The aim of the event is to discuss, validate and complement the results of Cedefop’s studies on training leave and payback clauses to promote VET in Europe, and in particular:
- gain a better understanding of how far training leave and payback clauses are used in Europe to promote training and how they operate;
- evaluate implementation of training leave and payback clauses, reflecting also on the (potential) impact of the crisis;
- identify issues for further research and provide policy recommendations.
The findings of the two studies will be presented separately to ensure focused discussions among the participants and specific conclusions and recommendations. Thus, the first day of the workshop will be dedicated to training leave and the second day to payback clauses.
The workshop will bring together representatives of governments, social partners, academia and research to encompass all points of view and perspectives in the debates.
Further training against the odds? How to overcome the "Matthew effect" via training leave instruments. Robert Jellasitz
Training leave in Estonia. What to learn from it? Kalle Toom
Implementation and effectiveness of training leave in Greece. Ilias Livanos
The rights to training leave in Poland. Izabella Panus
Employees' vocational qualifications. Latest changes in the labour code. Employers' perspective. Grazyna Spytek-Bandurska
Tailoring the right to training leave. The case of Belgium. Piet Van den Bergh
Vocational education and training in Romania. Valentin Mocanu
A link between payback clauses and training leave Poland. L. Arendt and I. Kukulak-Dolata
The impact of sectoral training and development funds in the Netherlands on employee-training and the possible link with payback clauses. Arjan Van Der Meijden
Improving implementation of payback clauses from the perspective of the service trade union ver.di. Roman Jaich
Application of payback clauses in Italy: cases from an enterprise. Roberto Righi
Payback clauses in the Dutch sports branche. Lobke Mentrop