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ESF VET award

The purpose of the award is to give visibility to excellent practices in the area of education and training in initial VET as well as in continuing VET aiming at improving education and training and ensure (young) people complete their education and get the skills that make them more competitive on the jobs market.


Winning the award would draw attention to your initiative and it could inspire others to use it as a best practice. This could lead to improving VET in more countries.


Two projects will be selected by a jury and two representatives of each project will be invited to the Vocational Skills Week in Vienna (8-9. November 2018). Both projects will be promoted online on the European Vocational Skills Week website. One winner will be announced and handed over by the Commissioner Marianne Thyssen in Vienna.


Each member state can submit up to two projects. We count on the members of the ESF Committee to select the two projects to be submitted via the online application, applicants shall fill in the Application form here:


For any questions, you may contact maeva.roulette@ec.europa.eu and dasa.koribanicova@ec.europa.eu

This new award category will complement the various VET/Adult Leaning awards linked to the Vocational Skills Week while underlining the European funding aspect in the framework of the European Social Fund.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
The project is funded by the ESF, The project has started at the earliest in 2014, The project should ideally be ongoing for at least one year when submitting the application, The project must not have already been rewarded by another European Prize, The proposals should be submitted in English.