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24/04/2017
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Following the success of Cedefop’s photo competition last year, #CedefopPhotoAward is back in 2017. Groups of vocational education and training (VET) learners in the European Union can share their VET stories for a chance to win a trip to Brussels or Thessaloniki.

20/04/2017
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In two separate meetings, on 20 March in Athens and on 27 March in Sofia, Cedefop officially launched its EU country support programme to strengthen the governance of skills anticipation and matching.

12/04/2017
First comprehensive compendium of guides on skills anticipation methods

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

12/04/2017
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A synthesis report, which has just been published, completes the 2016 update of the European inventory on validation of non-formal and informal learning. The synthesis is accompanied by 36 country and four thematic reports.

12/04/2017
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The European Commission has launched a public consultation in the context of the evaluation of the four EU agencies under the remit of DG Employment.

06/04/2017
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Cedefop Director James Calleja welcomed Greek Deputy Minister for Education Dimitris Baxevanakis to the agency on 6 April.

05/04/2017
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Few places are still available for Cedefop’s forthcoming policy learning forum on vocational training for the long-term unemployed: learning from inspiring practices in Thessaloniki on 15-16 June.

03/04/2017
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Seven members of the Swedish Retail and Wholesale Council’s secretariat and Skills and Occupations Committee visited Cedefop on 30 March. Discussions focused on European vocational education and training (VET) policy and Cedefop’s work on skills and qualifications.

30/03/2017
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Have you wondered how many students participate in initial vocational education and training (IVET) in European countries? Or how many enterprises provide training to workers? Cedefop has selected a set of 36 indicators to quantify some key aspects of vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning.

30/03/2017

Cedefop is looking for national experts based across Europe to cooperate for the development of national lifelong guidance and careers education systems.

28/03/2017
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In a context of dynamic and complex labour markets, intelligence on current and future skill needs can support better matching of skills and jobs, which is important for every country. Cedefop, the European Training Foundation and the International Labour Office have combined expertise to develop a compendium of methodological guides on anticipation and matching of skill supply and demand.

24/03/2017
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The weekend marked the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, which laid the foundations for today’s European Union (EU). On 25 March 1957 six European countries (Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) pledged to align their economic policies for the establishment of a common market, which would reduce socioeconomic differences across Europe.

22/03/2017
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The first European big data hackathon, organised by the European Commission (Eurostat), took place from 13 to 15 March in Brussels. Over two days, 22 teams from 21 countries faced the challenge of using big data to offer policy evidence and solutions to improve the match between skills and jobs.

17/03/2017
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Cedefop’s European inventory on national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) shows that as national qualifications frameworks take shape and are implemented, their benefits and added value become more visible.

16/03/2017
What are the skills that employers want? Using big data technology to open the black box

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

14/03/2017
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The second German-Greek youth forum brought together government representatives and NGOs from both countries in Thessaloniki (5-9 March), with Cedefop participation.

13/03/2017
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Cedefop Director James Calleja presented the agency’s work in 2016 and initiatives in 2017 at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 7 March in Brussels, and discussed further cooperation with the Committee.

10/03/2017
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At a European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)/Labour Market Observatory conference on tackling long-term unemployment, on 28 February in Brussels, Cedefop Deputy Director Mara Brugia presented the agency’s latest study on the economic and social cost of low-skilled adults in the EU.

24/02/2017
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Cedefop’s first opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET), launched in 2016, provides unique new data on how European citizens perceive its attractiveness and effectiveness.

23/02/2017
ReferNet Iceland

The education ministry has entrusted the Directorate of Education with the creation of a database containing general job descriptions and their requirements. The objective is to provide access for those who might have interest in the great amount of data that exists on legally certified professions. Stakeholders that might be interested to this database include vocational upper secondary schools, employers, career counsellors, students and parents.

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