How much progress has Europe achieved in making its vocational education and training (VET) systems the best in the world? How should European VET policy develop beyond 2010?
These are some of the issues for debate at the upcoming Agora conference (Thessaloniki, March 16-17), co-organised by Cedefop and the Czech Presidency of the European Union (EU), with the participation of Commissioner Jan Figel' and the Education Ministers of the Czech Republic and Greece.
Participants will discuss the results of Cedefops 2009 Policy Report, Continuity, consolidation and change: Towards a European era of vocational education and training. Topics include the implementation of common European tools and principles to support lifelong learning; promoting excellence and innovation in VET; and improving links between VET and the labour market.
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