The Agency’s 3-year thematic project, Vocational Education and Training (VET): Policy and Practice in the field of Special Needs Education (2010-2012), has involved experts from 28 countries. It has focused on identifying and investigating relevant key aspects of initial vocational education and training programmes for students with special educational needs (SEN) aged between 14 and 25, with a clear link to employment opportunities. In particular, the project has investigated 'what' works in VET for students with SEN and 'why'.
The final project conference will take place 12-13 November 2012 in Nicosia in the framework of the Cyprus Presidency of the European Union.
The conference will provide a platform to discuss the main outcomes of the thematic project, draw conclusions, reflect on different scenarios and place the outcomes in the wider European and international context. Draft project outcomes will be discussed as working documents by experts and representatives from European and international organisations. A policy debate will take place between representatives from European institutions and European and international organisations on their responses to the outcomes. An in-depth presentation will be given on the various patterns of VET, followed by discussion with key stakeholders in working groups.
For more information on the VET project visit the project web area.