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Profile  [1]  Links between national research activities and national policies

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There is a great variety of links between national research activities and national policies related to VET and HRD in European countries. The evidence displayed in the national reports (see Overview of countries, especially aspect 1) provides the basis for the comparative analysis. In order to identify a common denominator for comparison, the analysis has been focused on policy oriented research activities. These are structured according to the following typology:
  • Special frameworks or structures of research (e.g. knowledge management system); 
  • Research in support of reforms or programmes; 
  • Various other policy-related research activities.
The levels of policy oriented research activities presented in the map below are based on this typology (see legend on the right).
 
DK
FI
NO
SE
     
             
AT
BE
 
BG
CZ
EE
DE
FR
 
HU
LT
LV
IE
UK
 
PL
RO
SI
SK
             
CY
ES
IT
MT
PT
 
  Levels of policy oriented research activities
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(1) Various policy-related research activities
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(2) Research in support of reforms or programmes; other activities (see 1)
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(3) Special frameworks or structures of research; other activities (see 2)

The map provides the following outcomes: Most of the European countries, across all regions, are allocated to a medium level, characterised by research in support of reforms or programmes and various other policy related research activities (AT, CY, CZ, DK, EE, ES, FR, HU, IE, IT, LT, LV, MT, PL, SE, SI, SK, UK). A few countries, across three regions, share a lower level, confined to various policy related research activities (BE, BG, PT, RO). A relatively high level of policy oriented research activities has been identified in three countries (DE, FI, NO), which have developed special frameworks or structures to underpin the linkage between research and policies. 

NOTE: The Profile of national research is based on a comparative analysis of selected activities in 25 European countries (see Overview). This data has been compiled from the national reports prepared by the Cedefop ReferNet in 2006 and subsequently published by Cedefop (see Introduction and Reference). 

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