Policy developments in European and international dimensions of VET

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According to the 2020 VET recommendation, peer reviews are aimed at improving mutual learning, increasing the transparency and consistency of quality assurance arrangements in the provision of VET, and reinforcing mutual trust between EU Member States.

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In the 2020 VET recommendation peer reviews are described as ‘a type of voluntary mutual learning activity supporting improvement and transparency of quality assurance arrangements at system level. The are aiming at accreditation procedures based on a specific methodology to be developed by the European Network for quality assurance in vocational education and training’.

A peer review offers the chance to the country hosting it to reflect on its practices of quality assuring its national...

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
45448
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

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It is important to develop professional collaborations that involve students and teachers in Hungarian vocational training in regions outside the borders. This can generate a positive trend in the labour market, that would strengthen the integration and the relations of Hungarian vocational training in Hungary and beyond.

The goal is to support the development of the professional and general skills of Hungarian communities beyond its borders in a way that matches increasing European and...

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The working group of the VET Innovation Council, Vocational training development in the Carpathian Basin, mapped future opportunities. The working group carried out the mapping between 2021-22. At its November 2022 meeting, the VET Innovation Council adopted the findings and proposals of the working group. The department responsible for VET development of the Ministry of Culture and Innovation has already started to elaborate the concept for the development of vocational training in...

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  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
ID number
45418
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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Goals and objectives of the policy development.

Main objectives of the activity are:

  1. promoting a positive image of VET as an attractive career path;
  2. strengthening cooperation between schools providing vocational training, vocational training centres and enterprises, firms, HEIs, local and regional government.
  3. increasing the involvement of employers in the practical training process;
  4. providing learners with opportunities to develop their interests and talents related to the profession;
  5. support for professional development of...

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The SkillsPoland competition consists of:

  1. development of organisational and substantive assumptions for the PolSkills competition at the regional and national level;
  2. conducting study visits as part of professional competitions in other countries;
  3. implementation of a promotional campaign for SkillsPoland competitions;
  4. conducting regional eliminators for competitions in 30 sectors;
  5. organising of three nationwide SkillsPoland competitions in 30 sectors;
  6. participation of representatives...

Bodies responsible

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  • Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE)
ID number
45038
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Poland Practical measure/Initiative

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  1. dissemination of the Europass-Mobility electronic document;
  2. support for advice on and use of the digital Europass service;
  3. facilitating access to information on learning opportunities in Europe, mainly in connection with learning mobility.

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The main objective of the activities of the combined National Europass and Euroguidance Centre is to implement Decision (EU) 2018/646 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 April 2018 on a common framework aimed at providing better quality services in skills and qualifications (Europass). The National Europass Centre (NEC) deals with coordinating the issuance of Europass documents and promoting the Europass initiative, in particular for career counselling and information...

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Education and Science
  • Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE)
ID number
45031
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Poland Practical measure/Initiative

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Offering small supplementary certificates for specific skills in demand on the labour market in regular IVET programmes.

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Standardised supplementary certificates are required by regulation in some occupations, especially as regards work safety or environmental standards. Several secondary schools have sought accreditation by national authorities to assess and deliver these certificates. Training, usually a short course, is integrated into the regular modules in IVET but follows the standards set by the relevant accreditation body. If learners pass the module they are awarded the certificate as well. The...

Bodies responsible

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  • VET Department of the Ministry of Education, Children and Youth (SFP)
  • Accident Insurance Association (AAA)
ID number
44961
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Luxembourg Practical measure/Initiative

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The Vocational education pathway (PEQ) aims to harmonise the certification per unit (CPU) system with the general school systems.

The objectives are:

  1. positive orientation towards VET (nationally called qualification education) so that it becomes as often as possible a first choice;
  2. the upgrading of technical professions and the sectors that lead to them;
  3. simplification of the organisation of vocational education for better clarity;
  4. learning differentiation to fight against premature...

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Following the evaluation of the system of certification per unit, a new vocational pathway was designed in 2021. On 20 July 2022, the Government of the French Community approved the decree redrawing the learners' path in vocational education and implementing PEQ. PEQ applies to all secondary learners, regardless of the chosen education pathway, so it applies for technical and artistic secondary education, vocational (full time and dual programmes), general and specialised secondary...

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of the French Community
ID number
44756
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Belgium-FR Regulation/Legislation

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The main objectives of the packages of measures are:

  1. the timely further and new development of training opportunities in the area of school-based and dual VET as well as in further training with a focus on green skills;
  2. integration of green skills into existing and new training regulations and curricula;
  3. creation of a uniform teaching principle as a basis for a common understanding of the topic that enables the teaching of relevant content across all subjects, forms and levels of...

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Various projects have already been initiated and launched in recent years that serve to achieve the stated objectives. With the National implementation plan (NIP), these activities were bundled and intensified in 2022.

The sub-projects included in the bundle of measures 'Green transition' are the responsibility of the Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and, as far as apprenticeship training is concerned, also of the Ministry of Labour and Economy (BMAW) and the Austrian...

Bodies responsible

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  • Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO)
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy (BMAW)
  • Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF)
ID number
44498
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Austria Practical measure/Initiative

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BMBWF, which is responsible for the VET schools (i.e. three- to five-year school-based VET programmes), is pursuing the following specific goals with the establishment and further development of a structure for increased internationalisation in VET:

  1. promotion of international competences among students and teachers;
  2. supporting VET schools in implementing their internationalisation projects/strategies;
  3. promoting the European and international dimension in VET schools;
  4. promote Erasmus+...

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The Erasmus+ VET Team Austria, located at OeAD, the Agency for Education and Internationalisation, plays an essential role in pursuing these goals. This is a network of professionals with expertise in European VET topics and Erasmus+. OeAD, in cooperation with BMBWF, has defined the following procedure in connection with the above objectives.

Activity 1: Status quo survey and feedback from practitioners

In the course of this activity, interviews with practitioners from Boards of...

Bodies responsible

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  • Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF)
  • Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation (OeAD)
ID number
44421
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Austria Strategy/Action plan

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To aid lifelong learning and recognition of competences and qualifications through establishing a system of transferable credits used in the professional training of adults.

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The development of the transferable credit system includes methodology for granting transferable credits for the professional training of adults including categories of skills to be considered for certification of competences: key, technical and occupation-related. It facilitates mobility and complies with the general provisions regarding competences acquired in education and training, including adult training.

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity
  • National Qualifications Authority (ANC)
ID number
44145
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Romania Regulation/Legislation

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The Federal Government wants to support further the development of VET in the partner countries and to strengthen Germany’s international cooperation in VET. The aim of the Federal Government’s bilateral VET cooperation is to help partner countries effectively integrate elements of practice-oriented or dual VET into their respective systems by sustainable support in line with the partner country’s context and needs. Another objective is to support German companies abroad in their efforts to...

