Making Change Happen

    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

Torino Process: A force for positive change!

  For Vahagn Hovhannisyan, the Torino Process is a tool for peace. ‘We come together to develop together – especially by partnership – and it contributes to peace, ’ the official, from Armenia’s State Employment Service Agency, says. It may seem an unusual statement to come from a bureaucrat involved in what many outside observers … More Torino Process: A force for positive change!

Palestine Polytechic University wins the Torino Process Award

By Susanna Dunkerley Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU) is the winner of the Torino Process Award for the Entrepreneurship Key Competence. European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, presented the award at the closing ceremony of European Vocational Skills Week, November 24, in Brussels. The European Training Foundation (ETF) award recognises … More Palestine Polytechic University wins the Torino Process Award

Spotlight on Albania

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

Movers & shakers Montenegro

  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

#ETFTRP Update from Uzbekistan

  Self-employment and small business creation are a priority in the Central Asian country Uzbekistan. Entrepreneurial learning has been integrated into the vocational system, which accounts for 90% of secondary education. Graduates receive information and training to develop business plans and are part of the nation’s wider job guarantee scheme. Uzbekistan is also a regional … More #ETFTRP Update from Uzbekistan

Devolution Ukraine: Pt 1.

    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.