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Albania's sector-wide approach to VET reform

Together with the EU Delegation in Albania, the ETF hosted a workshop in Tirana, bringing together stakeholders involved in the EU-funded reforms to plan the next steps.

European Union candidate country Albania is taking a sector-wide approach to vocational education and training (VET) reform. The National Employment and Skills Strategy and Action Plan (2014-20) sets ambitious VET, employment and social inclusion objectives and measures.

Albania’s efforts have been acknowledged by the EU, which is supporting the Strategy implementation through a Budget Support programme (€27 million), provided specific indicators are realised.

Working together with the EU Delegation in Albania, the ETF hosted a workshop in Tirana on 31 January 2018, bringing together stakeholders involved in the skills and employment sector to plan the next steps and identify potential obstacles and solutions.

'Albania needs to ensure that the strategy remains adequate to address the needs of the Albanian citizens,' Olga Anghelakis, Head of Economic Reform and Infrastructure from the EU Delegation to Albania, said at the event.

Read more about developments in Albania in Live&Learn, Issue 40 (p.7) here.