European Vocational Skills Week, 5-9 December 2016

dgempl_vet-skills-week_leaflet_en_accessible-1-page-001Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Around half of Europe’s workforce has benefited from vocational education and training (VET).

As a result, thanks to well-trained staff with up-to-date skills, companies and organisations are stronger and more competitive. They also contribute to smart and sustainable growth.

Tailored courses, work-based learning, traineeships, apprenticeships and on-the-job training aim to unlock everyone’s professional potential by combining theory and practice. VET is increasingly attractive to both employers and their workforce. It is available in every field from science and engineering to healthcare and finance, in both private and public sectors.

The European Vocational Skills Week is being organised to demonstrate the positive aspects of VET and to showcase concrete examples of excellence and quality.

The Global Compact Local Network Bulgaria became part of the European Vocational Skills Week with its initiative „Children’s Bazaar of Professions“.


To be held in Brussels and across Europe 5-9 December 2016, the European Vocational Skills Week will be the first event of its kind. Discover how vocational skills at all levels can support innovation and competitiveness, whilst boosting people’s employment prospects.

The Week encourages stakeholders from all EU and partner countries to hold related events of their own at local, regional or national level, running up to and during the week. Popular ideas include thematic conferences, campaigns or open days on initial and continuing vocational training.

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European Vocational Skills

Week 5-9 December 2016



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