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Cedefop Newsletter no. 27 - December 2012

 

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"The right skills set counts for more in the job market than formal qualification levels"
Cedefop Director Christian Lettmayr, Berlin, 11.12.2012

"The right skills set counts for more in the job market than formal qualification levels"

On 11 December, German Federal Education Minister Annette Schavan hosted ministers responsible for vocational training from several Member States at a conference in Berlin. The event, held with the support of the European Commission, concluded with the signing of a memorandum of cooperation in vocational training in Europe between Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain, which aims to launch cooperative activities "to encourage and support dual forms of job-related vocational training". Acting Director Christian Lettmayr was at the Berlin conference to deliver a keynote speech.

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Learning and innovation in enterprises

Learning and innovation in enterprises

What are the links between work organisation, workplace learning, training and innovation? How can our workplaces become good environments for learning and innovation? Are European companies applying any policies or public programmes that combine innovation and skills development? If so, how do these programmes operate?
 
 
EU grey literature. Long-term preservation, access, and discovery

EU grey literature. Long-term preservation, access, and discovery

The preservation of the historical memory of the development of the European Union and its policies, which have helped to mould European history for almost 60 years, has never been more important in a world of rapid change.
 
 
Training leave. Policies and practice in Europe

Training leave. Policies and practice in Europe

The need for lifelong learning is leading to rising demand for training opportunities. This will involve a transformation of the learning environment within companies, but also the provision of training outside the job itself.
 
 
Labour market prospects deteriorate for early leavers from education and training

Labour market prospects deteriorate for early leavers from education and training

In 2011, around 55% of early leavers from education and training were jobless (up by nine percentage points compared to 2008).
 
 
VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - December 2012 issue

VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - December 2012 issue

 
 
 

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Cedefop Director

Cedefop/2012/08/AD
  Deadline:25/01/2013
 
 

Narrative of career/ labour market related learning of low skilled workers

AO/RPA/GRUSSO-ABARA/Narrative of learning from the low skilled/022/12
  Deadline:18/01/2013
 
 

Implementation of an employer survey on skill needs in Europe

AO/RPA/NSOFRO-AZU/Full-Scale-European-Employer-Survey/023/12
  Deadline:06/02/2013
 
 

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EU Policy

 

European vacancy and recruitment report

 
 
 

Commission launches EU Skills Panorama to tackle skills mismatches

 
 
 

Moving youth into employment

 
 
 

Youth employment: Commission proposes package of measures

 
 
 

Agenda

 

European Conference on Quality in VET Practices

 

  17/01/2013 to 18/01/2013     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Higher education conference - "Rankings and the visibility of quality outcomes in the European Higher Education Area"

 

  30/01/2013 to 31/01/2013     Dublin, Ireland
 
 

Meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council

 

  15/02/2013 to 15/02/2013     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Conference - "Integration, Innovation and Improvement - The Professional Identity of Teacher Educators"

 

  18/02/2013 to 19/02/2013     Dublin, Ireland
 
 

Youth Conference and Director Generals meeting

 

  11/03/2013 to 13/03/2013     Bologne, Italy
 
 

Meeting of the Bologna follow-up group

 

  14/03/2013 to 15/03/2013     Dublin, Ireland
 
 

Conference on better assessment and evaluation to improve teaching and learning

 

  19/03/2013 to 20/03/2013     Dublin, Ireland