Technical support of bilateral cooperation in vocational education and training and working groups of the BMBF
One of the core tasks of the German Office for International Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training (GOVET) is the technical support of BMBF’s bilateral cooperation.
Cooperation with EU Countries
Bilateral cooperation agreements are in place with the following European states:
The starting point for the establishment of the bilateral working groups between Germany and Portugal, Italy, Greece, Slovakia and Latvia was a Ministerial Conference on Vocational Education and Training between these seven European Union member states hosted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research on 10 and 11 December 2012 and bilateral cooperation agreements.
Bilateral cooperation with Non-EU Countries
Alongside the cooperation agreements with these five European states, GOVET also has bilateral cooperations in place with partners from:
Within the scope of the cooperation agreements, GOVET implements targeted network, cooperation and pilot projects which are designed to include country-specific focuses.
The overarching objectives of the working groups are mutual information and networking at a work level between all stakeholders involved and the exchange of ideas between representatives of VET practice, policy making and academic research within the respective countries in order to identify and promote methods and examples of good practice in vocational education and training. In addition to bilateral cooperation, the results will be also shared across countries in the so-called peer learning platform format.