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.
General position papers and other relevant documents
January 2017: UEAPME position paper on Europass
November 2016: UEAPME position on ‘A New Skills Agenda for Europe’
October 2016: UEAPME position on establishing a Skills Guarantee
25/05/2016: Employers’ Report on Apprenticeships
February 2016: UEAPME contribution to New Skills Agenda for Europe
February 2013: UEAPME position on the "Youth Guarantee"