The European community of learning providers was set up in February 2017 by Cedefop and six EU-lev­el VET associations: EfVET, EVBB, EVTA, EUCEN, EUproVET and EURASHE, in order to complement the Platform for European associations of VET providers created by DG EMPL in 2015 which provides policy advice to the EU Commission.

The community’s objectives include deeper co­operation, mutual learning, selection of good practices, and production of concrete practical guidance on priority themes. Its ultimate goal is to help the VET provider community prepare for future challenges and increase the impact of EU-level cooperation on VET; this is particular­ly relevant in the context of the changing role of VET and, subsequently, that of VET providers, which is becoming increasingly diversified and requires multitasking.