Cedefop/DG EAC Conference 29-30 September 2014, Thessaloniki
Based on the results of Cedefop’s VET monitoring report on progress toward the aims of the common EU strategy on vocational education and training (VET) as set out in the Bruges Communiqué (2010), this event will focus on how to maximise the potential of VET in addressing long-term strategic goals.
Cedefop will briefly present the major findings of the VET monitoring report, after which discussions will shine a light on specific issues affecting progress towards the Bruges objectives. Moderating the final session, the Commission will suggest how the conclusions of the VET monitoring report and of the conference itself can be used in countries and at EU level to move closer to our common goals.
Participants will include Directors-General for Vocational Training in Member States and members of the Advisory Committee on Vocational Training, the Governing board of Cedefop, and the ReferNet network; the Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture, Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs, Directorate-General for Entrepreneurship; ETUC, BusinessEurope, UEAPME and other social partner representatives; representatives of Eurochambers; researchers, and representatives of VET providers and learners.