networks in vocational education and training
Section: Project partnerships
European project partnerships in the field of vocational education emerged in the 1990s, promoted by special programmes of the European Commission. In this analysis, 29 projects carried out in the period from 1995 to 2003 are included. The criterion of selection has been their public performance in the European research community: the projects concerned were presented, in various ways, at one or more of the annual European Conferences of Educational Research (ECER) in the period 1998 to 2003.
The selected projects and their partnerships were supported by the European Commission via the Leonardo programme and the research framework programmes (FP4:TSER and FP5). The 'waves' in which project partnerships developed in this framework are presented in the figure below:
analysis in the following figures focuses on project partnerships. Although
the constituting contracts refer to institutions, the actual development
of partnerships rests on individuals. Therefore, partnerships are described
in terms of relations between persons. This
The project partnerships selected for this section have been grouped according to the major periods of programme support. In the following figures the project partnerships are described as individual and related networks:
4: Project participation networks: 1995-1997 (medium+text/
One of the earliest partnerships, EUROPROF (concerned with new forms of education of professionals in vocational education and training), has played a particular role in generating collaboration within and across projects. The researchers involved in this partnership and also the participants in the thematic network FORUM are specially emphasised in the network analysis.
The overview below includes all project partnerships in this section, providing both the acronyms (used in the figures) and the titles.
1995 to 1997
- New forms of education of professionals in vocational education and training
1997 to 2000
- A comparative analysis of transitions from education to work in Europe
2000 to 2003
- Co-ordinating competencies and knowledge in the European automobile industry
information about these projects and their partnerships can be obtained
from the home pages available in the annex.
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Contact: Sabine Manning