Since January 2015 Anastasia Fetsi is Head of the Operations Department in the European Training Foundation (ETF). She is an economist and has a long experience on skills development policies in transition economies and in particular in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Western Balkans, Central Asia and North Africa. As staff member of ETF she analysed the relevance of vocational education and training systems to labour market developments; designed EU funded programmes in vocational education and training and employment; implementation of innovation and learning projects (e.g. on transition from school to work, flexicurity and the role of lifelong learning); and policy advice to Ministries of Education and Labour in the ETF partner countries. issues of education and training and its links to the labour market.