The European VET Research Award aims to reward an outstanding VET research project or an individual researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to innovative thinking in VET, including initial VET (IVET) as well as career-long professional learning or continuing VET (CVET).
At the European Vocational Skills Week 2017, taking place in November in Brussels, the European Commission awarded Professor Karen Evans with the VET Research Award of the European Commission. Karen Evans is Emeritus Professor of Education at the UCL Institute of Education, University of London; Honorary Professor in the Economic and Social Research Council LLAKES Centre for Learning and Life Chances; and Honorary Professor at RMIT University, Australia.
At the European Vocational Skills Week 2016, taking place in December in Brussels, the European Commission awarded Professor Martin Mulder with the VET Research Award of the European Commission. Martin Mulder is Emeritus Professor of the Chair Group of Education and Competence Studies, Wageningen University, in the Netherlands.