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Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET

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To remain relevant for the world of work and attractive to learners, modern TVET systems need to adapt to new technologies and structural changes in the labour market. A main challenge of TVET is to create modern professions and career paths which attract and integrate youth. With ever-faster innovation cycles, the demand for peer learning is increasing, both in Europe and internationally.

In Europe, there is already a wealth of expertise in addressing TVET challenges, but little space to exchange on the experience of implementing new ideas and concepts. Such an exchange, however, could help improve and speed-up relevant action to ensure modern and relevant TVET both in Europe and beyond.

The ambition of the BILT project is to enable exchange of experiences and peer learning across the UNEVOC Network in the thematic areas of greening, digitalization/industry 4.0, entrepreneurship and migration. A fifth work stream addresses how new qualifications and competencies find their way into practice.

BILT In Action

Project Timeline

BILT is a fifteen-month project from 1 June 2019 to 31 August 2020 with a focus on consolidating the European UNEVOC Cluster. A prospective, subsequent phase would focus on bridging experiences between Europe and Africa, as well as Europe and Asia.

Following the BILT Kick-off conference in July 2019, the next steps are the experts’ workshops in each of the five thematic areas of the project. In these workshops, we seek to analyze good practices, which address current challenges and present innovative solutions that may be transferable to other UNEVOC Centres.

The BILT Team

The BILT project is carried out in collaboration with the UNEVOC Network members, coordinated by UNESCO-UNEVOC, with support of the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).



  • Michael Schwarz, Deputy Head of Division, International Advisory Services/Cooperation with Partner Institutions
  • Vera Hark, Project Manager/Technical Advisor, International Advisory Services/Cooperation with Partner Institutions



BILT flyer

Information brochure
The BILT project seeks to support TVET institutions in addressing the transformation challenges and to explore innovative approaches and new practices. Having national competencies in view, the project will support collaboration activities that are t ...

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Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET (BILT) Kick-off Conference

Summary report
This report captures the key outcomes of the BILT Kick-off Conference held at UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn, Germany, on 10-11 July 2019.

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Human migration and TVET

Discussion paper
In the context of increased international migration, the importance of education and training and a global governance of migration is widely acknowledged in academic and international development debates. This discussion paper looks at the relati ...

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page date 2020-01-16

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