VET/HRD research themes considered important in Portugal, within the scope
of the government strategies and objectives, are related to the need to
increase the education levels of the population, to promote lifelong learning
and to adjust the Portuguese economy to the knowledge society.
overview of the themes under investigation includes the following subjects:
contribute to the development of policies and strategies that introduce
the necessary changes in the system of training and in the labour market,
in order to provide qualification strategies for men and women; analysis
of employment and training policies to the benefit of equal opportunities;
institutional good practices in equality of gender; tools for the evaluation
of the national plan for equality.
of the training needs
practices analysis in the Portuguese field of needs assessment; skill profiles
the competencies needed to get a better performance in the labour market.
and promotion of e-learning initiatives in Portuguese language; study of
methodologies for distance learning.
prevent social exclusion with regard to children and youth.
define guidelines to facilitate a strategic regional innovation, adapted
to the Portuguese reality.