Claim your Voice! Stand up for VET! is over

As of beginning of this year OBESSU's two-year campaign on Vocational Education and Training "Claim your Voice! Stand up for VET" is officially over.  During the two years the campaign has worked toward improving the image of VET in Europe, training school student activists to take stand and campaign for VET at the national level, met stakeholders … [Read more...]

NUS & OBESSU – working together for apprenticeships

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OBESSU, the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions, has been working in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and apprenticeships for the past few years, increasingly as the European focus has been shifting more and more towards apprenticeships within the framework of Europe2020 and now the newly released European … [Read more...]

Towards a European quality framework for apprenticeships and work-based learning

On the 15th and 16th of October, OBESSU attended a conference organised by ETUC, the European Trade Union Confederation, titled "Towards a European quality framework for apprenticeships and work-based learning: best practices and trade unions contributions". The conference was organised in the framework of a one-year-long project implemented in 10 … [Read more...]

Council Declaration on the European Alliance of Apprenticeships

On 15th October the Council of the European Union adopted a Declaration on the European Alliance of Apprenticeships (EAfA), which was greatly welcomed by OBESSU. This Declaration underlines the Council’s guidelines for the EAfA, and the majority of these go along with the OBESSU positions on apprenticeships. … [Read more...]

OBESSU attending high-level events on VET and apprenticeships

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Advisory Committee on Vocational Training  The 2nd and 3rd July 2013 OBESSU took part as an observer in the Advisory Committee on Vocational Training (ACVT) meeting. The ACVT is a high level consultative body which gathers the Directorate-General of Education and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission, the representatives of the EU Member … [Read more...]

Planning and discussing in Amsterdam – the VET Working Group met again!

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 Six months before the end of the Claim your Voice! Stand up for VET! –campaign the Working Group on VET, in charge of the campaign, met in Amsterdam to finalise the plans for the remaining months, discuss about current VET policy developments at the European level and meet JOB, a Dutch school student organisation representing VET students in … [Read more...]

VET for all

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On 8th May 2013 the European Agency of Development in Special Needs Education launched the European study called “Vocational Educational and Training: What works, why it works and how it works for young learners with disabilities and/or special education needs”. The study is a result of a 3-year project researching Vocational Education and … [Read more...]

Claim your Voice! Stand up for VET! in Belgium

Musa Jallow (SAKKI), a Member of the OBESSU’s Working Group on Vocational Education and Training (VET) took part in the General Assembly of VSK - Vlaamse Scholierenkoepel which was held on 20th and 21st April near Ghent, Belgium. … [Read more...]

Outcomes of YOUVET – training for YOUng campaigners for VET

The development of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Europe is nowadays a recurring topic in European debates. Institutions, policymakers and other stakeholders are investing many efforts to share their visions and discuss the best direction towards which European VET should progress. Youth unemployment, high rates of youths Not in … [Read more...]

YOUVET – training for YOUng campaigners for VET

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The first YOUVET training is now over, but the work started during YOUVET will continue now that the participants take their new skills and action plans to their home organisations and start implementing the Claim your Voice! Stand up for VET! – campaign at national level. YOUVET was organised from 11th February to 12th March 2013. … [Read more...]