European VET tools and how they can work together

The Cedefop conference (27-28 November) addressed how the common tools together can help to achieve the main objectives of European cooperation in vocational education and training: easier mobility and career progression for learners, better education and training for all of Europe. In his opening speech, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that ‘we have not managed…


Vocational education and training: a road to excellence

The issue of permeability between different sections of education was the subject of two speeches Cedefop Director James Calleja gave at international conferences in September. At the international congress on vocational and professional education and training in Winterthur (Switzerland) on 16 September, Mr Calleja addressed the question of whether vocational education and training (VET) is…


Building European VET – Time to move on

Cedefop and the European Commission’s Directorate General Education and Culture (DG EAC) are organising a conference (29-30 September) to discuss the results of the former’s monitoring report on progress towards a common European strategy on vocational education and training (VET) as set out in the 2010 Bruges Communiqué. The Bruges communiqué relaunched reform of VET in the…