DGVT meeting in Riga discusses key targets for 2020
‘The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.’ With this quote by American writer Alvin Toffler, Dr Juris Binde, President of Latvijas Monilais Telefons Ltd, ended his speech at the meeting of Directors General for vocational education and training (DGVT), hosted by the Latvian EU Presidency in Riga (...
Cedefop reviews VET data in European countries on the way to 2020
Did you know that adult participation in lifelong learning is almost three times the European Union (EU) average in Denmark? Or that 68% of enterprises in Estonia provide training (compared to 66% in the EU), and the percentage of early leavers from education and training in France is lower than the EU average?
Quality certification for credibility and trust
A Cedefop expert workshop on 26 and 27 March addressed the different mechanisms that ensure the quality of certification process in initial vocational education and training (IVET) so that a qualification can be credible and trusted by all.
Green skills compatible with high employment
At a meeting of the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL), in Brussels on 24 March, Cedefop was invited to exchange views on the Commission’s green employment initiative based on a Committee draft report.
Skill mismatch rise risk after the economic crisis
Speaking at a European Parliament Employment Committee workshop on the impact of the crisis on skills shortages, in Brussels on 23 March, Cedefop expert Konstantinos Pouliakas stressed that they have declined since the economic crisis and have remained below their pre-crisis levels. He warned, however, that, unless there is multiple action on several policy fronts, mainly on strengthening...
VET systems explained in 2'
Check out our new video on Italy's vocational education and training (VET) system. It is based on Cedefop's publication series, Spotlight on VET, which is developed in cooperation with the ReferNet network.
25/05/2015 to 26/05/2015
Seminar, Thessaloniki, Greece