The overall objective of this study contract is to map and analyse how the education and training system and the labour market cooperate and communicate in the process of defining and renewing the content and profile of VET provisions and qualifications. The study, to be carried out in a sample of 15 EU Member States, shall focus on how this cooperation is organised and evolving in Europe and is expected to provide an insight into how initial VET programmes and qualifications are renewed and how this influences standards, curricula, text-books/learning material and, eventually, teaching and learning approaches and methodologies. An important objective of the study is to better understand the conditions for improving the dialogue and communication between education and training and the labour market to respond to the constantly changing needs of learners and the labour market.


This call has been published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union 2011/S 117-192324 of 21/06/2011.


Deadline of submitting tenders: 21/09/2011 (17h00 for hand-delivered tenders).


Requests for additional information/clarification should be received by 12/09/2011.

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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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 26/08/2011

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Tender Dossier - Cooperation Labour Market & VET

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