Community activities are developed according to its objectives:
- Consolidating the knowledge base on apprenticeships in Europe and supporting knowledge sharing about apprenticeship systems and schemes.
- Generating knowledge: identification of research themes, thematic focuses, comparative analyses on specific topics.
- Networking: direct access to national contacts for expertise on apprenticeships, peer learning opportunities.
In 2019, community experts engaged in the update of Cedefop European database of apprenticeship schemes. New country and scheme fiches are being published in 2019 and 2020 based on the experts' new or revised information on the apprenticeship system or scheme(s) of their expertise.
In 2020, community experts, under Cedefop's coordination, contributed to a synthesis report on how the coronavirus outbreak affected apprenticeships in the EU Member States, Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom, and what are the steps taken to address the emerging challenges (the 3rd version of the report was added in August 2020).
Moreover, the main 2020 activity for community experts is focused on knowledge generation on two topics of their interest: (a) apprenticeship governance and (b) in-company training design and delivery. This activity is based on work carried out in 2019 by experts' preparatory working groups, under Cedefop's coordination.