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European Week of Regions and Cities

This is VET, this is professional excellence

Turning our interests into skills and our skills into the future, we innovate with every challenge we face. At the stand, a group of talented and skilled young people ready to offer industry what it demands will show the innovative tools developed. They will showcase mechatronics, 4.0 industry, robotic welding, industrial programming, virtual reality and more. They come from two VET centres certified with professional excellence.

  • Local and regional | Education and culture | Youth and citizens engagement | Digital and ICT | Industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs (enterprise/ startup/ business) | Jobs and Employment | Research and Innovation
  • Code: 10Stand23113
  • SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Agora Village


Practical information

Tue 10/10/2023 at 09:00 to Thu 12/10/2023 at 18:00 CET
SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, Agora Village
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Session summary

Two training centres from Castilla y León (IES Universidad Laboral de Zamora and CIFP Tecnológico Industrial de León) participated in the stand. The key messages they have conveyed to us:
- It has allowed them to build alliances with actors at European level and with other centres working in similar and/or complementary areas.
- They have had the opportunity to share and explain their activities to a wide audience, including representatives from European institutions, from other regions and members of academia, as well as the general public, who were very curious about what was on display at the stand.
- It has enabled them to lay the foundations for future joint projects and initiatives, facilitating the internationalisation of both centres and giving visibility to their activities.
- The fact that students from both centres participated in the stand was highly appreciated. The students have taken away a very positive image of the EWRC, have had first-hand information about the European institutions and have been able to interact with other participants from other European regions. All this knowledge (and confidence) gained was then shared with the rest of their classmates.
- On the professors' side, the activity has allowed them to create new opportunities for collaboration, with companies and institutions, as well as to obtain information that will improve the quality of their teaching.
- The excellence and innovation of Castilla y León's VET encourages the settlement of young people in regions that are depopulated but with opportunities.
In general, both schools and all the participants in the activity have valued their participation in the EWRC very positively, especially pointing out as something positive the fact of having brought Europe closer to their centres and their centres closer to Europe.