24 October 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.

The European Commission’s initia­ti­ve for voca­tio­nal excel­lence, known as Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs), aims to modernise Vocational Education and Training (VET) in line with policy prio­ri­ties and to drive reforms in the VET sector by ensuring high-quality skills and com­pe­ten­ces that lead to quality jobs and lifelong career oppor­tu­ni­ties. In response to these efforts, the European Training Foundation (ETF) estab­lished the ETF Network for Excellence (ENE) in 2020, faci­li­ta­ting inter­na­tio­nal coope­ra­ti­on and knowledge-sharing. Currently, the ENE includes 288 CoVEs from over 40 EU and partner countries, fostering col­la­bo­ra­ti­on and dialogue among stake­hol­ders in the field of VET.

The ETF has been entrusted by DG Employment to implement a project under the title “The inter­na­tio­nal Dimension of Centres of Vocational Excellence: Building a strong inter­na­tio­nal coope­ra­ti­on dimension on Vocational Excellence”, which has four main goals with 3s sup­port­ing the acti­vi­ties in several sub-projects:

  • Creating an inter­na­tio­nal voca­tio­nal excel­lence quality and deve­lo­p­ment tool
  • Explore the feasi­bi­li­ty of a Quality award on Vocational Excellence
  • Building evidence to support voca­tio­nal excel­lence for the digital and green tran­si­ti­ons and in the field of applied research.
  • Policy support acti­vi­ties and capacity building.

The final con­fe­rence for the project, which will include pre­sen­ta­ti­ons by 3s experts, will bring together partners from the EU and beyond, as well as repre­sen­ta­ti­ves from CoVEs in the partner countries of the ETF. While the con­fe­rence will address invited experts, follow-up events open to the general public will begin with a webinar on Internationalizing voca­tio­nal excel­lence: a new self-assess­ment tool for TVET on 7 November 2023 pre­sen­ting the work on an International Self-Assessment Tool for Centres of Vocational Excellence (ISATCOVE).

image by Foto von Alina Grubnyak auf Unsplash


Contact: Karin Luomi-Messerer

Client: ETF - European Training Foundation

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