Malta, which has taken on the Presidency of the European Union Council for the first semester of 2017, focuses its efforts in the field of education on achieving a high-quality education for all through ‘inclusion in diversity’ with a view to draw up Council conclusions on this theme.
At the technical vocational education and training (TVET) innovation week 2017 leaders’ forum in Abu Dhabi on 10 January, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that the time is ripe for a new human capital theory which will ‘reintegrate learning with work, merge further education with employment policies and inject sustainable investment in skills.’
A new Cedefop study, published in two volumes, examines the contribution that vocational education and training (VET) can make to reducing early leaving from education and training (ELET).
At a seminar jointly organised by Cedefop and the Slovak EU Presidency on 13 December in Brussels, experts and Brussels-based stakeholders discussed key challenges related to the strengthening of vocational education and training (VET).
With more than 900 events across Europe and more than 650 000 people involved, the first European vocational skills week, organised by the European Commission with Cedefop as one of the partners, came to an end on 9 December in Brussels.
The European learning mobility scoreboards for initial vocational education and training (IVET), developed by Cedefop, and for higher education (HE), developed by EACEA/Eurydice, were launched by the European Commission on 8 December on the occasion of the first European vocational skills week.