ERIC Number: ED419975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Workshop on "Enhancing the Role of Social Partner Organisations in the Area of Vocational Education and Training in Candidate Countries of Central and Eastern Europe." Proceedings. (Turin, Italy, December 15-16, 1997).
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
These proceedings contain reports of the plenary and working group sessions of a seminar to exchange information on such topics as the social dialogue on vocational education and training (VET) at the European level and involvement of social partners in development and implementation of European Community VET policy. Each report is introduced by a summary of key issues raised and recommendations made at each session. Working Group I on allocation and management of financial resources in VET includes three reports: "Financing of [VET] in the Construction Sector in Spain" (J. Galvan); "Financing and Managing Training for SMEs [Small and Medium-sized Employers] at the Inter-professional Level in France" (C. Turck); and "The Experience of the Labour Market Fund in Hungary" (A. Gyarmati-Racz). Working Group II on analysis of labor market skill requirements and assessment of related training needs consists of two reports: "Contractual Models for Anticipating Future Skill Requirements" (J. Mejer Pedersen) and "The Role of the Community and Regional Office for Training and Employment (FOREM) in Belgium in the Identification and Analysis of Training Needs" (C. Dewitt). Working Group III on development of qualification standards and accreditation of skills includes three cases: "The Experience of the National Vocational Qualifications System in the United Kingdom" (J. Winterton); "The Finnish System of Competence-Based Qualifications" (J-P. Jyrkanne); and "The Estonian Experience with the Development of a National Vocational and Professional Qualification System" (I. Link). Working Group IV on supporting the access of SMEs to vocational training contains three reports: "The Role of Social Dialogue in the Development of Vocational Training in the Metal Sector in Denmark" (J. Andersen); "Multi-Media Self-Training for SMEs in the Tourism Sector--A Leonardo Project" (G. Peroni); and "Linking Training Institutions with SMEs: The Experience of the Enterprise Support Center in Latvia" (I. Rudzate). Two sections of Plenary Session I follow: "The Social Dialogue in [VET]--The Involvement of the Social Partners in Implementing [VET] Policies" and "The Social Dialogue and European Training Programmes." The round table discussion, "The Social Dialogue on [VET] at the European Level: Achievements and Future Prospects," and "Key Conclusions of the National Reports on the Social Dialogue on [VET] in the Partner Countries" are also included. Plenary Session II provides a summary of conclusions and recommendations of the seminar as a whole. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).