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Type: Country specific report
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2017

European and national policies on Vocational Education and Training (VET) need to be informed by sound and internationally comparable statistical evidence. The VET country statistical overviews are concise, descriptive and user friendly statistical reports. For each country, they quantify and...

08/12/2017
Cedefop Brussels seminar with Estonian Presidency
Type: Event
Seminar Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU Brussels, Belgium
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2016
06/11/2017
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An exhibition of the winning and runner-up photo stories of this year’s #CedefopPhotoAward competition opened at the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum on 3 November.

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2016
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2016
24/10/2017
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Red.es has launched a call for proposals to develop training programmes oriented to the digital industry and aimed at young people enrolled in the National youth guarantee system. The aim of the call is to develop high level digital skills...

24/10/2017
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A common framework of digital competence for teachers has been published by the Ministry of Education, available from January 2017. Developing digital competence in education...

20/10/2017
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All applicants for secondary education (ISCED 3) in Finland use a joint application system. In the spring of 2017, 54% of candidates applied to vocational education and training (VET) programmes and 46% to general programmes in upper secondary education. In recent years, VET applications have...

20/10/2017
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In recent years, the number of foreign-language students in vocational education whose mother tongue is other than Finnish, Swedish or Sámi has increased considerably. Even as enrolment in general upper secondary education has grown, foreign-language students have been choosing vocational...

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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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.

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
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...

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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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2016
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
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
4157
Publication date:
September 2017
Available languages:
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 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...

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-...

Short description
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
4155
Publication date:
September 2017
Available languages:
EN
ET

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.

Type: Publication
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Publication number:
8114
Publication date:
September 2017
Available languages:
EN
ET

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

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2016
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8116
Publication date:
September 2017
Available languages:
EN

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

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8113
Publication date:
September 2017
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EN

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

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Publication number:
8112
Publication date:
September 2017
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EN

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

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Publication number:
8111
Publication date:
September 2017
Available languages:
EN

This flyer provides a concise overview of the UK’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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2016
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2016
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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2016
18/09/2017 to 19/09/2017
Follow-Up of The 2017 European Big Data Hackathon
Type: Event

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
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...

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.

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