European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop)

Centre européen pour le développement de la formation professionnelle (Cedefop)
Centro Europeo para el Desarrollo de la Formación Profesional
Europäisches Zentrum für die Förderung der Berufsbildung
Centro Europeu para o Desenvolvimento da Formação Profissional
Centro Europeo per lo Sviluppo della Formazione Professionale
Europees Centrum voor de Ontwikkeling van de Beroepsopleiding
Europeiskt Centrum för Utveckling av Yrkesutbildning
Europaeiske Center for Udvikling af Erhvervsuddannelse
Euroopan Ammatillisen Koulutuksen Kehittämiskeskus

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Set up as an organization of the European Communities, by Regulation 337/75 of E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union. Serves as one of the decentralized agencies set up by the F-XF2147 - European Union (EU) within the framework of T-XT9113 - Treaty on European Union (Maastricht Treaty) to carry out specialized technical or scientific work on a wide range of subjects. Linked closely with DG EMPL - DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.


Support the promotion, development and implementation of the Union policy in the field of vocational education and training (VET) as well as skills and qualifications policies by working together with the Commission, Member States and social partners; enhance and disseminate knowledge, provides evidence and services for policy-making, including research-based conclusions, and facilitates knowledge sharing among and between EU and national actors.


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Tripartite Governing Board, consisting 27 representatives of the governments of the Member States; 27 representatives of employers' organizations; 27 representatives of trade union organizations; 6 representatives of the Commission, appointed for a 3-year term, plus observers from Iceland and Norway. Director, appointed by the Commission for a 5-year term, renewable once.


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GOAL 4: Quality Education



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