Key Competences in Vocational Education and Training (VET)

The overall purpose of this study is to investigate the implementation of VET policy priorities, as defined in the 2010 Bruges communiqué and the 2015 Riga conclusions in the EU-28, Iceland and Norway and to contribute to continuous learning in VET policy development.

The study analyses the relationship between policies related to promoting three selected key competences (literacy, language and digital competence) in IVET adopted in 2011 to 2018 (research question 1) and the embeddedness of key competences in IVET (research question 2).

In analysing the relationship, the question will be answered to what extent promoting key competences in VET has been effective and efficient at national/EU level (research question 3).

For this purpose the study will evaluate the challenges in policy implementation of the selected key competences and suggest innovative approaches for future policy implementation.

Contact: Tanja Bacher