Portugal will hold the the Presidency of the EU from July to September 2007.

The main themes of the Portuguese Presidency on vocational training will be:


  • Life Long Learning Strategies: the open method beyond 2010
  • Recognition, validation and certification of non-formal and informal learning: systems and experiences
  • European Qualifications Framework Teachers professional development
  • Challenges schools are facing up to nowadays regarding Lisbon Strategy and the Programme Education & Training 2010
  • European Employment Strategy: results after 10 years
  • Fexicurity
  • Social inclusion
  • Reconciliation between work, family and personal life
  • Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming

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