Conference on VET in Southern Europe

International events and conferences are held under the auspices of the Unions4VET project, which are listed here. Various documents created during the teamwork with the partner trade unions can be inspected and downloaded. Furthermore, there are interesting publications in this context, which present bilateral cooperation in VET and international work on vocational education and training.

Conference on VET in Southern Europe


“Vocational education and training in Southern Europe – trade union perspectives of learning on-the-job” conference on 28th & 29th November 2016 in Athens

A conference concerning the particular challenges of vocational education and training in Southern Europe was held in November 2016 in Athens. With the involvement of Greek, Portuguese and Italian trade unions along with the DGB, the trade union representatives exchanged views on the situation of vocational education and Training  in their countries, they discussed approaches for apprenticeships in small enterprise structures in Germany and defined common challenges and fields of action to raise the quality of vocational education and training in Southern Europe. One of the results of the conference is a joint policy paper from the trade unions participating from Southern Europe, which defines the central challenges for improving VET in Southern Europe.

Conference documents for downloading

Presentations in the participating languages