ERIC Number: ED478880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Highlights: The ETF in 2002.
European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
As part of its mandate to help the European Commission (EC) define, provide, monitor, and evaluate support to vocational education and training (VET) in regions outside the European Union (EU), the European Training Foundation (ETF) provided assistance to the following areas in 2002: Central and Eastern Europe; the New Independent States and Mongolia; the Western Balkans; and the Mediterranean region. One of ETF's main areas of activity was helping the EC maximize the relevance of its support to its partner countries by collecting, compiling, analyzing, and distributing information on labor market characteristics and on education and training in the partner countries. In 2002, ETF continued to decrease its involvement in projects' financial management while increasing its involvement in project monitoring. Other examples of ETF activities in 2002 were as follows: (1) helping the partner countries fight unemployment through development of responsive and innovative VET systems; (2) translating good VET practice in the EU into other cultures; (3) strengthening investment in social capital; (4) helping partner countries implement social and economic reform through the Tempus Programme; (4) monitoring the course of VET reforms in the partner countries; and (5) strengthening the EU's international partnerships. (Facts and figures concerning the ETF are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Data Collection, Economic Change, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Organizations, Organizational Objectives, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Secondary Education, Social Change, Technical Assistance, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.etf.eu.int/WebSite.nsf/Pages/264D878B9EE7CD2DC1256CFE0 054B206/$FILE/Highlights EN.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Training Foundation, Turin (Italy).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Mongolia