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ERIC Number: ED542559
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 114
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: ISBN-978-9-2896-1149-7
ISSN: ISSN-1831-2403
Trends in VET Policy in Europe 2010-12: Progress towards the Bruges Communique. Working Paper No. 16
van Loo, Jasper; Schmid, Eleonora
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Paper presented at the Meeting of Directors General for Higher Education (Nicosia, Cyprus, Oct 22-23, 2012)
European countries have set themselves 22 specific goals by 2014 to support their long-term vision for vocational education and training (VET). This report is a first step in understanding progress by mid-2012 towards these goals, endorsed in 2010 in the Bruges communique to help achieve the Europe 2020 agenda. Attention has clearly focused on helping young people remain in, and return to, education and training through work-based learning routes. Building on their joint work in the last decade, countries have advanced in setting up qualifications frameworks and devising approaches to assure quality in VET, but much work is still in the planning stage. More attention to the professional development of VET staff, better monitoring of VET labour market outcomes, and considering incentives where appropriate, could help progress in the coming years. Appended are: (1) ECVET coordination points, EQF coordination points, EQAVET national reference points; and (2) Acronyms and definitions. (Contains 21 tables, 9 figures, 4 boxes and 26 footnotes.) [Additional support for this paper was provided by the the Copenhagen Working Group and the Cypriot Presidency.]
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. P.O. Box 22427, Finikas, Thessaloniki, GR-55102. Tel: 30-2310-490111; Fax: 30-2310-490049; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: European Commission
Authoring Institution: Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training