Study visits programme organized an information seminar for European social partners on the consolidated study visits for education and vocational training specialists, held at Cedefops premises in Thessaloniki on 28-29 February 2008.
The Commission has just adopted a working document as a basis for consultation on the EU 2020 Strategy, announced in President Barroso's political guidelines as the follow up to the Lisbon Strategy.
This publication presents – for the first time – a consistent and comprehensive medium-term forecast of employment and skill needs across the whole of Europe. It develops macroeconomic projections and alternative scenarios for each Member State and aggregate results at European level. It provides data on future employment developments by economic sector, occupation and qualification until 2015 and uses comparative data for all Member States.
Sectoral training funds (STFs) managed by the social partners, sometimes in cooperation with government, contribute to improving both the quantity and quality of training supply (public and private), in particular by aligning it to specific sector situations and needs.
In March 2008 the European Council asked the European Commission to supply a comprehensive assessment of Europes skills requirements up to 2020.
To encourage exchanges among Leonardo da Vinci (LdV) projects that link national or sectoral developments to the European Qualification Framework (EQF), Cedefop is organising a workshop, Testing the EQF: relating international, national and sectoral qualifications to the EQF, on 10-11 November in Thessaloniki.