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ERIC Number: ED458449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 93
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-92-896-0076-4
ISSN: ISSN-1562-6180
The Financing of Vocational Education and Training in Portugal. Financing Portrait. CEDEFOP Panorama Series.
Centeno, Luis Gomes; Sarmento, Ana Leonor
The financing of vocational education and training (VET) in Portugal was examined. The examination focused on the following topics: (1) the economic, political, legal, and administrative contexts of funding; (2) the funding framework for VET in Portugal; (3) initial vocational training (IVT); (4) continuing vocational training (CVT); and (5) vocational training to address unemployment and social exclusion (UVT). In 1996, funds for IVT, CVT, UVT, and other VET-related activities accounted for 51.0%, 29.8%, 12.7%, and 6.5% of funds spent on VET, respectively. In 1998, funds for IVT, CVT, UVT, and other VET-related activities accounted for 42.0%, 31.0%, 22.3%, and 4.7% of funds spent on VET, respectively. Financing of VET activities in Portugal was strongly dependent on European Social Fund support. The following actions were deemed critical to improving VET in Portugal: (1) increase all VET activities; (2) provide more coherence between the training structure within the educational system, labor market training, and other VET programs; (3) work to increase the private contribution to VET funding, but be mindful of the danger that a large number of enterprises could then reduce their training activities; and (4) encourage a good-quality and flexible system of private sector VET providers. (Fifty-two tables/figures are included. A table summarizing pertinent legal provisions is appended.) (MN)
CEDEFOP, PO Box 22427, Thessaloniki, GR-55102 Greece (# 5119 EN). Tel: 30 31 49 01 11; Fax: 30 31 49 01 02; e-mail:; Web site: For full text: rama/ 5119_en.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Portugal