Education and vocational training
Initial and continuous education and vocational training play a key role in the development of European crafts and SMEs. Small entreprises depend on well-qualified employees with formally or informally acquired competences responding to the labour market needs to survive in an increasingly competitive environment. UEAPME has a keen interest in educational and vocational training issues and particularly in increasing the mobility of apprentices in Europe.
Read our work priorities in VET from 2008 onwards (aussi disponible en français)
General position papers and other relevant documents
UEAPME position on the EC communication "Moving Youth into Employment"
UEAPME position on the "Youth Guarantee"
February 2013: UEAPME reply to second EC social partner consultation on a European Quality Framework for Traineeships
July 2012: UEAPME position on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
March 2012: UEAPME contribution to the “Youth Opportunities Initiative”
November 2011: UEAPME Background Note: Learning while Working - How skills development in SMEs can be supported
General press releases
“Youth on the Move” flagship initiative does not totally convince, say SMEs
Projects in this policy area