The Institute of Lifelong Learning of Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, organises an international scientific conference on 15 and 16 September at the university's congress centre in Křtiny (near Brno). The main conference theme is lifelong learning assessment and quality increase within the European context.
The two Audi subsidiaries Lamborghini and Ducati are celebrating a milestone in their joint social project on dual education in Italy (DESI).
The national consultation on digital technology for education was launched in January this year and ended 9 March. Students, teachers, education managers, parents, associations and municipal authorities participated widely in the consultation. Over 50 000 questionnaires were completed, and over 150 meetings bringing together more than 10 000 participants were organised to mobilise local players.
New provisions created by the Vocational Training Act of 5 March 2014 rely on involvement of employees or job seekers. With this in mind, career guidance counselling, endorsed in January 2015, plays a central role in coordinating personal training accounts, vocational interviews, or validation of prior experience.
Malta's largest vocational education institution, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) has been entrusted with implementation of the national vocational education and training (VET) policy. This was the result of a rigorous consultation process led by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education in collaboration with various VET stakeholders. The new policy outlines 18 key areas of development, which revolve around widening VET provision, strengthening existing and developing new measures, and creating a structure for implementation.
In several European countries, fewer students now opt for initial vocational education and training (VET), preferring higher, academically oriented education. The cause and extent of this trend is unclear. Outside traditional VET, however – often at higher education levels – vocationally oriented education and training is gaining ground.
German economy depends on a skilled labour force. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has recently revised several training regulations to respond to continually changing skill demands.
In 2012, the Danish government decided that Danish university colleges be granted access to conducting research and funded the sector with DKK 1 billion (EUR 133 million). In addition, university colleges were given the opportunity to employ high-profile researchers, introducing a new post for senior associated lecturer.
The Spanish government approved the urgent reform of the vocational training system of the labour system (VTL). It is one of the most important structural reforms of this legislature, as it gives access to higher-quality jobs and contributes to combatting inequality, strengthening transparency and controlling fraud.
Ministers from the European Union (EU) Member States, candidate countries, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein have endorsed the new medium-term deliverables for vocational education and training (VET), known as the Riga conclusions.
Ministers from the European Union Member States, candidate countries, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein gather in Riga, Latvia on 22 June to endorse the new medium-term deliverables for vocational education and training (VET), known as the Riga conclusions.
Cedefop celebrated 40 years’ contribution to vocational education and training (VET) in Europe and 20 years in Greece with a festive event at Thessaloniki‘s concert hall, including the opening of an exhibition on its history, and a conference.
[Cedefop's 40-year history video] [40th anniversary messages] [EP President Schulz video message] [Michel Servoz interview] [George Katrougalos interview] [Cedefop anniversary exhibition opening picture gallery] [Cedefop anniversary conference picture gallery] ['Skillset and match' magazine anniversary edition]
Check out our new video on Latvia'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.
At the Public Employment Services (PES) network conference (26-27 May in Brussels), Cedefop Director James Calleja addressed a workshop on PES work with private employment services and guidance, education and training providers to deliver the youth guarantee.
Speaking at events in Brussels and Turin, Cedefop Director James Calleja urged vocational education and training (VET) stakeholders to ‘think European, but act locally’.
Forty years’ contribution to vocational education and training (VET) in Europe, twenty years in Greece: Cedefop celebrates its double jubilee with a festive event on 11 June at Thessaloniki‘s concert hall, including the opening of an exhibition on its history, and a conference the next day.
On 25 and 26 May, members of the country reviews steering groups from Malta, Lithuania, Greece, Italy and Slovenia met in Thessaloniki for a policy-learning exercise. They discussed apprenticeship schemes in their countries, bringing in different experiences and perspectives, and learned more on how the reviews work.
In Slovakia, initial vocational education and training (IVET) faces difficulties in offering practical training corresponding to state-of-the-art developments in technology and working conditions.
The big five public players on the labour market, VDAB, Le Forem, Actiris, Bruxelles Formation and ADG*, will use a common competence language from now on automatically to match vacancies with job-seekers, using the same descriptions for skills and knowledge associated with vacancies and candidates. The project will promote labour mobility across the regions that make up Belgium.