All news


Winter 2023

14 Feb 2024

Criticism of dif­fe­ren­ces in the quality of traineeships

The European Court of Auditors cri­ti­cis­es the different con­di­ti­ons for trainees across the EU and refers to the eva­lua­ti­on of the related Council Recommendation.

2 Feb 2024

She Chef — We Chef?

As part of our Digifonds project on film in voca­tio­nal education, a film screening for students from the hos­pi­ta­li­ty and tourism sectors took place at Stadtkino Wien on 1 February.

30 Jan 2024

In memoriam Gerald Heidegger

3s was asso­cia­ted with Gerald Heidegger, Professor of Vocational Education at the Institute for Work and Technology (biat) at the Europa-University of Flensburg, for many years.

9 Jan 2024

#GetInvolved project got honored

Our Erasmus+ project to promote democracy and civic enga­ge­ment in voca­tio­nal education and training, which was completed in 2023, was reco­g­nis­ed as good practice.

21 Dec 2023

Lunch lectures on VET for adults and skill demand

Numerous exciting webinars took place in December as part of the Erasmus+ VET Team Austria’s Lunch Lectures. 3s was repre­sen­ted with two lectures.

13 Dec 2023

Green skills and future skills in online job advertisement

The Bertelsmann Foundation and the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training organised the OJA Forum in Berlin at the beginning of December. Stefan Humpl took part with a presentation.

19 Dec 2023

Validation of non-formal and informal learning in higher education

On 12 December, the 2nd symposium on “Orientation in a complex field” took place at the University for Continuing Education Krems. Karin Luomi-Messerer gave a lecture.


Autumn 2023

22 Nov 2023

Strengthening the inter­na­tio­nal coope­ra­ti­on on Vocational Excellence

From 9–10 November, the final con­fe­rence of the ETF project on ‘International Dimension of Centres of Vocational Excellence’ was held in Turin.

28 Nov 2023

3s is mourning for Ronald Sultana

Ronald Sultana, Professor of sociology of education at University of Malta and leading expert in the cross-country com­pa­ra­ti­ve research on career guidance for young people and adults has unex­pec­ted­ly passed away on November 23rd.

13 Nov 2023

DARYA: Dialogue and action for resourceful youth in Central Asia

International experts met in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, for a peer-learning workshop on “Monitoring of skills demand for relevant qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons” recently.

6 Nov 2023

Results of the TRANSVAL-EU project and outlook for community activities

The policy expe­ri­men­ta­ti­on project TRANSVAL-EU has come to a suc­cessful end. All reports are available for download and the Community of Practice for vali­da­ti­on and guidance pro­fes­sio­nals has been strengthened.

24 Oct 2023

Results from the project “International dimension of Centres of Vocational Excellence”

This final con­fe­rence seeks to discuss the findings of the EU-funded project on Centres of Vocational Excellence and a webinar provides insights for the broader public.