ERIC Number: ED418271
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-30
Reference Count: N/A
On Access to Continuing Training in the Union. Report from the Commission. (Council Recommendation of 30 June 1993).
Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).
In June 1993, the European Commission adopted a recommendation on access to continuing vocational training (CVT) in the European Union (EU). EU member states' progress was assessed by reviewing national reports drafted in accordance with an agreed-upon structure. The national reports demonstrated a wide range of new approaches and initiatives for promoting access to CVT, in terms of both member states' public policies and the social partners' or corporate policies. According to a 1993 survey, national rates of access to CVT ranged from 13% (in Portugal and Greece) to 43% (in Ireland). Important disparities between sectors were also found. After assessing progress toward improving access to CVT within the context of the various economic, demographic, and social developments that have occurred in Europe since 1993, the commission council issued nine action proposals, including the following: establish common conditions for facilitating access to CVT at the EC level and at the sectoral level; make CVT access reports a regular feature and simultaneously refine them to ensure that national reports and social partners' reports are uniformly drawn on common criteria; and present a plan for action on CVT training in an information society. (The text of the 1993 recommendation is appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Program Improvement, Public Policy, State of the Art Reviews, Trend Analysis, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission of the European Communities, Brussels (Belgium).
Identifiers: European Union