The Internationalization area of ​​TKNIKA deals with:


Directing the strategy and internationalization activities of TKNIKA.


Directing the internationalization strategy and activities of the Vocational Training centers.

Specifically, the activities of the internationalization area are developed in three levels of action:

Local level

In relation to the students, teachers, centers, companies and institutions of Euskadi, trying to create a culture of internationalization, where collaboration prevails and we can talk about an integrated internationalization system.

European level

With the surrounding nations that are interested, like ours, in collaborating and doing projects in the field of VET to create and capture knowledge that improves their performance.

Global level

With countries in the Americas, Asia, and Africa to exchange and share knowledge and experiences.


Activities of Tknika’s Internationalisation Area:

Establish international exchange programs for teachers, favoring the exchange of good practices.

Encourage active participation in the main international networks of Vocational Training that provide knowledge and exchange of experiences.

They promote research projects at international level, within the framework of international research and innovation programs linked to Vocational Training.

They also aim to:


Promote the offer of training activities in other countries, and promoting training activities abroad with companies.


Promote cooperation with other regions or countries in the processes of implementation and design of their Vocational Training system.

Internationalisation System of Euskadi's Vocational Education and Training

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Erasmus Mobility Programmes+ Students

They are carried out by the VET centers, Association of VET centers in Euskadi and directors associations.

Teacher mobilities

As part of the monitoring process, teachers make short stays through the Erasmus + teacher mobility grants.

Tknika has begun to participate in the Higher Education mobility program between program countries and partners (KA107), to promote cooperation with organizations in Australia and Hong Kong in the current call. Ikaslan (Association of directors of public VET centers), HETEL (Association of VET centers in Euskadi) and the VET centers themselves apply to mobility calls and manage student mobility and teaching scholarships in the Basque Autonomous Community.

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Participation in International Projects

We actively participate in different projects financed by the European Union or by different international entities.

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Training and support

The internationalization area of ​​Tknika provides a support and monitoring service to the Vocational Training Centers of the Basque Country.

The area supports the centers through:

  • Delivery of training courses
  • Advice tailored to the needs of each center
  • Organization of dissemination events of European projects
  • Organization of Tknika open days

The internationalization area of ​​Tknika carries out an exhaustive follow-up of the internationalization activities of the centers of the Basque Country in order to be able to disseminate their work.

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Relationship with Third Countries

Relationships with countries in the Americas, Asia, and Africa are maintained to encourage joint collaboration and exchange and share knowledge and experiences.

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International Network Management

The encouragement of participation in international networks is one of the means for reaching the targets of internationalisation for the various activities and sectors of vocational education and training (applied research and innovation, education, mobility, institutional management, etc.). We belong to different networks that serve as a framework for cooperation with diverse institutions, and to achieve international goals within the framework of vocational education and training.

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Internationalisation in the Region


We participate in the development of a common space for cooperation to promote projects that contribute to the economic, social, and cultural development of the Euroregion on a cross-border, inter-regional, and European level.

International networks



Bridges 5.0

Horizon Europe
BRIDGES 5.0, an EU Horizon project focused on building synergies between digital potential and human potential to achieve better outcomes for businesses, workers, society and the planet.


innoVET for successful innovation
innoVET - innovation through Internationalization (Swiss CoVE)
With this project for the Swiss Center of Vocational Excellence "inno-VET" we would like to contribute to promoting innovation in vocational training through its internationalization. We show how innovation competence in vocational training is related to the internationalization of institutions on a structural, cultural and strategic level. In an international exchange with our European partners (vocational schools, universities, companies, associa-tions) we develop tools, methods and training courses to promote innovation and internationalization.

There will be 6 summits and 6 teachers academies during project life.

Coordinador: movetia (Switzerland)
TKNIKA takes part as one of the 9 partners from VET in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, United Kingdom, Bulgary, the Canary Islands.


Business opportunity recognition related to SDGs.
The SDG4BIZ project designs and pilots a multidisciplinary, cross-border curriculum and training material for business opportunity recognition in SDGs.

Tknikalities newsletter

VET news, from the Basque Country to the world
Tknikalities is the Basque VET centres newsletter, it is published twice per year and here we highlight the semester news. 
You can also find in the message board our centres interests in the international field.


BILT - Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET
The ambition of the BILT project is to enable exchange of experiences and peer learning across the UNEVOC Network in the thematic areas of greening, digitalization/industry 4.0, entrepreneurship and migration. A fifth work stream addresses how new qualifications and competencies find their way into practice.

UNEVOC i-hubs

Innovating Technical and Vocational Education and Training
What is the i-hub?
The initiative is an exercise in co-development and its long term objective is to maximize the innovation potential of TVET institutions as drivers of employability, economic growth and inclusive social development.

Finished Projects

EUPiH – European Partnership in Hydroponics

Climate change has had and will have great impact on food production around the world. Growing crops the traditional way in the same geographical locations won’t be possible. We need to rethink the idea about gardening and farming. To teach young people about HYDROPONICS will therefore be crucial to safeguard the production of food of tomorrow.


How can VET teachers introduce virtual reality in their teaching to improve students' learning output, and then model best practise to be shared with more VET teachers?

EXAM 4.0

Excellent Advanced Manufacturing 4.0
The Excellent Advanced Manufacturing 4.0 - EXAM 4.0 project aims at setting up five European regional Skills Ecosystems that bring together VET/HVET centres, companies, policy makers and the individual (student, learner, job seeker…) in order to identify and define future skills needs in the Advanced Manufacturing (AM onwards) sector


Development of cross-border training to facilitate insertion in the Euro-regional labor market

Team We

Team Teaching in Welfare Technology
The project involves teachers and students from different fields of education (social and health care, it, electrical/mechanical engineering) in earning / teaching new methodologies and implementing them to solve (cross-curricular) real life problems/challenges provided by companies in the welfare field.

Bridge +

Building up Regional Initiatives to Develop skills-based Guidance
The main goal of this project is to tackle skills mismatches between demands of the world of work and competences of employees or canditates. With the help of ICT tools, relevant skills and competences shall be made visible in the direction of both companies and individuals, and be accessible for career guidance officers.


Competent Mentors Assure Competent Apprentices
Our Mission
Our mission is to train and equip mentors in SMEs to provide quality apprenticeships.

Our Vision
Our vision is that improving the competence of mentors will translate in increased apprenticeship placement offers by SMEs, improved apprenticeships’ quality and better learning outcomes of apprentices.


Implementing the CLIL (content and language integrated learning) methodology in the VET curricula.

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