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Results of ETF regional project on continuing vocational training in eastern Europe due out in June

The results of a European Training Foundation (ETF) regional project on continuing vocational training in eastern Europe are being consolidated and summarised in a regional report to be presented in a regional dissemination meeting in Tallinn, Estonia, on 13-15 June 2012. Country and regional priorities and activities will also be set for the next project phase.
 
According to a press release, the seventh and last peer learning visit of this ETF regional project was completed in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 16 March.
 
Peers from Belarus and the Russian Federation discussed with the Azeri authorities and social partners the role that continuing vocational training can play in ensuring the productivity and competitiveness of a country’s economic development, in particular to support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises.
 
One week earlier, a similar visit was conducted in Tbilisi, Georgia, with the participation of peers from Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine, who value highly the quality enhancement system of the Georgian vocational training reform.
 
The ETF three-year regional project on continuing vocational training began in 2011. It involves the six countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine) and the Russian Federation. Its overall purpose is to build capacity in identifying policy issues related to the continuing vocational training field, and act on them.
 
The European Training Foundation is an agency of the European Union established to contribute to the development of the education and training systems of the EU partner countries. With an annual budget of €18 million, its mission is to help transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU's external relations policy. (ENPI Info Centre)
 
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European Training Foundation

ENPI Info Centre webpage – Education & Training

 


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