The Unions4VET project: International cooperation between trade unions to improve VET

Trade unions from 6 European countries (Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal and Slovakia) have worked together under the Unions4VET project since 2015. The objectives of the project are to strengthen trade union commitment to vocational education and training and to improve the quality of VET in Europe and the participating countries in this way. The project is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It aims to further develop political strategies in vocational education and training policies on the basis of an exchange of views and mutual learning to identify common positions and approaches of action. The partners exchange examples of good practice and jointly develop instruments of quality assurance to expand trade union opportunities to take action. Trade unions from Costa Rica and South Africa have also been involved in the network since 2017. The patrons of the project are the German Federation of Trade Unions (DGB) and bfw - Unternehmen für Bildung.

The objectives of the project are

  • to exchange views on vocational education and to jointly develop strategies to improve vocational education and training
  • to jointly develop and try out instruments to raise the quality of vocational education and training
  • to promote better trade union involvement in the design and control of vocational education and training

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