Evidence of effectiveness
There are two main evaluations of the VEU-centres: 1) EVA, 2012 and 2) EVA, 2014. In these evaluations, the centres' effectiveness and impact according to their objectives are assessed differently. On the one side, the evaluations shows that the construction of a coordinating body of the educational institutions has raised the awareness of the vocational educational programmes for SMEs. However, the evaluation also shows that there is room for improvement. Some VEU-centres find it difficult to gain support for marketing of the VEU-centre, as a one-point entrance to the adult vocational training system.
Engagement of stakeholders
The VEU-centres sign an agreement with the Ministry of Education every two year. The contract contains three strategic areas of actions and performance targets based on the legislation. The VEU-centre is responsible to follow the contracts goals and report annually to the Ministry.