and helping to address skills gaps, by organising VET-related events such as an open day, a career fair or an exhibition, or activities such as an interview, a small scale training session, an article or a webinar.

No matter how large or small the event, the size of the budget or footfall, as long as the event is still to take place during 2019 it can still be registered on the European Vocational Skills Week 2019 website.

Join the Week of #EUVocationalSkills and #DiscoverYourTalent.