Validation of non-formal and informal learning is a centrepiece of lifelong learning and has become a priority for national and European vocational education and training (VET) policies in the last decade. This report addresses the role of validation of non-formal and informal learning for enhanced professional recognition of VET teachers’ and trainers’ competences. It presents the outcomes of a study carried out by Cedefop’s training of trainers’ network – TTnet.
Sectoral training funds in Europe, a new Cedefop publication now available online, explores the various types of funds that have been set up across Europe, and examines their advantages and drawbacks.
This week, 5-6 October, Cedefop is welcoming some 150 participants to its Agora conference on Qualifications for Lifelong Learning and Employability. The focus is on the changes in how qualifications are awarded, recognised and renewed.
The reception for Greek Members of the European Parliament which Cedefop organised at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art on the opening day of the Thessaloniki International Fair (6 September) was a resounding success.