activities are mainly centred around the following themes: employment forecasts
in economic sectors and occupations; analysis of human resources issues
in the labour market, including foreign labour; flexible forms of employment;
evaluation of the impact of programmes and activities; analyses and evaluation
of teachers and students; development of training tools with an emphasis
on information technology tools for specific sectors, occupations and groups
and development activities in VET/HRD issues in Cyprus concentrate on issues
that are relevant for the current policy themes and ongoing debates. Research
is mainly conducted for developing and supporting policies and reforms.
Proposals for projects have to adhere to specific national priorities in
order to be eligible for funding either from national funds or from European
Union programmes and research initiatives. Thus the research on VET/HRD
issues that takes place in Cyprus has a considerable impact on the formulation
of policies and the instigation of reforms.
direct linking between research activities and the development of policies
is bound to be present in the future as well. The issues described above
are also expected to continue into the future. It is expected that more
emphasis will be placed on issues that are becoming more relevant since
Cyprus joined the European Union, such as the evaluation of programmes,
activities and initiatives, the needs of particular groups in society and
the labour market and finally on research projects to support European
Union policies in the field of education and training.