4 April 2024

Vocational Turn in Eastern Europe

In the current issue of the journal berufsbildung, Jörg Markowitsch writes about the development of vocational education and training in Eastern Europe since the fall of the Iron Curtain.

The current issue of berufs­bil­dung — Zeitschrift für Theorie-Praxis-Dialog is dedicated to Ukraine. In addition to a series of articles dealing with various aspects of the inte­gra­ti­on of refugees from Ukraine in Germany and the role of voca­tio­nal education and training (VET) in this process, intro­duc­to­ry articles provide an insight into VET in Ukraine and the Central and Eastern European context. These include Jörg Markowitsch’s con­tri­bu­ti­on “The East of the West: Vocational education and training in Eastern Europe since the fall of the Iron Curtain.” As a result, the field of VET in Central and Eastern European countries is extremely dynamic and diverse — something that is often over­loo­ked by com­pa­ra­ti­ve research. As a result of demo­gra­phic changes and incre­a­sing skills shortages, there has been a renewed upswing in VET in recent years (“voca­tio­nal turn”). Facets of the topic have also been analysed in the anthology “Skill formation in Central and Eastern Europe. A search for patterns and direc­tions of deve­lo­p­ment” (2022).

Jörg Markowitsch (2024): Der Osten des Westens: Berufliche Bildung in Osteuropa seit dem Fall des Eisernen Vorhangs. In: berufs­bil­dung. Zeitschrift für Theorie-Praxis-Dialog, Heft 201, 1/2024.


Contact: Jörg Markowitsch

8 Jul

EQAVET Peer Review in Germany

The second EQAVET peer review meeting took place in June at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Bonn. Topic: Quality assurance and qualification of in-company trainers in Germany.

1 Jul

News update from EQAVET

The EQAVET Peer Review processes and Peer Learning Activities are progressing. We are using the summer for a review and outlook.

28 Jun

We mourn the passing of Professor Ellu Saar

Elle Saar, Professor of Sociology at Tallinn University, had been associated with 3s for almost 20 years. It is with deep sadness that we share the news of her passing.

28 Jun

Study visit on combating long-term unem­ployment held in Nantes

The Community of Practice on Employment, Education and Skills under the ESF Social Innovation+ Initiative hosted a study visit that brought together European stakeholders from 15 EU countries.

8 Jul

EQAVET Peer Review in Germany

The second EQAVET peer review meeting took place in June at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Bonn. Topic: Quality assurance and qualification of in-company trainers in Germany.

1 Jul

News update from EQAVET

The EQAVET Peer Review processes and Peer Learning Activities are progressing. We are using the summer for a review and outlook.

28 Jun

We mourn the passing of Professor Ellu Saar

Elle Saar, Professor of Sociology at Tallinn University, had been associated with 3s for almost 20 years. It is with deep sadness that we share the news of her passing.

8 Jul

EQAVET Peer Review in Germany

The second EQAVET peer review meeting took place in June at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Bonn. Topic: Quality assurance and qualification of in-company trainers in Germany.

1 Jul

News update from EQAVET

The EQAVET Peer Review processes and Peer Learning Activities are progressing. We are using the summer for a review and outlook.

8 Jul

EQAVET Peer Review in Germany

The second EQAVET peer review meeting took place in June at the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) in Bonn. Topic: Quality assurance and qualification of in-company trainers in Germany.

1 Jul

News update from EQAVET

The EQAVET Peer Review processes and Peer Learning Activities are progressing. We are using the summer for a review and outlook.

>all news