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Continuing earlier activities on older workers and lifelong learning, this project aims to increase understanding of and provide new insights into ageing and work through new research. Its purpose is to support evidence-based active ageing policies in the context of widespread population ageing in many western societies.

Understanding the contribution of VET to individuals’ career, employability and social inclusion as well as its impact on economic growth and productivity is important for assessing investment in VET compared to other types of education or learning. Demonstrating economic and social returns to training may also inform and guide enterprise and...

Changing labour market conditions affect individuals’ life courses. More and more people have to face career interruptions and changes, especially during an economic crisis. Coping with instability and insecurity in life as well as with career and life changes requires specific adaptability skills as well as lifelong learning. Public policy...

The Cedefop Research Arena aims to develop new thinking regarding the learning processes for adults in work environments. In order to achieve this goal Cedra forms small European research networks to engage in European development work on a work...

VET in Europe is an online database providing comparable descriptions of the national VET systems.

This Cedefop’s initiative explored the potential of employers’ survey as a tool to identify skill needs and skill gaps at workplace level. The aim was to develop a tool or instrument to reliably identify future needs of skills, competences, occupations and qualifications in public and private enterprises in Europe as input for broader skill...

ERO

At its plenary meeting in June 2009, and after careful consideration and weighing available evidence, Cedefop’s Governing Board decided to cease publication of the European journal of vocational training (EJVT) from 2010 onwards.

European research overviews explore, analyse and interpret key themes and findings of current national VET research to identify key cross-national research topics and evidence.

Cedefop’s fourth report on VET (2009) research examines European VET policy priorities for modernising VET from a research perspective. It also takes a critical look at the drivers for and challenges to VET modernisation.Cedefop’s fourth report on VET (2009) research examines European VET policy priorities for modernising VET from a research...

To strengthen the evidence base for policy-making in the Copenhagen process, Cedefop has gathered research to examine VET policy priorities in its fourth report on VET research ‘Modernising vocational education and training’.

Cedefop looks into selected sectors of the economy to identify new and emerging skill needs. Sectoral workshops are organised regularly to discuss the current situation and the development potential of a particular sector focusing on future skill requirements. A background study, if available, workshop proceedings and a Skillsnet ‘sector flash...

This project explores employment effects, skill requirements and policy implications of the transition towards a greener economy. The main aims are to investigate the expected impact of environmental and climate change policies on future skills demand within and across sectors, and to provide insights for effective training and education...

This project is dedicated to the social partners and anyone interested in labour relations in general. It is an information platform for supporting the main stakeholders in lifelong learning policies at European, national, regional and sectoral level...

Cedefop’s work on statistics and indicators aims to support evidence based policy and practice in VET, lifelong learning and skills by providing sound statistical evidence. It also aims to support statistical activities at European and international levels and further develop quality, methods and data collection.