The Belgian EU Presidency organises this two-yearly Ministerial Council for the Copenhagen Process (European cooperation in the field of vocational education and training).
The Ministers of 33 countries (the EU, EEA and candidate Member States) will take note of the evaluation report on the past decade and outline the priorities of the programme of activities for the new decade (2010-2020).
The objective is to achieve a reinforced European cooperation in the field of vocational education and training.
The framework for European cooperation on vocational education and training is known as the Copenhagen Process. The Copenhagen Declaration was signed in November 2002 and, on 7 December 2010 at the Provincial Court in Bruges, the Belgian EU Presidency is holding the biennial ministerial conference on the process.