Here you can find European documents relevant to the development of policy priorities in the field of vocational education and training (VET), mutually agreed by the EU Member States.
Copenhagen Process and further developments
- Riga Conclusions – 2015
The ministers responsible for VET in the European Union, the candidate countries, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein, meeting in Riga, signed the new priorities for European cooperation in education and training.
- Vocational education and training – 2011-2020
Conclusions of the Council and of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States, meeting within the Council, on the priorities for enhanced European cooperation in VET for the period 2011-2020
- Bruges Communiqué – 2010
Communiqué of the European Ministers of VET, the European Commission and the European social partners, met in Bruges on 7 December 2010 to review the strategic approach and priorities of the Copenhagen process for 2011-2020.
- Bordeaux Communiqué – 2008
Communiqué of the European Ministers of VET, the European social partners and the European Commission, happened in Bordeaux on 26 November 2008 to review the priorities and strategies of the Copenhagen process.
- Helsinki Communiqué – 2006
Communiqué of the European Ministers of VET, the European Social Partners and the European Commission, convened in Helsinki on 5 December 2006 to review the priorities and strategies of the Copenhagen process.
- Maastricht Communiqué – 2004
Future priorities of European cooperation strengthened in the field of VET (Copenhagen Declaration Review of 30 November 2002).
- Copenhagen Declaration – 2002
Declaration of the European Ministers of VET, and the European Commission, approved in Copenhagen on 29 and 30 November 2002 on enhanced European cooperation in VET.
Launched in 2002, the Copenhagen process aimed at improving the performance, quality and attractiveness of VET through enhanced cooperation at European level. The process is based on mutually agreed priorities, revised every two years.