NORRAG-UNDP workshop Post-2015 Politics and Foresight: what room for education? Shawn Mendes Peter Greenwood Geneva, 1 June 2012. What is the ETF?.
Whatis the ETF?
An EU agency with 130 staff and a mandate to help 31 partner countries harness the potential of their human capital through reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU’s external relations policies.
VisionTo make VET in the partner countries a driver for lifelong learning and sustainable development, with a focus on competitiveness and social cohesion.
The ETF has both an analytical and a developmental role.
EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOODCOUNTRIESENP EAST:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republicof Moldova, Ukraine and Russia
OTHER COUNTRIES FROMCENTRAL ASIA:
Croatia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, and Turkey
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
POTENTIAL CANDIDATE COUNTRIES:
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo(UNSCR 1244/1999), and Serbia
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria and Tunisia + (Libya)
How the ETF identifies the challenges
VET system development and provision: 1) Qualifications and quality;2) Regional development and governance;3) Sustainable development; and 4) Learning in different contexts.
LM needs: 1) Matching and anticipation; 2) Employment and employability; 3) Social inclusion; and 4) Migration and skills.
Enterprises and entrepreneurshiplearning.
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