The European labour market is challenged by changes in the demographic composition of the labour force and by increasing work complexities and processes.
In a highly competitive global landscape, occupations are transformed, new jobs are created and the skills needed for the labour market are constantly changing.
To help in shaping future policies, a Cedefop project considers different routes and multiple options for vocational education and training (VET).
This research paper is the fourth in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18).
This research paper is the fifth in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18).
This publication is the final report of the flash thematic country review of apprenticeships (TCR) in Sweden.
All you need to know about Cedefop's work in the field of European vocational education and training in a handy new brochure!
The European skills index is a monitoring tool, providing a snapshot of how countries’ skills systems perform. It depicts a complex reality in a single measure.
The September 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.
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.
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.
This publication is the third in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18).
Cedefop's concise guide takes a look at one of the most famous vocational education and training (VET) systems in Europe!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The May 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.