Track-Vet Project

Erasmus 300


Developing, assessing and validating key cross-cutting competences in the formal initial and continuing VET (TRACK-VET) – Erasmus+

Céreq is involved in setting up a partnership with six other institutions for the Track-Vet project, funded as part of the Eramus+ strategic partnership. The main aim of this project is to provide evidence-based support to national governments and agencies, EU agencies and key stakeholders involved in designing policies on developing, assessing and validating key cross-cutting competences.


TRACK-VET project is being carried out by the partnership consisting of seven institutions:

  • Austrian Institute for Research on Vocational Training (Austria)
  • Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research in Norway (Norway)
  • French Centre for Research on Qualifications (France)
  • National Institute for Certified Educational Measurements in Slovakia (Slovakia)
  • Matej Bel University Banska Bystrica (Slovakia)
  • National Centre for Education in Latvia (Latvia)
  • Warsaw School of Economic (project leader) (Poland)


On 05-06th December 2017, the TRACK-VET project kick-off meeting took place at the premises of Warsaw School of Economics. During the meeting TRACK-VET partners discussed research methodology to be applied in the project, including: definitions of the key terms and concepts, structure of the country reports and data collection methods. Each partners presented the state of art and recent developments regarding transversal key competences in VET in their countries.


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On 27-28 November 2018, the Vienna meeting has been devoted to check the state of advancement of the works regarding the preparation of the National reports which will be delivered in their first draft versions in January 2019.

The European teams exchanged about the progress in the research, putting forward the achievements and the difficulties they have encountered. Many firsthand information has been collected through 120 qualitative interviews with national stakeholders in the 6 involved European countries. In France the study on Transversal Key Competences ranged among different types of Qualifications in the formal school system and even outside. The analysed qualifications present relevant differences  in the way key competences are embedded in standard descriptors, in training process and in the way they are (or aren’t) assessed.



The TRACK-VET project will last 32 months (September 2017 – April 2020).

More information about the project will be soon available on the project website:


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5-6 December 2017: kick-off meeting at the premises of Warsaw School of Economics.

8-9 March 2018: second working meeting of the Project in Oslo.

27-28 November 2018: third working meeting of the Project in Vienna, Austria.

June 2019: conference and the project meeting no 4. in Banska Bystrica (Slovakia)

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