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The subject of bilateral VET cooperation is usually the intentions of a partner country to reform its VET system. Project funding in international VET cooperation serves to make expert knowledge and implementation competences from Germany available to the partner countries. Examples of good practice are developed and tested on various VET topics and can stimulate reforms in the partner countries. Pilot projects are funded by BMBF, which regularly publishes relevant funding guidelines to...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Federal Foreign Office (AA)
  • UNESCO-UNEVOC
  • Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK)
  • German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK)
  • German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH)
ID number
44050
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Germany Practical measure/Initiative

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At EuroSkills, Europe's best skilled workers compete in their disciplines in the fields of crafts, industry, services and future skills for the title of European champions. In order to internationalise further the German system of initial and continuing vocational education and training, the participation and organisation of the German national vocational team is supported by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

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WorldSkills - the World Skills Championships - and EuroSkills - the European Skills Championships - take place alternately every two years. The WorldSkills Germany network promotes and supports national and international competitions of non-academic professions. Founded in 2006, the WorldSkills Germany association currently unites over 80 members. In addition to companies and associations, these include Chambers of Skilled Crafts and guilds or industry associations, as well as the BMBF and...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
  • Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
  • German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH)
  • Federal States
ID number
43947
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Germany Practical measure/Initiative

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Goals and objectives of the policy development.

Mobility in VET has the following objectives.

To strengthen the skills needed in a global world

In a globalising society, there is a need for competencies in the work environment, which often exceed specific technical competencies. These allow working in an internationally influenced environment and include intercultural competencies, speaking foreign languages, self-management and adaptability.

To respond to the need to internationalise the Flemish VET institutions

VET institutions that...

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Internationalisation continues to gain importance, also in VET. Skills in globalisation can be developed in the (often multicultural) school context, but only if the education staff have already acquired these competencies themselves. It is even better if learners and teachers are immersed in an international learning work experience. For instance, the Erasmus+ traineeship for VET learners will positively affect the attractiveness of VET in Flanders, but mobility of educational staff should...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Flemish Ministry of Education and Training
ID number
43829
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Belgium-FL Practical measure/Initiative

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With the Excellence Initiative for vocational education and training (VET), the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing targeted impetus for a necessary boost in attractiveness and modernity. The aim is to contribute to the necessary change in society's appreciation of VET. The Excellence Initiative for VET is a crucial part of the Federal Government's skilled labour strategy.

The initiative aims to increase the attractiveness of VET for all young people. A special...

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With the Excellence Initiative for VET policy projects are combined into an overarching agenda. Individual activities will be launched successively during 2022 to 2026. Over EUR 750 million have been earmarked for this purpose.

In order to give new impetus to VET, the Excellence Initiative focuses on three central fields of action.

Improving individual opportunity support for talents in VET, to ensure that skilled workers and young people can develop their potential in the best possible...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
ID number
43712
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Germany Strategy/Action plan

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Portugal's participation objectives are in line with those of these skills competitions:

  1. reinforcing the value of integrating worldwide standards of excellence in vocational training performance;
  2. enhancing the social status of vocational training, encouraging the recognition of vocational paths as successful alternatives for insertion into working life;
  3. promoting new technology-based skills, strategic for the development of the economy, according to European and worldwide evolutionary...

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WorldSkills and EuroSkills are aimed at all young people aged between 17 and 25 who have completed or are attending a qualification programme in vocational education and training. They aim to demonstrate the individual level of skills, rigour and mastery of techniques and tools for the exercise of each profession in the competition, through practical performance tests evaluated according to demanding criteria and in accordance with internationally established technical prescriptions by...

Bodies responsible

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  • Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP)
ID number
43510
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Portugal Practical measure/Initiative

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The purpose of the national Training abroad scheme and the Erasmus+ programme is to facilitate access for students to foreign internships, to internationalise vocational education and to equip companies for global competition.

  1. the student acquires international competences, not least cultural understanding and language skills;
  2. the student develops maturity and independence;
  3. the student acquires experiences with work tools, methods and workplace culture in other countries;
  4. in seasonal...

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The Training abroad scheme, is a Danish mobility programme that gives students in Danish VET the opportunity to go on training periods abroad when they have completed the basic course of their education. Through the scheme, the Danish employer or the trainee/apprentice can obtain financial support for their stay abroad.

Training periods abroad provide the trainee/apprentice with experience and skills that the trainee/apprentice can use to apply for training places, as well as jobs in both...

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • European Commission
ID number
43068
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Denmark Practical measure/Initiative

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The Strategic plan 2022-24 includes three sub-pillars and sub-strategies for VET to ensure lifelong learning (LLL) with focus on adult learning and youth. These sub-pillars are part of the same strategic objectives and complement each other in providing a holistic approach to VET and lifelong learning, with a focus on designing VET policies, updating VET and LLL programmes in accordance with labour market needs, and adjusting VET offers to regional needs.

More specifically, the strategic...

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The six strategic objectives of the plan are further analysed into sub-objectives that serve the effective implementation of the strategy.

More specifically, the implementation of the first strategic objective, Development and strengthening of VET and LLL with emphasis on quality assurance, is achieved through the following sub-objectives:

  1. increasing the attractiveness of VET through the creation of new opportunities;
  2. design of VET and LLL programmes and their quality assurance;
  3.  ...

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs
  • General Secretariat for VET, Lifelong Learning and Youth
ID number
42243
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Greece Strategy/Action plan

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The primary objective of the pilot testing is to verify the effectiveness of the recognition of international ICT certification standards. The pilot also aims to identify the opportunities and conditions under which it would be possible - by means of an Amendment to the School Act and the relevant implementing Decree on Detailed Conditions on Completing Education by the Maturita Examination in Upper Secondary Schools - to replace part of the exam in the education field Informatics and...

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On 1 October 2020, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports launched a pilot aimed at recognising international ICT certificates, that prove students’ knowledge and skills not only in informatics and information and communication technologies (in upper-secondary general schools, Gymnázia) and in education in information and communication technologies (in secondary VET schools) but also in digital competences in the profile part of the Maturita examination: Maturita in 4-year programmes...

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
  • National Pedagogical Institute of the Czech Republic
ID number
41970
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Czechia Practical measure/Initiative

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The aim of the initiative is to double the number of apprenticeships abroad to 2 000 by 2027.

