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Joint CoVEs Initiative

Joint CoVEs Initiative

An event hosted by VET4EU2 and powered by VENHANS

The VET4EU2 platform is happy to invite you to the event’ Joint CoVEs Initiative’, which will take place on the 18th of June from 11h00 to 13h00 CET.

One of the most important initiatives for the VET sector in the next years will be the Erasmus+ Call from the EU for Proposals of Centres of Vocational Excellence to support the development of CoVEs and to strengthen partnerships between CoVEs across EU and beyond.

Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) bring together a wide range of local partners, such as providers of vocational education and training, employers, research centres, development agencies, and employment services (among others), to develop “skills ecosystems” that contribute to regional, economic and social development, innovation, and smart specialisation strategies.

The Joint CoVEs Initiative of the VET4EU2 Platform and the European Training Foundation with its Network for Excellence aims to create successful partnerships and connections between the members of both networks and to enable initiatives for vocational excellence. Both platforms aim to provide high quality vocational skills and want to join forces to act as knowledge and innovation hubs for all stakeholders of both, European and International levels working with all kinds of centres through an international collaborative platform.

This event brings together the members of the networks to explain the idea of CoVEs, discuss its needs and targets creating synergies among them to benefit from each other.

The event will be held in English and it will be open to a wider audience of VET providers, so please don’t hesitate to share this information among your networks.

Registration to the event:

Date and place: 18/06/2021 – 11AM – 12:00 PM CET |  


11:00 am. Welcome Address
– Theodor Grassos, Secretary General, EVBB
– Jose Manuel Galvin Arribas, Senior Specialist in Governance and Life-Long Learning, ETF
11:10 amPresentation: The ETF and its Network of Excellence (ENE), Jose Manuel Galvin Arribas
11:25 am  The process of joining the ENE – A testimonial by EVBB Member AKMI S.A., Eva Vaiouli, Project Manager
11:30 am  Panel Discussion: “How to define Centres of Vocational Excellence”, together with a Senior Expert from the European Commission, the ETF & Representatives of European VET Associations, EfVET, EVTA & EVBB
12:00 am Vocational Excellence in Practice – CoVEs Best Practice
– The European Perspective – Presented by ISQ Portugal, Member of EVBB
– The International Perspective – Presented by ESITH Head Career Center Morocco, Prof. Najib HAMOUTI, Member of the ETF & ENE
12:30 amBringing Partnerships into Action – What is expected in the new Erasmus+ CoVEs application”, Theodor Grassos
12:45 amQ&A / Open Discussion

We hope to see you there!