As the 2016-17 Torino Process draws to an end, we ask: How do we continue to make change happen? Through #Cooperation #Delivery #Innovation #Diversification and #Future-thinking. These concepts helped to frame discussions at the Changing Skills for a Changing World: Torino Process 2017 conference in June, and they will continue to take us … More Making Change Happen
Sixteen-year-old Emir smiles nervously as he is asked to prepare cocktails for customers at the Yolky Palky café in Biskhek. He’s too young to be serving alcohol, but the tiny drops of gin he adds to an impressive Blue Lagoon, or thin skim of spirit that he sets alight on top of a dark blue, brown … More Tracer study points to the future in Kyrgyzstan
Tunisia has been involved in the Torino Process since its launch in 2010. In the latest round, Tunisia extended its approach helping to deliver a more comprehensive picture of vocational education and training (VET). ‘For the first three editions we implemented only at a national level; in this fourth round (2016-17) we worked also … More Taking it to the regions: Tunisia
The EU supports reforms in the candidate countries with financial and technical help through the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA). Linked to this, in the area of vocational education, Albania is the first EU candidate to embrace a sector-wide approach. The National Employment and Skills Strategy and Action Plan 2014-20, adopted by the Albanian Government in … More Spotlight on Albania
Promoting entrepreneurial spirit equips learners with the mindset, competences and skills to build competitive economies. When it comes to entrepreneurial learning throughout the education system, Montenegro is a regional leader. The national entrepreneurial learning team won a Gold Medal the 2016 Euroskills finals. ‘This is very important for us,’ says Marko Vukasinovic from the … More Movers & shakers Montenegro
Mountains cover more than 90 % of this landlocked country, the smallest in Central Asia with a population of around eight million people. With the lowest GDP in the region, Tajikistan is also the youngest country by demographic, with one third of the population under 14 years old. The youth bulge is placing considerable pressure … More Talking with Tajikistan’s Deputy Minister of Labour, Migration and Employment
Skills and training in Ukraine stands on the threshold of historic change with the potential to bring profound social and economic benefits to the eastern European country. Last week, the #ETFTRP blog reported on how the education reform agenda is helping to increase the attractiveness of vocational education and training (VET). This week, we … More Devolution Ukraine: Pt 2.
The Ukrainian national parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, recently adopted a new framework law on education that brings the system closer to European standards. The European Training Foundation (ETF) provided advice and support on key aspects such as the decentralisation of vocational education, lifelong learning and quality assurance. The ETF’s roving reporter, Nick Holdsworth, … More Devolution Ukraine: Pt 1.
Since launching the #ETFTRP blog back in March, we have been bringing you the stories and the people behind the numbers contained in the Torino Process Round 4 reports. And we will continue to do so. In the meantime, for those of you wanting to delve deeper inside the Country Reports, the executive summaries are now … More #ETFTRP in the neighbourhood
Investing in skills, vocational education, qualifications and human capital is at the heart of the European Commission’s new Skills Agenda for Europe. New ETF Director Cesare Onestini says the action plan is just as relevant for ETF partner countries. ‘The challenge is to find a way in which we can promote the Skills … More Taking the Torino Process forward: Cesare Onestini joins the @etfeuropa team!