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In order to learn more about motives and expectations, as well as existing obstacles to mobility and potential incentives for mobility abroad, the project Partnership commissioned ibw Austria: Research and development in VET in 2020 to conduct the study 'Foreign mobility in apprenticeship training'. The results were presented at the OeAD on 30 September 2021 and a concrete objective and five action priorities for increasing apprenticeship mobility were derived from it.

The study shows that...

Bodies responsible

This section lists main bodies that are responsible for the implementation of the policy development or for its specific parts or activities, as indicated in the regulatory acts. The responsibilities are usually explained in its description.
  • Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF)
  • Austria's Agency for Education and Internationalisation (OeAD)
  • Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) (until 2022)
  • Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO)
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy (BMAW)
ID number
41922
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Austria Practical measure/Initiative

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The strategy views Norwegian participation in Erasmus+ and the European Education Area as crucial for increasing the quality and relevance of education, and believes that this contributes to solving major societal challenges related to inclusion, diversity, digital and green transformation. The government is aiming at wider participation in Erasmus+, so Norway can make full use of the opportunities offered by the programme.

The government has set the following goals for participation:

  1. to...

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The strategy is focused on strengthening and improving Norwegian participation in Erasmus+ and the European Education Area, in order to provide more learners, youths and students, teachers and staff with opportunities for intercultural learning and exchange in Europe. The quality of education and training is to be further developed through international cooperation.

The government also wants more Norwegian interests to be able to cooperate with the best environments in Europe in order to...

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Education and Research (KD)
ID number
41597
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Norway Strategy/Action plan

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Through several of the programmes, Norway will have access to important research, infrastructure and technology that it cannot develop alone.

It is important for the country to be part of European investment in digitisation: Europe can build the necessary capacity in areas such as artificial intelligence, supercomputers and cybersecurity.

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The government has decided that Norway will participate in several EU programmes in the period from 2021 to 2027. Some programmes are a continuation of existing cooperation, but the country also plans to join new programmes. The EU's major investments in digitalisation and green priorities are important factors in the programmes Norway has chosen to join.

These priorities are nationally important and affect several areas in the society, as well as vocational education and training.

Norway...

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Education and Research (KD)
ID number
41544
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Norway Strategy/Action plan

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The programme aims to develop micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Portugal by strengthening the professional skills of their employees in those areas.

The main objective is to qualify and train human resources in order to:

  1. increase their employability, promote the integration of unemployed people in companies and contribute to preventing the risk of unemployment, in the case of the employed, and simultaneously increasing their contribution to the success of the employer's...

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The training courses are part of the national catalogue of qualifications (CNQ) and the training content is included in the thematic area of internationalisation.

The programme training is composed of a set of short-duration training units (UFCD) of the CNQ with a maximum duration of 350 hours.

Whenever deemed useful and pertinent, although not mandatory, the training paths, available online or face-to-face, may be complemented by work-based learning (WBL), with a minimum duration of 140...

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  • Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP)
  • Portugal Global - Trade and Investment Agency (AICEP)
  • National Agency for Qualification and Vocational Education and Training (ANQEP)
ID number
41456
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Portugal Practical measure/Initiative

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To improve the quality of VET and diversify its learning opportunities through internalisation and learning mobility.

To monitor and further expand the use of mobility opportunities.

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The following measures are foreseen:

  1. promoting learning mobility in VET: supporting the internationalisation of VET, including support for the implementation of Europass, improving data collection and analytics, monitoring and analysis of learning mobility;
  2. participating in Erasmus+ and other development and cooperation projects, and mobility schemes to mobilise best international experience;
  3. participating in EU-level debate and development activities on the creation of key profiles for...

Bodies responsible

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  • Ministry of Education and Research
  • Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Agency
ID number
41185
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Estonia Practical measure/Initiative

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The support measures want to give more VET learners the opportunity to make an internship or part of their apprenticeship in another country. The aim of the measures is to provide young people with worldwide learning experiences in VET and thus to address the need of globally operating companies for skilled workers with international professional competence and at the same time to increase the attractiveness of VET.

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Outgoing mobility:

  1. Erasmus+: as shown in the Study on Mobility (NA at BIBB, 2018), Erasmus+ funds about half of all outgoing mobilities of VET learners. Since 2015, Erasmus+ has also been promoting the internationalisation of VET learning venues through accreditation of vocational schools and companies for a simplified participation in the VET mobility programme.
  2. VETworldwide: to expand IVET mobility outside the EU, BMBF and NA at BIBB initiated the programme...

Bodies responsible

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  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Erasmus+ National Agency for VET (NA at BIBB)
  • Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) (until December 2021)
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)
  • Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
ID number
39569
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Germany Practical measure/Initiative

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Walloon residents have the opportunity to learn languages or to deepen their knowledge. They thus position themselves more optimally on the job market and meet the needs of businesses more adequately. By strengthening the language skills of jobseekers, particularly in a professional context, Wallonia intends to improve its employment rate, especially for low-skilled people.

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Under the Decree of 20/02/2014 and the Decree of the Walloon Government (AGW) of 08/09/2016, the action plan for learning languages (plan langues) of Forem, the Walloon office for vocational training and placement, offers financial assistance for learning Dutch, English and German. Learners can complete a year, or a semester, abroad in the academic year immediately following graduation from upper secondary school.

The Forem annually convenes the providers who practically organise the stay...

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  • Le Forem (The Walloon Office for Vocational Training and Employment)
ID number
39251
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Belgium-FR Practical measure/Initiative

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By offering international mobility grants to VET learners, it is intended to:

  1. allow trainees in entrepreneurial training to carry out part of their practical training in a company located in another country of the European Union. At the IFAPME, these internship hours carried out abroad are recognised as part of the graduation;
  2. promote foreign language skills;
  3. strengthen business skills;
  4. provide internationalisation of the employment and/or training policies;
  5. promote the acquisition of...

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Since 2014, every year several dozen learners from different VET programmes and from the IFAPME network complete a professional and linguistic training course of 4, 6, 8 or 13 weeks duration. This internship abroad is an integral part of the vocational training offered by the regional training provider IFAPME. Focused on practice and know-how, these scholarships cover all or part of the compulsory internships necessary for graduation. A short course in English is offered to learners involved...

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  • Walloon Institute for Apprenticeship and Entrepreneurial Training and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (IFAPME)
ID number
39169
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Belgium-FR Practical measure/Initiative

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The amendment aims to:

  1. significantly strengthen the influence of employers' representatives on the provision of secondary VET, for example by:
    1. extending the responsibilities of the Employer Council for Dual VET to the entire system of vocational education and training that is also visible in the change of the name to the Employer Council for VET;
    2. empowering ‘sectoral assignees’ to propose the experimental verification of new VET programmes in order to strengthen supply of programmes...

