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- European Parliament report on educational and occupational mobility of women in the EU
- Members of the European and Lithuanian parliaments: Lithuania must promote employment and vocational training in the context of the EU
- Council conclusions on the contribution of quality youth work to the development, well-being and social inclusion of young people
- Press release - What about the (older) workers?
- The reality of the UK’s ageing workforce is that most of us face the real prospect of having to get out of bed in the morning to go to work until we are around 70.
The recent House of Lord’s report Ready for Ageing? discusses the implications of an older workforce for pensions, health and social care. Things mainly provided by the state. Although the report entreats employers to be more positive about employing older people, it doesn’t say much about jobs or working conditions for older workers.
- Tried and tested "Youth Guarantee" must now be applied throughout the EU, says CoR
- Press release - Δελτίο τύπου - Ο κόσμος της εκπαίδευσης πιο ανοιχτός στη σύνδεση με την αγορά εργασίας
- Η εκπαιδευτική κοινότητα της χώρας είναι πλέον πιο ανοιχτή στην ανάγκη στενότερης σύνδεσης της εκπαίδευσης με την αγορά εργασίας. Παράλληλα όμως και οι οικονομικοί φορείς οφείλουν να αναλάβουν περισσότερες πρωτοβουλίες για την αξιοποίηση και αναβάθμιση των δεξιοτήτων και επαγγελματικών προσόντων των εργαζομένων τους.
- Improving Access to Labour Market Information for Migrants & Employers
- Labour Mobility - Towards a European Labour Market
- Policy Brief on Youth Entrepreneurship
- Press release - For young people, vocational education is a better route to employment
- Vocational education graduates of upper-secondary or post-secondary schools have a greater chance of being employed than graduates of general education at the same level. They are also less likely to spend prolonged periods without work, and more likely to stay on in their first job for more than four years.
- Electronic Journals
- ePer is the library's collection of electronic journals related to education and training. Currently, over 500 on-line journals are described. The journals can
- ReferNet - Bibliography
- ReferNet - Bibliography
- Vassiliou: Combating youth unemployment a top priority
- EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Androulla Vassiliou, who will attend Cedefop’s conference on tackling skill mismatch through work-based learning and apprenticeships (12-13 June 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece), talks about the latest European initiatives to alleviate youth unemployment and refocus education and training.
- Skills and people
- A group of young people and education experts from Greece and Cyprus came to Cedefop's premises on Europe Day (9 May) to celebrate the European project and discuss its future. Some of them talked to us about the school of tomorrow and the challenge of matching skills acquired in education with labour-market needs.
- Cyprus: early identification of employment and training needs for effective use of natural gas in Cyprus
- Existence of natural gas reserves in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus and emerging growth prospects of the Cyprus economy, has led the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) to conduct a research study entitled ‘Early identification of employment and training needs for the effective utilisation of natural gas in Cyprus”.
- Unemployment continues to grow in the EU, but at a slower pace now
- The unemployment rate in the EU has peaked at 10.5% (higher than in 2008 by 3.4 percentage points). But between 2010 and 2012 it grew less, with some countries reporting stable or even declining trends.
- Belgium: how are European public employment services (PES) and VET working with skills today?
- The Belgian i-COMP project focused on the extent to which the competence concept is integrated into daily practices of 31 European public employment services (PES) and 35 vocational education and training organisations (VET). The i-COMP project (funded by ESF) was run by the VDAB (Flemish Employment and Vocational Training Service) in partnership with SERV (Social Economic Council of Flanders).The results were presented at the i-COMP exchange event held in Leuven in September 2012.
- Belgium: what comes after the Abitur ( )? School-leavers have very clear ideas about the future!
- The German-speaking area of Belgium lies in the eastern part of the country and borders on the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. Its official title is the Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft – the German-speaking community. In the federal organisation of Belgium there are two kinds of territorial entity with very wide-reaching powers: the communities and the regions. The German-speaking community enjoys political autonomy in such important areas as education, employment, culture, health and welfare.
- Belgium: what future for young job-seekers in Wallonia?
- The economic slowdown of the past two years raises concerns for the situation of young job-seekers on the labour market. What new developments are related to the professional insertion of new young job-seekers into the labour market? Which factors contribute to successful transition? These are some of the issues addressed in the latest edition of the Le Forem survey.
- Denmark: Danish investments in VET look to tackle shortfall in work experience places
- As part of the budget for 2013, parties across the political spectrum have agreed significant funding to improve VET provision.
- Spain: Avanza training - virtual school for e-commerce
- The Avanza programme (Plan Avanza) supports learning and training activities in telecommunications, information and communication technologies (ICT) providing participants with high-level knowledge, qualification and internationally recognised training in ICT. The programme is meant for professionals and employees working in SMEs and its objectives are to consolidate knowledge of new technologies, encourage use of IT services, support teleworking, increase competitiveness and improve businesses´ productivity by using specific training and sale-promotion techniques.
- Slovakia: how to get more young people into VET
- A decline in attractiveness of secondary IVET studies and dissatisfaction of employers with graduate supply has led to a radical, yet disputed intervention by the government. Stricter rules for secondary school admission were approved by the parliament by an amendment to the Act on VET. A grade point average in grade 8 and the first half of grade 9 of lower secondary school was introduced as a regulating indicator valid from the 2014/15 school year.
- Europass is a portfolio of five documents, designed to make skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood across Europe.
- Employers’ surveys - Members only
- This Cedefop’s initiative explores the potential of employers’ survey as a tool to identify skill needs and skill gaps at workplace level. The aim is to develop a tool or instrument to reliably identify future needs of skills, competences, occupations and qualifications in public and private enterprises in Europe as input for broader skill needs analyses.
- Cedefop investigates skill mismatch and skills obsolescence in Europe. It does so to help policy makers detect skill mismatch problems so that they can prevent them. The project aims to explore how different trends shape skill needs, how learning contributes to skill supply and to what extent Europe suffers from skill mismatch.