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Study visits: New catalogue and call for applications

Would you like to explore education and training issues with your peers in other European countries? Are you interested in expanding your professional network? Do you wish to learn more about education and training policy and practice across Europe? Then perhaps it’s time to participate in the EU’s Study Visits Programme.

The study visits, coordinated by Cedefop on behalf of the European Commission, are addressed to those who are responsible for the development of education and vocational training policies at local, regional or national levels.

They welcome, among others, directors of education and vocational training establishments, guidance centres and validation and accreditation centres; teacher trainers; education and training inspectors; and representatives of employers associations and trade unions. 97 % of participants are very satisfied with their experience in the programme.

The next application round, which will run between 8 February and 31 March 2011, concerns study visits scheduled between September 2011 and February 2012. A total of 140 visits hosted by 27 countries will take place during this period.

The programme is open to nationals and residents of any of the 27 EU Member States, as well as the EFTA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) and candidate countries (Turkey and Croatia).

All relevant information, including application forms and the catalogue detailing the study visits, is available at:

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