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The amendment of this legislation was initiated by employers' representatives based on the experience of the ESF project 'Dual education and increasing attractiveness and quality of VET'. In March 2021, the education ministry submitted a draft amendment to the Act on VET (61/2015) to public discussion, with the proposed entering into force from 1 September 2021.

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  • Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport
ID number
39147
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Slovakia Regulation/Legislation

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The Ministry’s long-term objective and task is to create conditions for all higher education institutions to provide quality education to students in full-time, combined and distance forms of study, as well as through lifelong learning courses that are open to the general public; to carry out research, development, artistic and other creative and professional activities, the outputs of which will support the social, economic and cultural development of the country; and, to make higher...

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The SP2021+ formulates a general vision for higher education and its significance for society.

Six priority objectives have been set:

  1. develop competences directly relevant to life and practice in the 21st century;
  2. improve the availability and relevance of flexible forms of education;
  3. improve the efficiency and quality of doctoral studies;
  4. strengthen strategic management and the effective use of capacities in research and development at higher education institutions;
  5. build capacity...

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  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
ID number
38997
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Czechia Strategy/Action plan

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To improve approaches to developing and implementing VET curricula and examination as well as recognition of prior learning.

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VET provision, curricula, examination

In December 2016, the ESF project ‘Development of sectoral qualifications system for vocational education development and quality assurance’ was launched to develop new occupational standards and modular VET programmes for most of professional qualifications (sectoral qualifications).

In 2017, amendments to the Vocational Education Law specified the legal framework for the modularisation of VET programmes. VET modules were included in the State...

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  • Ministry of Education and Science
  • National Centre for Education (VISC)
  • Ministry of Welfare
  • Ministry of Economics
  • State Education Development Agency (VIAA)
  • State Education Quality Service (IKVD)
ID number
37689
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Latvia Regulation/Legislation

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  1. to provide a learner- centred curriculum which promotes creativity, innovation, self-reflection, and personal independence;
  2. to develop specialised technical, leadership and entrepreneurial skills in line with tomorrow’s industry trends and requirements;
  3. to promote an international outlook while embracing cultural diversity;
  4. to promote professional development through lifelong learning opportunities;
  5. to perform and solicit practices which are ethically correct and environmentally...

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The rationale for ITS international collaboration efforts and activities is that the cooperation with top international universities and institutions provides students with the possibility to graduate from a reputable institute and also get the opportunity to study for a period of time within these institutions in order to obtain wider experience and further develop their skills to meet international standards.

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  • Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS)
ID number
37586
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Malta Practical measure/Initiative

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The aim of the measure is to establish, through bilateral governmental or other types of agreement with EU member countries and third countries, short and long-term VET mobility programmes to boost and support global economic cooperation and workforce mobility, and to promote professional skills that can be acquired in the Hungarian VET system.

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Based on the example of the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship created in higher education, the mid-term VET policy strategy 4.0 envisaged creating and operating a VET Stipendium Hungarian Scholarship.

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  • Ministry of Culture and Innovation
  • Tempus Public Foundation
ID number
36531
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Hungary Regulation/Legislation

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  1. to inspire innovation in learning, as well as continuous improvements to governance and business processes, and the use of state-of-the-art technologies;
  2. to encourage a socially responsible approach towards the surrounding environment, customers, employees, clients and the public;
  3. to open up programmes to employees and the public, while enabling the adoption of transparent and clearly communicated decisions;
  4. to help ensure employees are experts in their fields;
  5. to achieve a high level...

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In 2017, the EU allocated as much as EUR 25.7 million for implementation of the Erasmus+ programme in Lithuania. Almost 900 eligible applications were submitted for grants in the country per year. Some 297 education and training applications were received in 2017. A sum of about EUR 11 million was allocated to higher-education establishments; more than EUR 3.5 million to VET institutions and about EUR 500 000 to general education schools. Pupils, students and education staff participating in...

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  • Education Exchanges Support Foundation
  • Qualifications and VET Development Centre (KPMPC)
ID number
29898
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Lithuania Practical measure/Initiative

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It is expected that exchange of students and cooperation across national borders will become clearer, more predictable and safer.

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The new regulation intends to ensure that:

  1. conditions for approval are clarified, for easier assessment of whether the conditions have been met during the approval period;
  2. conditions for withdrawal of approval specify the criteria on which the assessment is based;
  3. exchange organisations and school owners make information on relevant cultural and safety issues related to their stay available to students and their guardians at an early stage;
  4. responsibilities will be clearly defined,...

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  • Ministry of Education and Research (KD)
ID number
29046
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Norway Regulation/Legislation

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The objective is to strengthen Nordic cooperation and ensure continuous safety in the Nordic region.

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This paper discusses the most important development features of Nordic cooperation. The first chapter describes a number of measures that have been implemented in recent years to follow up the government's goal that Nordic cooperation should be developed and strengthened. In the second part of the report, the government, based on current societal challenges, highlights how we can work to ensure the Nordic region remains safe. The Nordic countries cooperate on education and research projects...

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  • Ministry of Education and Research (KD)
ID number
28957
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Norway Strategy/Action plan

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This policy development aims at developing a quality assurance system based on continuous improvement in IVET.

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An online guide, Qualéduc, was made available to education institutions and inspectorate bodies in April 2016 to help them develop a quality assurance system based on continuous improvement.

By March 2017, 25 out of the 30 existing education districts (académies) had been involved in Qualéduc. Two national conferences were organised in 2016 to promote the use of this tool among schools and inspectorate bodies. The tool has since been complemented with sections to guide on how to adapt the...

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  • Ministry of National Education and Youth
  • Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports (from 2020 till 2022)
  • Delegate Minister for VET under the education and labour ministers
ID number
28832
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France Practical measure/Initiative

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The priorities of the VET system development programme 2016-20 are directed at increasing relevance, quality, excellence, attractiveness and inclusion, as well as the international dimension of VET.

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The VET system development programme 2016-20 provides the strategic framework for VET development and reform. The programme was adopted by the Croatian Government in September 2016 and a related action plan was adopted two months later by the Ministry of Science and Education. It is planned according to the following principles:

  1. quality assurance, which will increase the transparency of VET, strengthen confidence in the system and lifelong learning;
  2. partnerships, which will ensure and...

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  • Ministry of Science and Education (MZO)
  • Agency for VET and Adult Education (ASOO)
ID number
28826
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Croatia Strategy/Action plan

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TPR is primarily aimed at strengthening the capacities of EQAVET national reference points (NRPs) and VET providers in quality assurance at European and national levels. It complements national quality assurance mechanisms and also drives reflection on the national quality assurance framework based on the transnational exercise.

