The GOVPET Leading House was launched in July 2015 and is jointly hosted by the University of St. Gallen, the University of Lausanne, and the University of Cologne. It addresses specific forms of governance in so-called collective skill formation systems found in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. In the first research phase, from 2015-2020, the Leading House sought to understand how decentralised cooperation in skill formation works and explored ways in which private sector stakeholders can be encouraged to make a long-term commitment to cooperate. Starting in June 2020, the second research phase further investigates these questions but puts on emphasis on two issues that are crucial and at the same time under-researched in relation to the governance of collective skill formation systems: technological change and immigration.
The Leading House on Governance in Vocational and Professional Education and Training (GOVPET) is a Centre of Excellence funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).
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