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2 novembre 2017

EPALE’s November focus is adult Vocational Education and Training

Society, companies and young people are investing in Vocational Education and Training in order to enhance salaries, productivity and economic growth. According to 2010 Eurostat survey, about two thirds (66%) of European companies offered continuing vocational training to their employees, with significant differences from one country to the other: 22 %  in Poland, 91% in Denmark, 56% in Italy which was below the European average.

On the occasion of the 2017 European Vocational Skills Week, promoted by the EU commission from 20 to 24 November, EPALE, the European platform for adult education, dedicates its thematic focus to Vocational Education and Training (VET).

EPALE has chosen to emphasise the importance of  Vocational Education and Training dedicating an entire section of its website to Entrepreneurship and employability. Articles, useful resources and case studies, varying for each national unit, can also be found. In order to upload new contents on the platform you just have to subscribe to EPALE and follow the instructions in the guide.

In November, we point out two important events:

  • Discover your talent campaign
    Contribute to the European Vocational skills week organising an event taking place during the European Vocational skills week (20-24 November) and register it on the map
  • Live discussion on the EPALE platform on 30 November
    Register on the Epale platform and discuss about vocational education and training with other colleagues and experts from all over Europe! (Comments will be open on 20 November).



The electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) is the European digital platform dedicated to the professionals operating in the adult education sector. The online environment offers the chance to collaborate and meet to exchange ideas, experiences and solutions. Currently, it has 32,000 subscribers in Europe and 3,600 in Italy. The EPALE National Unit is based at Indire.

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