This service contract falls under Cedefop’s activity on policy learning, namely, understanding what apprenticeships are in the EU Member States as concerns laws, policies and practices, with a view to supporting countries in setting up or modernising their apprenticeship systems.

The contractor will assist Cedefop to:

- Map the existing apprenticeships in the EU Member States, plus Iceland and Norway, as defined by relevant national legislation or embedded in the VET systems;
- Identify those countries where apprenticeships meet a set of pre-defined criteria (see paragraph 2.2.2), and provide an up-to-date description of what is in place in these countries;
- Analyse apprenticeships in the selected countries in order to classify them into apprenticeship types/models on the basis of a theoretical framework;
- Map the ongoing initiatives under the European Alliance for Apprenticeships, and set the basis for its systematic monitoring.

This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union 2015/S 188-340261 of 29/09/2015.

Deadline of submitting tenders: 09/11/2015 (17h00 for hand-delivered tenders).

Requests for additional information/clarification should be received by 30/10/2015.

The answers to such requests, if any, will be published under this banner, therefore please visit Cedefop's website frequently for updates.

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Contract Award Notice_Cross National Overview

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Clarifications 1 - Questions and answers

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Tender Documents - Cross National Overview

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