Welcome to the fourth European Vocational Skills Week 2020 newsletter. In this edition we again share news on the Week, the fight against COVID-19, on a new financial tool to promote VET and on an opportunity to comment on some of the Commission initiatives. We also have some recommendations for reading. Enjoy!
We need the European Vocational Skills Week more than ever
There’s never been anything like COVID-19 in our modern times, but European Vocational Skills Week is one tool that can help us deal with the challenges we all face in Europe’s VET community. It can provide an unrivalled forum for identifying common problems and exchanging solutions.
VET providers are active!
During this time of COVID-19, European associations of VET providers are promoting the #EUVocationalSkills Week. They are also making themselves part of the solution to the challenges faced by our societies at present!
This is a great message of hope.
Anti-COVID action by
Great crises foster creative and pragmatic solutions. In the field of education and VET, we see all of these virtues at play in recent activities of national authorities in the EU trying to counter COVID-19. For instance:
New financial product to promote VET
The European Commission together with the European Investment Fund has launched the Skills and Education Guarantee Pilot – to increase access to finance for skills and education and to strengthen the EU’s competitiveness. The pilot puts in practice the Commission’s key objective of investing in quality and inclusive education, training and adult learning.
EAfA and global partners launch survey to identify
We need your input to inform a global survey examining the impact of coronavirus on training and development of employees, apprentices and interns in enterprises and other organisations.
In this newsletter we would like to share with you examples from France of two companies that are supporting VET learners during the current COVID-19 crisis.
We invite you to read:
Have your say on a couple
Deadline: 27 May 2020
Deadline: 30 November 2020
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- Publication date
- 4 May 2020
- Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion