Part of CINOP, the Centre for Expertise in Vocational Education and Training (ecbo) develops, amasses and disseminates knowledge on and for vocational education. Education serves a significant societal interest, and vocational education in particular is subject to constant reform and innovation. We contribute to the quality and significance of vocational education for the benefit of further education, the job market and social participation.

Experts in a variety of research methods and techniques

Together with schools and our external knowledge partners, ecbo clarifies issues within vocational education. To this end we use a variety of research methods and techniques, both qualitative and quantitative. We are at home in monitoring and evaluation, literature and pilot studies, focus groups and interviews, surveys and analysing databases (large-scale or otherwise). Above all, by making this research knowledge accessible to and usable by policy administrators, directors, managers and teaching staff, we are contributing to the reform and improvement of vocational education.