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Follow-up to the Torino Process (EBP)

Wprn: WP14-50-16


The Torino Process is a participatory process leading to an evidence-based analysis of vocational education and training (VET) policies in a given country. It is carried out to build consensus on the possible ways forward in VET policy and system development. This includes the determination of the state of the art and vision for VET in each country as well as an assessment of the progress that countries are making in achieving the expected results. The added value of the Torino Process lies in its participative character (the process itself) and in the fact that it embeds VET within the socio-economic context. The Torino Process aims at ensuring that the analysis is informed by relevant evidence and takes place through structured dialogue. In this respect, the ETF helps countries to gather information from different sources and fosters policy dialogue at all policy cycle stages based on the networking of in-country stakeholders. In short, the Torino Process proposes an overall system of policy analysis done with the countries, for capacity building purposes as well and not as an external evaluation. The ultimate aim is for all countries to carry out robust evidence based self-assessment exercises and for the ETF to facilitate peer reviews with other partner countries and EU member states. More specifically, the Torino Process is a vehicle for: ■ developing a common understanding of a mid-term vision, priorities and strategy for VET development, exploring possible options for implementing this vision and/or making further progress; ■ designing and evaluating home-grown and affordable VET policies, based on evidence or knowledge and collaboration; ■ updating the analyses and achievements at regular intervals; ■ identifying opportunities for policy learning among partner countries and with the EU; ■ enabling countries to better coordinate the contributions of donors to achieve agreed national priorities. In addition, the Torino Process informs the ETF’s recommendations to the EU’s external assistance instruments and serves as a basis for the design of the support strategy to partner countries. The Torino Process has been inspired by review and learning processes at EU level, notably the Bruges-Copenhagen Process in VET. It is founded on the following four principles: ■ ownership of both the process and the results (final report) by the partner country’s policy leaders and stakeholders; ■ broad participation by relevant stakeholder groups, providing the basis for consensus building among local actors; ■ a holistic approach, using a broad concept of VET with a system approach, including VET response to the economic and social environment in which it operates; ■ an evidence or knowledge-based assessment, which is essential for countries to make informed decisions about policy developments and to measure progress. The ETF’s interventions for capacity building and policy analysis are developed around the ETF policy on ‘capacity building for the development of human capital’ adopted by ETF in December 2013. Under the Policy the Torino Process implements specific methodological developments and reflections with the aim of supporting countries to be able to better implement the different Torino Process modalities and addressing other capacity building needs identified not only during the implementation of the Torino Process but also in the ETF’s other support activities.



Topics

    VET system assessment

    Lifelong learning

    Put simply, lifelong learning means that people can – and should have the opportunity to – learn throughout their lives.

    Skills and migration

    Skills and migration

    Increased labour mobility across borders brings the skills issue onto the international agenda so the ETF also focuses on policy actions related to skills and employment of both emigrants and returnees.

    Entrepreneurial learning

    Entrepreneurial learning

    The ETF aims to develop the capacity of partner country institutions and other stakeholders in developing, monitoring and reviewing policies in the areas of entrepreneurial learning and enterprise skills.

    Employment and Employability

    Employment and Employability

    “Employment”: promoting better functioning and inclusive labour markets and vocational education and training systems in ETF partner countries.

    Qualifications Systems

    Qualifications Systems

    The ETF's role in qualifications is to provide expertise for the reform of qualifications systems in partner countries, in their various stages of planning and implementation.

    Learning and teaching in VET

    Learning and teaching in VET

    Teachers are a critical factor in education reforms. The ETF takes therefore the role of schools and teachers seriously throughout its work.

    VET quality assurance

    VET quality assurance

    Quality assurance is provided through the development of methodological instruments to facilitate a structured policy learning process, integrating quality assurance principles, and reinforcing the quality assurance dimension in the Torino Process.

    VET Governance

    People around a table

    Governance modes and models have a high correlation with the overall performance of education and training policies, influencing their strategic formulation and implementation.

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