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					  Cluster of knowledge (CoK)
 Modernizing the VET system –
improving performance, quality
  and attractiveness of VET

   Framework and expectations
    The Bruges Communiqué on enhanced
  European cooperation in VET for 2011-2020
Challenges
- Globalization
- Demographic changes
- Labour market changes
- Economic and financial crisis
Europe wants to become smarter, more sustainable
  and more inclusive
Europe needs flexible, high quality education and
  training systems which respond to the needs of
  today and tomorrow
     A GLOBAL VISION FOR VET IN 2020

• Attractive and inclusive VET
• High quality initial VET
• Easily accessible and career-oriented continuing VET
• Flexible systems of VET, based on a learning
  outcomes approach
• A European education and training area
• Substantially      increased     opportunities     for
  transnational mobility
• Easily accessible        and   high-quality lifelong
  information, guidance and counselling services
 STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES FOR THE PERIOD
              2011-2020
• IMPROVING THE QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY OF
  VET AND ENHANCING ITS ATTRACTIVENESS
  AND RELEVANCE
• MAKING LIFELONG LEARNING AND MOBILITY
  A REALITY
• ENHANCING CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND
  ENTREPRENEURSHIP
• PROMOTING EQUITY, SOCIAL COHESION AND
  ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP
    Countries and organizations
       involved in the CoK
• Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
  Croatia, the Former Republic of Macedonia,
  the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro,
  Romania and Serbia
• European Training Foundation (ETF), the
  Centre for Education Policy on behalf of the
  Education Reform Initiative of South Eastern
  Europe (ERI SEE), and KulturKontakt Austria
  (KKA) on behalf of the Task Force Fostering
  and Building Human Capital (TFBHC)
                 CoK’s goal
•   To share
-   Data (common format)
-   Information (common semantic)
-   Knowledge (common representation)

• To create new knowledge
- By enabling constructive        perspectives
  (empathy)
               CoK’s objective
• The cluster      Modernizing the VET system –
  improving performance, quality and attractiveness
  of VET aims to support the regional cooperation in
  VET in accordance with the diversified needs of the
  countries for mutual learning, regional exchange of
  experience and good practice and for encompassing
  the specific phases of national reforms in VET.
• Synergies with the SEE-VET.NET
• Synergies with projects in the framework of the
  Danube Region Strategy
           Reference to the ERISEE
The overall objective is consistent with the 2008-2010 mission
  statement and objectives, and specific objectives and ERISEE work
  programme for 2011:
• “Development of mutual policy learning practices through
  enhanced institutional cooperation in Vocational Education and
  Training in South East Europe “,

• “Further support to country initiatives in the domain of mutual
  policy learning and cooperation in the field of education in general”,
  and

• “Initiating regional exchange of policies and practices in the area
  of equity and access to education, a measure of particularly
  relevance for reducing the percentage of early school leavers …., as
  suggested by EU2020 education benchmarks”.
             Specific objectives
• knowledge transfer on the national policies on:
   – quality assurance
   – social partnership in VET and matching VET supply with
     labour market demand
• developing mutual policy learning practices and
  strengthening the exchange of information and good
  practice among the countries represented at the
  cluster
• supporting intra-country and inter-country co-
  operation on VET at regional level
• formulation of recommendations for future ERI SEE
  support to regional cooperation in VET
             Key outputs
• a Compendium of Good Practices
  focussing     on      quality assurance
  mechanisms at VET providers’ level and
  social partnership in VET
• thematic reports, with key policy
  conclusions summaries on themes
  identified
    Compendium of good practices
        -content proposal-
- Executive summary
- Objectives and scope
- Contexts
- Benefits experienced
- Factual data
- Sources and methods
- Who to contact
2-3 pages
Goals for developing the compendium

• To identify factors that constitute and are
  related to attractiveness of VET

• To map the countries policy measures

• To improve attractiveness of VET and to
  some extent CVT
               ENVISAGED TIMELINE
ACTIVITIES
• Kickoff meeting - 30-31 May 2011, Bucharest

• Workshop on improving quality in VET and developing a quality
  culture at VET providers’ level - 24/25 of November 2011 Austria;
  starting working on Compendium of Good Practices

• Workshop on development of:
- A Compendium of Good Practices in a number of thematic areas
   focussing on quality assurance mechanisms at VET providers’ level
   and social partnership in VET in participating countries
    Meeting for concluding on good practices included in the
   compendium , April 2012, ROMANIA

• Meeting for concluding on cluster’s outputs and for identifying
  priorities for further development of VET policy in region, adapted
  to national needs - recommendations for further cooperation,
  September – October 2012, ROMANIA
Thank you!

zoica.vladut@yahoo.com

				
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