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.
A new start for social dialogue in Europe
European social partners discussed with the European Union (EU) institutions concrete ways to strengthen the social dialogue in line with the renewed EU economic and social priorities at a landmark high-level conference organised by the European Commission in Brussels on 5 March. Cedefop Director James Calleja took part in the conference at which the agency also had an information stand.
Preliminary apprenticeship review results presented in Malta
Cedefop Director James Calleja and expert Ramona David presented the preliminary results of the thematic country review of apprenticeship in Malta on 2 March. The Cedefop delegation was invited by the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD), an advisory body to the Maltese government on economic and social matters, to present the results to Council members, representatives of...