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The Agency for VET and Adult Education (ASOO) is involved in a transnational peer review exercise in cooperation with three other EQAVET NRPs. In 2017, five quality areas along with the corresponding quality criteria were examined in one transnational peer review meeting and follow-up consultations. In 2018, four quality areas were revised (Pedagogical framework and planning the pedagogical process, Teaching and learning, Assessment and certification, and Learning results and outcomes) and a...

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  • Agency for VET and Adult Education (ASOO)
ID number
28818
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Croatia Practical measure/Initiative

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Despite the lack of systemic approach, developments in guidance and counselling are continuing through ESF projects coordinated by the national coordination point for lifelong career guidance within the Public Employment Service of Slovenia (ZRSZ) and its branches:

  1. the 2015-22 project 'Strengthening counselling work with young people' at the employment service of Slovenia (Krepitev svetovalnega dela z mladimi na Zavodu RS za zaposlovanje) aims at finding new ways to increase accessibility...

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  • Employment Service of Slovenia (ZRSZ)
ID number
28794
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Slovenia Practical measure/Initiative

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To promote the attractiveness and the excellence of VET, this policy development aims to reform the model of VET student competitions with a strong focus on skills’ demonstration, visibility and the involvement of companies and key stakeholders in VET. This is expected to improve the reputation of VET as a desirable and high-quality education option for Croatian students and introduce students to excellence, professional skills at an advanced level, high professional standards, contemporary...

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In January 2017, an initiative on Promoting student competences and VET through skills competitions and fairs was launched to modernise VET student skills competitions in Croatia and encourage participation in national and international skills competitions. In its initial stage in 2018, the project analysed the existing national and international VET student skills competitions and fairs and developed a new model of competitions in Croatia consistent with major international competitions...

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  • Agency for VET and Adult Education (ASOO)
ID number
28792
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Croatia Practical measure/Initiative

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The promotion of ECVET focuses on expanding its uptake by VET providers in Croatia and thus supports learner mobility, recognition of learning outcomes and quality of mobility arrangements.

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A national ECVET portal was developed in 2016. A growing number of Croatian institutions are recognising the benefits of ECVET. Amendments to the VET Act from 2018 stipulated that VET students can acquire learning outcomes during periods of international mobility. This is intended to support VET schools in setting up longer periods of VET student mobility.
Six workshops were organised in 2018 for around 230 teachers and school directors. The participants were introduced to different aspects...

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  • Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes (AMPEU)
ID number
28789
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Croatia Practical measure/Initiative

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To develop a single all-encompassing strategy for validation of prior learning nationally.

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The main initiative relates to validation of skills for refugees and migrants. Measures have been taken to speed up the mapping and validation of skills and competences of refugees and other recent immigrants. The Ministry of Education and Research has allocated extra funding support from the 2016 budget. Skills Norway coordinates the Erasmus+ project VISKA (2017-20) on validation of prior learning for asylum seekers, immigrants and low- qualified adults. In the Norwegian trials, refugees...

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  • Ministry of Education and Research (KD)
  • Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)
ID number
28782
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Norway Regulation/Legislation

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The objective is to ease the mobility of workers from a selected number of countries by enabling automatic recognition of trade and journeyman’s certificates.

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As one of the adaptions to the internal labour market (through the European Economic Area - EEA agreement), the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT) has established a formal system for recognition of foreign trade and journeyman's certificates, which is aimed to address the problems of migrant workers from the European Economic Area. The procedure was established in 2016. Foreign certificates are assessed according to the scope, level and content of comparable...

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  • Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT)
ID number
28776
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Norway Practical measure/Initiative

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The implementation of the National credit system for VET has the following main objectives:

  1. promoting flexibility in the qualification pathways and certification strategies within the scope of the national qualifications system (SNQ);
  2. capitalising on individual training and lifelong learning paths, with a view to obtaining qualifications;
  3. promoting the transparency of the learning outcomes achieved or to be achieved through its quantitative expression;
  4. improving the certified learning...

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In 2017, Portuguese legislation introduced a National credit system for VET in line with ECVET principles, which was intended to support permeability between VET pathways and higher education, as well as mobility within Europe. A major priority is that the system supports adult qualifications. It applies to level 2, 4 and 5 qualifications of the national qualifications framework, QNQ (Quadro Nacional de Qualificações). It also applies to certified training programmes/courses, which are...

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  • National Agency for Qualification and Vocational Education and Training (ANQEP)
ID number
28702
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Portugal Regulation/Legislation

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In December 2018, the Council of ministers approved EUR 8.6 million (three times the previous budget), jointly financed by the European Social Fund, for VET teacher training, upskilling and mobility. The distribution criteria, agreed by the Autonomous Communities, take into account the number of teachers and the number of secondary schools and / or baccalaureate centres and / or VET centres.  CPD training provision for teachers also encompasses guidance practitioners.

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  • Council of Ministers
  • Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
ID number
28693
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Spain Practical measure/Initiative

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Increasing quality in VET mobility and facilitating the recognition of learning outcomes achieved abroad, thus helping learners to capitalise on mobility experiences, even short-term ones.

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The Italian context has been characterised in recent years by reform processes aimed at building an Italian lifelong learning system and a national system of skills certification. The several acts adopted, including the inter-ministerial Decree of 30 June 2015 regarding the QNQR (National framework of regional qualifications) and the inter-ministerial Decree of 8 January 2018, defining the QNQ (the Italian national qualifications framework), in line with the European principles for the...

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  • Ministry of Labour and Social Policies
  • National Institute for Public Policy Analysis (INAPP)
ID number
28680
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Italy Regulation/Legislation

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The Prince's Trust International (PTI) Achieve is a personal development and employability skills programme to support young people aged 13-19, with its main aims being:

  1. to enhance the personal development and employability skills for students, emphasising careers and preparation for work with opportunities to link up with employers;
  2. to provide young people with the space and attention they need to learn skills, develop confidence, raise aspirations and improve their attitude to...

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In the school year 2015/16, the Prince's Trust XL programme - from a UK-based charity founded in 1976 by the Prince of Wales - was introduced in lower and upper secondary schools in Malta. It aims to re-engage 13- to 16-year-olds at risk of exclusion or underachievement through informal learning to foster self-confidence.

The programme covers:

  1. personal and social development;
  2. life skills;
  3. active citizenship;
  4. preparation for work.

The programme leads to an award, certificate or...

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  • Ministry for Education (MFED)
  • HSBC (Malta foundation)
  • Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST)
  • Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS)
  • Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA)
  • Ministry of Education and Employment (MEDE) (until 2020)
  • National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) (until 2021)
ID number
28672
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Malta Practical measure/Initiative

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The purpose of the project was to increase the attractiveness of vocational training through promotional activities, presenting professions in school, competition, and advertising in other activities for a greater number of views in the recognition of vocational professionals in vocational education.

