networks in vocational education and training
Section: Overview of networks
Networks are essential for facilitating collaboration, exchange of knowledge and mutual learning. The analysis in this presentation focuses on European research project partnerships and three networks which have had particular impact on promoting collaboration between researchers: FORUM, CEDRA and VETNET. Altogether, the term 'network' in this analysis stands for a broad variety of communities of researchers characterised by a certain (even if minimal) organisational structure.
Project partnerships have been supported by the European Commission via the Leonardo programme, the research framework programmes (FP4 and FP5) and similar programmes. Included in this analysis are 29 projects (from the period 1995 to 2003) carrying out research in European vocational education. The project coordinators and partners under contract are institutions only; however, in reality the formation of partnerships rests on individuals; this analysis is therefore concerned with partner and coordinator persons.More details about these networks will be provided in the individual sections of the analysis. A list of networks including home pages is available in the annex.
The following figures compare the networks described above in terms of composition and participation by country.
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