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VET for Western Balkans

The main objective of the “VET for Western Balkans” project is to initiate and support processes that will make the participating Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Montenegro and Kosovo able to take important and secure steps regarding improvement and modernisation of their VET systems.

All activities of the project carried out by the Balkan partners and the involved EU membership partners in cooperation serve this purpose, directly or indirectly.

The project aims to find constructive solutions to problems and challenges already identified, however also to uncover obstacles not yet recognized – and to tackle them.

Not only will the concrete initiatives in the project, but also the approaches and the methodologies that will be used, stimulate the efforts to be done to ensure a positive development in the VET systems. This includes involving all relevant stakeholders and decision makers in the processes to ensure future exploitation and sustainability of the results.

As the project also aims to strengthen cooperation among Western Balkan countries and EU member state countries, all the activities: mobilities, trainings, meetings, events, campaigns, establishment of joint task forces, curriculum development, new strategies, action plans, introduction of new VET programs, development of pedagogy and didactics, development of material etc., are planned and implemented in cooperation among the partners, who willingly will share their experiences and networks with each other.

The partnership consists of six VET organisations from EU membership countries, the international NGO, EfVET and four VET organisations from four Western Balkan countries.

Website: https://vet4wb.com/

The project is supports by the European Commission. Agreement number: EAC-2020-0864.

The project period is 01/01/2021 – 31/01/2024.

Partner organisations from EU membership countries

  • Coordinator: SOSU Østjylland, DENMARK
  • Partner: Centro de Formación de Administración y Hostelería, S., SPAIN
  • Partner: Šolski center Kranj, SLOVENIA
  • Partner: Stichting Landstede. THE NETHERLANDS
  • Partner: Tradium, DENMARK
  • Partner: STANDO LTD, CYPRUS
  • Associated partner:  EfVET, European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, International NGO (officially registered under Belgian law).

Partner organisations from the Western Balkan countries:

  • Partner: Alternative Pro, ALBANIA,
  • Partner: High school of Metalworking crafts, BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA 
  • Partner: Secondary Vocational School of Electrical Engineering ‘’Vaso Aligrudic’’ Podgorica, MONTENEGRO
  • Partner: Upper secondary technical school “Shaban Spahija”, KOSOVO

You can read more about the project at https://vet4wb.com/