Making the Torino Process more accessible


The European Training Foundation’s (ETF’s) flagship programme has had a digital facelift. The new site allows users to easily extract and compare facts, figures and trends on vocational education and training (VET) reform in countries bordering Europe.

The Report Comparison Tool is just one feature of the new-look website. The Report Hub allows users to browse through the 25 participating country reports, access summaries and key indicators from the 2016-17 Torino Process round. The Blog features the stories behind the numbers.

It’s a turning point for policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders seeking insights on the state-of-play of VET reform in ETF partner countries.

Now, in a few clicks, users can extract the information that is of interest to them, for example regional or thematic trends and good practices contained in the lengthy reports.

The ETF’s Torino Process team leader Manuela Prina says the new approach helps to address the challenge of browsing through masses of content.

‘We wanted to move to a more interactive and personalized use of the reports. Now you can build your own report and explore more than 3000 pages in a customized way’.

‘There is a need to find ways to make content more accessible. People want quick answers to diverse questions and a way to examine the same evidence from many different viewpoints.’

‘The comparison tool allows for all of this to be exploited, and this gives incredible opportunities to policy analysists and policymakers!’

What is the Torino Process?

The ETF works with partner countries to improve VET systems and outcomes. Progress, updates and results are tracked through the Torino Process – a participatory analytical review involving a wide range of stakeholders.

Participating countries acquire up-to-date knowledge about VET policies and results against a social and economic backdrop. Reporting provides a unique snapshot of the state-of-play of VET reform, employment and labour market systems, contributing to the evidence-based policymaking process and future action setting.

The 2016-17 round is the first time that this wealth of information has been is packaged in an easy to use online comparison tool.

The digital tool has been launched ahead of the ‘Changing Skills for a Changing World’ Torino Process international conference, June 7-8. You can access the agenda here.

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