On behalf of the European Commission, VETNET organised the nomination for the VET researcher award 2019. The final winner will be selected through a mix of votes from the jury and the general public.
Have your say on who you think should win and choose your preferred candidate through on-line voting. Follow this link https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/VETExcellenceAwards2019
You’ll find a short description of the candidates under awards category 2, VET innovators (you have to scroll down a bit).
Intergenerational team of researchers – Transicions, Prof. Fernando Marhuenda, University of Valencia: The multidisciplinary research team investigates social inclusion and labour integration, with a special emphasis on vulnerable groups. It explores societal, economic, educational and psychosocial factors that affect transitions to employment, and identifies mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion.
Prof. Paolo Federighi, University of Firenze: His research focuses on inclusion throughout life, covering initial and continuing vocational education and training and adult education. It highlights the situation of vulnerable groups, such as low-skilled workers, unemployed people and immigrants, and searches for connections between adult education, labour policies and political economy.