Latest Project News

Latest Project News

First study visit held in Bulgaria

The ED2-VET project team spent the week of 10-14 July 2017 in Bulgaria to meet with stakeholders in the process of developing VET programmes. Partner BDA introduced the other project partners to the Bulgarian VET system, and meetings were held with a range of stakeholders including the College of Tourism in Blagoevgrad, the Vocational School for Mechano-electrotechnics in Sofia, NAVET (the National Agency for VET), and the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association.

Employer involvement in vocational training is focus for new European project

A new project, ED2VET (Employer Engagement in the Design and Development of VET), was launched at the beginning of October 2016. 

The ED2VET project, in partnership with Pisces Learning in the UK, the Bulgarian Development Agency, and Dimitra in Greece, will look at examples of best practice in VET in the engagement of employers in the process of designing VET programmes - so that they are fit for purpose and ensure learners emerge with the skills needed for the workplace.

ED2-VET project webinar

UK NARIC and Pisces Learning Innovations has produced a webinar to share some of the main outcomes of the ED2-VET project and present some of the project activities.

Any questions and comments regarding the webinar can be made to Torjus Abusland ( and Martyn Haines (

The two-year ED2-VET project is finishing in September 2018. The project team has produced a portfolio of good practice examples ( which is available on this website.

The portfolio contains case studies within the portfolio are describing:

  • the quality of the relationship/trust between the VET sector, industry representatives and employers
  • the effectiveness of employer and employee representation within occupational standards development and VET design
  • the effectiveness of the application of occupational standards (skills, knowledge and attitudes) to VET design, and
  • responsiveness of the VET system to changes in labour market requirements.
  • Each case study ends with a recommendation of what works particularly well in this instance and how elements of this case study may be replicated in other countries.