Learning by Doing Targeted capacity building of VET partnerships in the Danube Region for the effective modernisation of VET systems

Learning by Doing, co-funded by the European Union through the Danube Transnational Programme, is a strategic project, build in such a manner that all key Vocational Education and Training (VET) actors (chambers, regional or national level authorities and multinational companies) could directly participate in the project, representing all 14 countries of the Danube Transnational Programme area.

Developing transnational tools to support long term transition of VET systems and developing strategies describing transition of VET systems, policy recommendations, will ease the transition towards more efficient Work-Based Learning (WBL) schemes and modernization of the WBL systems.

Learning by Doing project aims to improve capacities of all relevant VET actors through reinforcing regional, national and transnational partnerships in order to ease the existing VET systems in the Danube countries, by involving 24 project partners, 11 partners funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), 4 partners supported by the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) and 9 Associated Strategic Partners.

As VET systems have a strongly positive impact on local economies and societies (e.g. easing transition from education to work, boosting youth employment, reducing labour market disparity), most Danube countries have already introduced measures with partial results, although institutional weaknesses, lack of cooperation of VET actors, missing capacities and cultural bottlenecks seriously jeopardise the transition of existing VET systems towards more demand-driven vocational education in the Danube Region.

Thus it aims to develop secondary education and training schemes helping labour mobility and responding to fast economic changes and quickly changing needs of companies, by creating awareness through the VET actors about the operational/socio – economic & cultural challenges to overcome and by promoting VET system as a competitive tool.

Being a strategic project, where the key stakeholders are project partners at the same time, activities can easily tackle the direct target group(stakeholders involved in policymaking process).

The  target groups to whom this Project is adressed, are:

  • National public Authority
  • Education/Trainig Center and School
  • Enterprises and SMEs
  • Youth, as an indirect target group


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Targeted capacity building of VET partnerships in the Danube Region for the effective modernisation of VET systems
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2358967,8
ERDF Contribution: 1708420,53
IPA Contribution: 296702,05
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges


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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lead partner learningbydoing@bkik.hu Hungary
National Office of Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education ERDF partner karvazye@lab.hu HUNGARY
Croatian Chamber of Economy – County Chamber Varaždin ERDF partner rpapec@hgk.hr CROATIA
Brno Regional Chamber of Commerce ERDF partner kejda@rhkbrno.cz CZECH REPUBLIC
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia ERDF partner andreja.sever@gzs.si SLOVENIA
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Project News

  • Learning by Doing - Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry has organised a 2nd Capacity Building workshop
    - 13-04-2018

    On April 6th 2018, Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry has organised a 2nd Capacity Building workshop.Within the framework of the workshop, the previously identified "Development of Local Level Cooperation between Firms and Centers" theme...

  • Learning by Doing - The heads of the chambers of economy in the Federation of BiH are familiar with the project "Learning by Doing"
    - 10-04-2018

    The heads of chambers of economy in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina at a joint meeting held on April 5, 2018 in the premises of the Chamber of Economy of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, discussed about inforcing the conectiones...

  • Learning by Doing - LAUNCHING the `Excellence Title Award` – "TITLUL DE EXCELENȚĂ` 2018, for VET school in Hunedoara county, Romania
    - 26-03-2018

    Hunedoara Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the National Centre for TVET Development are the two Romanian partners implementing the LEARNING BY DOING project, cofinanced by EU, through the `Interreg Danube Strategy` program. The lead...

  • Learning by Doing - Transnational Working Meeting Ljubljana - The summary of the discussions
    - 14-03-2018

    On 27-28 February 2018, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia hosted a transnational working meeting of the project Learning by Doing, co-financed by the ESSR in the IPA Fund under the Interreg Danube program. The meeting started...

  • Learning by Doing - Transnational Working Meeting Ljubljana, February 27-28, CCIS headquarters
    - 24-02-2018

    On February 27-28 there will be Transnational Working Meeting of the Interreg Danube project Learning by Doing held in Ljubljana. ERDF PP4, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia is hosting the event at their premises at Dimičeva street 13...

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