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Federal Law on vocational training (in force since 1st of January 2004).

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
The federal law on vocational training is an open framework law which lays the foundations of a global promotion of vocational training and favouring life-long learning. It takes into account the transformations of the professional world and allows new developments.
Target group
Policy Field
  • education
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
In force since 1st of January 2004.
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: unknown
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: unknown
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The aim is to reinforce the dual vocational training and its link to practice and to the labour market. This is pursued through several innovations on different levels, such as the system, the educational offers, innovations and funding.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
moderate programmatic change.
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • lifelong learning
  • training schemes
Intended target group
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
  • employers (organised or individual)
  • regional government
Intended output
  • training schemes
Intended and unintended outcomes
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