Building European VET – Time to move on, Thessaloniki, 29-30 September 2014

This report reviews developments in the deliverables set for 2014 and progress with the long-term objectives for VET agreed by Ministers, social partners, associated and candidate countries in the Bruges Communiqué. It also includes information by ETF on progress that candidate countries have made in these areas.

During the event, debates with stakeholders on progress, obstacles, bottlenecks and positive experiences will help identify lessons that can be learnt from the current sets of priorities and short-term deliverables. These lessons should feed into the reflections of Director Generals and the EU-level Advisory Committee for Vocational Training on how to strengthen European cooperation on VET (within the framework of the so-called Copenhagen process and the Bruges Communiqué). To help foster policy learning, the conference will feature small group discussions on areas where progress has been more limited.

The conference is addressed to high-level European and national policy makers for VET and VET-related fields, social partners, Cedefop’s reference network for VET (ReferNet), experts/researchers as well representatives of training providers and learners.

Cedefop will cover the expenses for speakers, moderators and rapporteurs.
Participation is by invitation only.

A detailed agenda and information concerning registration will be published on Cedefop’s website soon (

For more information, please contact the organisers at

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