VENHANS

EURASHE is a partner in the VENHANS project on VET European Networking Enhancement.

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The Vocational Education and Training frameworks are so numerous and different in the EU member states and regions that the definition of common development agendas and objectives is really a challenge for decision-makers. The intermediation and mediation between the aims, needs, expectations of VET centres, VET teachers and trainers, local civil society organisations and the European VET development policies require a constant dialogue and exchange of opinions that only proficient networking activities can guarantee. The Association Européenne pour la Formation Professionnelle (European Vocational Training Association – EVTA) is committed to such effort since 1993, contributing to disseminate, mediate, support the EU policies bringing them at the grass-root level: the training centres.

“VENHANS, VET European networking enhancement” is a project aimed to help EVTA and the other main VET providers’ networks to:

  • Increase their representativeness at national/regional level, expanding memberships and stimulating VET networking, particularly between VET providers and companies, with a special focus on territories under-represented in the VET policies’ definition;
  • Enhance the cooperation between the umbrella networks, within the VET4EU2 common platform, to allow maximum synergies and joint efforts to sustain and support decision-makers in the VET policies development and deployment in all EU member states;
  • Promote VET provision’s quality improvement, propagating the concept of excellence in VET, exploiting best VET learning tools and practices, promoting the concept of benchmarking as a reference to develop development strategies, adopting bottom-up approaches to valorise local contributions.

VET providers, teachers and trainers, stakeholders will benefit from the three actions plans EVTA will activate (Networking, Capacity building, Dissemination) and the outcomes they will generate, such as: networking peer learning reviews, benchmarking tools and support to develop roadmaps for improvement, training webinars in local languages, development of networking with companies (GO+Europe) involved in work-based learning, support to conferences and country-level events, a VET European Digital Magazine, contribute to the European VET WEEK.

Following are the partners/associate partners of the project:

  • Don Bosco International (DBI) - Don Bosco international (dbi) is a platform that promotes dialogue between salesians of don Bosco and European institutions. Dbi represents the salesian congregation in different international organizations and institutions as... Read more
  • European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) - ALDA – The European Association for Local Democracy, is dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level. ALDA focuses on activities facilitating cooperation between... Read more
  • European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB) - The European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB) is the European umbrella association of free and non-profit educational providers. Its objective lies in the qualitative improvement of vocational education... Read more
  • European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning (EARLALL) - EARLALL is a Brussels-based network of regions aiming to contribute to EU policy-making and cooperate in projects in the field of lifelong learning. Based on the unique strengths of every... Read more
  • European Parent Association (EPA) - EPA gathers the parents associations in Europe which together represent more than 150 million parents. EPA works in partnership both to represent and give to parents a powerful voice in... Read more
  • European Providers of Vocational Education and Training (EUproVET) - EUproVET is a representational platform for European VET providers. EUproVET contributes to the European agenda by: Providing the labour market with a skilled and high qualified labour force. Contributing to... Read more
  • European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN) - EUCEN is the European University Continuing Education Network. The aims and objectives of EUCEN are to contribute to the social, economic and cultural life of Europe through the promotion and... Read more
  • European Vocational Training Association (EVTA) - EVTA – The European Vocational Training Association is network organisation representing VET providers across Europe. Born in 1998, the association is the result of the cooperation of Euroqualification, a project launched... Read more
  • Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P) - The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella that gathers 39 European organisations active in the field of education, training and youth. Currently these networks represent more than 50 000 educational... Read more
  • Don Bosco International (DBI)

    Don Bosco international (dbi) is a platform that promotes dialogue between salesians of don Bosco and European institutions.

    Dbi represents the salesian congregation in different international organizations and institutions as a:
    – meaningful presence in eu institutions and eu platforms
    – communication channel between don Bosco projects and policies dealing with education, culture and youth that are promoted by the eu institutions
    – platform that promotes and mentors initiatives and projects planned by local don Bosco projects in cooperation with various international institutions
    – coordinator of shared projects and initiatives already existing in several fields of salesian presences.

    European Parent Association (EPA)

    EPA gathers the parents associations in Europe which together represent more than 150 million parents. EPA works in partnership both to represent and give to parents a powerful voice in the development of education policies and decisions at European level. In the field of education, EPA aims to promote the active participation of parents and the recognition of their central place as the primary responsible of the education of their children.

