European Forum of technical and Vocational Education and Training

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Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

5 Fte (6)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Forum of technical and Vocational Education and Training   (EfVET)

    EU Transparency Register

    147656111703-83 First registered on 12 Aug 2013

    Goals / Remit

    EfVET is a unique European-wide professional association which has been created by and for providers of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in all European countries. Its mission is to champion and enrich technical and vocational education and training through transnational co-operation by building a pan-European network of institutions and practitioners. EfVET aims to:
    - promote quality and innovation in Technical and Vocational Education and Training throughout Europe;
    - develop collaboration, mutual co-operation and sharing of good practice;
    - Recommendations for the improvement of Erasmus+ programme;
    - to encourage co-operation in Vocational Education Training at European level;
    - to promote the development of VET;
    - give VET institutes a platform of influence in EU policy.

    EfVET has over 250 members in almost all the EU member states; also members in Hong Kong, USA, Africa, Pakistan and Russia. It is able to reach out to over 1500 VET institution (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    EfVET has been very active in its policy advocacy work for vocational education in this few years and was a strong contacts with the European Commission and other European Institutions.
    in 2014 and 2015 EfVET was or be involved in the policy implementation of DG-EAC, DG- Employer, Social Affairs and Inclusion and other institutions' initiatives where it introduced a strong civil society perspective by providing the point of view of EfVET members.
    EfVET has had regular contact with the Vocational Training and Adult education unit in DG- EMPLOYMENT SOCIAL AFFAIRS AND INCLUSION. Informal meetings were happening throughout the year, and regular exchanges about plans and opinions took place.
    Furthermore EfVET participates in the Working Groups on:
    - Advisory Group EQF
    - European Credit Transfer system for VET (ECVET)
    - European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (EQARF)
    - Launched the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAFA)
    - ET2020 on Innovation and Digitalisation
    - European Social Funding (ESF)
    - Pact for Skills
    - VET & Green Transition
    - Working Group 2020 Innovation and Digitalisation
    Also, via the European Civil Society Platform on Lifelong Learning (EUCIS-LLL), the relationship with other units in DG- EAC and DG-EMPL has been reinforced and EfVET has been very active in the stakeholder initiatives. EfVET also participated in the LLL week and in the EC Education Forum in Brussels
    Also, EfVET was invited along with the other five Association members of VET4EU2 group to participate in the Meeting of the Ministers in charge of Vocational Education and Training (VET), the European Social Partners and the European Commission which was held 21-22 June 2015 in Riga, organised under the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the European Commission
    Also, we a part of the VET Skills week in Brussels, Vienna, Finland and online


    Head Office
    Rue d'Arlon, 40
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Rue d'Arlon, 40
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 13 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Paolo NARDI 14 Jul 2023 12 Jul 2024
    Valentina CHANINA 03 Aug 2023 02 Aug 2024
    Ms Valentina CHANINA 03 Aug 2023 02 Apr 2024
    Mr Paolo NARDI 14 Jul 2023 02 Apr 2024
    Ms Valentina CHANINA 03 Aug 2022 03 Aug 2023
    Ms Valentina CHANINA 13 Nov 2019 13 Nov 2020
    Ms Valentina CHANINA 09 Nov 2018 09 Nov 2019
    Ms Valentina CHANINA 07 Nov 2017 07 Nov 2018
    Ms Valentina CHANINA 10 Nov 2016 05 Nov 2017
    Ms Valentina CHANINA 17 Nov 2015 10 Nov 2016

    Complementary Information

    The following persons are involved in lobbying activities on behalf of the EfVET:
    Valentina Chanina
    Susana Nogueira
    Paolo Nardi
    Alejandra Piot
    Stefania Rossi
    Valentina Rinaldi

    The Executive Team:

    James Joachim Calleja, Stefano Tirati, Arja Flinkman, Vibeke Høltum Nørgaard, Marta Almeida Santos, Panagiotis G. Anastassopoulos, Leif Haar

    The Steering Committee:

    Joachim James Calleja, Stefano Tirati, Arja Flinkman, Marta Almeida Santos, Leif Haar, Giorgos Giorgakis Vibeke Høltum Norgaard, Paulius Cepas, Jon Harding, Luis Costa, Tibor Dori, Panagiotis G. Anastassopoulos, Marlies Verkuijlen, Jusi Kajander, Carlos de Olagüe, Gaby Tinnemeier and Sylvia Liuti

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    EfVET is a member of the LLL Platform (Lifelong Learning Platform)
    EfVET signed MoU with World Federation Colleges & Polytechnics
    EfVET is a member of the ALL DIGITAL
    EfVET signed MoU with EVBB and EVTA
    EfVET is a member of the WFCP

