The importance of being vocational: challenges and opportunities for VET in the next decade: Cedefop and ETF discussion paper

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European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)
European Training Foundation (ETF)


This paper, jointly prepared by Cedefop and the ETF, aims to inform the next steps in vocational education and training (VET) policy-making at EU level, including the Osnabruck declaration expected to be discussed by ministers in the autumn of 2020. It puts forward key challenges and opportunities for VET which have emerged from the intelligence, research and evidence collected over the years by the two agencies, each within its own remit and geographic scope.

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Subjects: Vocational education and training; Workforce development; Lifelong learning; Policy

Keywords: European Union; Policy formation; Planning of education and training; Economic implication; Economic impact; Employability; Transition from education and training to employment; Relevance of education and training; Institutional role; Continuing vocational education and training

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2020

Physical description: 24 p.

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Also called: The importance of being vocational: challenges and opportunities for vocational education and training in the next decade: Cedefop and European Training Foundation discussion paper

ISBN: 9789289628969

Resource type: Discussion paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.329

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