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 - Cooperation between economy and education opens the possibility of reducing unemployment
    - 18-10-2017

    Chamber of Economy of Sarajevo Canton, together with the Ministry of Education, Science and Youth KS, which is also a project partner, organized a two-day study visit within the project "Learning by Doing", funded by the European Union...

  • Learning by Doing - Stakeholders and partners will participate to Study Visit in Sarajevo, 16-18 October 2017
    - 13-10-2017

    Between 16 and 18 October 2017, Chamber of Economy of Sarajevo Canton will organize study the visit in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in order to introduce project partners with several vocational high schools and companies, where students of...

  • Learning by Doing - Stakeholders group meeting - Romania, Building national plan of activities for increasing capacities of local actors for modernizing VET system
    - 12-10-2017

    Hunedoara Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted the Romanian stakeholders group meeting to discuss and elaborate the national plan of activities during the project Learning by Doing. The workshop was moderated by Ildiko Pataki, expert from...

  • Learning by Doing - Study Visit in Varaždin, Republic of Croatia, 3-5 October 2017
    - 08-10-2017

    On 3rd – 5th October 2017, the Croatian Chamber of Economy Varaždin County Chamber is host to Learning by Doing project`s partners and stakeholders within the activity – Capacity Knowledge Exchange. The study visit programme included visit...

  • Learning by Doing - Improving the employability of young people, 14-15 September 2017, University of Maribor
    - 02-10-2017

    The University of Maribor (UM) is participating in the EDU-LAB project, which aims to improve the employment opportunities for young people in the Danube region. The basis for building a new way of thinking is the development of capabilities...

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