Twenty years ago, the Copenhagen Process opened a new era for vocational and professional education and training. In July 2020, the European Commission launched the new skills agenda as a follow up to the original Skills Agenda of 2016. It defines 12 actions for upskilling (improving existing skills) and reskilling (training in new skills) for the coming five years. EfVET is always in the forefront not just to support initiatives taken by the EC but also to ensure that member states and in particular training providers in VET and CVET are kept au courant with these developments.
Number of delegates
Academics, students, researchers in andragogy
Adult learning networks & organisations
Aims and objectives
The objective of the 2022 EfVET Annual conference is to give training providers the opportunity to share their experiences in the learning and teaching of new skills in their educational set-ups and to design ways of collaboration between them. Many education institutions across Europe are witnessing an increased pressure from workplaces to revisit skills. Technology particularly after the experience of COVID 19 has taken centre stage on issues related to improving skills, upskilling and reskilling as well as the introduction of new skills. It is the knowledge and experience that training providers generate in their lecture rooms, classroom, laboratories and workshops that can truly inform policy even on the European stage. VET training providers are front liners and key players in VET design and implementation. It is with this spirit of sharing of knowledge, collaboration and networking through projects, mobility of Faculty and students as well as participation in various forums such as the EfVET annual conference that new insights are explored and transformed into new policies.
Expected (learning) outcomes
The 2022 EfVET annual conference will address this overarching question