Workshop B.

How can VET policies deliver impactful results for citizens?


Ketevan Natriashvili, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Georgia

Külli All, Deputy in the Department of Vocational and Adult Education, Ministry of Education and Research, Estonia

Olga Oleynikova, Editorial Member of ETF, Russia

Moderator Arjen Vos, ETF

The Torino Process shows us that partner countries are shifting from developing policy strategies to policy implementation. Strategies are moving from statements of intentions to inclusion of policy action plans with clear budget allocations. Ministries of Education/Labour are engaging more and more stakeholders in the process, widening the ownership and raising visibility. The greater the participation of social partners and school-level actors in the policy dialogue, the more likely these stakeholders will facilitate policy implementation.  Overall outcomes improve when VET agendas at national and European level connect to the agendas of social partners, local communities, schools, or individuals.

Participants will discuss experiences and strategies to increase the impact of VET policy on citizens. On the one hand, impact is about visibility and awareness, on the other it is about fostering system change to the benefit of citizens – the end users of policy reform.


Which ‘quality’ strategies are effective in making VET more attractive?

What are the preconditions for successful implementation?

Is there scope for expanding Continuous Vocational Training (CVT) in the partner countries and if so, in what direction?

Is there a trade-off between access and quality?