    European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA)

    ALDA – The European Association for Local Democracy, is dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level. ALDA focuses on activities facilitating cooperation between local authorities and civil society. 
     
    ALDA was established in 1999 at the initiative of the Council of Europe to coordinate and support the network of Local Democracy Agencies, which are self-sustainable, locally registered NGOs acting as promoters of good governance and local self-government. Today, ALDA is a key stakeholder in the field of local democracy, active citizenship, and cooperation between local authorities and civil society.
     
    ALDA is a membership-based organisation gathering more than 300 members (including local authorities, associations of local authorities, and civil society organisations) coming from more than 40 countries. ALDA is funded through membership fees, as well as and project funding from the European Commission, the Council of Europe, and other public and private donors.  

    European Association of Regional and Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning (EARLALL)

    EARLALL is a Brussels-based network of regions aiming to contribute to EU policy-making and cooperate in projects in the field of lifelong learning. Based on the unique strengths of every region and local authority, EARLALL facilitates regional collaborations and partnerships, as well as an open and rapid exchange of knowledge in a context of trust and confidence.

    The network was established in 2001 under the initiative of regional governments willing to build a solid cooperation in the field of lifelong learning. Indeed, EARLALL believes that regions and local authorities have a privileged role in designing and implementing strategies related to it, since they are ind direct contact with educational institutions, the business environment and, most notably, citizens.

    European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB)

    The European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB) is the European umbrella association of free and non-profit educational providers.

    Its objective lies in the qualitative improvement of vocational education and training in European countries and an increase in the efforts being carried out in education at a European level.

    European Providers of Vocational Education and Training (EUproVET)

    EUproVET is a representational platform for European VET providers. EUproVET contributes to the European agenda by:

    • Providing the labour market with a skilled and high qualified labour force.
    • Contributing to social inclusion, from both the social and economic perspectives.
    • Contributing to life long learning.
    • Creating smooth pathways to higher stages of education.
    • Contributing to an open European Vocational Education and Training Area (EVETA).

    European Vocational Training Association (EVTA)

    EVTA – The European Vocational Training Association is network organisation representing VET providers across Europe. Born in 1998, the association is the result of the cooperation of Euroqualification, a project launched in 1993 aimed to build a European platform for joint design, mutual recognition of professional qualifications, development of training curricula in line with the need of companies and labour market, geographical mobility of students. During the years, EVTA evolved into an important stakeholder in the field of VET and human capital development, participating in various cooperation and concertation tables, providing support to its member organisations and ensuring that their needs and expectations are fulfilled.

    Members of the EVTA network are public and private VET providers and companies acting at international, national and regional level.

    EVTA works closely together with EVBB to share experiences and to work on joint activities to make people more employable and to make Lifelong Learning (LLL) a reality.

    EVTA has specific expertise in: restructuring process in enterprises, learning outcomes based approaches, workbased learning, internationalisation in VET, mobility, the use and implementation of the European reference tools (ECVET, EQF, EQAVET, EUropass, NFIL).

    Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P)

    The Lifelong Learning Platform is an umbrella that gathers 39 European organisations active in the field of education, training and youth. Currently these networks represent more than 50 000 educational institutions and associations covering all sectors of formal, non-formal and informal learning. Their members reach out to several millions of beneficiaries. In 2015 the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL) became the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLL-P).

    European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN)

    EUCEN is the European University Continuing Education Network. The aims and objectives of EUCEN are to contribute to the social, economic and cultural life of Europe through the promotion and advancement of lifelong learning within higher education institutions in Europe and elsewhere; and to foster universities’ influence in the development of lifelong learning knowledge and policies throughout Europe. In furtherance of the above-mentioned objectives the Association shall have, amongst its functions, the following: to provide a forum for the development, interchange and dissemination of innovation and good practice on lifelong learning within European higher education; to encourage high standards in all areas of lifelong learning and to harmonise levels of quality for lifelong learning among its members; to represent the interests of the lifelong learning community within higher education and to European policymakers; to facilitate communication, liaison and collaboration with other appropriate bodies and organisations; to promote and conduct research into lifelong learning and to disseminate the results of this research.