Promotion of Social Inclusion through VET – PSIVET (2012 - 2013)


Project realized under the Key Activity 1: European Cooperation in Education and Training sub-programme of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission.

General aim:

The aim of the PSIVET project was to contribute to the effective implementation of the Hungarian LLL strategy developed in 2005, and ultimately to assist evidence-based decision-making in the course of a period of important changes by raising national awareness of the ET 2020 goals and facilitating dialogue between stakeholders.


Observatory Centre for Educational Development, Corvinus University of Budapest
Contact person: Krisztina Mihalyi ( – project coordinator


Period of realization: 1st February 2012 – 31 January 2013

Specific objectives:

  1. Promote dialogue between stakeholders on the subject of the integration and reintegration of disadvantaged learners to the VET system and possible ways of decreasing drop-out rates as well as exploring the possibilities of recognition of their informal learning.
  2. Collect, analyse and structure information to support evidence-based decision-making in order to make LLL a reality in Hungary with main focus on the untapped VET potential.
  3. Make information available for and develop the competencies of VET and adult training institution leaders by different methods of dissemination and in the form of a 50-hour pilot training course.

Main activities:

  • Research: Collection and analysis of information about recently realized research programmes and projects on topics relevant to promoting social inclusion through VET.
  • National network for knowledge sharing: Promotion of dialogue of all stakeholders in form of various workshops organized during 2012
  • Course development for VET leaders: Design and development of training material for VET leaders on how to promote social inclusion through VET at local level
  • Pilot training course: piloting the developed training material
  • Large conference in the theme of motivation and inclusion of disadvantaged learners and validation of non-formal/informal learning


  • Summary of the efficiency analyses of recently implemented/completed national programmes
  • Summary of international and national best practice examples
  • Policy recommendations for decision-makers
  • Training course for VET leaders
  • Workshops and conference

For more information you may visit the full project website in Hungarian.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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