European Vocational Skills Week 9-13 November 2020


European Vocational Skills Week is an annual event where local, regional or national organisations showcase the very best of vocational education and training (VET). VET is a path to a more fulfilling personal and professional life. European Vocational Skills Week is a platform to make VET’s potential more widely known, and an opportunity to exchange information and good practice across Europe and beyond.

The fifth edition of the Week is a 100% online event organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union. A series of partner activities will take place digitally across the EU. Anyone, anywhere can join in these activities.

This year’s theme is VET for Green and Digital Transitions, in line with the Commission priorities of a “European Green Deal” and a “Europe fit for the digital age”.

How can you be part of the Week? Organise or take part in an event or activity, vote in the VET Excellence Awards or share your VET story to inspire others to discover their talent. Any event/activity taking place between March and December 2020 can apply to be an official partner event of European Vocational Skills Week.


·         9 November: kick-off of the European Vocational Skills Week 2020;

·         10 November: closure of the online voting;

·         12 November, 14:15-16.30 CET: ETF conference “Internationalisation of vocational education and training”;

·         13 November, 11:30-12:30 CET: Award nominees ceremony, and celebration of winners.



The European Training Foundation (ETF) is the agency of the European Union in charge of sustaining EU’s candidate and neighbouring countries to reform their education and labour market systems. By supporting human capital development, the ETF contributes to social and economic development and to long-term political stability in the EU neighbourhood. The ETF is based in Turin, Italy.


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See also

European Commission in cooperation with the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Brussels