Vocational education and training (VET) is central to European strategies for lifelong learning, employment, long-term competitiveness and social cohesion. The EU, its Member States and social partners are devising policies to modernise education and training systems to make them the best in the world by 2010. Cedefop, as the EU’s agency supporting VET policy development, is playing a key role.
Last weeks conference, Sharing the cost of training in the newer Member States (15-16/10, Thessaloniki) debated the results of Cedefops new study on this topic.
The European Training Thesaurus (ETT) is a controlled vocabulary of reference for vocational education and training (VET) in Europe, covering topics of the Education and Training 2010 agenda such as lifelong learning, quality of training, training systems, teachers and trainers, qualifications, vocational guidance, and others.
To encourage exchanges among Leonardo da Vinci (LdV) projects that link national or sectoral developments to the European Qualification Framework (EQF), Cedefop is organising a workshop, Testing the EQF: relating international, national and sectoral qualifications to the EQF, on 10-11 November in Thessaloniki.
Enhancing European cooperation in vocational education through evidence and expertise: continuity, focus and flexibility