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Document 12002E150

Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version)
Part Three: Community policies
Title XI: Social policy, education, vocational training and youth
Chapter 3: Education, vocational training and youth
Article 150
Article 127 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)
Article 127 - EEC Treaty

OJ C 325, 24.12.2002, p. 98–99 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/treaty/tec_2002/art_150/oj

12002E150

Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version) - Part Three: Community policies - Title XI: Social policy, education, vocational training and youth - Chapter 3: Education, vocational training and youth - Article 150 - Article 127 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version) - Article 127 - EEC Treaty

Official Journal C 325 , 24/12/2002 P. 0098 - 0099
Official Journal C 340 , 10/11/1997 P. 0245 - Consolidated version
Official Journal C 224 , 31/08/1992 P. 0047 - Consolidated version
(EEC Treaty - no official publication available)


Treaty establishing the European Community (Nice consolidated version)

Part Three: Community policies

Title XI: Social policy, education, vocational training and youth

Chapter 3: Education, vocational training and youth

Article 150

Article 127 - EC Treaty (Maastricht consolidated version)

Article 127 - EEC Treaty

Article 150

1. The Community shall implement a vocational training policy which shall support and supplement the action of the Member States, while fully respecting the responsibility of the Member States for the content and organisation of vocational training.

2. Community action shall aim to:

- facilitate adaptation to industrial changes, in particular through vocational training and retraining,

- improve initial and continuing vocational training in order to facilitate vocational integration and reintegration into the labour market,

- facilitate access to vocational training and encourage mobility of instructors and trainees and particularly young people,

- stimulate cooperation on training between educational or training establishments and firms,

- develop exchanges of information and experience on issues common to the training systems of the Member States.

3. The Community and the Member States shall foster cooperation with third countries and the competent international organisations in the sphere of vocational training.

4. The Council, acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 251 and after consulting the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, shall adopt measures to contribute to the achievement of the objectives referred to in this article, excluding any harmonisation of the laws and regulations of the Member States.

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