During the first half of 2005, an online study on competence development in organizations in the European Union has been conducted. This study was supported by the ETV team of Cedefop. The methodology of the study was an online survey, submitted to all contact persons within the ETV. The questionnaire consisted of 28 questions, and 103 items. The questions asked were about background information on the respondents, about as to whether organizations were working with the concept of competence, and if not why not, and if so, in which way it is applied. The main body of the questionnaire was about the implementation of competence development practices, and about the added value respondents perceived at the organizational, personnel administration and training and development level.

Please find attached  a short report on the first results of the survey. Further analysis of the data will be performed during the next months.

A follow-up online survey specifically aimed at respondents in companies has just been launched.

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Martin Mulder and Ceciel Bruin-Mosch


Short report on the results of the first survey