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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:
Times are indicated in CET. The webinar was held in English with subtitles.
9:30 – 9:35: Welcome and opening
9:35 - 10:05: Presentation
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.
Jens Bjørnåvold was actively involved in the development and implementation of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) from the start in 2004. Between 2015 and 2022, he coordinated Cedefop’s research on the ‘Future of vocational education and training in Europe’.
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