Centre of activities

STUDIES in the field of education, training and labour market.

ANALYSES of education and training systems at local, regional, national and cross-country level.

ADVISING on transfer of experiences in the field of education and training, labour market, industrial relations, research and technology.

EVALUATION of projects during all phases.

Key competences

  • acquisition of competencies
  • adult education
  • comparative analysis of education, training and labour market systems
  • evaluation of programmes and policy action plans;
  • school-work transition at all educational levels;
  • transformation of education and training systems towards an agenda of lifelong learning;
  • validation of non-formal and informal learning
  • vocational education and training
  • work-based learning

Written contributions mainly address:

  • the transformation of European education and training systems according to the EU agenda for lifelong learning (2000-2013),
  • the limits of public education policies for achieving social inclusion (2009),
  • the possibility of cross-country policy learning for improving social dialogue and labour market development (2008-2012)
  • comparisons of national education systems in apparently dissimilar countries; such as Norway, Estonia and Spain (2009, 2012).
  • Validation of non-formal and informal learning (2007-2016)
  • Upskilling for technological renewal of small and medium-sized enterprises (2014-2017)
  • EU governance of a discourse to promote the introduction of Learning Outcomes (2014-2016)
  • The governance of instruments to disseminate Learning Outcomes (2015-2017)
  • The EU discourse on Learning Outcomes: theoretical perspectives for a policy shift in learning (2018-20).