Spain🇪🇸
The City Council of Alzira, through itsLocal Development Agency IDEA and in collaboration with some Alzirean secondary education centers, organized a series of talks within the framework of the European Vocational Skills Week 2020 aimed at open a new training horizon for local students. Similarly framed in the programme a virtual round table was organized that put to debate, with a variety of perspectives, the current state of vocational training in Spain. Participants discussed the main challenges they face in their different professional fields and shared their experience in facing the future challenges of vocational education and training.

In addition to these events, the City Council of Alzira elaborated a compilation report based on all the conferences and webinars organized by the European Commission for the European Vocational Skills Week 2020. This report contains the most important topics that were discussed in the international event carried out from Berlin.

Kick off meeting- 1st study visit in the Valencia Region, hosted by the project coordinator, IDEA Alzira, which took place between the 2nd and the 7th of March 2020. A total of 24 professional training providers from the partner organizations, travelled to Alzira with the purpose of promoting, disseminating and supporting the implementation of the VET political agenda at national and EU level.

All these activities are available to be consulted on a delayed basis on the web: www.idea-europa.com/evsw2020

France🇫🇷
The GIP –FCIP had planned face to face activities and events which have been cancelled due to the sanitary crisis in France and through out Europe. The GIP FCIP has decided to set up an alternative plan and has set up an online press campaign based on different websites and social networks (using mostly the Greta Network’s tools and sites). The target group is wide and includes teachers, students, organizations, etc. The focus is on the development of soft skills and key competences (in relation with the VET UP project objectives) and a collection of publications and documents on the subject matter.

Links, news briefs and other publications have started in November 2020 and will continue throughout December 2020.

Info can be seen and found on: http://www.forpro-creteil.org

Bulgaria🇧🇬
On 13.11.2020 in the State Enterprise «Bulgarian-German Vocational Training Center», branch Pleven, in a limited circle of people due to the epidemic measures, took place the official presentation of the awards to the winners of the announced by SE BGVTC, branch Pleven and Association of Institutions for Vocational Training in Bulgaria (SIPOB) competition for essay writing and production of an original product, demonstrating the professional skills acquired during the training.

The competition is registered as an event within the European Vocational Skills Week (09.11.2020-13.11.2020) and is part of the activities of the Erasmus + Program project, KA3 Project «VET UP For excellence in vocational education in Europe», № 609082 -EPP-1-2019-1-ES-EPPKA3-VET-NETPAR.

34 participants responded to the challenge – current and former students of SE BGVTC, branch Pleven, in trainings in the following specialties: «Computer Networks», «Graphic Design», «Adult Support», «Manicure, Pedicure and Nail Art», «Welding», «Assistant educator», «Word processing applications», «Software», «Administrative services», «Worker in the production of culinary products in restaurants and entertainment establishments» and «Production of culinary products and drinks».