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22/04/2016
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In her first visit to Cedefop on 22 April, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen praised the agency’s work, which ‘impacts on people’s lives’.

19/04/2016

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) launched a European quality framework for apprenticeships at a conference on 14 April. Cedefop Director James Calleja praised the initiative saying that the focus on quality emphasises the need for high standards, a professional approach and a relevant context in which learners experience a combination of real work and education and training.

14/04/2016
ReferNet Austria

The federal act (NQR-Gesetz) on the national qualifications framework (NQF) entered into force on 15 March 2016 and officially established the NQF in Austria. It also marked the end of an extended development process on defining the key points of the NQF, involving a wide range of stakeholder groups. The NQF law now provides a clear basis for allocating qualifications.

14/04/2016
ReferNet Croatia

Comprehensive curriculum reform is under way in Croatia, guided by the 2014 Strategy for education, science and technology. The first segment of the reform, creating 52 new curriculum documents, was completed at the end of February 2016.

12/04/2016
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In February, Cedefop launched a photo competition addressing ‘Youth in education and training’. Young people have been asked to send their pictures of how they see themselves in their school- or work-based learning environment.

08/04/2016
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Representatives of non-governmental organisations, churches and companies from Germany's Hanover region, who are preparing to take in 33 Greek apprentices, visited Cedefop on 6 April.

07/04/2016
ReferNet Italy

The 15th report on continuing training in Italy, presented in 2015, provides monitoring data on training initiatives financed through interprofessional funds.

05/04/2016

Keeping you informed about European Credit System for Vocational Education & Training

03/04/2016

Keeping you informed about European Credit System for Vocational Education & Training

02/04/2016

Keeping you informed about European Credit System for Vocational Education & Training

01/04/2016
ReferNet Romania

Romania’s vocational educational and training (VET) system has gone through continual reforms to match society’s needs better. In initial VET (IVET) these needs refer mainly to (a) adjusting training offer to the labour market, and (b) increasing social partner and employer participation and accountability.

01/04/2016
ReferNet Spain

The latest data from the national labour force survey show that the early school leaving (ESL) rate fell below the psychological barrier of 20% (at 19.97%) for the first time since records began. It is still far from the European average of 11.1%, and a 15% target set by the EU for 2020, but the acting Education Minister Iñigo Mendez de Vigo sees this trend as moving in the right direction.

01/04/2016
ReferNet Czech Republic

The online platform www.koopolis.cz collects and presents high quality, up-to-date information on continuing education. Subtitled Education under one roof, the website is intended for all professionals in continuing education, from public administration, employment services and other educators to employers and NGOs.

01/04/2016
ReferNet Slovenia

The Slovenian Qualifications Framework Act came into force in January 2016, laying down the Slovenian qualifications framework (SQF) as a uniform system of qualifications.

01/04/2016
ReferNet Czech Republic

In cooperation with its partners, and with the support of the Prime Minister, the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic (SP ČR) declared 2015 the Year of industry and technical education. Outcomes include systemic changes, sectoral agreements in selected industries, and more than 400 events.

01/04/2016

Keeping you informed about European Credit System for Vocational Education & Training

01/04/2016
ReferNet Germany

The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) has been carrying out yearly evaluations of training allowances based on collective wage agreements. These started in 1976 and use a cut-off date of October 1st. In 2015, average allowances were calculated for 180 occupations in West Germany and 149 in East Germany. These occupations account for 89% of all training contracts.

01/04/2016
ReferNet Estonia

The Estonian National Audit Office (NAO) analysed the participation of adults in vocational education and training (VET) and the impact of VET on their labour market performance. The report, published in January 2016, indicates that vocational training generally has a positive impact on adult learner employability and reduces the risk of unemployment. Moreover, vocational training helps adults in Estonia engage in entrepreneurial activities.

30/03/2016
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Skills formation plays a key role in the European growth strategy. Skills, however, take time to develop. They require workplaces affording learning opportunities and workers readily capitalising on those available.

30/03/2016
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VET-Bib, Cedefop’s bibliographical database, was created thanks to ReferNet and the previous network of national documentation centres. Today, VET-Bib contains over 85 000 bibliographic references, the largest collection of literature on vocational education, training, skills development and employability in the European Union.

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