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12/02/09  (jp)

Newsletter 9




Dear colleagues,

Our project "Peer Review Extended II" is completed. The results are available on our project website www.peer-review-education.net. Our work on Peer Review in European VET will, however, continue within the project "Peer Review Impact" (2009-2011).

In the current newsletter we would like to present to you two more results of the project “Peer Review Extended II”:

  • the face-to-face Peer Training Curriculum
  • the European Peer Review Manual for (initial and continuing) VET – update

Also, we would like to draw your attention to the follow-up project “Peer Review Impact” (2009-2011) which started on October 1, 2009.

Finally, we are proud to announce that the European Peer Review Manual won the Austrian Lifelong Learning Award 2009 in the category “products and results”.

European Peer Training

A European Peer Training curriculum has been developed in close cooperation between partners from Austria, Finland, Denmark, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Pilot Peer Trainings have been conducted in Austria, Denmark and Finland in 2008 and 2009.

The final version of the European Peer Training is now available. Click here for more information.

European Peer Review Manual for VET – update

The manual for initial VET has been revised to take into account the needs and requirements of continuing VET.

The European Peer Review Manual for VET is now available.

New project started: Peer Review Impact

Does Peer Review really come “full circle”? Does is prompt concrete improvement in VET institutions? What effects can be detected? And: how should Peer Reviews be conducted in order to have maximum impact?

In a further Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project “Peer Review Impact” coordinated by the Finnish National Board of Education and buttressed by an earlier LdV project on evaluation impact “REVIMP”, an empirical analysis of Peer Reviews carried out within the three LdV Peer Review projects will help to shed a light on Peer Review’s potential to trigger institutional change and lead to improved effectiveness of external evaluation.

The main result of the project will be “Peer Review Impact Guidelines”, addressed to VET providers to enhance the impact of Peer Review in terms of improvement of VET provision.

Click here for more information about the project.

Winner of Lifelong Learning Award 2009!

The European Peer Review Manual won the Austrian Lifelong Learning Award 2009 in the category “products and results”!

The award was presented by the Austrian Federal Minister for Education, Arts and Culture Dr. Claudia Schmidt.

For further information and pictures please consult the website of the Austrian National Agency for Lifelong Learning:


We hope that our Newsletter provides relevant and interesting information for VET professionals in Europe. Feel free to forward it to other institutions or experts interested in Peer Review. Should you have questions or need more information, please contact us. We welcome feedback and look forward to hearing from you.

Maria Gutknecht-Gmeiner

Judith Proinger


Project Coordination

Österreichisches Institut für Berufsbildungsforschung
Austrian Institute for Research on Vocational Training


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