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17/01/2017
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Malta, which has taken on the Presidency of the European Union Council for the first semester of 2017, focuses its efforts in the field of education on achieving a high-quality education for all through ‘inclusion in diversity’ with a view to draw up Council conclusions on this theme.

16/01/2017
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At the technical vocational education and training (TVET) innovation week 2017 leaders’ forum in Abu Dhabi on 10 January, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that the time is ripe for a new human capital theory which will ‘reintegrate learning with work, merge further education with employment policies and inject sustainable investment in skills.’

16/01/2017
Future skill needs in Europe: critical labour force trends

The SKILLSNET e-bulletin January 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

05/01/2017
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A new Cedefop study, published in two volumes, examines the contribution that vocational education and training (VET) can make to reducing early leaving from education and training (ELET).

19/12/2016
ReferNet Italy

The tenth edition of the "Road Safety Guide" was released by the ANIA Foundation (National Association of Insurance Companies) in cooperation with VIASAT Group. The purpose of this initiative is to address the deadly road accidents that had caused the death of 3 385 people in Italy in 2013. Road accidents are the leading cause of death among people 15 and 35 years old, with a social and economic damage range 1-3% of GDP: in Italy it means approximately EUR 30 billion.

19/12/2016

Cedefop’s thematic country review (TCR) on apprenticeships in Italy has reached an advanced stage.

16/12/2016

Cedefop hosted a seminar organised by the Small Enterprises Institute of the Greek Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen and Merchants (IME-GSEVEE) on 9 December.

14/12/2016
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At a seminar jointly organised by Cedefop and the Slovak EU Presidency on 13 December in Brussels, experts and Brussels-based stakeholders discussed key challenges related to the strengthening of vocational education and training (VET).

12/12/2016
Rise of the machines: Skills and jobs in the future world of work

The SKILLSNET e-bulletin November - December 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

09/12/2016
Reasons for deciding on an educational path

Cedefop’s opinion survey on vocational education and training in Europe : Reasons for deciding on an educational path

09/12/2016
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With more than 900 events across Europe and more than 650 000 people involved, the first European vocational skills week, organised by the European Commission with Cedefop as one of the partners, came to an end on 9 December in Brussels.

08/12/2016
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The European learning mobility scoreboards for initial vocational education and training (IVET), developed by Cedefop, and for higher education (HE), developed by EACEA/Eurydice, were launched by the European Commission on 8 December on the occasion of the first European vocational skills week.

08/12/2016

Cedefop cordially invites you to express an interest to participate to the forthcoming policy learning forum "Skills matching policies for the long-term unemployed: putting VET at the centre of activation" which will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 15-16 June 2017.

07/12/2016
ReferNet Cyprus

The Apprenticeship scheme (new modern apprenticeship) of Cyprus is being upgraded and reformed to improve quality and relevance to labour market needs.

06/12/2016
ReferNet Slovenia

Guidelines for upper secondary VET programmes and Guidelines for higher VET programmes serve as a framework for the development of VET programmes. They define the objectives, curriculum structure, duration, and completion for each education level; they are also the basis for preparing, quality assessment and adoption of new or renewed education programmes.

06/12/2016
ReferNet Poland

An Act on the integrated qualification system (IQS) came into force in January 2016, covering formal education and supporting raising the quality of non-formal qualifications. It improves access to qualifications by making available information on existing qualifications.

06/12/2016
ReferNet Poland

Measuring the effectiveness of an education system is crucial for the design of adequate social and economic policies. It is also a complex task that requires not only objective indicators built on quality data, but also a holistic and systematic approach to matching education and labour market systems better.

06/12/2016
ReferNet Cyprus

The Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) has included the blue economy in its priorities, aligning its own planning with the priorities of government policy.

06/12/2016
ReferNet Bulgaria

A new qualification, ‘freight forwarder’, has been added to the List of professions for vocational education and training (LPVET) in Bulgaria, as maintained by the National Agency for Vocational Education and Training (NAVET).

06/12/2016
ReferNet Norway

Norway has many measures to ensure that newly arrived immigrants are integrated as soon as possible. Education is an important element.

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