BWP 3/2020

Vocational Education and Training in Europe

Coverbild: BWP 3/2020

Germany assumed the Presidency of the EU Council on 1 July 2020 with the motto “Together for Europe’s recovery”. How can we continue to develop the European Education Area and strengthen vocational education and training in the member states in order to shape the change occurring in economy and society? The articles in this issue draw conclusions from what has been achieved thus far and highlight the future prospects. The main emphasis is on fostering transparency and on networking between national education systems at different levels—at the level of EU policy governance, via transparency instruments such as qualification frameworks, the ESCO and Europass, and via cooperation agreements between institutions and stakeholders operating locally.


Special Focus

Jürgen Siebel

“Vocational education and training is a crucial lever for successfully coping with transformation processes”

Interview with Dr. Jürgen Siebel on the challenges facing vocational education and training in Europe

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Norbert Schöbel

High quality and sustainable apprentice training in the European Union

Milestones, initial conclusions and future challenges

Jörg Markowitsch; Philipp Grollmann; Jens Bjørnåvold

Vocational Education and Training 2035 – three scenarios for vocational education and training in Europe

Thomas Felkl; Angela Kennecke

The e-CF – a sector framework for professional competences in IT

Findings from the application of the e-CF in the modernisation of IT occupations

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Hannelore Mottweiler

What is ESCO?

Function of and discussion on a new transparency instrument in European (vocational) education policy

Franziska Bopp

The new Europass Portal

Areas of potential and challenges of a complex project

Andreas Saniter; Elisabeth Rouiller

The piloting of practical work-based training

Experiences from the Erasmus+ project ICSAS

Vera Hark; Michael Schwarz; Oliver Diehl

Building bridges in the European and global UNESCO-UNEVOC network

The “Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT)” project

From research and practice

Monika Bethscheider; Anne Knappe

Providing training staff with training in areas that go beyond occupation-related topics

How can readiness to take part in continuing training be increased?

Bodo Rödel; Susanne Grimm

The limits of openness

Dissemination, acceptance and use of Open Educational Resources at vocational schools

Julian Baldus

Part-time training

The Vocational Education and Training Modernisation Act delivers new impetuses


Heike Krämer

Broadly based training with numerous options for specialisation

The training occupation of audiovisual media producer has been updated

Profile of an occupation – textile production mechanic

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The Board of BIBB

Thomas Vollmer

Report on the decision-making capacity of the Board