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CINOP (Centre for Innovation of Education and Training)

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 1994

CINOP is an independent, (inter)national centre of expertise and research, specialised in lifelong learning, technical and vocational education & training (TVET) and adult education. Our clients and partners are educational institutions, schools, umbrella organisations, industry associations, social partners, training & development funds, companies, EU-, national- and local- authorities, centres of expertise, international bodies and NGO’s.

International activities:

In the EU-context CINOP is designated by the Dutch government and the European Commission as National Agency Erasmus+, National Coordination Point ECVET, EQAVET, NLQF, Euroguidance, and as ReferNet national partner in cooperation with CEDEFOP. As such CINOP strongly interacts within the EU wide networks of each of these themes in TVET and adult education.

CINOP Global is active in various countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. We support institutions and stakeholders of the skills ecosystem in promoting opportunities for lifelong and enabling people to develop their practical and technical skills and help strengthening TVET worldwide.

See www.erasmusplus.nl , www.cinopglobal.com , www.ecvet.nl , www.eqavet.nl , www.euroguidance.nl and www.nlqf.nl


Our mission is to contribute to the concept of lifelong learning and work with a joint goal in mind: enabling people to use their talents and develop education. CINOP is therefore developing itself as a social enterprise; a private company that does not aim at profit maximisation.


• Provide concrete services (research, advise, project management and instruments) aimed directly at improvement of TVET authorities, providers and training programmes;

• Create interactive cooperation and partnerships with TVET stakeholders whom CINOP serves with its educational and training expertise;

• Bridge between the world of employment and that of vocational education and training, both national and international.

Regular tasks

• Professional development of TVET managers, teachers, and instructors

• Organisation of knowledge sharing and peer learning platforms and events for TVET stakeholders in specific thematic areas (21st century skills, quality assurance, NQF, career guidance, social partnership, green skills, teacher training, etc.)

• Education and labour market research and monitoring

• Development of methodologies, tools and instruments for the TVET sector (e.g. for assessment and examination purposes)

• Support in promoting accessibility of disabled students

• Management of national and international projects aiming at strengthening TVET systems, institutions and stakeholders

• Management of the National Coordination Point NLQF, the National Qualification Framework for the Netherlands

• Drafting of reviews of the Dutch TVET system

• Management of national Centre of Expertise on Disability and Study

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
  Interested to contribute
  Interested to contribute
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
  Moderately interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
  Moderately interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
Highly interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
Highly interested


CINOP (Centre for Innovation of Education and Training) (CINOP)
Stationsplein 14
5211AP 's Hertogenbosch


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Huub Dekkers

UNEVOC Coordinator
Epke Vogel

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15 March 2018
Network Consolidation Workshop - UNEVOC Network in Europe
As part of UNESCO-UNEVOC's efforts to strengthen the engagement of European UNEVOC Centres in Europe, a European UNEVOC Network Consolidation Workshop was held at the UN Campus in Bonn. This workshop aimed at strengthening cooperation and policy learning in TVET within Europe, and facilitating their future cross-regional collaborations with UNEVOC Centres in Africa and Asia.
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