To ensure Europe's global competitiveness, the European Union's Member States need to provide their citizens with a wide range of combinable learning options. What are the challenges for policy-makers in charge of developing progression routes in education and training systems?

The issues at stake were examined at an international conference in Warsaw coorganised by the Polish Council presidency and the European Commission: "Developing cooperation between vocational education and training, higher education and adult learning in response to the challenge of lifelong learning". Cedefop was actively involved in the implementation of the two conference workshops.

In parallel, a five-day study visit took place in Warsaw on "Raising the quality of vocational education and training in cooperation with employers and higher education", also with the participation of a Cedefop expert.