VENHANS Final Conference, Striving for Excellence, Training for the Future

Hybrid Event
15:00 | 17:30 CET

Promoting excellence & quality in VET provision


VENHANS, “VET European networking enhancement” is a KA3 – Support for Policy Reform Networks and Partnerships of Vocational Education and Training (VET) providers, funded by Erasmus Plus. Started in October 2019, in its years of activity has been coordinated by EVTA and involved other European Associations of VET Providers, such as EfVET, EUProVET, EVBB, EUCEN, and EURASHEand training providers at the national and regional level, Endurance, ENAIP NET, VDAB, and AFPA. Among its associated partners, there are LifeLong Learning Platform, EARLALL, Association des Agencies de la Democratie Locale, European Parents Association, and Don Bosco International.

The cooperation has included three actions plans:  

  • networking
  • capacity building
  • promotion

About the event

The event will be the Final Conference of the project. It will bring VET representatives, public authorities, companies, experts, and stakeholders in Brussels, to debate and promote vocational excellence, internationalisation, and networking in Europe and beyond.


  • 15.00 – 15.15, Welcome speech, Introduction to VENHANS, Giulia Meschino, EVTA, VENHANS Project Coordinator
  • 15.15 – 16.15, Question time: “The VENHANS project and its contribution to VET in Europe”
    Joao Santos, European Commission, Georgios Zisimos, European Training Foundation
  • 16.15 – 16.30, Coffee Break
  • 16.30 – 17.00, Looking to the future: “The legacy of the VENHANS project”, Experts from VET4EU2 Experts: Theodor Grassos, Matti Isokallio, Arja Flinkmann, and Marta Rodrigues
  • 17.00 – 17.15, EPALE, “An online VET Community for all Practitioners”, Anna Barbieri, European Commission
  • 17.15 – 17.30, Final remarks and Conclusions, Giorgio Sbrissa, EVTA


  • EU funding for education and training
  • EU Commission Priorities
  • Centres of Vocational Excellence
  • Networking
  • Capacity building
  • Promotion
  • Erasmus+

Intended audience / target

  • Managers
  • Training experts
  • Education and training stakeholders
  • Public authorities
VENHANS Final Conference
Language: English
Date: 20/09/2022
Time: 15:00 | 17:30 CET
Hosted by: EVTA
Promoted by: VET4EU2
VENHANS Final Conference
Language: English
Date: 20/09/2022
Time: 15:00 | 17:30 CET
Hosted by: EVTA
Promoted by: VET4EU2


João Santos
Joao Santos
Senior expert at European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
George Zissimos
George Zissimos
European Training Foundation
Anna Barbieri
Anna Barbieri
European Commission
Giulia Meschino
Giulia Meschino
Director / Secretary-General at European Vocational Training Association
Giorgio Sbrissa
Giorgio Sbrissa
EVTA President
Theodor Grassos
Theodor Grassos
Secretary General EVBB
Matti Isokallio
Matti Isokallio
President EUproVET
Arja Flinkmann
Vice-President EfVET
Marta Rodrigues
Policy and Project Officer at EURASHE

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