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German MPs briefed on VET issues during Cedefop visit
A delegation of German federal MPs, members of the Bundestag’s Budget Committee, visited Cedefop on 17 September accompanied by the German General Consul and met with the agency’s Deputy Director Mara Brugia.
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More country apprenticeship reviews to be conducted by Cedefop in 2015
‘With our limited resources we will try to come closer to the Member States and work with them to push vocational education and training (VET) reform further,’ Cedefop Director James Calleja told the first validation workshop of the agency’s review of Lithuania’s and Malta’s apprenticeship systems.
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Building European VET - Time to move on
Cedefop and the European Commission’s Directorate General Education and Culture (DG EAC) are organising a conference (29-30 September) to discuss the results of the former’s monitoring report on progress towards a common European strategy on vocational education and training (VET) as set out in the 2010 Bruges Communiqué.

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
Guiding principles point to the key role of trainers (tutors, instructors, mentors) in companies who ensure high quality work-based learning and the link between education and real working life. The stronger the link, the easier is job-seeking and skill matching to the needs of companies. Competent trainers also contribute to ensuring that students will stay in education, that young and older, employed and unemployed, will come back to learning.
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

 
Building European VET - Time to move on
29/09/2014 to 30/09/2014 Thessaloniki, Greece
 
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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