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Making EU Skills Panorama focal point for information on skills and labour market in Europe
Work has started to transform the EU Skills Panorama website to provide a more comprehensive and user-friendly central access point for information and intelligence on skill needs in occupations and sectors across Europe.
23/04/2014
Recognition of professional qualifications
15/04/2014
Qualifications: a key area of work for Cedefop
‘Through systematic research over many years, Cedefop has been analysing how qualifications are awarded and used across Europe and how they support the needs of individuals for lifelong learning, recognition and employability,’ the Centre’s Deputy Director told a European Training Foundation (ETF) conference on making better qualifications, at the European Parliament in Brussels.
15/04/2014
European policies: catalysts for innovation and youth employment
In vocational training, but also for general economic growth needed for employment, European policies are catalysts for innovation, according to Cedefop Director James Calleja.
11/04/2014
Press release - Germany: training brings job opportunities for young people, but training for adults lags behind
Pressemitteilung - Deutschland: Berufsausbildung bringt gute Beschäftigungschancen für junge Menschen, doch die Erwachsenenbildung hinkt hinterher
In Germany, students in initial vocational education and training (IVET) accounted for 48.6% of all upper secondary students in 2012, close to the EU average of 50.3%, but below Italy’s 60% according to indicators compiled by Cedefop (the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training). The main difference between Germany’s IVET students and other countries is that 88.2% are enrolled in combined work- and school-based programmes, compared to only 27% in the EU as a whole.
10/04/2014
Press release - France: young people staying on in school but not enough adults are learning
Communiqué de presse: Éducation et formation en France: les jeunes quittent moins l’école mais la participation des adultes est trop faible
Although around 45% of employees participate in continuing vocational training courses provided by enterprises, adult participation in lifelong learning in 2012 in France was only 5.7%. This is well below the European average of 9.0% and a long way from the European target of 15% to be reached by 2020. According to indicators compiled by Cedefop (the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training), adult participation in lifelong learning in France is also below Spain (10.7%) and Italy (6.6%), but slightly above Germany (7.9%).
10/04/2014
Press release - Italy: vocational education and training can improve job prospects for young people
Communicato stampa - Italia: l'istruzione e la formazione professionale possono migliorare le prospettive lavorative dei giovani
Italy has high numbers of young people participating in initial vocational education and training compared to the EU average. According to indicators compiled by Cedefop (the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training), in 2012, 60% of all upper secondary students in Italy were vocational students, above the EU average of 50.3% and higher than in Germany (48.6%) and France (44.6%).
10/04/2014
Greener Skills and Jobs
Cedefop-OECD LEED publication
07/04/2014
Digital opportunities for education in the EU
02/04/2014
Cedefop’s latest skill supply and demand forecast is now available
Employment in the EU is projected to grow by about 2% over the period 2013-2020 but the (EU’s) target of 75% of people aged 20 to 64 being in a job by 2020 looks beyond reach.
01/04/2014
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