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- ReferNet - Contributions
- This dynamic page gives easy access to the contributions of ReferNet (the European Network of Reference and Expertise) to Cedefop. It also provides an access point to national collections on vocational education and training from all EU member states.
- 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
- Analysing European policy developments to modernize VET - Bibliography
- VET bibliographies
- Spain: Training for youth employment
- With a budget of nearly EUR 42 million, a statewide training programme is now being implemented for its second year addressed to improve the skills and employability of young people under 30.
- France: individual training accounts
- On 9 October, the strategic analysis centre (Centre d’analyse stratégique – CAS) submitted the analysis paper Individualisation in employment policies: what are the effects of the cheques, accounts and contracts? This paper is the result of an international comparison of individualised schemes in employment policies and their respective effects. The political background of this paper is characterised by a roadmap given to the social partners on the theme of employment security and it is also linked to the openness of collective bargaining related to this topic. In its report Labour - employment within 20 years (2011), CAS proposed creation of a social individual account (for the portability of social rights).
- Labour market prospects deteriorate for early leavers from education and training
- In 2011, around 55% of early leavers from education and training were jobless (up by nine percentage points compared to 2008).
- A head start for young people with vocational education
- In the EU, 79% of vocational education graduates were working in 2009.
- "We can always find ways of adapting good ideas to our own systems"
- Specialists attending study visits typically learn a lot about each other’s education and training systems and policy solutions. But how useful is that knowledge when they return home? Can such an experience actually affect policy and practice within a regional or local school system? Rune Knutsen, Education Advisor for the city of Stavanger, shares his story of how a study visit and follow-up seminar helped his department introduce policy changes.
- ICT skill levels on the rise
- One in two 16-74 year-olds in the EU now has a medium or high level of computer skills.
- Does VET contribute to raising tertiary educational attainment?
- In the EU, 8.5% of all 30-34 year-olds have a practically-oriented tertiary qualification, equivalent to a quarter of those with tertiary education attainment in that age group.
- Young people from a migrant background at greater risk of leaving education and training early
- In the EU more than one in four young people from a migrant background leaves education and training too early.
- Rising unemployment hits low-skilled adults the hardest
- At 14.8 %, the crisis-induced EU unemployment rate for low-educated adults is five percentage points higher than in 2008 and well above average.
- Lifelong learning for adults with a low level of education: any recent progress?
- Among 25-64 year-olds, those with low qualifications are less likely to participate in adult learning. In the EU, their participation rates have stagnated at 3.8 %
- Quality assurance in VET is a key priority at EU level to promote increased transparency of VET policy developments between Member States, thereby enhancing mutual trust, mobility of workers and learners, and lifelong learning. In cooperation with the European Commission, Cedefop supports the implementation of the EQARF Recommendation at EU, national and sectoral level.
- Trainers in VET
- A trainer is a skilled worker who introduces newly recruited employees to the company, provides training to co-workers as part of the job or mentors apprentices.
Cedefop and the European Commission jointly coordinate a thematic working group on the professional development of trainers in vocational education and training (VET), which was launched in 2012. Members of the group come from ministries, national bodies and training and research centres in the Member States.
The group aims to identify examples of effective policies and practice and to consider how policies can support vocational trainers in the workplace with:
(a) their role and tasks;
(b) the competences that they need;
(c) ways of validating the competences they acquire and
(d) opportunities to keep their knowledge, skills and competence up-to-date.
The outcomes of the work of the group will contribute to European cooperation on vocational education and training (the Bruges Communiqué) and will be made available on this website.
- In this project Cedefop monitors and analyses progress towards achieving targets in vocational education and training that have been agreed within the Copenhagen process of enhanced European cooperation.
A new report, “A bridge to the future. European policy for vocational education and training 2002-2010” has been published on 7 December 2010. This is Cedefop’s fourth report on European policy cooperation. For the full list of policy reports see “Selected for you”.
- The objective of this project is to monitor Member States’ strategies and mechanisms for financing vocational education and training (VET) and to investigate their effectiveness and efficiency. This site provides up to date information on levels of investment in VET and on recent developments in VET funding systems and instruments. The analysis focuses on approaches to cofinancing, looking at the roles of the different stakeholders in sharing costs and responsibilities in VET.
- Cedefop’s fourth report on VET (2009) research examines European VET policy priorities for modernising VET from a research perspective. It also takes a critical look at the drivers for and challenges to VET modernisation.