Cedefop Director James Calleja warned that talent and speed of change are challenging both businesses and vocational education and training (VET) at a meeting on bridging the skills gap organised by the Employers’ Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the Bulgarian EU Presidency and the Association of Bulgarian Employers, in Sofia on 22 March.
As part of its project on big data analysis from online vacancies Cedefop organised an expert workshop on 20 and 21 March in Milan.
Europass users and stakeholders involved in Cedefop’s skills forecasts have the chance to evaluate the two projects by completing brief online questionnaires by 27 April.
The European Commission celebrated 10 years of the European qualifications framework (EQF) with a conference in Brussels on 15 and 16 March, where Cedefop had a prominent role.
Resources for guidance, now available online, is a new project dedicated to managers of careers services, practitioners and policy-makers working in career development and activation policies.
The important role of learning providers as vocational education and training (VET) stakeholders was stressed at the first annual meeting of the European community of leaning providers on 13 and 14 March at Cedefop in Thessaloniki.