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International Organisations

Both domestic and foreign government institutions and organisations have been turning to the BIBB for many years with questions on all issues concerning vocational education and training - and this shows no sign of stopping. The BIBB cooperates globally in networks with multilateral institutions.

International Organisations
BILT workshop on Migration and TVET
Thursday, December 19, 2019

BILT workshop on Migration and TVET

Participants from nine European countries (Italy, Malta, Sweden, Finland, Cyprus, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and United Kingdom) met for a workshop on ‘Migration in TVET’ at the University of Nottingham, UK, from 10 to 11 December 2019.

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International experts discuss innovation in VET in Bonn
Monday, December 9, 2019

International experts discuss innovation in VET in Bonn

From 2 to 3 December 2019, over 100 delegates from 40 countries came together as part of the “UNEVOC Global Forum on Advancing Learning and Innovation in TVET”. Prof. Dr. Hubert Ertl, Director of Research and Vice President of BIBB, chaired the closing panel discussion.

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The BIBB cooperates globally in networks with multilateral institutions:

The BIBB has been an active member of the International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC network) since 1994. The BIBB is involved here in the development of a “Greening TVET Framework” as part of the project entitled “Strengthening National Capacities for Improving TVET Systems, Policies and Practices in Advancing Green Society and Economy”, and is also involved in the development of the knowledge management system.

In addition to this, the BIBB also provides papers for conferences and network meetings. From 2016, the BIBB will be working on a joint research project on the theme of “Work-based learning”.

The BIBB collaborates with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in regional conferences and workshops on different themes relating to vocational education and training.

In addition to the International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC-UNEVOC), the ILO is another key vocational education and training stakeholder at the United Nations.

The BIBB is represented in ETF committees and cooperates on a project-related basis with the ETF.

The BIBB works as the German partner in ReferNet, the European information network for vocational education and training. ReferNet was initiated by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational training (CEDEFOP).

Besides this, the BIBB participates in CEDEFOP conferences as well as in project tendering and completion.

The BIBB compiles background reports on initial and continuing vocational education and training for projects run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The BIBB also participates in applications.

The BIBB conducts studies for the European Commission and contributes to consortia. The key topic in recent years has been “Overview of dual forms of education and training in Europe”.