4th transnational meeting of the project "Pédagogie de chantier"

On 18th and 19th of February will be held in Brussels the 4th meeting of the project "Pédagogie de chantier" in which is involved the CEC.

The meeting will take place in the AFT (Atelier de formation par le Travail)"Idée 53" member of our belgian partner ACFI.


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The European Commission has set up a unique platform which brings together governments with other key stakeholders, like businesses, social partners, chambers, vocational education and training (VET) providers, regions, youth representatives or think tanks. It’s the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA).

CEC as a European network has been accepted as a member of this platform based on a commitment proposal we made them. You will find this proposal in attachment.

Be part of the Alliance, it is be part of a network of experts from all across Europe working on apprenticeships, real benefit to strengthen our engagement in the areas of apprenticeships and youth employment. Indeed, it’s a platform for sharing experiences and learning from best practices, develops new ideas and initiatives, and access the latest news and tools on apprenticeships.

benefits of the Alliance






Share  experiences and best practices

European network of apprenticeships experts

News, reports, workshops, events and funding

guidelines, practical tools and resources

Visibility and publicity around your initiatives

5 organisations are awarded the 2015 EESC Civil Society Prize on combating poverty of which Barka, CEC member

The EESC is pleased to announce the winners of the 7thedition of the Civil Society Prize, which rewards initiatives aimed at improving the economic and social inclusion of the people living in poverty and countering the increasing risk of facing poverty in Europe.

CEC is pleased that one of his member is part of the winners and congratulate them.

The winners are (in alphabetical order):

  • A.N.D.E.S (France) for its initiative Uniterres which provides fresh, quality local produce to social and solidarity-based food shops by local producers of fruits, vegetables, herbs and eggs.
  • Armut und Gesundheit in Deutschland (Germany), which provides comprehensive medical care for people from deprived backgrounds;
  • Barka Foundation for Mutual Help (Poland) for its Social Integration Centres which address issues of education and vocational training;
  • Third Age (Ireland) for its initiative Fáilte Isteach (Welcome In) which welcomes migrants and refugees to Ireland through giving English conversation classes;
  • Y-Foundation (Finland) which promotes health and social welfare through provision of affordable, good quality rental housing.

Project "Pédagogie de Chantier" Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships - Open Day

In the framework of the "Pédagogie de Chantier" (Strategic Partnerships) project in which CEC is involved, the AFT “Idée 53”, a FIAS-ACFI member, held on November 24 2015, an “Open Day” in order to present the project and experimentation implementation to all stakeholders, including the young concerned persons.

This morning was a success and several youth registered in the experiment at the end of the event.

You will find attached a small explanatory note of this event.


"The European Pact for Youth" which was launched on 17th of November 2015 in Brussels is an initiative of CSR Europe with the support of several companies and European networks as well CEC for boosting Business-Education Partnerships but also formal, informal, and non-formal bodies for youth Employment and inclusion.  

​This pact as for aim to support from now by end 2017 the creation of 10.000 quality Business-Education partnerships and to establish 100.000 new good quality apprenticeships, traineeships or entry level jobs.

This pact is co-chaired by Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Labour Mobility and has the support of the European Parliament and European Council.

By supporting this initiative, CEC will get the possibility to be involved in the activities of this Pact and moreover we work in order:

  • To put forward our vision of vocational education and training specially for the low-skilled (on basis of the practices of our guide "Training and the socio-economic integration of the low-skilled");
  •    To see with some of CSR Europe companies and CEC's members how to collaborate on traineeships and more particularly for low-skilled;
  •      To involve some of CSR Europe companies in some of our European projects.

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