    Member organisations

    EfVET members list:

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert group on European Quality assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET)#E02415# #Member #C#Academia/Research, Civil society#Platform of European Associations of VET Providers#E03298# #Member #C#Academia/Research, Civil society#Working Group on Vocational Education and Training and the Green Transition#E03798# #Member #C#Academia/Research, Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development#Sky and space#Wine, spirit and foodstuffs#Artificial intelligence and digital#Green new deal#SME#Social economy#Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment#Disability#LGTBI#Children's rights#Welfare and conservation of animals

    Communication activities

    We currently have <250 members in 37 countries in Europe, 200 learning providers, over 1500 VET institutions and more than 2 million learners, and we know as well that most of our members and partners acting as multipliers. In 2015, a new EfVET communication strategy was written and adopted and the new visual identity put in place.
    Therefore the following dissemination activities and methods have been successfully implemented:
    - The communication tools
    The communication tools (conference folders, newsletter and leaflet and roll-ups) have been renewed in 2018 according to EfVET's new visual identity. EfVET international conference materials as roll-ups and conference folders are used at every EfVET project meeting, EfVET Thematic Teams, conference, as the Lifelong Learning Week.
    EfVET has two leaflets that are distributed at the events and conferences the staff attends.
    - EfVET website
    The EfVET website builds a valuable source of information on VET education policy developments Europe wide. It gives an update about the currently political news, projects and news. we had around 1 500 unique visitors per week in 2018.
    - Social Media Involvement
    in order to serve all the interested parties with fast information flow, EfVET is present on Facebook, Vimeo.
    - The EfVET Newsletter and Media Releases
    the quarterly EfVET electronic newsletter has 1500 subscribers, and it goes to EfVET members, VET educators, policy markers, mangers in VET, learners and stakeholders in all European countries and beyond.
    EfVET annual conference
    EfVET Award for Excellence
    EfVET Thematic Teams
    EfVET events serve both the membership, boarder Vocational Education Training community and policy makers and build a platform for exchange, discussion, networking, dissemination of project results and creative development of new ideas.

    Other activities

    The all EfVET international events

    - Conference on Towards ET2020. Positive action to enhance Vocational Education and Training within a Lifelong Learning Agenda, Malta
    - The drive toward European Credit Transfer within Vocational Education and Training (ECVET)and the new LLP programme ’Erasmus for All’ 2014 - 2020, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    - Conference on The College that Works!!!! in Athens, Greece
    - VET – safe port for youth and business!, Porto, Portugal
    - EXCELLENCE IN VET - Making the difference, Paphos, Cyprus
    - Quality in Action - Putting the Learner at the forefront of everything we do!!!, Valencia, Spain
    - Rethinking VET for Inclusive Excellence!, Como, Italy
    - Robot, Human Capital & Digital Learning : Managing Transitional Inclusion, Porta Delgada, Portugal
    - COVID-19 beyond 2020:A new generation of VET?, online
    - Micro-credentials in VET, webinar


    - Project currently active 2013 -2015
    - Good practice
    - Activity report 2015-2016
    - project currently active 2014-2016
    - Country report 2017
    - Activity report 2016-2017
    - Project currently active 2015-2017
    - Project currently active 2015-2018
    - EfVET Position Paper "EfVET and its role in the European policy area"
    - Project currently active 2016-2019
    - Position paper on EU policy after 2020 on Vocational & Education Training
    - Measuring the return on investment in VET mobility in the EU
    - Position paper on "Climate Pact"
    - Position Paper on "Green Skills"
    - Project currently active 2017-2020
    - Project currently active 2017-2022
    - Position paper on Renewable Energy
    - Position paper on "Covid-19: Boosting the change of teaching in VET

    and more: or


    Ongoing projects:
    - PoVE Water
    - Fit for 4.0
    - FIELDS
    - D-CARE
    - Digital Tourism
    - SENSE
    - Early leaving Schools
    - School 4.0
    - SAAM
    - GIVE
    - Team2Share
    - PRESTO
    - SELFIE WBL (tender)
    - VET in 3D
    - VET to VET- Capacity Building in Western Balkans
    - VET for Western Balkans
    - Digital Balance
    for more information:

    - EfVET projects Archive:

    EfVET statements on:
    Wellbeing in VET
    The Bruges Declaration
    Position paper on European Union policy after 2020 on Vocational & Education Training
    Rethinking Education
    VET4EU2 Declaration on the medium-term deliverable of the Riga Conclusions
    Frankfurt Declaration
    Memorandum of Understanding
    4VET Association
    Climate Pact
    Green Skills
    Renewable Energy

  • Meetings


    8 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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