This event follows up Cedefop's Agora ‘Building a European VET area', organised with the German Presidency of the European Union in Thessaloniki in April 2007.
The conference will address three areas in particular:
- implementing common European tools and principles to support lifelong learning;
- promoting excellence and innovation in VET;
- and improving links between VET and the labour market.
It will also provide an opportunity for policy-makers, researchers and practitioners to consider future steps and prospects for vocational education and training beyond 2010.
This conference will announce and discuss the results of Cedefop's third review of progress in the Copenhagen
process, focusing on the period from 2006 to 2008. The main outcomes of the analysis - summarised in the flyer
‘In the finishing straight: From Copenhagen to Bordeaux' were presented at the
informal ministerial meeting held in Bordeaux in November 2008. The full report ‘Continuity, consolidation and
change: Towards a European era of vocational education and training' will be published by Cedefop on the
opening day of the conference, namely 16 March 2009.
Tel.: (30) 2310490140