|Both the projects and the
VETNET ECER papers have been analysed by applying thematic categories (see
figure 2 and figure 4).
These two breakdowns, which resemble each other closely, are put together
in the figure above. The result is a close match between papers and projects
in the distribution of thematic categories.
There is of course a partial
relationship between the two sets of data. A fair number of the papers
concerned are based, by their very nature, on outcomes of EU projects.
Also, one criterion of relevance applied for selecting the EU projects
was their presentation, as a paper or other, in the VETNET ECER programme.
However, the papers under investigation by far outnumber the projects (131
papers as against 30 projects), and those related to projects are in a
The high degree of matching
between projects and papers, therefore, allows to draw a tentative conclusion
on VET and HRD research covered in this analysis: the focus is on processes
(learning, work, competence) rather than systems, while other aspects are
less relevant (actors, framework and environment).
For more information on the
thematic analysis see introduction and the map of
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