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ERIC Number: EJ777107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1977-0219
The Contribution of European Vocational Training Policy to Reforms in the Partner Countries of the European Union
Masson, Jean-Raymond
European Journal of Vocational Training, v41 n2 p43-63 2007
This article provides an overview of recent developments in EU vocational education and training (VET) policy, and of the issues and challenges faced by VET systems in the Western Balkans, Turkey, and other countries covered by the "wider European neighbourhood" policy. The purpose is to emphasise the relevance for these countries of the EU messages, instruments, benchmarks and principles that are part of the Copenhagen process, but also the interest expressed in the process by the countries themselves, particularly those currently implementing reforms to meet the challenges faced by their own systems. But to maximise the impact of the EU messages and instruments certain conditions must be met. To make these messages and tools relevant to each country, it is essential to conduct a process of policy learning. Partner countries must also place their reforms within comprehensive lifelong learning strategies, in partnership with all actors in the field. (Contains 3 footnotes and 4 tables.)
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. Available from: Bernan Associates. 4611-F Assembly Drive, Lanham, MD 20706-4391. Tel: 800-274-4447; Fax: 800-865-3450; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey