On the first place was an article submitted by Miriam Grønning, Irene Kriesi and Stefan Sacchi, which describes the impact of vocational and general knowledge on income disparities between young men and women holding vocational qualifications. Research findings confirm that, already in the early stages of their career, female qualification holders earn less than their male counterparts, despite possessing the same vocational knowledge as male qualification holders.
The second place was given for an article submitted by Gina Di Maio, Lukas Graf and Anna Wilson. Working within the GOVPET Leading House, their research focussed on the steps taken by Germany, Denmark and Switzerland to introduce shorter-duration VET programmes as part of the process of reforming their respective VET sectors. Their research also examined the roles played by the various VET stakeholders in this endeavour.
On the third place was an article submitted by Carmen Baumeler, Sonja Engelage and Alexandra Strebel. Also working within the GOVPET Leading House, their research focussed on how professional organisations representing the interests of very small occupations managed to preserve their occupations at a time when the number of occupations was supposed to decrease.