Expert pool for VET Toolbox
Employment is a key factor for development and inclusive growth. However, VET provision is often not responsive to the demands and opportunities of the labor market. From this perspective, a new facility, the VET Toolbox, was set-up by the European Union. It is funded by the European Union / DEVCO and the German Government and implemented by a partnership of European Member State Agencies led by Enabel (Belgium) in cooperation with GIZ (Germany), AFD (France), British Council, and LuxDEV (Luxembourg). Within GIZ the VET Toolbox project forms part of the Africa-wide regional program Employment for Sustainable Development in Africa (E4D). However, it is implemented worldwide. The overall objective of the VET Toolbox is to improve the effectiveness of VET reforms so that they are more demand-driven and responsive to labor market needs and provide increased access to (self-) employment, including for disadvantaged groups. The specific objective is to provide partner countries with know-how, tools and advice in order to improve the labor market responsiveness of VET reforms, strategies and action plans, in particular the ones supported by the EU (EC and EU Member States), thereby also enabling the orientation to-wards the inclusion of disadvantaged groups and most vulnerable people.