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Skills needs anticipation and matching course announced
Cedefop co-organises a training and knowledge-sharing course on skills needs anticipation and matching with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITC-ILO), the Skills Development and Employability Unit of the ILO and the European Training Foundation (ETF).
Youth employability among Italian EU Presidency priorities
With the link between acquiring skills and finding a job firmly in its priorities, the Italian EU Presidency of the second semester of 2014 makes a clear statement in its programme.
Cedefop's European Training Thesaurus - new descriptors - 2014 update
The European Training Thesaurus (ETT) is Cedefop’s controlled vocabulary used to index the VET-Bib bibliographic database. In 2014, just over 100 new descriptor terms were added, to keep track of VET development and to assist researchers in defining, narrowing, and broadening their search strategies.

Featured news

Special Eurobarometer survey on the European area for skills and qualifications 24/06/2014
Analytical highlights: short papers for policy makers and professionals 23/06/2014
The Analytical highlights is a series of short papers published on the EU Skills Panorama website.
Guiding principles on professional development of trainers in VET 26/05/2014
Cedefop discusses results of OECD survey on adult skills – Thessaloniki is the host 02/12/2013
Countries, employers and individuals need a clear idea of how labour markets and economies are changing and how people are meeting the demand for skills in the 21st century. People with low skills face a greater risk of economic disadvantage. They are more likely to be unemployed and suffer from poor health. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) survey of adult skills (PIAAC) aims to provide some insights into how skills are being developed and used in 24 countries. The first findings of the survey were published in October 2013. They show that the young are more literate, but proficiency in literacy peaks at around 30 years of age.
Erasmus+ signed into law 25/11/2013
European Online Education and Training Monitor 31/10/2013
Commission highlights benefits of foreign language skills for UK students and business 23/09/2013

Forthcoming events

Forecasting skill supply and demand in Europe: setting the scene for 2016 forecasts
15/09/2014 to 16/09/2014 Rome, Italy
Designing, implementing and supporting effective work-based learning
21/10/2014 to 22/10/2014 Thessaloniki, Greece
Workshop on Quality Requirements for New Forms and Contexts of Teaching and Learning
23/10/2014 to 24/10/2014 Thessaloniki, Greece
Cedefop Conference "Stepping up the pace"

The next stage of European tools for transparency, recognition and quality in education and training

27/11/2014 to 28/11/2014 Thessaloniki, Greece

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