2005 the Agency for Coordination of Staff Development, which is part of
the Foundation "Cooperation Fund”, elaborated the report “Vocational education
and training in Poland”. Prepared in accordance with CEDEFOP requirements,
this report makes it possible to achieve international comparisons. It
is also an important resource of information concerning the state of work
on VET/HRD developments in Poland, in relation with European initiatives
in this area. In the framework of the VET system, reforming activities
are carried out that aim to modernise Polish curricula (modular curricula
development), and to develop an external examination system enabling
recognition of vocational qualifications.
adopted the National Strategy for the Increase of Employment and Development
of Human Resources in the years 2000-2006, which pays atten-tion to the
need of raising the quality of offered training services. This can be achieved,
inter alia, by the application of national professional qualifications
standards. The Strategy assumes that the national qualifications standards
– common for the scholar and non-scholar system – will be the basis for
voca-tional training programmes and for the system of vocational
examinations. The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy is in charge of
im-plementing the Strategy in terms of development of vocational training
and professional qualifications standards, whereas the European Social
Fund supports the development of VET/HRD in Poland in the framework of
Sectoral Operational Programme - Human Resources Development (SOP-HRD).
programmes like Leonardo da Vinci, Socrates, EQUAL and Youth for Europe
represent the biggest group among research projects realised in Poland,
financed from the European funds. Significant research elements can also
be seen in Phare 2003 projects.
projects realised in the framework of the European Cooperation in the Field
of Scientific and Technological Research (COST) as well as under the 6th
Framework Programme (mainly Information Society Technologies - IST priority)
also contain R&D elements specific for the VET/HRD domain. Projects
related to this area are integrated with directions of the informatics
community development in Poland till 2020, which were accepted in
2004 by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.