The European Vocational Training Association – EVTA, is a leading European network in the field of Vocational Education and Training, representing VET providers across Europe. Established in Belgium in 1998 as an International No-Profit Association (AISBL), EVTA is the result of the cooperation between VET providers from different EU countries in the framework of the Euroqualification project.

In the last decade, EVTA has evolved into an important stakeholder in the field of VET and human capital development, participating in various cooperation and concertation tables, providing support to its member organisations and ensuring that their needs and expectations are fulfilled.

It focuses on the development of VET within the framework outlined by Europe 2020, through:

➥ enhancing of the quality of VET.
➥ promoting the cooperation of VET providers/businesses.
➥ providing specific expertise.
➥ disseminating the work based VET approach.
➥ cooperating in the European dialogue involving institutions, stakeholders, social partners and training providers.

EVTA has specific expertise in: restructuring process in enterprises, learning outcomes based approaches, work-based learning, internationalisation in VET, mobility and the use and implementation of the European reference tools (ECVET, EQF, EQAVET, EUropass, NFIL) among others.


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EVTA works to facilitate the relationship between stakeholders in the field of VET, in order to enable them to share knowledge and practices on how to shape the training for the future.


EVTA envisions a far-sighted ecosystem, involving new skills, new jobs and overall a new VET.


The General Assembly is the highest decision body of EVTA, whereas the board is the admin/strategic body and the secretariat ensures the day to day management of  the association.