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Publication date: August 2018
Publication number:
4166
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This report details Cedefop’s first cross-nation study of apprenticeships in the European Union. The point of departure for the study is what countries define and offer as apprenticeship training. It then applies a purposive approach to identifying the changes that apprenticeships are undergoing in practice, based on their design characteristics.

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Publication date: July 2018
Publication number:
4164
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This handbook supports the transfer and adaptation of career development tools used in guidance, early school leaving prevention, employment services, youth centres and other organisations.

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Volume 3: the responsiveness of European VET systems to external change (1995-2015)
Publication date: July 2018
Publication number:
5567
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This publication is the third in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18).

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Publication date: July 2018
Publication number:
8127
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Cedefop's concise guide takes a look at one of the most famous vocational education and training (VET) systems in Europe!

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Publication date: June 2018
Publication number:
5566
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Level descriptors are essential elements of national qualifications frameworks (NQF) established and implemented across Europe. They define what is meant by learning outcomes, describing what an individual is expected to know, be able to do and understand, having acquired a qualification at a particular level.

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Publication date: June 2018
Publication number:
4162
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Cedefop's programming document for 2018-20 outlines how the agency will support the European Commission, Member States and social partners to improve vocational education and training and raise skill levels.

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The role of vocational training in sustainable return to work
Publication date: June 2018
Publication number:
3076
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Skill deficits are a major bottleneck in sustainable activation of the long-term unemployed. Those managing to get back to work often end up in less complex and skill-intensive jobs and have fewer opportunities to develop their potential.

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Cedefop’s new skills forecast identifies parallel and contradictory trends and challenges
Publication date: June 2018
Publication number:
9130
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Work environments in the near future are expected to feature more autonomy, less routine, more use of ICT, reduced physical effort and increased social and intellectual tasks.

Cedefop’s regular skills supply and demand projections provide comprehensive information on labour market trends and skills development across Europe.

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Publication date: June 2018
Publication number:
4165
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In 2017, Cedefop completed its entire work programme and added new activities. Detailed information on the EU agency's structure, role and activities can be found in its latest annual report.

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Publication date: May 2018
Publication number:
8121
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A concise guide to Lithuania's vocational education and training (VET) system looks at the latest developments.

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EN
Publication date: May 2018
Publication number:
8123
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Vocational education and training (VET) in Italy is characterised by multilevel governance with broad involvement of national, regional and local stakeholders.

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Publication date: May 2018
Publication number:
8125
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Vocational education and training (VET) in Poland has three governance levels: national (ministries), regional (school superintendents, mainly in pedagogical supervision) and county (governing schools).

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EN
Publication date: May 2018
Publication number:
9129
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The May 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

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Publication date: May 2018
Publication number:
8122
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Formal vocational education and training (VET) in Slovenia starts at upper secondary level and is provided mainly by public schools.

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EN
Publication date: May 2018
Publication number:
8124
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Vocational education and training (VET) in Greece is strongly State-regulated and, until recently, mostly offered through a school-based approach.

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Publication date: May 2018
Publication number:
8126
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The Hungarian education system has undergone substantial transformation since the 1990s. Since 2013, governance of schools has been centralised and vocational education and training (VET) was reformed in 2015 to offer quality training in accordance with changing labour market needs.

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Publication date: April 2018
Publication number:
9128
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Low qualifications, disengagement from education and training and long-term unemployment are interconnected phenomena and tend to cumulate throughout a person’s life. To prevent and combat the marginalisation of both young people and adults, national authorities across Europe have been developing measures to reach out to people in need. However, the nature and the extent of these services vary considerably from one country to another. Cedefop’s latest briefing note gives an overview of the situation.

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Publication date: April 2018
Publication number:
4158
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Cedefop’s new brochure “Think European – act local” outlines the agency’s mission and activities in a concise and attractive way. The reader gets a picture of Cedefop’s main strands of work, its history and the European policy context in which it operates. There is a wealth of links to further reading and information services.

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Publication date: March 2018
Publication number:
8120
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This short brochures give a concise and overview of the state of play of Bulgaria’s education and training system, its distinctive features, the particular challenges the country faces and the policy responses it has been developing. A chart showing the VET system’s structure and figures on student enrolment, early leaving and employment rates of young graduates complete the picture.

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Short description
Publication date: March 2018
Publication number:
4161
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This short description helps improve understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Bulgaria. It covers the main features, highlighting policy developments and current challenges.

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