Council Declaration on the European Alliance for Apprenticeships
The Council of the EU has adopted a very important Declaration on The European Alliance for Apprenticeships. To prevent youth unemployment they reinforced the Youth Guarantee at the same time.
The Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative with two broader aims:
to improve the quality and supply of apprenticeships across the EU
to change mind-sets towards apprenticeship-type learning
It will do so by a set of more specific objectives: helping to set up, revive or modernise existing apprenticeship schemes, drawing on lessons from successful models and on transnational cooperation, including mobility, by promoting national and transnational partnerships for developing and fostering work-based learning in companies, and by promoting the benefits of apprenticeship systems, in particular to companies, VET providers, students and parents.