Further education funding that works
In addition to financial support for those seeking further education, non-monetary support measures are an equally important factor in promoting career development and the educational activities of adults. Such measures include career and educational guidance as well as validation of informal and non-formal learning, measures to improve basic competences, motivational training, job search assistance and support in defining and implementing individual action plans. Across Europe, there are many different and diverse approaches in this field. The field is bound by country-specific criteria and thus comparison is not always easy.
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) has therefore commissioned a study to create a better understanding of this field. Particular emphasis is placed on the costs as well as the monitoring and the evaluation of such measures and programmes. The empirical basis is formed by in-depth case studies in nine selected countries (Austria, Germany, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Belgium (Flanders), France, Estonia and Lithuania). In addition, a proposal for European standards for the monitoring and evaluation of such measures is in development.
The study is coordinated by ICF (BE). 3s contributes as a consortium partner to the preparation of the country case studies as well as to the analytical comparison.
Project: Support and incentives to learning and careers — Lot 1
Contact: Eva Steinheimer
Client: Cedefop (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training)