Governance modes and models have a high correlation with the overall performance of education and training policies, influencing their strategic formulation and implementation.
The experience of the ETF shows that, when looking at the governance dimension of education and training, there is need to map and discuss:
- the effectiveness of VET functional settings,
- develop relevant mechanisms to ensure high-quality VET provision,
- find smart, innovative and efficient financing solutions to support VET policies within a lifelong learning perspective.
In this context, what is needed are actions and debates that target the development and enhancement of good governance, and an increased role for sub-national regions and local actors, social partners and civil society organisations in shaping education and training policies. This brings ETF partner countries closer to European efforts to increase the role of regions and ensure multi-level participation in the policymaking cycle. Such vertical and horizontal interaction can help to ensure greater effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, transparency and accountability of education and training policy in the overall strategic development of a country.