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The changing nature and role of vocational education and training in Europe


This framework contract falls under Cedefop’s support to the modernisation of VET systems in Europe. The study covered by the contract will contribute to a better understanding of how European vocational education and training (VET) is changing. The study takes as its starting point that traditional VET at upper secondary level is under considerable pressure in some countries. At the same time we observe that vocationally oriented education and training is frequently delivered by institutions outside the traditional VET sector – pointing towards a broader and more diverse definition of VET being applied. A key objective of the study, based on a mapping of developments during the last two decades, is to analyse these changes, taking into account factors internal as well as external to the education and training system. The contractor will collect and analyse relevant data at national and European level to address these issues. The work of the contractor will build on and contribute to previous and ongoing work of Cedefop.

This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union 2015/S 145-267089 of 30/07/2015.

Deadline of submitting tenders: 28/09/2015 (17h00 for hand-delivered tenders).

Requests for additional information/clarification should be received by 21/09/2015.

The answers to such requests, if any, will be published under this banner, therefore please visit Cedefop's website frequently for updates.

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Contract Award Notice_Changing Role of VET

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Clarification (3) - Questions & Answers

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Clarification (2) - Questions & Answers

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Clarification (1) - Questions & Answers

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Cedefop's correction (1)_Changing role of VET

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Tender Documents - Changing Role of VET

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