Under the provocative headline 'Permeability, a wishful thinking approach to education and training?’ Cedefop is inviting experts in higher education and vocational training (HE and VET) to consider permeability (open access) between various parts of the educational system from three different perspectives:

1. national policies and initiatives: from credit systems to validation;
2. individual perspective and choices;
3. institutional networking within a changing relationship between VET and HE.

The focus is on identifying the factors that may trigger or hinder greater permeability, and on elaborating proposals for policy and practice.

Recent and ongoing research, European projects (especially those related to qualification frameworks and credit systems), as well as Cedefop studies (such as the studies on vocationally-oriented education and training at higher qualifications levels or on credits and permeability) provide the basis for discussion.

The workshop will be held in Thessaloniki on 27-28 January.