is no research structure entirely dedicated to vocational education and
training. Researches on these themes are taken in charge by a diversity
of units: isolated researchers inside universities or other public institutions,
small departments within more important research centres. The following
structures represent the major institutions producing researches in the
(Centre national de la recherche scientifique/ National centre for scientific
is the most important research institution in France. Its units are operating
in conjunction or association with universities and other research organisations,
constituting mixed research units (UMR).
(Centre díétudes et de recherches sur les qualifications/ Centre
for studies and research on qualifications). Marseilles and its 18 associated
regional network includes eighteen regional centres based in university
research laboratories. The specialities developed by each research team
complement those of the Marseilles staff. The associated centres and their
host laboratories carry out specific studies in the context of Cereq's
fields of investigation. Objectives for 2004-2007 will cover three fields:
Work, organisation and knowledge
Structuring of the labour market and mobility
Training and certification supply.
has also numerous international activities. Comparative studies between
different European countries complement the analyses of changes observed
in the various areas of training-employment relations.
(Institut national de recherche pédagogique/ National institute
for pedagogical research). Lyon.
research centre on all themes concerning education.
(Centre díétudes de líemploi/ Centre for studies on employment).
CEE, a public research institute, has a permanent team of some 60 researchers
(sociologists, economists, statisticians) working in partnership with public
agencies, with the CNRS and other university research teams. Research work
and studies concern mainly changes in the nature of employment due to market
and technological evolutions, the organization of labour and company policy,
the evaluation of employment policies, the mechanisms of the labour market,
and the status and behaviour of the working population.
(Conservatoire national des arts et métiers) and more particularly
the CRF (Centre de recherche sur la formation/ research center on vocational
investigation made by the Centre de documentation sur la formation et le
travail (Documentation centre for training and work research: Cnam/Cdft)
has identified 160 laboratories and 350 researchers or experts in VET/HRD
(Direction de líévaluation, de la prospective et de la performance
du Ministère de líEducation Nationale / Evaluation and prospective
departement of the ministry for National Education)
DEPP is in charge of the management of the statistical information system
of the ministry for National Education. It contributes to the evaluation
of the policies led by the ministry and produces scenarios of the evolution
of the education system. In connection with research institutions, it leads
long-term forecasts, particularly on the relation between training and