Welcome to the new website of VET&Culture and join the network

This is the new VET&Culture network website. The new site will serve as a news channel, forum, think tank, platform for learning, diary, archive and whatever our networkers wish for.

You can leave ideas for the new site in the comment box – please do! Stay tuned!

If you wish to join the email list of the VET&Culture network, please contact Gabriele Molzberger, molzberger(at)uni-wuppertal.de or Anja Heikkinen, anja.heikkinen(at)tuni.fi.

“Closeness and distance(s) in pedagogical encounters” on 05.03.2021: Workshop Documentation

Environmental care and social progress: impact of beliefs, values and gender


Finland is committed to follow the Maastricht Declaration of 2002 of the European Council about global education. The education is one fundamental right among every human’s rights. The global education includes education development and awareness to the human rights in which develops the skills of people, the cultural level and the ability of taking responsibility as ensuring a wider field of opportunities or particular development which optimize with the human’s aspirations.

LET’S WORK TOGETHER group is willing to convene at 27.4.2018, 14:00, floor 6
Kauppi reception center / Parantolankatu 6, 33500 Tampere.

We inviting you to participate in and share your opinions and suggestions which lead to develop the ways and means which insure the asylum seekers and the immigrants more opportunities to join the education institutions in Finland.

There will be people grouping of interested and involved in this regard ( researchers, staff, students,
administrative and people in a position of responsibility.

We’d like to tell you that the main language of workshop is English and there will be Arabic interpretation also.

About the network – A short narrative and an invitation for identity work

(Posted originally 2011)

As the VET & CULTURE network has no formalised structure, you will not find a mission statement or a neat and tidy description. So I thought, it would serve most to give a short narrative of how I would introduce the network to a friend. But it is only part of the whole story, of course. I came into the network in 2001 as a junior researcher in an exchange programme between Finnish, German and English students. I learned that the VET & CULTURE network existed since 1993 and was formed by some interested researchers in vocational education and training. At that stage vocational education had not a very strong standing in terms of prestige but also research in the field. Continue reading