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Analysing policy

The 2002 Copenhagen declaration set up a process of cooperation in vocational education and training (VET) in Europe, involving governments, social partners and EU institutions, in which EU Member States, Norway and candidate countries participate. Since 2004, Cedefop is mandated to report on how countries are progressing towards achieving commonly agreed VET policy goals. "A bridge to the future. European policy for vocational education and training 2002-10"  analysed the developments during the first eight years of the cooperation.

Whereas previous communiqués focused on general short-term objectives for VET (Maastricht, HelsinkiBordeaux communiqués), in 2010 a long-term vision for VET in 2020 with a commitment to implement a series of actions by 2014 were agreed (Bruges communiqué). Cedefop’s latest report, Trends in VET policy in Europe 2010-2012: Progress towards the Bruges Communiqué is a first step in understanding how these short-term actions are implemented in EU Member States and candidate countries.##

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News

2013 review of employment and social developments
2013 review of employment and social developments (03/02/2014)
Cedefop presents European VET in South Korea
Cedefop presents European VET in South Korea (28/11/2013)
Vocational education in a lifelong perspective and the VET systems in Germany and Austria were the themes of two interventions made by Cedefop Deputy Director Christian Lettmayr at the Global HR Forum 2013 in Seoul, South Korea (5-7 November).
Learning outcomes here to stay, but a lot of work still to be done – Cedefop conference
Learning outcomes here to stay, but a lot of work still to be done – Cedefop conference (22/11/2013)
A lively two-day debate at the Cedefop conference on the shift to learning outcomes and its impact (21 and 22 November 2013, Thessaloniki) concluded that learning outcomes are here to stay but there is still a lot of work to be done.
ReferNet plenary: Responsiveness key to improving visibility of VET
ReferNet plenary: Responsiveness key to improving visibility of VET (06/11/2013)
The growing importance of cooperation and networking in improving visibility of vocational education and training (VET) was at the core of the 11th plenary annual meeting of ReferNet, Cedefop’s European network of VET, on 5 and 6 November.

Events

 
The role of VET in reducing early leaving from education and training (23/04/2014) new
03/06/2014 to 04/06/2014 Thessaloniki, Greece

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