Amisbarometri, the VET student survey, was published at the end of 2017. It is the most comprehensive national survey, including all Finnish vocational students enrolled in Finnish vocational institutions. It carried out for the first time in 2015 and is repeated every second year. The data from the survey are the most extensive so far as it strives to include all students studying a curriculum-based vocational programme in a Finnish VET institution.
In November 2016, following amendment of Law of National Education, a dual-based programme was introduced in initial VET. Since then, the National Centre for TVET Development (NCTVETD) has started to set out the necessary methodological framework for the organisation and implementation of the new IVET programme.
The National Centre for Technical, Vocational Education and Training Development has responsibility for the Erasmus+ project European quality assurance in vocational education and training - national reference points (QANRPs), running from April 2017 to March 2019.
The National Centre for TVET Development has published a Guide to institutional good practices in quality assurance in initial VET. The NCTVETD is a member in the quality assurance national reference point (QANRP) in the European Network for Quality Assurance in VET. The publication is part of the EQAVET-NRP-RO-2017 project currently in process.
Romania is participating in the Learning by doing project, where the main objective is to improve the capacities of VET actors. This will be done through reinforcing regional, national and transnational partnerships to strengthen existing VET systems and support their development in the Danube region countries. The project started in January 2016 and will last for 30 months to the end of June 2019.
In December 2017 the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania consented to the draft recasting of the law on vocational education and training. The draft law introduces fundamental changes into the VET system to align it with the needs of the economy.
The national system of vocational education and training and adult learning has been offering, in recent years, more opportunities for upskilling the workforce, particularly in occupations needed on the labour market.
The Ministry of Education and Science adopted an action plan for the development of lifelong learning for 2017-20.