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In moving forward energy technology innovation, the SET Plan has recognised that one of the key elements for successful implementation at EU level is the availability and mobilisation of appropriately skilled human resources. The energy sector is an evolving field which creates new job opportunities but at the same time requires the development of new skills and competences. The challenges for the education and training institutions and their legal frameworks will be to ensure a workforce flow of researchers, engineers and technicians who are able to generate new knowledge and to meet the... more

In 2010, the Institute for Energy and Transport of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre started supporting the implementation of the European Credit Vocational Education and Training system (ECVET) in the nuclear energy sector. This report provides a wide range of supporting information for the implementation of the ECVET guidelines by potential users of the nuclear energy field.

The Institute for Energy and Transport (IET) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), as operating agent of European Human Resources Observatory in the Nuclear energy sector (EHRO-N) , has undertaken several activities aimed to promote the implementation in the nuclear energy sector (NES) of the European Credit System for vocational Education and Training (ECVET). They intend to support the ultimate goal of ensuring the availability of a competent and mobile nuclear workforce.

This study was carried out from July-September 2013 in order to analyse the current use of the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) in the nuclear energy sector in the European Union Member States. ECVET aims to create a strong and efficient link between the Education and Training 2020 Strategy and the European Employment Strategy by facilitating processes for the validation, transfer and accumulation of learning outcomes into the corresponding practices.