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Current VET/HRD research

Research 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 of people.

Research 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.

Future VET/HRD research

The 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.

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Source: Cedefop - National Research Report Cyprus (details see Bibliography)
Editor: Sabine Manning  WIFO