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 - TRANSNATIONAL MEETING, 28-29 June, 2017, BELGRADE
    - 31-07-2017

    Between 28-29 of June, 2017, Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted the first Learning by Doing Project Transnational Meeting. Agenda of the events can be accessed here. The capitalization session...

  • Learning by Doing - Study Visit in Romania -28-31 May 2017, Hunedoara County
    - 24-07-2017

    Visiting organization, country: LP - Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hungary IPA2 - Institute for the Advancement of Education - Centre for Vocational and Adult Education, Serbia Hosting organization, country: PP11 - Chamber...

  • Learning by Doing - Transnational knowledge exchange - 1st study visit in Passau
    - 11-04-2017

    Promoting transnational knowledge exchange a study visit took place in Passau between 28-30 March, 2017, as part of the Learning by Doing project, in order to map good practices of vocational education and training (VET) in the Danube...

  • Learning by Doing - Kick-off Event - VET Transition: from classrooms to companies
    - 24-03-2017

    A three-day long event was organized by the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) between 30th January and 2nd February 2017 to officially launch the project “Learning by Doing - Targeted capacity building of VET partnerships in the...

  • Learning by Doing - VET experts from 17 Europen countries in Budapest - Dissemination event - 31. January, 2017.
    - 27-01-2017

    Open Seminar on the premises of Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry with ivolvement of  international represetatives of VET, under additional patronage of EU Danube Region Strategy – Hungarian National Coordinator, EUSDR PA8...

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