Jobs for the Future: Smart VET for Smart Development
The European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB) together with its partner organisation European Vocational Training Association (EVTA) will organise their next annual conference in Sofia hosted by the Bulgarian-German Vocational Training Centre State Enterprise (DBBZ). It will take place from June 6th to 9th 2018 at the premises of the Sofia Hotel Balkan & Hilton under the patronage of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Both European organizations, EVBB and EVTA are part of the expert group of GD Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and are thus well-established and committed partners as European networks defending the interests of European VET providers. In addition, EVBB coordinates one of the working groups within the scope of the CEDEFOP run initiative on the community of VET Providers. The EVBB strives for a better reputation of VET in Europe and promotes VET policy as an essential tool for a sustainable economic development in Europe. Quality in VET, a better permeability between the education systems and innovative action for socially marginalized people are the topics embedded in our long-term strategies. EVBB and EVTA represent more than 70 VET and education actors including the biggest ones from Germany, France and Italy.
This year’s topic will focus on VET within the context of the challenges we are currently confronted with “JOBS FOR THE FUTURE: SMART VET FOR SMART DEVELOPMENT – VET and further training models for the economy in the context of digital developments as a safeguard of competitiveness and social cohesion“.