Provision of Expertise to Support ETF Initiatives for Human Capital Development Framework Contract (ETF 2)
The European Training Foundation (ETF) is a specialised agency of the European Union based in Turin, Italy. The ETF helps transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU’s external relations policy.
As an instrument of the EU’s external relations policy, the ETF’s vision is to make vocational education and training in the partner countries a driver for lifelong learning and sustainable development, with special focus on competitiveness and social cohesion.
The objective of this Framework Contract is to support the European Training Foundation initiative for Human Capital development in different countries in which ETF is willing to develop Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Vocational education and Training (VET) in line with its development strategy.
The aim of the requested services is to contract services to ensure the availability of external expertise as and when required to support the implementation of the ETF work programmes. Inputs from experts may be required, for example, in one or more of the following functions: Capacity Building, Policy analysis, Dissemination and Networking.
Under each request for offer, one or more International or national experts in the education, TVET or VET sector are selected to carry out short term missions. The services provided covers a range of specific key areas, which are not exhaustive, such as:
• Qualifications and qualification systems
• VET Quality Assurance
• Learning and teaching in VET
• Work-based Learning
• Continuing Professional Development of VET teachers and trainers
• VET Governance
• Employment and employability
• Migration and skills
• Entrepreneurship and enterprise skills
• VET curriculum
• Skills Development (green, digital, entrepreneurial
• Private Sector Engagement in VET (clusters, sectors, skills councils, school-enterprise cooperation)
• Innovation and VET.
The country covered by the contract are as following:
ENP region group A: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia.
ENP region group B: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine.
IPA region group A: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Kosovo, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.
IPA region group B: Turkey
DCI region group A: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
DCI region Group B: rest of the world, except ETF partners countries Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
Requests for offer covers, among other, such specific following topics:
VET reforms and VET situation analysis, Employment and labour market policy analysis, Gender balance in education, training and labour market, Revision of education curricula to meet private sectors need and foresight development, Social partner and Private sector involvement in education reforms; Provision of expertise on TVET and VET institutions capacity building, National VET support public institution setting up, Training material and documentation, Training of teachers curriculum design and provision, In service teacher training, Training seminars, etc