The Bruges Communiqué on enhanced European Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training for the period 2011-2020 has been adopted by the Education Ministers from 33 European countries (EU-27, Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey).
The'Bruges Communiqué is a package of objectives and actions to increase the quality of vocational training in Europe by making it more accessible and relevant to the needs of the labour market.
It presents a vision of a modern and attractive vocational training system which ensures:
- Maximum access to lifelong learning so that people have opportunities to learn at any stage in life and by making routes into education and training more open and flexible
- More opportunities for experience and training abroad to boost language skills, self-confidence and adaptability
- Higher quality courses, providing the right skills for specific jobs,
- More inclusion and access for disadvantaged people,
- Creative, innovative and entrepreneurial thinking.
The Bruges Communiqué is the latest revision of the Copenhagen Process for European co-operation on vocational education and training.
Cedefop is a contributor to this Communiqué and the Copenhagen Process.