The interaction between vocational education and training (VET) systems and a rapidly changing world of work was the theme of Cedefop’s 4th Brussels-based seminar, organised with the cooperation of the Estonian EU Presidency on 8 December.
Cedefop Director James Calleja highlighted the valuable role that the agency plays in improving people’s lives at a debate on the role of EU agencies in the future of Europe, in Maastricht on 7 December.
Policy developments and partner input were discussed at the 15th annual plenary meeting of ReferNet – Cedefop’s network of institutions providing information on national vocational education and training (VET) in the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway – on 29 and 30 November in Thessaloniki.
The second European vocational skills week (20-24 November 2017) has proved to be even more successful than the first one, comprising over 1 500 events in 45 countries (all 28 EU Member States and beyond), and reaching more than 1 million people.
A meeting with a wide range of Greek stakeholders was organised by the Greek Ministry of Labour in cooperation with Cedefop in Athens on 29 November.
Cedefop participated, together with other European and Greek organisations, in the 2nd EU jobs and mobility roadshow, organised by four Europe Direct offices from 20 to 25 November in six northern Greek cities: Alexandroupoli, Xanthi, Drama, Komotini, Serres and Thessaloniki.