The 45 EU Agencies and Joint Undertakings make a vast contribution to the economic and political development of the European Union according to two new studies presented on 6 December during the EU Agencies Forum at the European Parliament.
Over 200 participants in Cedefop’s conference on how to make learning visible, on 28 and 29 November in Thessaloniki, agreed that validation of non-formal and informal learning is important for Europe’s future. Cedefop Director James Calleja stressed that ‘validation fights exclusion and makes employability possible.’
In this first instalment on the implications of the future of work, Cedefop's European skills and jobs (ESJ) survey considers the impact of digitalisation, automation and robotisation on the stability of skills profiles of jobs.
Cedefop’s first policy learning forum on professional development of teachers and trainers, in Thessaloniki on 21-22 November, concluded that teachers and trainers are very important actors in ensuring quality of work-based learning, apprenticeships and vocational education and training (VET) in general, and need to be supported and empowered.
Challenges and opportunities of working together were debated at the 14th annual plenary meeting of ReferNet, Cedefop’s network of institutions providing information on national vocational education and training (VET) in the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway.
An exhibition showing the 20 best photos (winners and runners-up) of the first #CedefopPhotoAward was opened by Cedefop Director James Calleja at the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum on 5 November, with three of the four winners present.