About project

The European Union Erasmus+ project Get involved in EP4A: European Partnerships for Apprenticeships brings together intermediary organisations and VET stakeholders to build capacities of intermediary bodies such as chambers of commerce, industry, trades and crafts supporting apprenticeships in SMEs and to support strong partnerships with social partners and other relevant stakeholders such as chambers and various competent institutions.

The project’s overall objective is “to contribute to the increased employability of young people in the partner countries” enabling them to meet the Europe 2020 and respective national targets.

The project specific objective is to promote apprenticeships by building partnerships between intermediary bodies, companies, VET providers, public authorities and social partners in project countries.

Apart from establishing partnerships between businesses, VET providers and intermediary organisations together with public authorities and social partners with the aim of getting more SMEs involved in apprenticeships; the project will enhance the awareness of the benefits of apprenticeships among target SMEs through the implementation of tailor made attractiveness campaigns.

The main target group are SMEs with no or limited experience in apprenticeships. This project will also involve public authorities such as ministries and VET agencies, VET providers, student and parent associations, social partners and other related key stakeholders.

This project is expected to generate wide and high quality impact on SME level. SMEs will be able to co-shape WBL-reform within the Apprenticeship Partnership structures and thus contribute to the modernisation, attractiveness and better accessibility of apprenticeships; benefit from better awareness and advisory services on apprenticeship programmes (planned and existing) and be recognised and awarded for recruiting apprentices. Thus, the supply, quality and attractiveness of apprenticeships will be improved in all four partner countries.