Vocational Education and Training has always been a main pillar in the implementation of the development policies of Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland. In order to make better use of the long standing experiences and expertise of the members, the four countries have founded the Donor Committee for Dual Vocational Education and Training (DC dVET).
The members of the DC dVET are:
the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) - Austria,
the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)* - Germany,
the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) - Switzerland,
the Liechtenstein Development Service (LED) - Liechtenstein.
* The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) has an advisory function for the BMZ.
For the coordination and support of the DC dVET, a secretariat has been set up, led by Swisscontact in collaboration with INBAS, KEK-CDC Consultants and L&R Sozialforschung.
The DC dVET focuses its work on the following areas:
Public Relations: The DC dVET provides a source of information and documentation for a broad audience.
Networking and cooperation: The DC dVET provides a platform for exchange, networking and learning to its members and their partners.
Support for projects and programs: The DC dVET provides thematic support for projects and programs of its member organisations.