Meets West II: Towards a Joint Research Initiative"
ISE Bucuresti & ITB Bremen
The integration of East-
and West-Europe remains one of the major challenges for future European
As described in our first meeting, the experiences with the change
in East Europe prove that within the move to a labour market system the
vocational education and training in CEECs must not only be reorganised
in all institutional elements but it must be based on new concepts of
the interrelations of work knowledge. At the same time, the shift towards
new social ideas in East-Europe is confronted with similar economic, social
and technological challenges facing societies in West-Europe, including
all the far reaching consequences for vocational education and training.
The joint challenge of a "European society" makes it long overdue to
enhance the collaboration between east and west research on VET.
The conference tries to
further build ways to a closer co-operation between East- and West European
researchers in the domain VET.
As the aim of this conference is to identify concrete possibilities
for future co-operation between east and west Europe in the domain of
VET research, the meeting will be focused on the exchange of ideas concerning
major research issues for the contribution of VET to the social, economic
and technological changes in east and west Europe, which need to be investigated
in the near future.
Thus, the expected outcome of this conference will be to initiate joint
research projects under the 5th Framework Programme and LEONARDO DA VINCI
As it is the aim of this meeting to identify common research issues
between East- and West-European VET research and to initiate further research
collaboration a rather broad conference theme has been chosen. The papers
presented will be focused on suggestions for 4 to 6 future research issues
addressing the following VET policy domains:
- VET in the knowledge
- VET, unemployment
and social exclusion
- The impact
of European integration on VET and VET-systems
- Social trends,
structural changes and VET
The conference is organised
in co-operation between the "Central and Eastern European `Club` of VET
Research Institutes" and the "FORUM for European Research on VET". The
"European Training Foundation" is supporting this conference. CEDEFOP,
DG 12, 4th Framework TSER projects and LEONARDO DE VINCI projects (DG
22) will attend the meeting. Other networks will be contacted.
The conference will take place in Bremen, on 4 December 1999, from
9.00 to 18.00 hours (following the Leonardo da Vinci workshop "Shaping
Social Innovation and VET – the Contribution of Survey & Analysis
Projects", and preceding the 6th yearly meeting of the CEE
Club of VET Research Institutes). A preparatory evening session will precede
the conference, with the aim to better organise details and let the opportunity
for an informal introduction of the participants.
The official language of the Conference will be English.
All participants are asked to send a short abstract which should have
approximate length of 500 words until 31 October 1999. The proceeding
containing abstracts will be published and handed out to the meeting participants
at the registration desk. The proceeding containing full texts will be
published after meeting.
If you are interested,
please contact one of the organisers, below:
Institutul de Stiinte
Str. Stirbei voda, nr. 37, sector 1
RO 70732, Bucuresti – ROMANIA
Tel: +40 1 313 94 91
FAX: +40 1 314 14 47
Technik und Bildung -
Wilhelm-Herbst Strasse 7
D 28359, Bremen – GERMANY
Tel: +49 (0) 421 218 7804
Fax: +49 (0) 421 218 9019