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