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- 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.
- Press release - Growing importance of international qualifications affects training landscape
- International qualifications - awarded by social partner organisations or multinational companies rather than public authorities - now cover fields as diverse as ICT, welding, sports, air transport, financial services and hairdressing. A recent Cedefop study asks what this trend means for education and training standards and for the wider recognition of qualifications.
- A new publication for navigating education and training terms across Europe
- Education and training issues tend to be similar across Europe and, thanks to informal cooperation among Member States, policies are growing closer to each other as well. But how can we be sure we mean the same thing by the same term? Cedefop’s new language tool is here to help.
- Mapping out the next three years
- Cedefop’s medium-term priorities set out the main areas of the Centre’s work in 2012-2014, including how it will support the modernisation of vocational training streams, its skills forecasting activities and its focus on adult and work-based learning.
- Call for papers: Learning later in life – uncovering the potential of investing in an ageing workforce, Brussels, 21-22 September 2011
- Cedefop and the European Commission are jointly organising a two-day international seminar on learning later in life and the impact of investing in an ageing workforce.
- Learning outcomes: varied approaches, but a common direction
- Cedefop’s recent research paper, Learning outcomes approaches in VET curricula, examines how these approaches are used in curriculum development in nine European countries: Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia Spain, and the UK (Scotland).
- Cedefop in brief: supporting European policies for skills
- Modernising vocational education and training: Fourth report on vocational training research in Europe: background report
- Just published: Individual learning accounts
- Now online: The full report on the shift to learning outcomes
- Cedefops latest publication is a detailed comparative study of how education and training policies and practices in 32 countries are moving toward the learning outcomes approach.
- Statistics and indicators - Bibliography
- Statistics and indicators - Bibliography
- Cedefop Legislation - Bibliography
- This dynamic bibliography gives full text access to legal and financial documents related to the activities of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Centre -Cedefop, published in the Official Journal of the European Union since its creation in 1975 to today. It automatically retrieves documents in English, which are then linked to the French and German versions.
- Tertiary attainment – sustained progress by European Union Member States
- Almost half of Member States have reached the Europe 2020 target of 40% of people aged 30-34 holding a higher education degree or equivalent qualification, according to the latest data. Since the target was announced in 2010, progress has been steady, rising by around one percentage point a year. If current trends continue, the European Union should meet its target by the end of the decade.
- 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.
- 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 %
- Crisis pushes young people towards involuntary part-time jobs
- 6.8 million young people in the EU are either unemployed or underemployed.
- Towards a knowledge-based service economy?
- Currently, 38.5% of total EU employment is in knowledge-intensive services, and this percentage is on the increase.
- The Netherlands - The State of Education in the Netherlands in 2009/2010
- Every year the Dutch Inspectorate of Education publishes the Annual Education Report on the state of education. This report outlines developments and key themes in Dutch education. The first chapter reflects on major developments and facets of education that are in need of improvement.
- VET in Europe is the most comprehensive information resource on vocational education and training (VET) systems in Europe. ReferNet, Cedefop’s European network, provides descriptions of national VET systems in the European Union, Norway and Iceland based on a common template designed by Cedefop.
- The Cedefop Research Arena aims to develop new thinking regarding the learning processes for adults in work environments. In order to achieve this goal Cedra forms small European research networks to engage in European development work on a work...