The European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training (EVBB) is a European umbrella association whose members are (state) associations, coordinating institutes of education, educational providers and higher education institutions at a national, regional and local level. Currently there are more than 60 educational institutions from 20 European countries and from Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Tunisia organized in the EVBB. There is a total staff of more than 35,000 working in the EVBB member associations at more than 1,500 educational centres. The objective work done by the EVBB is the qualitative improvement of vocational education and training in European countries and an increase in the efforts being carried out in education at a European level. This is pursued through a close cooperation with other Vocational Training Providers within our network as well as lobbying with the different EU institutions (in particular GD Employment, Education & Culture as well as CEDEFOP).