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27/09/2016
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Are you involved in anticipating skill needs and mismatches? Are you concerned with how education and training systems respond to labour market intelligence? Then join us for the Cedefop-UNESCO global skills conference in Paris on 20 and 21 October!

26/09/2016
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Speaking in Brussels and Vienna, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that work-based learning is a step towards winning the race for competitiveness and inclusivity by nurturing Europe’s ‘best hands and minds’.

22/09/2016
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The Making skills work index is a composite index aiming to provide an assessment of the route of skills across EU Member States, starting from development, going through labour market activation, and ending up in matching work needs.

20/09/2016

Participants at Cedefop's learning providers’ workshop (15 and 16 September, in Thessaloniki) identified six priority areas to work on in the 2017-20 period, with enhancing teachers' skills coming top.

14/09/2016
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The September 2016 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download. In this issue, we look at the New skills agenda for Europe and how it can boost employability, competitiveness and growth.

13/09/2016

The Slovak dual vocational education and training (VET) system was launched in 2015/16. And first results are encouraging.

12/09/2016
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‘Expanding work-based learning to make vocational education and training (VET) more attractive requires employer engagement,’ said Cedefop Director James Calleja at a workshop on the role of the New skills agenda for Europe in skills development and employability, on 8 September in Brussels. 

05/09/2016
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At a meeting at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in Berlin on 2 September, Federal State Secretary Cornelia Quennet-Thielen and Cedefop Director James Calleja discussed Cedefop’s future role and synergies on validation of informal and non-formal learning, acquisition of digital skills for new jobs, governance of EU skills anticipation and matching systems.

02/09/2016

The Europass website has undergone a radical redesign with a new, modern visual identity.

02/09/2016
Skills Panorama: about countries

The SKILLSNET e-bulletin August 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

02/09/2016
Results of the 2016 user survey

From December 2015 to March 2016, National Europass Centres carried out a survey on the Europass online editor, to gain better insight into users’ needs.

02/09/2016
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Registration has opened for Cedefop’s ‘how to make learning visible’ conference on 28 and 29 November in Thessaloniki. The conference will explore strategies for implementing validation of non-formal and informal learning.

01/09/2016

Keep abreast of latest developments on ECVET, learn about creating ECVET units of learning outcomes, using the principles of ECVET and EQF, assessment of prior learning. You can download issue 25.

24/08/2016

The last issue of EQAVET newsletter has been published and ready to download.

18/08/2016
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From 15 to 19 August EPALE (European Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) is hosting the informal and non-formal learning week.
Join the discussions!

03/08/2016
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Committed and competent teachers and trainers are key to ensuring labour market relevance and quality of vocational education and training (VET) in Europe.

02/08/2016
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An EU resident aged 18-30 in education and training? Then, you can win two fantastic trips: to Thessaloniki to visit Cedefop and join the opening weekend of the famous Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) in November, and to Brussels for the first European vocational skills week in December.

28/07/2016
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Four reports on validation have just been published by Cedefop. They focus on funding, the care and youth sectors, use of validation of non-formal and informal learning, and validation and open educational resources.

27/07/2016
Skills a priority for the Slovak EU Presidency

The SKILLSNET e-bulletin July 2016 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

26/07/2016

ReferNet, Cedefop’s network of institutions providing information on vocational education and training (VET) in EU Member States plus Iceland and Norway, welcomed several new partners in July.

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