|UNEVOC Directory - Répertoire UNEVOC (UNEVOC - Bonn, 2002, 91 p.)|
The International Project on Technical and Vocational Education (UNEVOC) is a project of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for the development and improvement of technical and vocational education in Member States. Following a resolution of UNESCOs General Conference in 1991, the UNEVOC Project was launched in 1992. UNEVOC works in three programme areas:
· Programme Area A deals with the international exchange of experience and the promotion of studies on policy issues. It is devoted to system development in technical and vocational education.
· Programme Area B is devoted to strengthening national research and development capabilities, that is to the development of infrastructures.
· Programme Area C concerns access to data bases and documentation in its broadest sense, in other words, with information communication and networking.
One of the major activities of UNEVOC is the establishment of an international network of leading national and regional institutions active in the planning, research and development of technical and vocational education.
Member States of UNESCO were invited, through their National Commissions for UNESCO, to nominate a UNEVOC Centre to act as a focal point for the UNEVOC international network. Where appropriate, the National Commission for UNESCO can appoint up to three UNEVOC Associate Centres.
The responsibilities of the UNEVOC Centres include:
· developing and leading a national network;
· ensuring information flow to and from UNESCO and other UNEVOC Centres;
· ensuring that expertise is shared among UNEVOC Network members;
· providing research as requested by the UNESCO Secretariat;
· contributing to UNESCO publications and data bases;
· updating the data of the UNEVOC Directory.
This present version (10 September 2002) of the UNEVOC Directory includes data of 205 national institutions, among them 137 UNEVOC Centres and 68 UNEVOC Associate Centres, from 136 Member States of UNESCO. In addition, data of 5 international, 8 regional and 4 further national institutions have been included. Since these data are subject to frequent change, this Directory will be constantly updated.
The International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Bonn would appreciate receiving your comments, suggestions or any amendments to this present version, which will be taken into consideration in future editions.