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ERIC Number: EJ895215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1977-0219
Continuing Vocational Training in Local Government in Portugal, 2000-05--What Has Changed?
Cabrito, Belmiro Gil; Simao, Ana Margarida Veiga; Alves, Mariana Gaio; Almeida, Antonio
European Journal of Vocational Training, v48 n3 p146-166 2009
Local government in Portugal had a good opportunity to modernise through the Programa de Formacao para as Autarquias Locais (Foral) [Training programme for local authorities], implemented between 2000 and 2005. Substantial financial resources were made available through the programme to retrain local government human resources in order to improve coordination between services, respond to requests from local inhabitants, and equip municipalities with technical and human resources. The programme was in operation for six years and its development and outcomes can now be assessed. Starting from an analysis of local authority "social balance sheets" in two key years (2000 and 2005) and from information obtained as part of a process for assessing the impact of the Foral programme (2006), some of the changes brought about in local government due to the effects of the programme are presented and discussed. (Contains 8 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 - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal