|A new impetus for European cooperation in Vocational Education and Training to support the Europe 2020 strategyEurope 2020 Strategy underlines that the quality of human capital is crucial for Europe’s success and therefore reinforces the attractiveness of vocational education and training (VET) and maps out its potential with respect to the Flagship Initiatives “An Agenda for new skills and jobs” and “Youth on the Move”, including its Youth employment framework.
VET must play a dual role: as a tool to help meet Europe’s immediate and future skills needs; and in parallel, to reduce the social impact of and facilitate recovery from crisis.
Vocational Education and Training in Europe by 2020 should contribute to both excellence and equity in EU lifelong learning systems and thereby to the Europe 2020 objectives of smart and inclusive growth, with:
The CODCR will establish an Education Commission, with the main aims:
Moreover, the Commission should deal with the following main fields of concrete activities: