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
Agenda - Future of VET
01. J. Bjornavold and J. Markowitsch - Decline or expansion where is EuropeanVET heading
02. Scenarios for VET in Europe
03. J. Shackleton - European VET seen from the outside
04. A. Pouliou and J. Markowitsch - Future of VET in Europe - challenges and opportunities
05. M. Virolainen - Transversal skills and competences and the VET curriculum - Finnish perspective
06. C Plaimauer - Transversal skills and competences on VET practices-policies
07. M. Noack - Transversal skills and VET curriculum - Competence-Cards
08. D. Kulss - Key competences in VET
09. S.Broek K. Luomi-Messener J.Branka - The challenge of reviewing and renewing VET qualfications
10. T. Deissinger - New arrangements between VET and general education ´Hybrid´
11. T. Hogarth - New arrangements between VET and general education
Plenary day 1 - Video
Plenary day 2 - Video
Breakout 1 - Video - Transversal skills and the VET curriculum
Breakout 2 - video - The challenge of reviewing and renewing VET qualifications
Breakout 3 - Video - New arrangements between VET and general education