The latest European developments in vocational education and training (VET) policies, namely the five medium-term deliverables set in 2015, in the document called ‘Riga conclusions’:
- Promote work-based learning in all its forms, with special attention to apprenticeships, by involving social partners, companies, chambers and VET providers, as well as by stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Further develop quality assurance mechanisms in VET in line with the EQAVET recommendation and, as part of quality assurance systems, establish continuous information and feedback loops in I-VET and C-VET systems based on learning outcomes.
- Enhance access to VET and qualifications for all through more flexible and permeable systems, notably by offering efficient and integrated guidance services and making available validation of non-formal and informal learning.
- Further strengthen key competences in VET curricula and provide more effective opportunities to acquire or develop those skills through I-VET and C-VET.
- Introduce systematic approaches to, and opportunities for, initial and continuous professional development of VET teachers, trainers and mentors in both school and work-based settings.
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Este documento pretende apoiar o processo de tomada de decisão da Comissão Europeias e dos ministros responsáveis pela área de EFP, no estabelecimento das prioridades Europeias.
This publication aims at supporting the decision-making process of the European Commision and of the ministers responsible for VET in setting common priorities for VET in EU.