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Support services for Centres of Vocational Excellence

In 2018 the European Commission launched a flagship initiative for Vocational Education and Training (VET), a policy area in which the European Union (EU) has intervened since the Treaty of Rome. Labelled Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs), the objective is to support pioneers of high quality, innovative and demand led VET through partnerships of employers, education providers and other stakeholders. The impact of such centres, especially at the local and regional level, will be enhanced if their activities are in line with innovation and economic development strategies. Within the EU such strategies are increasingly following the smart specialisation approach, which focuses public investment on selected innovation priorities.
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