The first European big data hackathon, organised by the European Commission (Eurostat), took place from 13 to 15 March in Brussels. Over two days, 22 teams from 21 countries faced the challenge of using big data to offer policy evidence and solutions to improve the match between skills and jobs.
Cedefop’s European inventory on national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) shows that as national qualifications frameworks take shape and are implemented, their benefits and added value become more...
Cedefop Director James Calleja presented the agency’s work in 2016 and initiatives in 2017 at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 7 March in Brussels, and discussed further cooperation with the Committee.
The second German-Greek youth forum brought together government representatives and NGOs from both countries in Thessaloniki (5-9 March), with Cedefop participation.
At a European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)/Labour Market Observatory conference on tackling long-term unemployment, on 28 February in Brussels, Cedefop Deputy Director Mara Brugia presented the agency’s latest study on the economic and social cost of low-skilled adults in the EU.
Cedefop’s first opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET), launched in 2016, provides unique new data on how European citizens perceive its attractiveness and effectiveness.