Youth unemployment across Europe has been too high for many years and young adults are facing a lack of professional perspectives as a consequence.

The following question for European social partners and European policy makers arises from this: How can youth unemployment be tackled and at the same time good quality vocational education and training be guaranteed?

In searching for solutions the dual system is increasingly attracting attention. Linking professional practice with teaching theory in school appears to be a promising model for the working world.

In order to better utilise the existing potential of dual training for the improvement of European vocational education, European trade unions cooperate in the project “Unions4VET”.


International Conference “Governance in VET from a Trade Unions’ Point of View” on September 21st 2017 in Riga