A Cedefop review on apprenticeships in Malta, the results of which were presented at an event in Valetta on 2 October, has found a mismatch between what is offered and what the labour market needs.
Cedefop expert Alena Zukersteinova attended an international seminar on qualified labour force as a driver of competitiveness, in Prague on 1 October. In her speech, she stressed the importance of partnership and stakeholder cooperation as well as the necessity to use a combination of various methods to achieve robust and reliable results.
Unesco convened the inter-agency group on technical and vocational education and training (TVET) at its headquarters in Paris on 6 October to coordinate initiatives by key players in VET.
Many of the skills Europe needs for sustainable economic recovery will be learned at work. According to Cedefop’s new European skills and jobs survey, to overcome skill mismatches, more and better jobs that invest in people’s skills are needed.
In the context of their institutional mandate and the geographical scope of each agency, Cedefop and the European Training Foundation (ETF) continue their cooperation by fully exploiting possibilities for synergies between them, while respecting their mandates.
Young people taking part in Erasmus+ visited Cedefop to learn more about the European Union and its institutions.
European Researchers' Night, celebrated on 25 September, is an annual event funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions and taking place in 300 cities across Europe.
Finance directors of Finnish vocational education and training (VET) providers visited Cedefop on 11 September accompanied by the country's Honorary Consul in Thessaloniki Marko Suomalainen to exchange information on recent VET developments in Finland and the European Union.
Cedefop's first policy learning forum, focusing on the definition and writing of learning outcomes for vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, took place on 24 and 25 September in Thessaloniki.
Cedefop's first policy learning forum, which focuses on the definition and writing of learning outcomes for vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, takes place on 24 and 25 September in Thessaloniki.
Cedefop's first policy learning forum, which will focus on the definition and writing of learning outcomes for vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, takes place this week (24-25 September) in Thessaloniki.
On 9th July 2015, the final conference of the European project TrainCom was held in Coburg, Germany. Researchers, project partners and stakeholders from the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria and the United Kingdom presented their products and outcomes developed within the TrainCom project. Fundación Tripartita para la Formación en el Empleo is the Spanish project partner.
RAI, Italy's national public television, and ISFOL, the Institute for developing vocational training of workers, have signed a memorandum of understanding to produce joint audiovisual content on ISFOL’s research topics, and a weekly TV programme to increase knowledge about lifelong learning, vocational education and training (VET), employment, entrepreneurship, guidance and European policies.
The Youth guarantee programme, aimed at supporting young people better and raising their awareness of existing jobs and training offers, was introduced in Italy exactly one year ago.
Lithuanian general education schools are increasingly organising work experience ‘tasters’ for their students. Vocational activation (profesinis veiklinimas) is considered to be a priority measure in career education and vocational guidance, during which students are acquainted with various employment sectors, career possibilities and occupational characteristics.
The National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE) launched the Maltese national quality assurance framework for further and higher education. The framework was the key deliverable of the ESF 1.227 project ‘Making quality visible’, which was concluded in July 2015.
The September 2015 issue of 'Skillset and match', Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.
A draft joint report of the European Council and the Commission sets new priorities for European cooperation in education and training as part of the strategy for education and training (ET 2020). The Council is expected to adopt the report by the end of the year.
In October 1993, the European Council decided the relocation of Cedefop from Berlin to Thessaloniki. Almost two years later, on 1 September 1995, the agency opened its doors in its temporary accommodation at the American Farm School of Thessaloniki, on the outskirts of the Greek city.