ERIC Number: ED423360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of the Social Partners in the Development of Training in Market Economy. Report of Subgroup B presented at the Advisory Forum Meeting (Turin, Italy, June 12-14, 1996).
Benedek, A.; Luttringer, J-M
Subgroup B of the European Training Foundation's (ETF) Advisory Forum analyzed the role of the private sector in vocational education and training (VET) and focused on the role of the social partners in the transition process. A questionnaire on the role of social partners in the development of training in market economy was sent to 110 individuals; 43 responded. Results indicated that few national organizations dealt with VET and allowed social partners to contribute to shaping training policy. In most countries, laws regulated the operation of tripartite organizations. In half of the countries, regional bodies complemented the work of national committees; in the other half, such bodies did not exist. National and regional bodies were involved in policy making, counsel, and strategy creation. The emergence of social partnership was occurring in an unfavorable context of economic crisis and structural transformation. All the partner countries pointed out the difficulty encountered by employer organizations and employee trade unions in forming autonomous, representative forces. Tripartism was the emerging form of social regulation in the current transition phase. These action proposals were made to the ETF: observe, register, and analyze countries' initiatives; convince political deciders of the importance of social dialogue regarding VET; provide technical support; and involve social players in the European Union's Leonardo projects. (Appendixes include the instrument and tables and graphs.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Educational Change, Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Free Enterprise System, Job Training, National Organizations, Postsecondary Education, Private Financial Support, Private Sector, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Tables (Data), Unions, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: Europe; USSR