Future education : learning the future : scenarios and strategies in Europe

The scenario project aims to develop a tool to improve the understanding of vocational
education and training systems in their economic-technological, employment-labour and
training-knowledge environments. The development of different scenarios and the indication
of linked strategies serve as one of the bases for discussing relevant policies for VET. The
development of scenarios for vocational education and training is not intended to and cannot
reveal the future; it is in fact intended only to call attention to some of the factors of strategic

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Scenarios and Strategies for Vocational Education and Lifelong Learning in Europe

The work on scenarios of the cellule prospective began during latter stages of Jacques Delors’
leadership of the European Commission. The purpose of the endeavour was to arrive at
scenarios that would provide a series of coherent and plausible images of how Europe may
have developed towards the end of the first decade of the new century, seen from the
perspective of 2010.
Several defining criteria were chosen as starting points for the work (8) of building up each
scenario: the development of institutions and governance; social cohesion; economic

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