About EfVET

EfVET is a pan-European umbrella professional association, established in 1991, with the main purpose of building a network of practitioners VET institutions, to secure a voice across Europe in both European policymaking and practice arenas. EfVET represents currently 250 associations in 33 countries (including Australia, Africa in Europe geographical region), with a reach of approximately 200 000 VET professionals and 2.000.000 learners.

EfVET key areas of work can be grouped in 4 categories namely: representation at European level with the main purpose of influencing policies and decisions directly and indirectly affecting VET systems in Europe (by taking part in the working groups set up by the European Commission and other European Agencies whose work is directly related to VET); the promotion of networking opportunities among Members facilitating their access to relevant information, resources and tools and acting as a key dissemination partner in different projects and initiatives carried out by both Members and EfVET. One of the highlights in terms of activities is EfVET annual Conference, bringing together annually over 230 participants from all over Europe and high-level speakers being simultaneously a cornerstone in terms of networking and sharing successful practices from Members with a widescale reach in terms of impact and dissemination.

Accordingly, EfVET has signed the EU Pact for Skills in 2021, Large-Scale Skills Partnership in the Digital Ecosystem in 2022 and has been a member of the European Alliance for Apprenticeships since 2016.

EFVET has a small team working full time in its office in Brussels, composed of 3 people who provide support to the Governance Bodies of EFVET (Executive Management Board and EfVET Board) and who are responsible for implementation of project activities.