Work and vocational education and training in Europe - A Leonardo Da-Vinci project

This eight country study, funded by the European Commission was run jointly by the European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) and the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW). Linda Clarke and Michaela Brockmann of Westminster Business School undertook the scientific coordination of this 24 month project, which extended from December 2008 to December 2010. 12 partners from Belgium, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland were involved, including training institutions, social partner (trade union and employer) organisations, researchers and academics.

Bricklaying as a key construction occupation was taken as an example to examine the ways in which the mutual recognition of qualifications might be achieved through the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), intended to promote the mobility of labour and facilitate opportunities for lifelong learning. The project involved people from many countries and has been widely acclaimed and disseminated across Europe.

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