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The 2016-20 ESF-funded project VET promotion, coordinated by the Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for VET (CPI), promoted VET as an attractive education option and supported the young and talented in moving forward in their career. The project promoted vocational and technical education through the active participation of young people between the ages of 18 and 25, teachers, employers and other social partners.

The promotion is done mainly through the national and European skills...

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  • Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Vocational Education and Training (CPI)
  • Chamber of Craft and Small Business (OZS)
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS)
ID number
28550
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Slovenia Practical measure/Initiative

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Creating fast tracks for newly arrived migrants, to reduce the time from arrival to entry in occupations that face skills shortages.

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In 2015, the government started consultations with social partners, the Public Employment Service (PES) and other government agencies to create fast tracks for newly arrived migrants and to reduce the time from arrival to entry in occupations that face skills shortages. An agreement involving employer and employee organisations assigned the PES responsibility for creating fast track paths for labour market integration. Employment services at local and regional level managed the programme for...

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  • Ministry of Education and Research
  • Public employment service (PES)
ID number
28544
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Sweden Practical measure/Initiative

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To determine whether competence tests may strengthen upper secondary vocational education for young people, adults and newly arrived migrants by increasing their labour market relevance and cooperation between the world of work and education, and by easing validation.

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The National Agency for Education was commissioned in December 2016 to investigate if competence tests at the end of the programme may strengthen upper secondary vocational education by increasing their labour market relevance and by increasing cooperation between the world of work and VET.

In December 2017, the mandate of the National Agency for Education was amended to include a pilot phase to determine whether competence tests may also ease validation of adults' and newly arrived...

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  • National Agency for Education
ID number
28535
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Sweden Practical measure/Initiative

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To develop entrepreneurial spirit and competences of learners and teachers.

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The National Centre for TVET Development registers new training firms and corresponding activities annually.

The Business plan competition is managed through it and is organised annually. Students together with teachers create a virtual company, just like a real one, perform virtual transactions (buy-sell, including international), make payments and make balance sheets.

The competition takes place based on the approval of the education ministry at local, regional and national levels.

The...

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  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of National Education (until 2021)
  • National Centre for TVET Development (CNDIPT)
ID number
28517
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Romania Practical measure/Initiative

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Since 2016, several regions (wojewodztwa) have initiated CPD projects for teachers and trainers in companies. The projects are co-funded by the ESF and implemented as regional programmes. They include the development of VET programmes suited to the socioeconomic environment and the implementation of high quality vocational apprenticeships, which includes the upgrading and updating of the qualifications of trainers in companies.

The Foundation for the Development of the Education System...

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  • Ministry of Education and Science
  • Ministry of National Education (until 2021)
  • Ministry of Investment and Economic Development
  • Foundation for the Development of the Education System (FRSE)
ID number
28495
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Poland Practical measure/Initiative

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The overall aim of the IQS is human capital development and support for lifelong learning, mainly by increasing the accessibility and quality of qualifications as well as allowing for qualifications to be compared and referenced to the EQF.

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The PQF can be considered to have reached an operational stage: it was formally adopted by parliament on 22 December 2015 together with the establishment of the Integrated Qualifications System (IQS) and Integrated Qualifications Register (IQR) and came into force in January 2016.

While the Ministry of National Education is responsible for overall coordination, an advisory stakeholder council was set up in September 2016. An update on the referencing report was presented in December 2016....

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  • Educational Research Institute (IBE)
  • Ministry of Education and Science
  • Ministry of National Education (until 2021)
ID number
28490
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Poland Regulation/Legislation

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To help young children (six-year-olds) with literacy problems reach the level expected of them in reading and writing.

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In order to improve basic skills in IVET, the National Literacy Agency (NLA) launched in September 2018 the Reading recovery (RR) training programme in collaboration with the university college London. The programme consists of 100 hours of individual sessions over 20 weeks. The sessions are provided by teachers trained specifically in the methodology of RR. The programme lends itself to adaptations to meet the individual needs of each student.

The programme includes the training of...

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  • National Literacy Agency (NLA)
  • University College London
ID number
28427
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Malta Practical measure/Initiative

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A national team of ECVET experts is in place since 2014 to promote general understanding of ECVET principles and provide informative support to vocational schools.

In 2017-18, several seminars and an international conference were organised with the participation of ECVET experts on the practical application of ECVET principles. In 2018, ECVET National experts prepared the e-brochure Why ECVET, and organised a webinar addressed to representatives of vocational and adult education, teachers,...

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  • State Education Development Agency (VIAA)
  • National team of ECVET experts
ID number
28394
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Latvia Practical measure/Initiative

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The overall aim of the activity is to raise the overall competitiveness of Latvian VET system and VET providers, with a particular emphasis on Baltic collaboration. Internationalisation has been set as a priority in individual development strategies 2021-27 of VET institutions. BAfA aims to share experience in implementing vocational education reforms in the Baltics, with the focus on introducing work-based learning and apprenticeships, and to promote examples of good practice.

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In 2014, the Erasmus+ project National authorities for apprenticeships: Implementing work-based learning in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia (WBL-Balt)' was launched, led by the Latvian Ministry of Education and Science. The project partners were: the Ministry of Education and Science (Latvia), Employers' Confederation of Latvia, National Centre for Education (Latvia), Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia, Ministry of Education and Science (Lithuania), Qualifications and Vocational...

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  • Ministry of Education and Science
  • The Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia
  • National Centre for Education (VISC)
  • German Baltic Chamber of Commerce
  • Ogre Vocational School
ID number
28382
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Latvia Practical measure/Initiative

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To facilitate the recognition of diplomas from third countries and their integration into education or onto the labour market.

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A regulation adopted in 2016 amends the recognition of diplomas or certificates acquired in third countries under certain conditions (which are not covered by the European convention on the equivalence of diplomas leading to admission to universities or the convention on the recognition of qualifications concerning higher education in the European region) as equivalent to national diplomas. The diploma must be delivered by a higher education institution recognised by the third country and...

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  • Ministry of Higher Education and Research
ID number
28367
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Luxembourg Regulation/Legislation

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The 2016 Law on the recognition of professional qualifications (transposition of Directive 2013/55/UE modifying the Directive 2005/36/EC) established the CLQ (National qualifications framework) as the formal reference point for recognition of professional qualifications acquired outside Luxembourg (apart from third countries). The law establishes the rules to be registered in the Register of vocational and training certificates (registre des titres professionnels et registre des titres de...

