Further education funding that works

Throughout Europe, there is a multitude of subsidies and measures for individual career development. With this comparative research project, we are expanding our knowledge related to these measures and their impact.

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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

Mail to eva.steinheimer@3s.co.at

Client: Cedefop (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training)

Duration: 12/2019-11/2021

Studies & Analyses

Towards a new genera­ti­on of Individual Learning Accounts

In a study for Cedefop, a 3s led research consortium explores the potential of the new Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts and aims to develop tailored guidelines for working towards the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the establishment of "Centres of Vocational Excellence" to enhance the development of an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy in Europe.

Services & Events

Enhancing the deve­lo­p­ment of skills in Europe

The European Union's “Pact for Skills” calls both public and private stakeholders to launch or strengthen collective education and training initiatives. 3s supports the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

New VET model for Greece

This project supports the Greek government in developing a new model for VET schools to improve the quality, labour market relevance and attractiveness of vocational education and training.

Studies & Analyses

Towards a new genera­ti­on of Individual Learning Accounts

In a study for Cedefop, a 3s led research consortium explores the potential of the new Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts and aims to develop tailored guidelines for working towards the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the establishment of "Centres of Vocational Excellence" to enhance the development of an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy in Europe.

Services & Events

Enhancing the deve­lo­p­ment of skills in Europe

The European Union's “Pact for Skills” calls both public and private stakeholders to launch or strengthen collective education and training initiatives. 3s supports the implementation.

Studies & Analyses

Towards a new genera­ti­on of Individual Learning Accounts

In a study for Cedefop, a 3s led research consortium explores the potential of the new Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts and aims to develop tailored guidelines for working towards the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the establishment of "Centres of Vocational Excellence" to enhance the development of an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy in Europe.

Studies & Analyses

Towards a new genera­ti­on of Individual Learning Accounts

In a study for Cedefop, a 3s led research consortium explores the potential of the new Council Recommendation on Individual Learning Accounts and aims to develop tailored guidelines for working towards the implementation.

Innovation & Development Projects

Promoting the green trans­for­ma­ti­on in European VET

The EU project GREENOVET supports the establishment of "Centres of Vocational Excellence" to enhance the development of an innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy in Europe.