ERIC Number: ED477824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Declaration of the European Ministers of Vocational Education and Training, and the European Commission, Convened in Copenhagen on 29 and 30 November 2002, on Enhanced European Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training. "The Copenhagen Declaration."
European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
Enhanced cooperation in vocational education and training (VET) will be an important contribution toward ensuring a successful enlargement of the European Union. The social partners play an indispensable role in development, validation, and recognition of vocational competencies and qualifications at all levels and are partners in promotion of enhanced cooperation in this area. These main priorities will be pursued through enhanced cooperation in VET: European dimension; transparency, information, and guidance; recognition of competencies and qualifications; and quality assurance. These principles will underpin enhanced cooperation in VET: measures should be voluntary and principally developed through bottom-up cooperation; initiatives must focus on needs of citizens and user organization; and cooperation should be inclusive and involve member states, candidate countries, and the social partners. Follow up of this declaration will include the following to ensure effective and successful implementation of enhanced European cooperation in VET: implementation of enhanced cooperation in VET will be a gradually integrated part of followup of the objectives report; the existing commission working group will continue work to ensure effective implementation and coordination; and the initial focus between now and 2004 will be on concrete areas where work is already in progress. (YLB)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Educational Certificates, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Job Skills, Job Training, Occupational Mobility, Position Papers, Program Implementation, Student Certification, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.minocw.nl/brief2k/2002/doc/60315a.PDF.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Commission, Brussels (Belgium).
Identifiers - Location: European Union