EU communiqués

Copenhagen Process and further developments

European Union documents relevant to the development of the mutually agreed policy priorities in the field of vocational education and training (VET).

Position paper on European Union policy after 2020 on VET by the European VET providers associations cooperating in VET4EU2

Conclusions on the future priorities for enhanced European cooperation in VET

The new Skills Agenda for Europe, adopted by the Commission on 10 June 2016, launched 10 actions to make the right training, skills and support available to people in the EU.

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.

2015 Joint Report of the Council and the Commission on the implementation of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 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.

This Staff Working Document highlights the evidence base for the policy proposals outlined in the “Rethinking Education” Communication on VET and vocational skills.

“A new impetus for European cooperation in Vocational Education and Training to support the Europe 2020 strategy” – 2010

This Communication responds to the call of the Europe 2020 Strategy to reinforce the attractiveness of  VETT) and maps out its potential with respect to the Flagship Initiatives “An Agenda for new skills and jobs” and “Youth on the Move”, including its Youth employment framework.

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.

This recommendation establishes a European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (the Framework) as a reference instrument to help Member States to promote and monitor continuous improvement of their VET systems based on common European references, which builds on and further develops the CQAF.

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.

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.

Declaration of the joint Vocational Education and Training providers on the contribution of VET to the EU 2020 strategy

Future priorities of European cooperation strengthened in the field of VET (Copenhagen Declaration Review of 30 November 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.