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UNESCO-UNEVOC's BILT project had the pleasure to host a webinar in partnership with the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) on the current trends in European TVET.

Anastasia Pouliou (CEDEFOP) and Jens Bjørnåvold presented the findings of a wide-ranging and in-depth study on ‘The future of vocational education and training’ (CEDEFOP, 2019-2022) to the global TVET audience. The publication of this study marks 20 years since the Copenhagen Declaration encouraging European cooperation on VET. This cooperation has sparked the development of a range of common EU-wide regional instruments (including the European Qualification Framework and VET Quality Frameworks), EU working groups, and cooperation in data collection.

This webinar discussed a range of topics included in the study:

  • Developments in VET content and curricula
  • Changes to VET delivery models
  • New and changing assessment methods
The webinar further addressed how the link between initial and continuing VET is being made. A Q&A session invited reflections on the presented trends from TVET stakeholders in other regions.

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Times are indicated in CET. The webinar was held in English with subtitles.

9:30 – 9:35: Welcome and opening

Presentation: Introduction and ATLAS

9:35 - 10:05: Presentation

  • Presentation Mr Jens Bjørnåvold and Ms Anastasia Pouliou (CEDEFOP), Experts in qualifications and credentials - future of VET.
Presentation slides Future of VET

10:05 - 10:30: Q&A session (possible extension of the discussion until 10:45 for interested participants)


Ms Anastasia Pouliou, CEDEFOP

Anastasia Pouliou is a Cedefop Expert. Working in the Department for VET and Qualifications, she is responsible for qualifications and synergies between EU tools and learning outcomes. She has peer reviewed the study on the application of learning outcomes approaches in European countries and was the co-author of the 2017 and 2022 (second edition) of the European handbook on defining, writing and applying learning outcomes for IVET qualifications.

Mr Jens Bjørnåvold

Jens Bjørnåvold has been working with European and international education, training and employment issues since 1996 and has held posts at the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) and in the European Commission. Following his retirement from his position as Senior Expert in CEDEFOP’s Brussels office end 2022, Jens Bjørnåvold is now working as researcher and consultant in several research and development projects.

This webinar is presented by

The BILT project is implemented by

with support of

and sponsored by

UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training UN Campus, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1 53113 Bonn, Germany
unevoc.bilt @ unesco.org
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