Ockham IPS is implementing studies and evaluations in all educational subsectors and labour market, with a special focus on skills & qualifications, vocational education, higher education, adult learning, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Most of these studies / evaluations are implemented in cooperation with (inter)national partners.

Recent examples of projects of Ockham-IPS are:   

  • Study on “Assessment of the adequacy of the European Social Fund's design to support human capital development policies” (European Commission, DG EMPL)
  • Evaluation of the NLQF in the Netherlands (Dutch Ministry Education, Culture and Science)
  • External evaluation of UNESCO's Better Education for Africa's Rise (BEAR) project (UNESCO)
  • Evaluation of DAAD actions AICGS Fellowship porgramme and DAAD AICGS prize (DAAD)
  • Study on the Social Solidarity Corps and Volunteering (European Parliament)
  • Study on the market positioning of the online learning provider oefenen.nl (stichting oefenen.nl)
  • Study on VET business cooperation (European Commission, DG EMPL)
  • Study on place based policy work (WODC)
  • Evaluation of the Dutch ESF programme in the field of active ageing (Dutch Ministry of Social Affiars and Employment)
  • Evaluation of the Teachers Taskforce of UNESCO (UNESCO)
  • Study on financng apprenticeshops (Cedefop)
  • Annual monitoring and thematic reports ESF 2014-2020 (European Commission, DG EMPL)
  • Thematic Country Review of Apprenticeship in Cyprus, Croatia,Belgium and Sweden (Cedefop)
  • Annual monitoring and thematic reports ESF 2014-2020 (European Commission, DG EMPL)
  • Study on workers and teachers in VET and dual / hybrid career paths (A+O Metalektro)
  • Study on level 3 and 4 of the EQF (Cedefop)
  • Study on Skills development and employment: Apprenticeships, internships and volunteering (European Parliament)
  • Evaluation of UNICEF Supply Division’s Supply Learning and Development Strategy (UNICED Supply Division)
  • External consultant accompanying the ET2020 Working Group on Adult Learning (European Commission, DG EMPL)
  • Action plan on reducing shortages on technical VET teachers in VET (Dutch VET Council)
  • Evaluation of the implementation of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination (CPD) Strategic Plan 2011-2015 in Albania (Council of Europe)
  • Evaluation of the project “East and South African German Centre for Education, Research, Methodologies and Management (CERM-ESA)" (DAAD)
  • Global study on items included in qualification descriptions (in relation to World Reference Levels) (UNESCO)
  • Teachers and trainers in work-based learning/apprenticeships. Mapping of models and practice (European Commission, DG EMPL)
  • The changing nature and role of vocational education and training in Europe (Cedefop)
  • The impact of Globalisation on Vocational Education and Training (Cedefop)
  • The role of learning outcomes in supporting dialogue between the labour market and education and training; the case of vocational education and training (Cedefop)
  • Monitoring the impact of KA2 Strategic partnerships in all educational sectors of the Erasmus+ programme in the Netherlands (National Agency)
  • Country reviews of Apprenticeship Systems: Italy, Greece and Slovenia (Cedefop)
  • ESF Performance Report and Thematic reports of the European Commission (European Commission, DG EMPL)
  • The analysis of the outcome of the negotiations concerning the Partnership Agreements and European Social Fund (ESF) Operational Programmes, including multi-fund programmes, for the programming period 2014-2020 (European Commission, DG EMPL)
  • Ex post evaluation ESF 2007-2-13, Synthesis report (European Commission, DG EMPL)
  • Evaluation of UNESCO’s ASPnet  (UNESCO)
  • Evaluation of UNESCO-China Funds-in-Trust (CFIT) Project: Improving Quality Teacher Education in a selected number of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa’ (UNESCO)
  • Shortages of teachers in technical VET (Dutch VET council)
  • Evaluation of UNESCO’s Capacity Development for Education for All (CapEFA) Programme (UNESCO)
  • Policy review and development of external quality assurance model for VET in Lithuania (Lithuanian Qualifications Authority)
  • Evaluation of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Skills development in ETF partner countries (European Training Foundation)
  • A study on how to attract and keep foreign students in the Metaelectro sector in the Netherlands, and make it a regular labour market instrument (Sectoral Skills fund Metaelektro)
  • Study on TVET College Lecturer Education through international cooperation in Africa (European Commission, DG EAC)
  • Feasibility study for the creation of an EU level network of national associations representing vocational education and training (VET) providers (European Commission, DG EMPL)
  • The Evaluation of the UNESCO Thematic Area “TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) (UNESCO)
  • Ex post evaluation ESF 2007-2013. Access and sustainable integration into employment (European Commission, DG EMPL)
  • Interim evaluation of the central library of the European Commission (European Commission, DG EAC)
  • Key Skills and Competences for Defense (European Defence Agency)
  • Overview report on the implementation of the Youth Guarantee based on the country case studies (Eurobond)
  • Measuring Performance of EU MS Skills Systems and Prioritising Skills Mismatches (Cedefop)
  • The labour market of Cyber Security Professionals (Dutch Ministry of Safety and Justice)
  • Evaluation of Knowledge Management & Innovation in ETF operations (European Training Foundation)
  • Evaluation of Qualification activities in ETF partner countries (European Training Foundation)
  • The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning (EPALE) (European Commission, DG EAC)
  • Study on Transferability and implementation of the youth guarantee (Eurobond)
  • Study on communicating Europe to its citizens (European Parliament)
  • Teaching Teachers: State and Outlook of Primary Teacher Training in Europe (European Parliament)
  • Ex ante evaluation of the Romanian ESF programme 2014-2020 (Romanian Government)
  • Evaluation of the NCL NLQF (NCP NLQF)
  • Study on the compliance by Member States on the time needed to get licences and permits to take up and perform the specific activity of an enterprise as from beginning of 2014 (European Commission, DG ENTR)
  • Adult Learners in Digital Learning Environments (European Commission)
  • Preparatory study for the ex post evaluation of ESF 2007-2013 (European Commission)
  • Study on Higher Education & Innovation (European Commission)
  • Stakeholders survey EPSO (EPSO)
  • Qualifications at EQF level 5 (Cedefop)
  • Skills anticipation and adult learning (ILO)
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