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From Declaration of Copenhagen to date

Taken place in November 2002, the Copenhagen Declaration focused on the enhancement of European cooperation in vocational education and training. This Declaration continues to play an important role in the European society. 

ENNE Project was born to meet the needs of Europe which demands strategies to improve the performance, quality and attractiveness of VET (Vocal Education Training). 

During the years, education and training have gained a key role in Europe and, as an integral part of economic and social policies, they were discussed in many meetings organized in the last 20 years. The successive guidelines produced – after Copenhagen Declaration – was based on the basic but important requirement of cooperation among all partners involved in the social and economic field.

New challenges and opportunities emerged in accordance with the rising needs for education and training and in alignment with the new technologies too.

All the needs of systems involved have to adapt themselves to the new developments and changing demand of society. Learning and mobility strategies are actually essential to promote employabilityactive citizenshipsocial inclusion and personal development.

New technologies and work labour challenges characterize the Europe of today; all the goals of the past should be integrated with current tools, but the main objectives remain the same: creating and enjoying the opportunities by increasing cooperation, mobility and foreign work, study and training experiences for teachers, students and other possible stakeholders.

What is ENNE?
ENNE resumes all of these ones. It has already established 5 national networks of VET and improved their quality and attractiveness, focusing on mobility opportunities.

English News

ENNE Project: the great opportunity for students and teachers

ENNE Project is a virtuous tool to promote VET (Vocal Education Training) in Europe. Based on European needs regards to VET, ENNE Project is realizing an education and training network to get in contact with all stakeholders involved.

The Project has already involved 5 schools for each country for total of 25 institutes in Europe respectively from Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Bulgaria and Germany.

The target group are VET providers, mostly VET schools, VET learners, SMEs, students’ families and other stakeholders.
The expected overall impact is not only to build up national networks whose members will benefit from projects activities and products, but also to set up a new sustainable cooperation among VET schools from different countries in order to create long-term synergies to enhance VET attractiveness.

With reference to VET Staff, teachers and trainers will be involved thanks to a direct contact with partner organisations, especially with the VET Schools of National Networks. They are the first users of ENNE Project in terms of capacity building and exchange of good practises. In particular VET learners will be part of the activities and dissemination plan with multiplier events organized during the European Vocational Skills Week.

Within this framework, project partners have carried out a needs analysis based on direct interviews to VET schools, official national data and Cedefop reports.
In the 5 project countries it has emerged that the main challenges faced by VET providers are:

  • Difficulty in providing flexible access to vocational education and training and turning it into an attractive learning opportunity;
  • Lack of cooperation between VET schools at regional and national level, often due to poor distribution of information;
  • Lack of competences in the field of implementation and management of national and European instruments;
  • Lack of HR available to invest time and effort in developing knowledge about the EU tools, instruments and programs, especially without external help;
  • Scarce implementation of quality assurance instruments;
  • Difficulty to access mobility opportunities and lack of transparency in VET mechanisms and processes;
  • Lack of contacts with EU VET providers;
  • Lack of a European or Internationalization strategy, in most of the schools, internationalization is usually limited to specific projects. 

In order to face these challenges, our project wants to encourage further cooperation among VET providers to give them the necessary skills and tools for the improvement of the internationalization strategies with a special focus on WBL and mobility.

English News

ENNE Project: communication, cooperation and dissemination

ENNE Project is based on communicationcooperation and dissemination, the main steps to create a VET Network and lead all the stakeholders involved.
The ENNE project will adopt a focused dissemination strategy, targeting different outcomes and products to specific target groups. The promotion of the activities and the dissemination of the results will be undertaken through all the media and communication tools to reach all needs of final users. Local and international events will be organized to reach indirect target groups and to allow experts in VET and other stakeholders to discuss the project issues.
Anyone who wants to get in contact and keep in touch with all the ENNE Project activities can subscribe to our monthly newsletters, discover the leaflet, and follow our social networks such as Facebook and Twitter  and the social pages related to each partner involved. The ENNE newsletter will keep track of the project progress and major outcomes, also informing about future activities and general news on the project topic.

Belgian news

VET Schools at EU Parliament

Royal Athenaeum of Sippelberg, part of the ENNE Project, has been invited to the EU Parliament in order to support Belgian youth that were involved in the RAYSE project.
The Project aimed the election of youth ambassador for active citizens of second-generation migrant. Looking also to the current contemporary problems about European integration, all organisations involved in the project have considered extremely important to bring attention to the second generation European citizens to know better their stories, tackle obstacles and face challenges they meet in their country. Storytelling will be the main method that will be used.
The Royal Athenaeum of Sippelger’s student has been selected (together with 5 others) to represent the voice of Belgian migrant in the European Parliament. All the school was proud to share that moment with him.
During this event, the students had the opportunity to listen EU policy makers and parliamentarians such as Maria Arena, Marc Tarabella and Brando Benifei. As the main topic was the youth and migrant, they were very interested in the discussions as they were talking about their life and their experiences such as unemployment for youth with a migrant background, and the role that EU plays in order to reduce those inequality.

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