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Cedefop's audio-visual collection available online

Posted on 04 February 2021

The audio-visual material transferred by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) in Florence was described and digitised, and is now available for consultation.

The audio-visual collection is composed of more than 1000 items, including 669 slides, 263 photographic prints, 2 audio cassettes and 72 VHS video cassettes. This rich material documents Cedefop’s history, development and activities from its foundation in 1975 up to 2005. It includes corporate slide presentations, institutional videos, conference recordings such as AGORA XVI, as well as various material documenting the CEDEFOP training projects such as Leonardo da Vinci and other training programmes carried out in Ireland. The material also illustrates various celebrations such as the 25th anniversary of CEDEFOP, as well as institutional visits such as that of President Romano Prodi and Commissioner Ánna Diamantopoúlou. A noteworthy part of the material consists in an extensive photographic report of more than 260 photographs taken by the German photographer Mamfred Vollmer, winner of a World Press Photo, which illustrates well the social and professional reality of young workers in Germany participating in professional training processes.

The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), one of the EU’s decentralised agencies, was established on February 10, 1975, by decision of the Council of the European Communities to create an independent non-profit body assisting the European Commission in promoting the development of education and vocational training.

Cedefop’s historical archives were transferred in Florence in October 2002, by virtue of the deposit contract signed on May 28, 2000 between CEDEFOP, represented by its director Johan van Rens, and the European University Institute, represented by its president Dr. Patrick Masterson. The audio-visual material composing the new audio-visual collection was transferred to Florence in October 2016. A large majority is consultable online digitally, while some material may only be consulted in the HAEU reading room due to copyright restrictions.

Consult the CEDEFOP’s audio-visual collection

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