22 November 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.

Gruppenfoto bei der ETF-KonferenzAs ack­now­led­ged by the European Skills Agenda, Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) can be vital in advancing changes in the voca­tio­nal education and training sector. The International Self-Assessment Tool for Centres of Vocational Excellence (ISATCOVE) and specific initia­ti­ves in the areas entre­pre­neur­ship and digi­ta­li­sa­ti­on were presented at an inter­na­tio­nal expert con­fe­rence with policy makers from the ETF partner countries and repre­sen­ta­ti­ves from the EU and CoVEs.

The ETF project, in which 3s is involved in several sub-projects, has already produced numerous results, which were presented at the con­fe­rence. Particular attention was paid to the exchange on the self-assess­ment tool ISATCOVE, which is currently in the pilot phase and supports the deve­lo­p­ment and reco­gni­ti­on of CoVEs. Another item on the agenda was dedicated to the fea­si­bi­li­ty study, which suggests how CoVEs using ISATCOVE can be supported by the intro­duc­tion of a quality label or an award.

The 3s experts Monika Auzinger and Karin Luomi-Messerer, together with Doriana Monteleone (ETF), presented the current state-of-play of the fea­si­bi­li­ty study at the con­fe­rence and at the meeting of this sub project’s con­sul­ta­ti­on committee held the day before.

The con­fe­rence also included pre­sen­ta­ti­ons on case studies on good practices in applied research in VET, CoVEs and green change and digi­ta­li­sa­ti­on. Follow the links to the respec­ti­ve reports or read more here.

image by ETF (for both images)


Contact: Karin Luomi-Messerer

Client: ETF - European Training Foundation

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