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19/10/2017
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A system of assessment, recognition and validation of informal and non-formal learning has been developed in Malta. It aims to address common concerns among VET providers and employers on quantitative or qualitative mismatch between education/training provision and demand in a rapidly evolving...

18/10/2017
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The post-secondary institutes of vocational education and training (PSIVET) were accredited in April 2017 by the Quality Assurance and Certification Agency for Higher Education as public schools of higher vocational education and training. This accreditation of PSIVET programmes at higher...

18/10/2017
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An ambitious plan from further education and training agency SOLAS aims to change negative views of apprenticeships by making them first choice - career plan ‘A’ - for people from all backgrounds and abilities.

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18/10/2017
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The National youth strategy (NYS) of Cyprus 2017-22 was prepared by the Youth Board of Cyprus and adopted by the Council of Ministers on 18 May 2017. The Youth Board of Cyprus is responsible for youth issues in the country, with the full involvement of national stakeholders.

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2016
05/10/2017
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A Cedefop delegation, headed by Director James Calleja, presented the results of the thematic country review (TCR) on apprenticeships in Slovenia at an international conference, in Ljubliana on 28...

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20/09/2017
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Prototype improvement, ideas for cooperation and suggestions for future actions were the main points of the European big data hackathon (#euBDhack) follow up, jointly organised by Cedefop and Eurostat, in Thessaloniki on 18 and 19 September.

Putting apprenticeship on track in Slovenia
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4157
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September 2017
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EN

This publication is the final report of Cedefop’s thematic country review of apprenticeship in Slovenia, conducted between June 2015 and March 2017 at the request of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia.

18/09/2017
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Teams of vocational education and training (VET) learners from Lithuania and Ireland are the winners of this year’s #CedefopPhotoAward competition.

15/09/2017
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The 500 000 formations supplémentaires plan, initiated in January 2016, was designed to provide training to one million job-seekers over the year, doubling the number of unemployed people accessing training. This target having been reached, the initiative is now being extended to mid-...

15/09/2017
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The Youth guarantee initiative aims to support youth employment, ensuring that young people receive an offer of employment, education or training after they finish their studies or become unemployed. One of the first priorities of the new government in Spain on taking office in 2016 was to...

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4155
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September 2017
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This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Estonia by providing an insight into its main features and highlighting VET policy developments and current challenges.

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8111
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September 2017
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This flyer provides a concise overview of the UK’s vocational education and training system.

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8116
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September 2017
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This flyer provides a concise overview of Germany’s vocational education and training system.

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8114
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September 2017
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This flyer provides a concise overview of Estonia’s vocational education and training system.

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2016
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8112
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September 2017
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This flyer provides a concise overview of Luxembourg’s vocational education and training system.

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8113
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September 2017
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This flyer provides a concise overview of Austria’s vocational education and training system.

08/09/2017
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Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships took part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki.

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29/08/2017
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Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships will take part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki.

01/08/2017
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Ways of cooperating were discussed during German Ambassador to Greece Jens Plötner’s visit to Cedefop on 1 August.

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14/07/2017
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Faculty of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki at a ceremony at Thessaloniki’s Concert Hall on 14 July, in the presence of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, Commissioner Dimitris...

18/09/2017 to 19/09/2017
Follow-Up of The 2017 European Big Data Hackathon
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Inspired by the outcomes of the European big data hackathon organised in March 2017, Eurostat and Cedefop decided to capitalise on the ideas and solutions generated and to boost their further development in a...

Workshop Cedefop Thessaloniki, Greece
10/07/2017
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MEPs Tomáš Zdechovský and Thodoris Zagorakis visited Cedefop in Thessaloniki on 10 July and were briefed on the agency’s work by Director James Calleja, heads of department and other staff.

07/07/2017
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Set up around the ‘Unity through balance’ motto, Estonia has assumed the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Union (EU) Council until the end of 2017.

29/06/2017
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Cedefop is finalising a thematic country review on apprenticeships in Greece and presented preliminary findings to Deputy Minister of Education Dimitris Baxevanakis at the ministry in Athens on 26 June.

27/06/2017
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Cedefop’s Brussels-based seminars, organised in cooperation with the rotating Presidencies of the European Union (EU), are now becoming an established tradition.

26/06/2017
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A Cedefop delegation headed by Deputy Director Mara Brugia met with national stakeholders in Bratislava on 20 June to launch the agency’s third country review on skills governance.

26/09/2017
Type: Event

Cedefop is jointly organising with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union a "Guidance Week" on the 26th of September.

Event Foundation INNOVE, Room B-108 Tallinn, Estonia
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14/06/2017
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Malta has been working on introducing vocational programmes at MQF Level 3 in the last three years of compulsory schooling, from ages 14 to 16. This has happened as part of the national curriculum framework (2012) and in line with the framework for the education strategy for Malta 2014-24:...

14/06/2017
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The Youth guarantee (garantie jeunes) is a key measure aimed at less qualified young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) faced with risk of exclusion from the labour market. It targets those aged 16 to 25, not all of whom were previously eligible for the unemployment...

14/06/2017
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The first school year implementing the National plan for digital education (Piano Nazionale Scuola Digitale, PNSD) has reached an end. The plan is the steering document from the education ministry to launch a comprehensive strategy for promoting innovation in Italian schools;...

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