Despite progress since 2010, Member States still have a long way to go to ensure that knowledge, skills and competences that people acquire outside school are formally validated, according to a European Commission report compiled in partnership with Cedefop.
The latest report charting the evolution of education and training systems across Europe and outlining clear policy messages for Member States was adopted by the European Commission on 13 November. The Education and Training Monitor 2014, with Cedefop among the contributors, is the Commission’s flagship indicators-based publication.
Cedefop’s official website has had a major makeover. The new web portal is now online with a fresher look and feel, additional features and a brand new technological platform.
James Calleja, along with the directors of ETF, Eurofound and EU-OSHA, presented the work of their respective EU agencies to the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) on 4 November in Brussels, with a particular focus on informing new committee members.
Vocational guidance in schools does not have a rich tradition in Poland. According to a recently amended regulation of the Ministry of National Education on the principles for providing and organising psychological and pedagogical assistance in public kindergartens, schools and other educational institutions, each school from lower secondary school level, including vocational schools, is obliged to provide vocational guidance for its students.
A top-level Cedefop delegation presented the agency’s current work at the Directors General for Vocational Education and Training (DGVT) meeting (13-14 October) and the Italian EU Presidency youth guarantee conference (15 October) in Rome.
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The Confederation of Icelandic Employers and Iceland Chamber of Commerce have just published a report on the state of education in Iceland and how to improve it.
Cedefop hosted a meeting of the Governing Board of the Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees (Fagvorbundet) on 22 and 23 October.