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  • Ministry of Higher Education and Research
  • Ministry of Education, Children and Youth
ID number
28366
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Luxembourg Regulation/Legislation

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Modernising IVET aims at making school-based VET more effective (securing ability to self-direct lifelong learning and employability), more attractive (addressing challenges of the 21st century such as digital technology and energy transition), and more open to Europe and the world (through stronger partnerships with institutions in other countries).

The new phase in the transformation of the school-based vocational system is designed to meet two major objectives:

  • faster transformation...

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The transformation of the vocational high school, which began in 2018, aims to improve the link between apprenticeship and the academic path. It is a systemic transformation (covering content and pedagogy, organisation of pathways, evolution of the training offer) in order to make vocational education more effective and more attractive; it aims to involve VET further in preparing learners for promising future jobs, especially in digital technology and the energy transition. Measures include:

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  • Ministry of National Education and Youth
  • Delegate Minister for VET under the education and labour ministers
  • Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports (from 2020 till 2022)
ID number
28223
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France Regulation/Legislation

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Strengthening the professional aspect of Erasmus, in order to enable young apprentices to benefit from the same opportunities for international mobility as students and thereby democratise and amplify the mobility of young people around Europe.

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A French-German pilot project to support the mobility of young apprentices was launched in November 2015 and involved 50 young apprentices working in 11 participating large enterprises (Allianz, Michelin, Danone, Bosch, BASF, L'Oréal, Siemens, BNP Paribas, ENGIE, Airbus and Safran). The main aim was to raise awareness about apprenticeship among education and counselling staff in charge of school pupils. The initiative was supplemented by an online continuous professional development course...

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  • Ministry of Labour, Employment and Professional Integration (until 2022)
ID number
28219
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France Practical measure/Initiative

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Fostering cooperation between higher education and economic sectors to match supply and demand for qualifications more effectively, and expanding the trades and qualifications campuses initiative were among the national policy priorities in VET for 2016-20. The second generation of campuses aims at establishing VET as an excellence pathway, strengthening the linking between the world of education and the world of business. It is part of the actions taken under the continuing reform of May...

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In the reporting period, the initiative was further extended through labelling 95 campuses covering 12 growth and job-creating sectors: food and food-processing; chemistry and biotechnologies; creation, design, audiovisual; infrastructures, construction, eco-construction; materials, innovative materials; mobility, aeronautics, terrestrial and maritime transport; digital, telecommunications; business services, logistics; innovative services, mechatronics; tourism, gastronomy; energy...

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  • Ministry of National Education and Youth
  • Ministry of Labour, Full Employment and Inclusion
  • Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation
  • Ministry of Economy, Finance and Recovery
  • Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports (from 2020 till 2022)
  • Ministry of Labour, Employment and Professional Integration (until 2022)
ID number
28218
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France Practical measure/Initiative

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The aim of the measures is to provide legal security to both employers and training organisations that offer alternance training schemes involving training mobility abroad.

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Apprentice mobility was enshrined in the Labour Code (2017). New legal provisions have come into force, aimed at removing obstacles to long-term mobility in Europe for apprentices and trainees in alternance training schemes. Recent laws reforming the Labour Code (March 2018) and vocational education and training (September 2018) include measures that apply to all young people under the apprenticeship contract (contrat d'apprentissage) and the professional development contract (contrat de...

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  • Ministry of National Education and Youth
  • Ministry of Labour, Full Employment and Inclusion
  • Delegate Minister for VET under the education and labour ministers
  • Erasmus+ National Agency (Erasmus+ France Education and training)
  • Ministry of Labour, Employment and Professional Integration (until 2022)
  • Ministry of National Education, Youth and Sports (from 2020 till 2022)
ID number
28216
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France Strategy/Action plan

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There are multiple initiatives to raise the skills of young people and workers (employed or unemployed) in ICT and the digital economy. Different public bodies are involved, in some cases in partnership with industry.

Red.es, a public entity for the promotion of the information society, is currently in charge of the following schemes:

Digital professionals youth employment - this scheme is part of the digital agenda for Spain 2013-15, and is jointly funded by the European Social Fund...

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  • Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
  • National Institute of Qualifications (INCUAL)
  • The Spanish School of Industrial Organisation Foundation (EOI)
  • State Public Employment Service (SEPE)
  • State Foundation for Training in Employment (Fundae)
  • Red.es
  • National Institute of Education Technologies and Teacher Training (INTEF)
ID number
28192
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Spain Practical measure/Initiative

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The Strategic plan for vocational training aims to make VET more responsive to the needs of the productive system, meeting skills demands in a quick and prospective way.

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The new government, in power since June 2018, reorganised the administration. The change of name in the education administration state, now the Education and Vocational Training ministry (previously Education, Culture and Sports), reflects the new strategy to promote VET. In October 2018, the Government presented the Strategic plan for vocational training under education authorities. In February 2019, the Council of Ministers published the Agenda for change (Agenda del Cambio). The agenda...

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  • Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
ID number
28187
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Spain Strategy/Action plan

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VET policy priorities in 2016-20 include the development - progressively - of a State-wide dual VET regulation according to Article No 42bis of the Organic Act on Education; better coordination among all actors involved in dual VET; improving the quality of the practical training component of VET programmes, both in school-based settings or delivered as dual VET.

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Dual VET is being developed in cooperation with the Autonomous Communities. The ministry of education and vocational training (2018), in cooperation with the main stakeholders, is pursuing the regulatory work necessary to develop dual VET at national level, also monitoring and assessing the results of regional pilot experiences so as to meet the needs and characteristics of the Spanish business world.

The initial draft was presented to social partners in May 2018, but the new government...

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  • Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
  • Ministry of Labour and Social Economy
  • State Public Employment Service (SEPE)
  • Autonomous Public Employment Services
ID number
28182
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Spain Strategy/Action plan

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The objective of the new quality assurance approach is to support continuous improvement in teaching and learning and quality assurance in VET institutions. Transforming the accreditation process into a quality assessment process aids the development of a learning-centred school culture and increases the credibility of VET.

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A working group was set up to review the national approach to quality assurance. The group was composed of representatives of the education ministry, employer and employee organisations, VET schools and other partners.

In 2017, the group presented a proposal concerning changes in the assessment criteria and in the procedures and principles for the quality assessment of VET. Based on the working group's proposal, and in line with the EQAVET Recommendation, amendments to the Vocational...

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  • Ministry of Education and Research
  • Estonian Quality Agency for Higher and Vocational Education (until 2022)
  • Estonian Quality Agency for Education
ID number
28157
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Estonia Regulation/Legislation

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The amendment of the Vocational Training Act aims to modernise and strengthen vocational education and training (VET) by making it more attractive, permeable, flexible, transparent and equivalent to academic education. Another aim is to introduce minimum remuneration for apprentices and more opportunities for part-time vocational training.

