Strengthening European cooperation in vocational education

From Copenhagen to Maastricht, Helsinki and Bordeaux, a European VET area is being built, based on transparency and mutual trust, announced the Bordeaux communiqu of 26 November 2008, issued by European Ministers for vocational education and training (VET), the European Commission and social partners. Much of the evidence that informed their decisions was provided by Cedefop, according to its mandate to monitor and analyse progress of Member States in implementing common European VET policy priorities. This mandate was renewed at Bordeaux.

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