The past two decades have witnessed a growing awareness in most Member States of the importance of ensuring quality in vocational education and training (VET). As a result, many countries have developed approaches for quality assurance and management that are designed to meet national policy objectives; but rarely have these approaches covered the entire VET system. It is therefore necessary to look to the European level for such a comprehensive approach.
This month, Cedefop is looking at what the greening of the economy and the impact of environmental change means for jobs, skills and training.
As part of the celebrations for Europe Day, on 8 May Cedefop opened its doors to senior high schools and universities of the greater Thessaloniki area, inviting around 300 pupils and students, along with their teachers and professors, to find out more about vocational education and training in the European Union.
On 23 April 2008 the Recommendation on aEuropean qualifications framework for lifelonglearning (EQF) was adopted by the EuropeanParliament and the Council.