Cedefop’s Brussels-based seminars, organised in cooperation with the rotating Presidencies of the European Union (EU), are now becoming an established tradition.
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.
Ideas and plans that will support Cedefop's policy work on vocational training for the long-term unemployed were devised, presented and discussed at a two-day policy learning forum on 15 and 16 June in Thessaloniki.
Since 2013, Cedefop has been working on constructing a European skills index – Making skills work. The index considers three dimensions: a) skills development, b) skills activation, and c) skills matching. These are distinct areas but, all together, they capture three different stages of the route of skills from cultivation to utilisation in the labour market and at work.
The Estonian Ministry of Education and Research, Cedefop and Foundation Innove are co-organising the first European guidance week, in Tallinn on 26-29 September.
Cedefop Director James Calleja had a brief meeting with the European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen at the European Training Foundation (ETF) conference on 'changing skills for a changing world' on 8 June in Turin.