CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training)
The mission of the Cedefop is to support the Commission in promoting vocational education and training (VET), contributing to the development and implementation of a common policy in this field by means of its scientific and technical activities. It is also responsible for raising awareness of the role of vocational education and training (VET) in lifelong learning and its contribution to other policies. Its headquarters are in Thessaloniki (Greece).
In recent years, the Foundation has been participating in one of the initiatives in which this organisation collaborates and which are the study visits whose specific objectives include the promotion of European cooperation, the exchange of information and experiences between educational specialists and vocational training specialists in areas of common interest between the countries participating in the Lifelong Learning Programme.
On this basis, the Foundation has hosted several international groups consisting of vocational training professionals from various European countries with the objective of raising awareness, among other things, our system of training and professional skills and our facilities and teaching resources projects, as well as innovative projects in the field of vocational training in construction activities.