The workshop provided an opportunity for policy-makers, stakeholders, experts and researchers to discuss the challenges and choices facing European VET today. Building on systematic research carried out by Cedefop in recent years, the workshop complements the ongoing political discussion on the future of European VET evidenced in the July 2020 Skills Agenda, the proposal for a VET Council recommendation and the 2020 Osnabrück declaration.
The workshop built on the findings of the recently published Cedefop report VET in Europe 1995-2035. From a long-term perspective on European VET developments, the report brings together two major Cedefop research projects: The changing nature and role of VET in Europe (2015-18) and the The future of vocational education and training (VET) (2019-22).
The workshop aimed to instigate a discussion on the overall direction European VET is taking.
Presentations and discussions during the first day of the workshop (26 November) provided a general picture of recent developments.
The second day (27 November) allowed for an in-depth discussion of the way VET skills and competences are changing and how this influences their delivery.
- Breakout session 1: Transversal skills and the VET curriculum - Moderated by Anastasia Pouliou
- Breakout session 2: The challenge of reviewing and renewing VET qualifications - Moderated by Jens Bjørnåvold
- Breaktout session 3: New arrangements between VET and general education - Moderated by Else Husa