The European Vocational Skills Week 2018 in Pistoia

About the event

The Celebration of the European Vocational Skills Week in Pistoia with the seminar “Acquire skills through an exchange abroad” will take place on November 7th 2018, from 4 pm, care of, the business incubator in Pistoia.

On the occasion of the European Skills Week and within the framework of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs and Programmes, some students of European Vocational Schools, apprentices and foreign entrepreneurs who are in Tuscany, thanks to the support of CSCS – Centro Studi Cultura Sviluppo, will meet at the Pistoian Incubatortogether with Italian entrepreneurs hosting them, to discuss the benefits of the mobility abroad during the professional training or paths. The venue is in via Niccolò Puccini 80, Pistoia.

The video campaign #WeLoveMobility will be launched during the event, and details will be released on how to participate in the competition.

About CSCS activities

Citizens, students, parents, apprentices and entrepreneurs and anyone else who wants to have direct information on mobility in Europe, is invited to attend the event.

It will be an opportunity to learn about mobility opportunities offered by European funds and to listen live to some success stories of Italian and foreign entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of European mobility programs.

CSCS opportunities and Incubator

The international consortium led by CSCS is currently the first in Europe in terms of business exchanges of the EYE programme. Thanks to the recent signing of a new six-year framework contract, it has a budget that will allow to finance up to 250 entrepreneurial exchanges. Furthermore, the Pistoia-based consortium, in addition to facilitating the creation of networks between entrepreneurs, business-to-business contacts and the internationalisation of SMEs, offers financing support and provides local start-ups with various incubation activities and free co-working spaces.

The European Vocational Skills Week

The 2018 European Vocational Skills Week will be held in Vienna, from 5 to 9 November.

As part of the week, hundreds of events and activities will take place throughout Europe from September to December.

"Discover your talent!" is the motto of the week organised by the European Commission. The week will bring together training centres, organisations, public authorities, business organisations and a wider public to improve the profile of vocational education and training (VET). The goal of the week is to show that VET is a smart choice, leading to excellence in education, high quality jobs and greater employability.

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Subjec t: Coronavirus – exceptional measures with regard to Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects

In the context of the measures taken by the Italian Government to contain the spread of the Coronavirus infection in Northern Italy, I would like to inform you that the measures announced in our note of 31 January 2020 (ref. Ares(2020)619972) shall be considered fully applicable to any mobility in affected areas of programme and partner countries where the virus is detected and which are considered at risk. In line with the abovementioned note, National Agencies are requested to inform the participating organisations concerned and instruct them to contact the individual participants who already are in, or are planning to leave for the affected areas within the coming days or weeks. Participants should also be reminded of the assistance that can be provided by embassies, consulates and honorary consulates in the country of their stay. It is for the participating organisations and individuals to decide on the course of action to take in the light of national travel advice and repatriation schemes. The National Agencies should however monitor closely, in cooperation with the participating organisation, if the area of the planned mobility can be considered safe by the time of travel for the entire duration of the mobility or project activity. Please be reminded that National Agencies may apply the force majeure clause to activities taking place in any affected area as well as to incoming mobility from these areas, as foreseen in the template of the grant agreement between National Agencies and the beneficiaries and as defined in the programme guide and other contractual documents. National Agencies may thereby cancel, postpone or move activities planned in such regions in the most flexible way, notwithstanding the respect of the general legal framework applying to Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps. Given the exceptional circumstances, the same principles can be applied also to any incoming mobility from affected regions. However, when assessing additional costs linked to a case of force majeure, the National Agencies should apply the provisions established in section 3.16 of the Guide for National Agencies. Justified repatriation costs will be accepted as exceptional costs, whereas normal reporting requirements apply.