Round Table on VET-HE – Glasgow 2015

EURASHE organised a Round Table on the Permeability between Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE) in Glasgow (United Kingdom) on 12-13 November 2015. It is organised by EURASHE, and West of Scotland Colleges’ Partnership (WoSCoP). Underneath are further information on:

(Photograph: CC by by Guiseppe Milo)

Following is the programme of the event:

Day 1 – Thursday 12 November 2015

13.30 – Welcome coffee

14.00 – Welcome speech

Dugald Craig, Acting Chief Executive of WoSCoP

Johan Cloet, Secretary General, EURASHE

14.20 – Introductory presentation

Background information, objectives of the round table

Johanna Baeyens, Senior Expert, EURASHE

14.50 – First round

Inventory of ideas, concerns, experiences and views of the experts-participants

16.00 – Coffee break

16.15 – First discussion

What’s the mission behind this need for permeability?

Global trends and European educational context

Level 5 of EQF a two-stream-land with a lot of possibilities for permeability?

Day 2 – Friday 13 November 2015

9.00 – The quality system discussion

What are the prerequisites for permeability?

How much permeability do we want?

Which could be the intended and collateral effects of increased permeability?

10.15 – The tooling discussion

Discussion on the tools that are necessary in order to achieve permeability between HE and VET

Improving access to higher education

Recognising/validation individual learning experiences

Credit transfer and qualification frameworks

Institutional reforms

HE and VET and their QA processes

WBL, distance learning, work based learning, ..

11.30 – Coffee break

11.45 – Closing session and Final conclusions

Input for draft position statement on permeability between HE and VET

Following are some of the participants in the event:

  • Dugald Craig - Dugald has worked in European and transnational programmes and projects for more than 25 years. In his current role as Interim Chief Executive with the West of Scotland Colleges’ Partnership... Read more
  • Jo Baeyens - Jo Baeyens is senior policy advisor of the CEO at the Arteveldehogeschool, University College, Ghent, Belgium. The last 5 years she worked at the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and... Read more
  • Johan Cloet - Johan Cloet has been the Secretary General of EURASHE in 2014-2016, which he represented in the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG) and several of its working groups, such as on ‘Structural... Read more
  • Following are the practicalities of the event:


  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) - EURASHE is the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education that offer professionally orientated programmes and are engaged in applied research within the Bologna cycles. EURASHE represents universities of applied... Read more