Annual Conference 2022 in Oslo (9-11 March)
The first newsletters about our next Annual Conference are out. Take a look, put the dates in your dairy… and look forward to a vibrant event… on the spot, we hope. The documents can be found at ‘newsletters’.

European Level 5 Week postponed till 2022
We were planning the first European Level 5 Week, from 1 till 5 November, in Zagreb and Maribor. But we have decided to postpone this EL5W, and the idea is to have it from 7 till 11 November next year. The venue and the city will announced later this year.

Webinars and ‘strategy and stakeholders of level 5’
Instead of the EL5W we will start a series of webinars from November on, lead by our new Theme Group for ‘strategy and stakeholders of institutions that offer qualifications at level 5.
More about this in a newsletter, to be published at the end of September.

Newsletter about Erasmus+ and CHAIN5 
At ‘newsletters’ you will find the most recent one. It is about the possibility to have CHAIN5 as a partner in actions under Erasmus+, as a community for level 5. It can be done for dissemination, seminars, webinars and other activities. In the newsletter the possibilities as we see them for small scale partnerships and CoVEs (and then for institutions that are ‘excellent’ in using level 5 qualifications in flexible learning pathways).

Press releases Annual Conference 2021
Here the press releases concerning the Annual Conference, held on 11-12 March 2021.
Pressrelease_CHAIN5_Annual Conference 2021
Persbericht_CHAIN5_Jaarcongres 2021

Summary webinar WBL
A summary of the outcomes of the webinar on WBL, held on the 25th of November 2020, can be found at ‘activities’.

Presentations Annual Conference (11-12 March)
All presentations and documents that have been used during the conference can be found at ‘newsletters – docs’. Later this month we will publish a report with the most relevant outcomes of this succesful event.

Call for members of two thematic teams
We have launched a call for members of two interesting and also important teams: one for discussing the European developments on the role of level 5, and one for those members who are involved in national and regional platforms for level 5 (Colleges, Institutions, and other stakeholders). In those newsletters you will find more information about the teams and how to apply for one of the teams.
CHAIN5-newsletter call teams 15-12-20
CHAIN5-newsletter – vet2020 report – call tt – 18-1-21

European documents (VET, level 5 and Higher VET)

In 2020 (November, December) a range of documents has been published by the European Commission, for the VET-sector. In those publications Higher VET, level 5 and the European Education (and Training) Area is mentioned, being a hot topic for the next five years. At ‘documents’ you will find them, with short comments. Next to that there is a newsletter with the most interesting parts of one of the documents, also to be seen as input for our next annual conference.

Structuur CHAIN5
The Board has decided about the structure for the Community of Practice, based on the current situation. During the (virtual) Annual Conference in March 2021, to be held in Zagreb, the structure will be discussed.
Chain5 – structure 2020

Thematic webinars
As CHAIN5 we have thematic groups as part of the community. Looking at the current situation we will start this academic year with online webinars, to make it possible to discuss recent developments.

WBL: 25-11-2020
The first webinar has been  about ‘level 5 and work-based learning, on the 25th of November, having more than 60 participants. The presentations that has been used can be found at ‘activities’.

Annual Conference of CHAIN5 in Tallinn
The Annual Conference in 2020 has been held in Tallinn, Estonia – 12/13 of March and a social programme of the 11th. Due to the corona virus the set-up and the format for the workshops had to be changed. But 45 peope have been in Tallinn…
See all presentations at ‘activities’. You are welcome!

Conferences by our partner-organisations
At ‘activities’ we are mentioning also conferences organised by our partner-organisations.

Discussion about Higher VET
There are a lot of discussions going on about higher VET and the role of this level for having more status for VET. And VET in general.
There has been published a working paper in December 2017 by Cedefop with cases in some member states (Germany, the Netherlands, France, Finland, Austria…). The researchers has been looking at the development at the higher levels, in VET and HE. This working paper can be found at ‘publications’, plus a link to all papers that has been used for the document about the future of VET.

Annual Conference Brussels
Presentations and other documents that have been used during the annual conference in Brussels (8-9 March 2018) can be found at ‘activities’. 

Memorandum of Understanding
During the Vocational Skills Week the partners in VET4EU2 signed a Memorandum of Understanding. CHAIN5 is linked to VET4EU2 through the mandate of DG E of the European Commission.
Vet4EU2 memorandum nov 2017
After the signing:
memorandum of understanding2

Seminar Work-Based Learning in Luton, UK
On the 9th and 10th of November 2017 we had our international seminar on Work-Based Learning, in Luton and hosted by the University of Bedfordshire.
The presentations, plenary and used for the workshops, can be found at ‘activities’. But here the summary of the feedback by the participants: we are proud!

Overview SCHE in the Bologna Process
Here an overview of the position of SCHE in countries involved in the Bologna Process. But… we think that this information can be improved. Please, take a look and send us your comments (

2015 sche national reports