Eiropas prasmju gads kolāža ar dažādiem cilvēkiem darbībā savā profesijā

The European Commission has adopted today its proposal to make 2023 the European Year of Skills. In Latvia, the coordination of the European Year of Skills has been entrusted to the State Education Development Agency (SEDA), which, alongside the implementation of other national, EU and foreign programmes and initiatives, also organises a national-level vocational skills competition for students of vocational education institutions SkillsLatvia, and implements measures to improve the professional competences of employed people.

The European Year of Skills will feature a wide range of thematic events and activities in Latvia. At the same time, anyone can submit their own European Year of Skills event to the calendar by filling out online application form. In communication about European Year of Skills on social media, it is recommended to use hashtags #EuropeanYearOfSkills and #EYS

Communication guidelines are available on the European Commission's website.

Event Calendar

European Year of Skills events could be submitted by filling out the online form.

October, 2023

Erasmus+ days 2023

From October 9th to 14th, Erasmus+ project implementers and professional networks from all education and youth sectors are invited to celebrate the European Mobility Week and organize various events.
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Career Week 2023

Career Week will take place from 16th to 20th October in Latvian schools. This year's theme is "Your Skills Briefcase". Through a variety of interactive activities, pupils will be able to identify and develop skills that are useful for career and life.
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September, 2023

EuroSkills Gdansk 2023

The eighth international skills competition for young professionals, EuroSkills 2023, will take place in Gdansk, Poland, from September 5th to 9th. The Latvian team will be represented by nine young professionals in eight skills competitions.
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Improving the excellence and inclusive approach of vocational education in attaining the internationalisation objectives of VET

On September 12th, seminar "Improving the excellence and inclusive approach of vocational education in attaining the internationalisation objectives of VET" will be held as part of the Erasmus+ VET LV Team activity.
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Skillman International Forum (SIF) 2023 “‘The Planet of Skills. Renewed Perspective on Networking Potential”

The Forum will pay a particular attention to the potential of global networking as a resource for co-creating our common knowledge. It aims at addressing the emerging megatrends for a future society in which any qualification has a role.
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August, 2023

Future Entrepreneur's Quarter | Festival "Kopums"

On August 12th, young people are invited to the festival "Kopums" and participate in the "Future Entrepreneur's Quarter", where everyone will be able to learn about the opportunities provided by the EU and develop entrepreneurial skills.
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National Career Guidance Conference 2023

The Euroguidance programme, administered by the State Education Development Agency, organizes the National Career Guidance Conference in cooperation with the Latvian Career Development Support Association and Smiltene Technical School.
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Individual consultations for creating Europass CV

Create a European Skills Pass by gathering your knowledge, skills and experience! On August 24th, at the European Union House in Riga, everyone will have the opportunity to receive a individual consultation to create your Europass CV.
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Education staff conference "The European Union - in our everyday life and classroom"

Pedagogues of Latvian schools and universities, representatives of education boards, and other interested parties are invited to participate in the conference "The European Union - in our everyday life and classroom" on August 28th.
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June, 2023

International forum "Steering Education: from Engagement to Empowerment"

International education forum "Steering Education: from Engagement to Empowerment" brings together world-renowned visionaries and futurists from the USA, Finland and Switzerland to talk about adult education and the importance of skills.
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Skills Quarter | Conversation festival LAMPA 2023

Skills development is the greatest asset in every person's personal and professional development today. In the European Year Of Skills, we want to create an environment in our Skills Quarter where you can not only talk about skills but also try them on!
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May, 2023

International webinar "Exchange of operational experience of Industry Expert Councils of the Baltic region"

On May 23th, NEP members and other interested parties are invited to participate in the international online seminar organized by LDDK "Exchange of operational experience of Industry Expert Councils of the Baltic region".
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Promoting the quality and sustainability in Erasmus+ VET projects through European/national policies and European Union VET and lifelong learning instruments

The workshop includes activities aimed at promoting the quality and sustainability of projects to be carried out by vocational education institutions, with practical application of the EU's vocational education and lifelong learning instruments.
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April, 2023

Georgia's Vocational Skills Week 2023

From April 24th to 28th, Georgia's Vocational Skills Week 2023 will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia, in which the director of the State Education Development Agency, Dita Traidās, will participate.
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National skills competitions for young professionals SkillsLatvia 2023

The sixth national skills competition SkillsLatvia 2023 will gather more than 120 contestants from 31 vocational education institution in Latvia. Young professionals will compete in 19 skills in six different industries. The doer wins!
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Improvement of professional competencies of employed persons | 9th round

Working people aged 25 and over can apply for one of nearly 200 educational programs that provide the opportunity to learn both basic and advanced digital skills.
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