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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Vocational Teachers and Trainers in the SEET region



This is a revised announcement further to a previous publication on the ETF website in June 2015. If you have already completed the previous application and/or have any questions relating to the current application process, please contact us at, or 011630 2293.

The ETF is seeking projects for the design, delivery, evaluation and dissemination of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for teachers and trainers in VET in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and Turkey. The demonstration projects will help to implement national policy and inform policy development.

This is part of a three-year action:

CPD for VET teachers and trainers in the SEET region

CPD has been identified by the European Commission, the ETF and other international organisations as a key strategy to improve the performance of education and training systems in all countries. CPD is essential if countries are to implement new curricula effectively and ensure that provision is responsive to the emerging needs of students, trainees and employers: increasingly teachers and trainees are expected to make use of new pedagogies, teach new competences, work more closely with their colleagues and employers and make extensive use of new technologies. International research is providing guidance on the modes of CPD that are most effective, for example, mentoring, induction, digital learning, observation and feedback.

Who can present a project?

Organisations who wish to present a project for ETF selection may be vocational schools, national, regional or local public agencies, higher education institutions, independent training providers, companies, professional associations or NGOs. Organisations are encouraged to consider partnerships which would make it possible to bring together complementary skills and perspectives (e.g. those of providers and users of CPD) and encourage wider adoption.

What to include in your application

Appendix A: Template for demonstration project
Appendix B: Template for letter of support in relation to policy
Appendix C: Template for letter of support from partners

Please find these documents on the right hand side of the page.

Please submit an expression of interest by sending an email immediately to  Please send your project description to the same email address by 30 September 2015 including all of the forms above.  We can also be contacted via this email if you wish to discuss a potential project with one of our experts.

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