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The legislative process for amending the Vocational Training Act started in November 2018. Several key changes to be introduced:

Introducing a minimum training wage for apprentices.

Apprentices starting their training in 2020 will receive a minimum wage of EUR 515 per month. This will increase by 18% in the second year of training and by 35% (based on the first year) in the third year. For apprenticeships starting in 2021, the minimum wage will be EUR 550 in the first year of training, for...

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  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
  • Federal States
ID number
28125
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Germany Regulation/Legislation

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As part of the ‘skilled workers strategy’ of the Federal government, the aim of the law is to facilitate the immigration of skilled professionals, to ease their access to the labour market and to offer good prospects to specialised staff from non-EU countries.

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Drafted in December 2018, the Skilled Labour Immigration Act features the following:

  1. access for specialised staff from non-EU countries, along with recognised vocational training for all occupations, without restriction for bottleneck occupations;
  2. measures for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications become more attractive and practical, including quicker, closer counselling;
  3. immigration for job search also for skilled workers with recognised vocational training and the...

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  • Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) (until December 2021)
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS)
  • Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB)
  • Federal Employment Agency (BA)
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI)
ID number
28124
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Germany Regulation/Legislation

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With the Pact for VET, BMBF is bringing together its diverse activities and initiatives for the development of a modern, attractive and dynamic VET to form an overall strategy, which increases visibility and esteem of VET pathways in public opinion.

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The Pact for VET (Der Berufsbildungspakt) includes the following measures, partly addressing work-based learning:

  1. modernising the framework conditions of VET, particularly in view of digitalisation;
  2. improving permeability and transparency through provision of vocational guidance, designating equivalent qualifications and improved progression opportunities;
  3. modernising infrastructure in VET schools and training centres, particularly in view of digitalisation;
  4. continuing professional...

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  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
ID number
28113
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Germany Strategy/Action plan

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The project aims to develop a tracking system for initial vocational education and training (IVET) graduates.

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In November 2018, the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET) launched the Erasmus+ project Tracking learning and career paths of VET graduates, to improve quality of VET provision (On track), in cooperation with seven countries. The project aims to develop a tracking system for IVET graduates. The tracking system will gather graduates' qualitative and quantitative data related to further education, employment, career paths, and skills and competences required by the...

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  • National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET)
ID number
28055
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Bulgaria Practical measure/Initiative

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The ITINERIS mobility project aims to develop the skills of training professionals to observe practices, participate in innovative actions in different European countries and adapt to changes in their professions.

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Since 2018, Formaform, a partnership mechanism set up by Le Forem, Bruxelles Formation and IFAPME, is leading a consortium bringing together French-speaking public vocational training providers with the aim of boosting the mobility of trainers and educational experts in Europe in support of lifelong education.

This project, called Itineris, is part of the Europena funded ERASMUS+ programme, and consists of mobility grants for trainers and educational experts.

Grants are available for...

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  • FormaForm
ID number
28041
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Belgium-FR Practical measure/Initiative

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  1. Positive orientation towards VET (nationally called qualification education) so that it becomes as often as possible a first choice.
  2. The upgrading of technical professions and the sectors that lead to them.
  3. The fight against premature dropping out of school which leaves too many young people without secondary school leaving certification and feeds the hard core of unemployment.
  4. Mobility between the various training providers in Belgium and abroad.

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The certification by learning-outcomes units (CPU) divides upper-secondary VET tracks into different CPU. Learners receive the qualification certificate when all the learning-outcomes units are validated. Those who fail get a second chance in a complementary year with a personalised support from teachers.

The Minister of Education decides which training will be implemented in CPU; hence this certification approach is being gradually implemented.

In 2017, certification by learning-outcomes...

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  • Ministry of the French Community
ID number
28031
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Belgium-FR Regulation/Legislation

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This agreement was concluded to facilitate the mobility of graduates from apprenticeships and to counteract future possible skill shortages. This measure is also expected to attract more learners and might be extended to other professions.  

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In October 2016, an agreement was signed between the authorities from the German-speaking Community (IAWM and the Ministry) and German authorities. This agreement offers cabinetmaking apprentices the opportunity to acquire a certificate of apprenticeship from both countries, one from Belgium and one from Germany. In order to receive the certificate from both countries, the apprentice needs first to complete the apprenticeship in one country and then pass an additional exam in the other. 
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  • Ministry of German-Speaking Community
ID number
27999
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Belgium-DE Regulation/Legislation

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The objective of the federal Act on the simplification of procedures to recognise and assess foreign educational and professional qualifications is to:

  1. simplify the procedures for the recognition of foreign educational or professional qualifications obtained in a third country;
  2. introduce procedural provisions for the assessment of foreign educational and professional qualifications;
  3. achieve more transparency in recognition processes.

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The federal Act on the simplification of procedures to recognise and assess foreign educational and professional qualifications came into force in July 2016. It was introduced by the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, which was the main responsible body for integration issues until 2020 when the integration agenda was transferred to the Federal Chancellery. A federal recognition portal was established by the Integration Fund (ÖIF), along with information centres,...

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  • Federal Chancellery of Austria
  • Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (until 2020)
ID number
27986
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Austria Regulation/Legislation

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The objective of the funding programme is to ensure the quality of training and thus increase its attractiveness and to enable young people to have equal access to training, irrespective of gender, origin or personal disadvantages.

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Since 2016, the Austrian Economic Chamber, on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW), has funded up to 100% of the costs of projects supporting quality, gender equality and social integration in apprenticeships: 

  1. the quality strand addresses quality management and quality assurance in apprenticeship training, including training tools, innovative testing methods and competence checks, and quality assurance of dual VET;
  2. the gender equality strand addresses...

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  • Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO)
  • Federal Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) (until 2022)
  • Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection (until 2020)
  • Chamber of Labour (AK)
  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy (BMAW)
ID number
27973
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Austria Practical measure/Initiative

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The project aims to improve the competitiveness of the Austrian economy through modern and excellent VET and promote innovation while supporting social inclusion. It is supported by policy-makers and developed in cooperation with the Economic Chambers of the federal provinces (Länder).

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The We educate the economy plan was approved in 2018 by the Austrian Economic Chamber and focusses on developing projects in five fields:

  1. virtual learning platforms, for example for virtual company tours or online career information;
  2. digital tools for apprenticeship training, such as digital learning worlds for apprentices, online tools for planning and documenting apprenticeship training and digital training and continuing education platforms for trainers;
  3. continuing training, such as...

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  • Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO)
ID number
27971
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Austria Strategy/Action plan