The Torino Process - Evidence based policy making for VET
Inspired by the Copenhagen Process, and drawing on the Open Method of Coordination, the Torino Process is a periodic, participatory analysis of VET systems and policy progress in line with an ETF-designed methodology, which aims to provide a concise, documented assessment of VET reform in each partner country from internal and external efficiency perspectives. It covers the identification of key policy trends, challenges and constraints, as well as good practices and opportunities.
Author(s): Marie Dorleans, Keith Holmes, Jean-Raymond Masson, Søren Nielsen, Dagmar Ouzoun, Helmut Zelloth
Put simply, lifelong learning means that people can – and should have the opportunity to – learn throughout their lives.
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.
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”: promoting better functioning and inclusive labour markets and vocational education and training systems in ETF partner countries.
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.
Teachers are a critical factor in education reforms. The ETF takes therefore the role of schools and teachers seriously throughout its work.
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.
Governance modes and models have a high correlation with the overall performance of education and training policies, influencing their strategic formulation and implementation.