The Project

About Prosilient VET project

The Prosilient VET project is part of a long-term effort between organizations from Romania, Bulgaria, Austria and Italy to support the professional development of VET trainers and experts. In our consortium we have three vocational training centers (Romania, Austria and Italy) and one partner expert in vocational training (Bulgaria).

With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the systemic transformations triggered by the pandemic in economies across Europe, the VET sector – and more specifically CVET – becomes the focus of attention of policy makers and practitioners. The main target group of our efforts are our CVET trainers.

The influence of these factors on them can be summarized as an increasing risk of occupational burnout, which has several consequences, such as absenteeism from work, abandonment of the profession, illness, emotional exhaustion and anxiety . The creation of new challenges and roles for CVET teachers and trainers puts pressure on their well-being, which is critical as an outcome itself and for other vital outcomes, such as learning and student well-being.

Online VET prosilience Toolbox for CVET trainers

The toolbox will be available as an interactive resource on the website and as a downloadable pdf file.

CVET trainers will be trained in using the toolbox and promote it across CVET communities in partners’ countries.

 Prosilient VET piloting activities

CVET trainers will conduct online, offline or blended piloting activities with learners from each country using the new competences acquired.

Dissemination activities

The involvement of CVET trainers and other relevant stakeholders from all partner countries and beyond through a multiplier event, online publications, thematic presentations at external events, offline and online promotional activities.

Transnational meetings & events

During the project’s lifetime, transnational partner meetings and a multiplier event are planned to be realized.

KICK OFF MEETING (online) in March 2022

SOFIA (Bulgaria) in June 2022

VIENNA (Austria) in December 2022

BUCHAREST (Romania) in June 2023

Project’s Partners

CREFOP (Lead Partner)

CREFOP is an NGO founded in 2006, which is active implicated in quality improvement of education and vocational training and in the development of the good practice in this domain. Crefop actively promote the principles of cooperation and non-discriminatory access to resources of various factors involved in socio – economic life at local, regional, national and international level.

It is an authorized vocational training organization by the National Council of Adult Education, and employment services’ provider by the Ministry of Labour (counselling and mediation on labour market).

The main activities are:

  • social research,
  • non – formal and informal learning,
  • vocational training,
  • career counselling.

Consorzio ITACA

ITACA is a consortium of 16 cooperatives and companies which mainly operate in the sectors of tourism, communication, culture and professional services.

The network model of ITACA has developed processes of collaboration with European and international partners. It’s specialized in European and national projects, Communication and Training.

In these activities, ITACA always puts first the services addressed to the members of the consortium. It creates synergies and networks, both to facilitate aggregate participation in public/private tenders and to create valuable collaborations capable of improving their mutual competitiveness and market attack capacity.

It works to create local and international networks and it does it through innovative proposals, also facilitating communication systems with the use of digital technologies, web tools and social media.

Your Ideas Matter

Since its establishment in 2015 Your Ideas Matter (YIM) combines the efforts of highly skilled professionals dedicated to transformation of the education system in Bulgaria and developing up-to-date training opportunities for teachers and trainers in the education and training sectors.
YIM is an active partner to the NGO sector in Bulgaria being involved in the design of projects, trainings, coaching and psychological counselling activities. YIM’s scope of work covers the education and training spectrum with strong focus on VET.
The organisation’s expertise in training, coaching and psychological counselling serves mainly teachers, their students, trainers, and their learners in covering specific education and training needs.
The main types of our training activities are:
  • Training and Coaching of teachers, school leaders and young people; Coaching for high performance;
  • Empowerment and wellbeing;
  • Facilitation of group dynamics;
  • Projects preparation and management;
  • Design for Change based on the design thinking methodology.
Our programmes and activities we directed and benefitting more than 420 learners, 130 trainers and more than 50 organisations in both education systems and NGOs.


BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH was founded in 1990 as an independent Austrian organisation for providing continuous training, vocational qualification and career services.

Its main activities comprise the development of innovative training programmes for young (+16) individuals and adults, many of them disadvantaged and with migration background, on continuous and vocational training, counselling & coaching and activation for job seekers and employees. The training schemes are client-oriented and based on both the specific needs of the labour market and the participants’ individual situations, skills and competences, previous experience and life circumstances.

BEST offers various train-the-trainer programmes to improve standards of training and coaching delivery.

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