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European Commissions’ Call for Participants: European Vocational Skills Week 2017 (Fully Funded)

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Application Deadline:September 20th 2017

The second European Vocational Skills Week (VET Week), organised by the European Commission, will take place on November 20-24, in Brussels.

The European Commission is looking to involve young people from all over Europe in the events that will take during the VET Week.

The selected young people will have the opportunity to attend the events, conferences and debates organised in Brussels from November 20 to November 24, and actively contribute to the interactive parts of the agenda.

The VET Week aims at improving the attractiveness and image of vocational education and training, by showcasing excellence and quality, as well as by raising awareness of the wide range of opportunities that VET can offer.

This year, the main themes will be: mobility of VET learners and quality apprenticeships; partnerships between businesses and VET providers, and sectoral approaches to address skill mismatches.

More information about the 2017 VET Week can be found on the website of the European Commission: and

Information about last year’s VET Week can be found here:
Theme: VET; education; training; apprenticeships; mobility
Selection criteria: To apply for participation in the 2017 VET Week, you need to fulfil the following criteria:
– Be nominated by a YFJ member organisation.
– Be able to work effectively in English.
– Priority will be given to participants with VET experience.

It is not compulsory for selected participants to take part to the 2017 VET Week in its entire duration, but applicants should at least be available on November 20 and 21 and commit to take part to a short coordination meeting that the Youth Forum will be organising (during these two days).

The 2017 VET Week is an event organised by the European Commission, therefore the YFJ is not directly involved in the process – the YFJ will provide a list of potential participants to the Commission, who will then send out invitations.
Number of participants: 20


  • Additional infos: The European Commission will cover the travel and accommodation costs for all participants, for as much of the VET Week as they are present for.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the European Commissions’ Call for Participants: European Vocational Skills Week 2017

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