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Policy analysis and progress monitoring

The Torino Process is a periodical assessment cycle measuring the effectiveness of VET system reforms in our partner countries. Launched in 2010, the four reporting rounds since then have provided an overview of progress in VET policy development, and helped to identify future priorities. The latest round was concluded in 2017, at the international conference “Changing Skills for a Changing World”, in Turin focusing on cooperation, delivery, diversification, future-thinking, and innovation.

The fifth round, in 2019-2020, introduces new elements to increase the impartiality of the analysis, improve the quality of the final assessment report, and adapt the timeline to ensure greater flexibility for national and regional contexts. The final assessment, carried out by the ETF, feeds into partner countries’ national policy dialogue and policy monitoring processes, as well as EU and ETF programming. It also supports programming and monitoring at regional level, and promotes peer learning.

The fifth round of the Torino Process focuses on quality assessment of VET policy from the perspective of lifelong learning, and draws on four principles:

  • Ownership
  • Participation
  • Holistic analysis
  • Evidence-based.

At national level, these principles underpin a participatory dialogue and evidence collection process, undertaken and owned by each country. Their findings form the basis for an assessment report by the ETF, presented back in the country for discussion, leading to recommendations for policy and potential follow-up actions.

At regional level, cross-country reports and events feed into EU policy dialogue, processes, and programmes. The regional meetings offer an important opportunity for peer learning and sharing of experience and best practice. These activities lead to the development of a valuable international community, creating opportunities to discuss trends and the future of skills at a high level.

More information

Torino Process interim evaluation