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1 1 Part I The Vocational Education and Training From the agenda for 2020 to its implementation DG Education and Culture Directorate B Head of Unit B4 – João Delgado

2 2 Human capital: The core of the Europe 2020 strategy Knowledge, Skills and competences Smart Growth Sustainable Growth Inclusive Growth

3 3 Current EU common challenges Ageing population By 2020, 35% of all jobs will require high-level qualifications (today: 29%) = “knowledge economy” Too many early school leavers (15% of year olds have less than upper secondary education) Youth unemployment is high: 21% Low-carbon economy Technological changes

4 4 UE strategy and flagships to face challenges Europe 2020 EU is setting the strategy for the next decade - focusing on « smart, sustainable and inclusive growth » Contribution of VET to support Europe 2020 strategy and flagship initiatives required : A new impetus for VET for 2020 – (June 2010) Bruges communiqué – (December 2010) Flagship initiatives linking with education and training: An Agenda for new skills and jobs Youth on the Move Innovation union

5 5 A vision for VET Commission’s communication June 2010 Quality & efficiency Innovation & creativity, entrepreneurship Social inclusion, equity & citizenship Lifelong Learning & Mobility VET should be: Attractive Accessible Flexible Inclusive Relevant Supporting mobility Integrated part of lifelong learning

6 6 A new agenda for VET Bruges Review Process of DELIVERY of results up to 2020 Coherent with EU2020 and E&T 2020 OMC Supported by EU programmes (LLP, SFs) Structured cooperation with third countries Regular monitoring of progress

7 7 What does EU VET agenda want to reach ? High quality initial VET Flexible systems of VET based on a learning outcomes approach which cater for validation of non-formal and informal learning European education and training area with transparent qualifications systems Substantially increased opportunities for transnational mobility in VET Attractive and inclusive VET Easily accessible and high-quality lifelong information, guidance and counselling services Easily accessible and career-oriented continuing VET

8 8 Improving the quality and excellence an enhancing attractiveness of VET 1. Fostering the quality and excellence of I-VET and C-VET Quality assurance in line with EQAVET Quality training of teachers, trainers and other VET professionals Increase labour market relevance of I-VET and C-VET Thematic networking on quality assurance, matching skills within LLP 2. Making I-VET an attractive learning option and developing a strategic approach to internationalisation Use of European transparency tools (EQF, ECVET, Europass) Promotion of foreign languages

9 9 Mobility in VET contributed to the Youth on the move initiative Launch of a Study on the legal and administrative obstacles to transnational placements. « EuroApprenticeship » platform to offer information, support and links to enhace mobility of apprentices (http://www.euroapprenticeship.eu/en/home.html )http://www.euroapprenticeship.eu/en/home.html An adding funding for Leonardo da Vinci mobility for : -Developing network to better promote matching of offer and demand -Improving quality of hosting of apprentices and trainees Fostering mobility in VET

10 10 Promoting equity, social cohesion, active citizenship 1. Enabling flexible access to training and qualifications In C-VET to contribute to 15% adult participation in LLL by 2020 In both I-VET and C-VET, facilitate transitions, pathways and develop higher VET 2. Realising inclusive I-Vet and C-VET key competences alongside with vocational competences reduction of early school leaving through more work-based learning access to VET for groups at risk : thematic networking running promotion of active citizenship through partnerships with civil society

11 11 Enhancing creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship forming of knowledge partnerships between VET providers and enterprises, HE institutions, design centres and cultural sector a use of ICT to maximise access to training an promote active learning support to entrepreneurship initiatives support to start-ups for VET graduates and mobility of young entrepreneurs

12 12 Leonardo da Vinci programme A support for VET Agenda It contributes to:  Development a VET European area in well- functioning with labour market  Modernisation of the European Education and Training systems

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15 15 How to find Leonardo da Vinci projects: 1. Go to web page - europe.eu/adam/project/extendedsearch.htmhttp://www.adam- europe.eu/adam/project/extendedsearch.htm 2. For « Project type » chose « Development of Innovation » OR « Network » OR « Accompanying measure » How to find progress report of a specific project: 3. Go to the section « PRODUCTS » 4. Click « Progress report », then « Product downloads area » ADAM – Leonardo project portal

16 16 Thank you for your attention!


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