The study will provide an overview in the 27 EU Member States on how countries cope with the obsolescence of VET teachers knowledge and skills, as well as an in-depth analysis of around 20 practices and policies. The comparative overview will, firstly, consider how countries map the competences of VET teachers, and identify training needs linked to the obsolescence of knowledge and skills. Secondly, the study will examine how the VET sector is monitoring technological innovation and changes related to work organisation in enterprises that are relevant for VET teaching and should be integrated in the initial and continuous training of VET teachers. Finally, the study will review current systems and actions to update the vocational knowledge and skills of teachers, in cooperation with the world of work. Furthermore, the contractor will undertake an in-depth analysis of around 20 policies and practices in the three above mentioned policy domains, based on secondary (desk research) and primary data (quantitative and qualitative research methods).

This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Communities 2009/S 94-134157 of 16.05.2009.

Deadline for submitting tenders: 14.08.2009 (17h00 local time for hand-delivered tenders).

Requests for clarification concerning this call for tender, if any, should be requested by 05/08/09. Requests and answers will be published under this banner. Please visit Cedefop's website frequently for updates.

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Contract award notice

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Correction 1

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Annex F - Cedefop style manual

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Annex B - Draft contract

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Annex A - Contract notice

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Tender documents

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