European cooperation in VET: one process, many stops

Developments in five priority areas for vocational education are at the centre of this report. Work in 201517 signals continuity with earlier national strategies and initiatives. It confirms the recent focus on apprenticeships and other forms of work-based learning, and increasing attention to widening access to vocational education and qualifications, two areas that have been reinforced by EU-level policy packages. The report also presents measures taken in vocational education teacher and trainer professional development, key competence provision, and quality assurance, including actions to make use of information on skills intelligence. Individual country chapters complement the report, offering more detailed information on national developments.