In the coming decade the European labour market must deal successfully with several challenges: the legacy of the financial crisis, the need for sustainable growth, the trend toward skill-intensive jobs and the ageing of the population.
Would you like to explore education and training issues with your peers in other European countries? Are you interested in expanding your professional network? Do you wish to learn more about education and training policy and practice across Europe? Then perhaps it’s time to participate in the EU’s Study Visits Programme.
Cedefop’s latest policy report, A bridge to the future: European policy for vocational education and training 2002-10, reviews the progress achieved during the past eight years of European cooperation on vocational education and training policy, and suggests new directions within the Europe 2020 agenda.
Director Aviana Bulgarelli will leave Cedefop on 15 October 2010, the end of her present mandate. Deputy Director Christian Lettmayr has been appointed Acting Director.
The goal of achieving a green economy in Europe now affects all EU economic and social policies, including education and training.
Skills for a low-carbon economy are of vital importance to Europe. Cedefop’s latest work suggests priorities for policy-makers.
A new Cedefop publication explores disparities between available skills and jobs and explores policy options
The Cedefop/Photomuseum Prize 2010 has been awarded to Eileen Kennedy (US) for her collection ´Beyond Success´.
Our societies need to do more to communicate to citizens the benefits of training, upskilling and qualifications. This is the message of Cedefop Director Aviana Bulgarelli at the conference of the European Economic and Social Committee, Education to combat social exclusion held in Florence on 20-22 May.
Skills supply and demand in Europe: medium-term forecast up to 2020, published today by Cedefop, shows that while general trends are common throughout Europe, there are substantial differences among Member States.
Employer-provided training in the EU has been stagnating: companies have been investing less in continuing training per employee. In the current crisis, this downward slide is expected to get worse. But some countries are doing better than others.
On 15 March, Cedefop welcomed Ms Theodora Tzakri, Greek Vice-Minister of Interior, Decentralisation and e-Government. Ms Tzakri expressed her keen interest in the work of Cedefop and promised the close cooperation of the Greek government both in making better use of Cedefop's expertise and in supporting the agency in operational matters.
The need to develop fully integrated skills policies for education and training, employment and innovation at all levels was a dominant theme in the workshop “Skills and competence to overcome the crisis”, which Cedefop co-organised with MEP Ole Christensen on 2 March at the European Parliament in Brussels.