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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. 

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 2012 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.##

Associated Projects

News

Cedefop and DG EAC take stock of policy developments
Cedefop and DG EAC take stock of policy developments (03/07/2014) new
How shall Europe maximise the potential of vocational education and training (VET) to address its long-term strategic goals? This question will be the focus of a conference organised by Cedefop and the European Commission in September.
Building growth: Country-specific recommendations 2014
Building growth: Country-specific recommendations 2014 (01/07/2014) new
Europe 2020: Employment Performance Monitor and Benchmarks
Europe 2020: Employment Performance Monitor and Benchmarks (24/06/2014)
Businesses as shareholders in the skills formation process
Businesses as shareholders in the skills formation process (28/04/2014)
In his inaugural speech at a seminar organised by the Institute for Social and Economic Policy Education (ISWA) in Berlin, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that in today's economic climate, 'businesses should be considered shareholders in vocational training and an integral part of the skills formation process.'

Events

 
Building European VET - Time to move on (25/06/2014) new
29/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Thessaloniki, Greece

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