Trends, Issues and Challenges for EU VET Policies Beyond 2010

  • Pascaline Descy
  • Guy Tchibozo
  • Jasper van LooEmail author
Part of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (TVET, volume 18)


Focusing on vocational education and training (VET) and taking the current context of assessing the European Union’s Lisbon Strategy as a starting point, this chapter aims to bridge the gaps between research and policy by examining the links between pressures for VET modernisation and future policy priorities. It provides an overview of the trends and issues impacting on VET and driving VET modernisation, extracts lessons that can be learned for future VET policy-making and indicates how future VET research can provide the necessary evidence base. The main conclusion is that policy and research are not sufficiently connected, which implies a risk that policy resorts to ‘trial and error’ approaches instead of relying on sound evidence. In the future, applied VET research and timely evaluations should be undertaken to inform policies as they develop and are implemented to enable better impact assessments.


Labour Market Social Cohesion Career Guidance Skill Shortage Realist Synthesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascaline Descy
    • 1
  • Guy Tchibozo
    • 2
  • Jasper van Loo
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Cedefop – European Centre for the Development of Vocational TrainingThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Département des Sciences de l’éducationUniversité de LimogesLimogesFrance

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