A project to improve and promote access to the labour market for students of Vocational Training from Europe, led by GLOBALleida and the Escola del Treball of Lleida.

The central focus of the meeting revolved around entrepreneurship and, more specifically, around presenting the rules and bases for: a European Entrepreneurship Prize aimed at students engaged in vocational training cycles, an Entrepreneurship Label to recognise those vocational education training centres in Europe which stand out for their work to promote entrepreneurship and a Entrepreneurship Business Management Course aimed at students in the final courses of training cycles at educational centres that are partners of the project. The event also presented the Erovet Job Pool and the Erovet guide on work-based learning.

The meeting, which was held at Lleida’s Escola del Treball and at GLOBALleida, brought together the eight partners from seven countries that form part of the EROVET European project. This project, which is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, focuses on sharing experiences, activities, methodologies and programmes. Its aim is to improve opportunities for students of Vocational Training to access the labour market, whether working for others or via self-employment.

On 8th, 9th and 10th May, the final meeting of the project was held in Lleida. This meeting of the Steering Committee was attended by 19 representatives from the eight entities participating in the project. This meeting was used to present the results obtained over the past months, which included the Erovet Job Pool; the Erovet guide on work-based learning and the rules and bases for: the entrepreneurship awards, the distinction recognising centres for professional training in entrepreneurship and training in entrepreneurship and business. It was also used to evaluate the project as a whole. All of these results can be consulted on the project website: www.erovet.eu

Although these initiatives were initially aimed at students from the 7 vocational training centres that participate in the project, it is also open to any other centres that wish to take part in it.

The meeting also highlighted interest in maintaining the sustainability of the project beyond the end of its subsidised period in order to maintain the Erovet community and consolidate the project.

The EROVET project works as a network involving all of its partners: INS Escola del Treball de Lleida (Spain), Dieythynsi Deyterobathmias Ekpaideysis N.Rodopis (Greece), Escola Profissional Amar Terra Verde, Lda (Portugal), Landkreis Osnabrück Fachdienst Bildung (Germany), i.i.s.s. des ambrois (Italy), Ortakoy 80. Yil Mesleki ve Teknik Anadolu Lisesi (Turkey), Vilniaus turizmo ir prekybos verslo mokykla (Lithuania) and GLOBALleida (Spain).