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The New Education Forum is a platform for exchanging knowledge, experiences and contacts in the fields of vocational education and training, learning and labour market. NEF acts at a European level and has representatives from more than 190 institutions: European Regions and Cities, higher education and research institutions, VET providers, industry representatives coming from 17 EU countries compose the NEF network.

Since its foundation in 2015, NEF aims at:

  • Promoting transversal competencies as necessary work assets
  • Endorsing VET as effective manner supporting labour market and adding prestige to vocational learning and training through counteracting prejudice
  • Finding manners for innovative learning pathways engaging disadvantaged groups, especially NEETs
  • Building bridges between EU Regions and European Institutions in terms of the above 3 subjects
  • NEF achieves these goals through its Regional Meetings and annual New Education Forum in the Brussels’ European Parliament held once every year.