On Monday 16 March, Jan Figel’, European Commissioner for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, announced the publication of Cedefop’s latest Policy Report, Continuity, consolidation and change at the Agora conference of the same title, held in Thessaloniki under the auspices of the Czech Presidency of the EU.
DG EAC issued a press release regarding the Evaluation results of the Europass project, and acknowledging Cedefops work.
Cedefop and the European Commissions Directorates-General for Education and Culture and for Taxation and Customs Union are holding an international conference on tax incentives for education and training on 22 September in Brussels.
The challenge of how to implement an e-skills agenda for the 21st Century will be the main topic of the European e-Skills 2008 Conference, Implementing a long term e-skills strategy in Europe.
Cedefops study on the medium-term demand for skills, Future skill needs in Europe, the conclusions of which were presented in a high-profile conference at Cedefop, is now available, free of charge.
On 17 and 18 November Cedefop and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture will be holding a launching conference for two new European tools: the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework (EQARF) and the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) in Brussels, with the participation of over 300 representatives of training providers and other bodies and institutions from across Europe.
Learning acquired outside schools whether at the workplace, at leisure or even at home is increasingly becoming an accepted route toward acquiring formal qualifications.