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What is the European Alliance for Apprenticeships?


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) is a multi-stakeholder platform aiming to strengthen the supply, quality and image of apprenticeships, and also includes initiatives to improve the mobility of apprentices in Europe.
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European Alliance for Apprenticeships
The Alliance is one of the initiatives announced in the Youth Employment Package of December 2012, and was launched at the WorldSkills event in Leipzig (Germany) on 2 July 2013.

At the launch, a Joint Declaration between the EU Presidency, the Commission and the European Social Partners was signed, acknowledging the aims of the Alliance, recognising the value and benefits of apprenticeships for youth employment, social inclusion, skills matching and economic competitiveness, stressing that apprenticeships are one of the main elements of the Youth Guarantee, and committing to concrete measures to strengthen apprenticeships.

This was followed by a Council Declaration, where Member States agreed to common guiding principles for quality apprenticeships, and individual pledges.
In addition to the European Commission and Member States, companies and business associations, chambers of commerce, industry and crafts, social partners, regional authorities, education and training providers, youth and non-profit organisations, think tanks and research institutes are part of the Alliance through pledges on strengthening the supply, quality and/or image of apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships are a particularly successful form of work-based learning, which is based on the following principles:
  • Apprenticeships are part of formal education and training programmes and lead to a nationally recognised qualification;
  • Apprenticeships combine company-based training (periods of practical work experience at a workplace) with school-based education (periods of theoretical/ practical education in a school or training centre);
  • Most often there is a contractual relationship between the employer and the apprentice, with the apprentice being paid for his/her work.
  • Apprenticeships differ from other types of in-company learning, such as internships/traineeships, which are often outside formal education and training programmes, and not linked to recognised qualifications. For open market traineeships, a Quality Framework for Traineeships was adopted in 2014.
VET-systems with strong work-based learning, such as apprenticeships, are effective in easing the transition of young people into jobs. By alternating between school and work, the apprentice develops the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. This benefits the companies which get a better access to skilled workers. Typically, 60-70% of apprentices secure employment immediately upon completion, and training firms usually recoup their training investments by the end or shortly after the training period. Moreover, countries with strong apprenticeship systems tend to have less youth unemployment than others.


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