Participants at the upcoming Agora conference, Continuity, consolidation and change: Towards a European era of vocational education and training, (Thessaloniki, 16-17 March 2009), will discuss the results of Cedefop’s Policy Report of the same title that will be disseminated during the conference.
Cedefops latest publication is a detailed comparative study of how education and training policies and practices in 32 countries are moving toward the learning outcomes approach.
Three years after its official launch in February 2005, the Europass website(1), developed and managed by Cedefop, has reached 10 million visits, with 2.5 million curricula vitae completed online and another 2.5 million CV templates downloaded.
Research on skill mismatch and its implications has increased substantially during the last decades, but there is not yet a common understanding and agreement on what should be priorities for future research, particular in Europe.
On 17-18 November in Brussels Cedefop and the European Commission’s DG Education and Culture are presenting two new European tools: the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (EQARF) and the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET). This technical launch of the new tools aims to examine how best to involve all stakeholders in implementing them, and to ensure that all related measures operate in tandem.