The Osnabrück Declaration was agreed by EU stakeholders at a ministerial virtual meeting on 30 November in the context of the German presidency of the European Union.
The Declaration continues on the work specified in Riga conclusions of 2015, and introduces new policy actions for the period 2021 – 2025, supporting the EU’s Council recommendation on vocational education and training for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience.
The main areas of the Osnabrück Declaration are:
- Resilience and excellence through quality, inclusive and flexible VET
- Establishing a new lifelong learning culture – relevance of continuing VET and digitalisation
- Sustainability – a green link in VET
- European education and training area and international VET.