05 Oct European Commission adopts proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships
On 5 October, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships. EFEE as European sectoral social partner in education has contributed to this initiative by participating in two social partner hearings and by providing a written statement.
To assess the quality and effectiveness of an apprenticeship, the Framework proposes seven criteria for learning and working conditions:
- Written contract;
- Learning outcomes;
- Pedagogical support;
- Workplace component;
- Pay and/or compensation;
- Social protection;
- Work, health and safety conditions.
The Framework also proposes seven criteria for framework conditions:
- Regulatory framework;
- Involvement of social partners;
- Support for companies;
- Flexible pathways and mobility;
- Career guidance and awareness raising;
- Quality assurance and graduate tracking.
More information can be found on the website of the European Commission.