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Workshop on the future of VET

The workshop provided an opportunity for policy-makers, stakeholders, experts and researchers to discuss the challenges and choices facing European VET today. Building on systematic research carried out by Cedefop in recent years, the workshop complements the ongoing political discussion on the future of European VET evidenced in the July 2020 Skills Agenda, the proposal for a VET Council recommendation and the 2020 Osnabrück declaration.     

The workshop built on the findings of the recently published Cedefop report VET in Europe 1995-2035. From a long-term perspective on European VET developments, the report brings together two major Cedefop research projects: The changing nature and role of VET in Europe (2015-18) and the The future of vocational education and training (VET) (2019-22).

The workshop aimed to instigate a discussion on the overall direction European VET is taking.

Presentations and discussions during the first day of the workshop (26 November) provided a general picture of recent developments. Please watch the discussions that took place in the plenary of the first day (video).

The second day (27 November) allowed for an in-depth discussion of the way VET skills and competences are changing and how this influences their delivery. Please watch the discussions that took place in the plenary of the second day (video), and breakout sessions of the second day:


Agenda - Future of VET

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ALL Presentations

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01. J. Bjornavold and J. Markowitsch - Decline or expansion where is EuropeanVET heading

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02. Scenarios for VET in Europe

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03. J. Shackleton - European VET seen from the outside

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04. A. Pouliou and J. Markowitsch - Future of VET in Europe - challenges and opportunities

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05. M. Virolainen - Transversal skills and competences and the VET curriculum - Finnish perspective

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06. C Plaimauer - Transversal skills and competences on VET practices-policies

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07. M. Noack - Transversal skills and VET curriculum - Competence-Cards

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08. D. Kulss - Key competences in VET

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09. S.Broek K. Luomi-Messener J.Branka - The challenge of reviewing and renewing VET qualfications

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10. T. Deissinger - New arrangements between VET and general education ´Hybrid´

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11. T. Hogarth - New arrangements between VET and general education

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Plenary day 1 - Video

Plenary day 2 - Video

Breakout 1 - Video - Transversal skills and the VET curriculum

Breakout 2 - video - The challenge of reviewing and renewing VET qualifications

Breakout 3 - Video - New arrangements between VET and general education

Event Details

26/11/2020 to 27/11/2020
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Virtual event
Invitation only

Event Contacts

Mr. Jens Bjørnåvold
Senior expert, project manager
Anastasia Pouliou
Maite Santos