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15/11/2018
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The Digital Skills Partnership was established for public, private and...

15/11/2018
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Strengthening European mobility is a priority at both national and European levels. The Agence Erasmus+ France/Education Formation aims to expand the benefits of the Erasmus+ programme. The French government has set a...

14/11/2018
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On 1 September 2018, a new regulation on vocational guidance and counselling in Polish schools entered into force. Vocational guidance and counselling will be...

14/11/2018
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A new VET Act CXCII was adopted on 17 December 2017 by the Parliament. This amends certain acts on general education, vocational education and adult training and...

14/11/2018
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Around 75% of the economically active population are above 45 in Latvia. In the next 20 years, due to this ageing workforce, there will be a shortage of employees with medium-level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, especially in engineering, manufacturing and construction...

13/11/2018
Many recent developments in recognising qualifications from other countries
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13/11/2018
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The Finnish government’s new budget proposal for 2019 includes plans to grant a learning material supplement to some upper secondary learners, including VET. Although upper secondary education is free of charge, students are required to buy their own learning materials.

13/11/2018
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The Dutch Cabinet, in cooperation with social partners, sectoral training and development funds, educational institutions including VET schools, and other stakeholders, has proposed significant developments in lifelong learning. On 27 September 2018, Parliament was informed about the main lines...

12/11/2018
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Following the publishing of the Learning Slovakia document, approved in 2017, the education ministry prepared the...

12/11/2018
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A longitudinal study, published in August 2018, measured the success rate (percentage of learners completing the programme in three years)...

12/11/2018
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In VET programmes with a low enrolment rate the market for textbooks and other learning materials is too small to be of interest to publishers. Therefore, students have to rely on other sources (their notes, teacher’s handouts, and the internet). To counter this, the education ministry has been...

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9133
Publication date:
November 2018
Available languages:
EN
02/11/2018
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Learners, teachers, parents and policy-makers present their views and experiences in Cedefop's video on European vocational education and training's (VET's) future...

Volume 4: changing patterns of enrolment in upper secondary initial vocational education and training (IVET) 1995-2015
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Publication number:
5568
Publication date:
October 2018
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EN

This research paper is the fourth in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18).

19/10/2018
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Cedefop organised the second policy learning forum on apprenticeships, a European vocational skills week event, on 18 and 19 October in Thessaloniki.

Volume 5: education and labour market outcomes for graduates from different types of VET system in Europe
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5569
Publication date:
October 2018
Available languages:
EN

This research paper is the fifth in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18).

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4169
Publication date:
October 2018
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EN

This publication is the final report of the flash thematic country review of apprenticeships (TCR) in Sweden.

18/10/2018
Cedefop’s new European skills index: a tool for informed policy-making
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The SKILLSNET e-bulletin September - October 2018 Issue has just been send to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

16/10/2018
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Cedefop organises the second policy learning forum on apprenticeships, a European vocational skills week event, on 18 and 19 October in Thessaloniki.

16/10/2018
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Portugal has developed the Exit profile of students leaving compulsory education (Order -Despacho No 6478/2017, de 26 de Julho). This...

16/10/2018
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Cedefop hosted the 23rd ECVET (European Credit system for VET) users group and the ECVET network meeting at its premises in Thessaloniki on 11 and 12 October.

16/10/2018
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Following successful public consultation, the government has approved a new decree-law (Decreto-lei no 55/2018, de 6 de julho), which defines the new organisational principles of primary and...

15/10/2018
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The new academic school year 2018/19 started in August and young people could choose among 326 recognised occupations in the dual VET system at EQF level 4. These qualifications include 24 updated and one newly developed qualification, the ‘merchant in e-commerce’ (Kaufmann/Kauffrau in E-...

15/10/2018
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A recent company survey by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) of 4 500 companies provides sound...

15/10/2018
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Sweden has launched a new vocational qualification test, intending to match vocational...

20/11/2018 to 21/11/2018
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Workshop Zoetermeer / The Hague, Netherlands
28/09/2018
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Teams of vocational education and training (VET) learners from Italy, Hungary and Lithuania are the winners of this year’s #CedefopPhotoAward competition.

27/09/2018
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Cedefop’s European skills index (ESI) makes understanding and analysing the performance of skills systems, within and across EU Member States, possible for the first time. The index was launched at an...

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9132
Publication date:
September 2018
Available languages:
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FR
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The European skills index is a monitoring tool, providing a snapshot of how countries’ skills systems perform. It depicts a complex reality in a single measure.

26/09/2018
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The increasing use of digital technology has enabled new forms of employment, most notably those in the so-called platform or ‘gig’ economy. Platform or crowd work, where supply and demand for paid work are coordinated via an online platform, opens up opportunities and challenges.

24/09/2018
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Working in networks is in the nature of vocational education and training (VET), according to Cedefop Acting Director Mara Brugia. Ms Brugia was a keynote speaker at a seminar organised by CIOFS-FP, one of the main Italian VET providers, in Rome on 19 and 20 September.

19/09/2018
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The September 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

Type: Publication
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9131
Publication date:
September 2018
Available languages:
EN

The September 2018 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

13/09/2018
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12/09/2018
Legislation amendments to raise dual VET attractiveness
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At the beginning of the school year 2017/18, there were 2 611 learners in dual VET, of whom 1 252 were in the first grade (3% of learners entering upper secondary education), 953 in the second, and 406 in the third. Based on these figures, raising the attractiveness of dual VET may prove...

12/09/2018
High quality training for vocational qualifications in key sectors
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The Taking teaching further programme has been launched to increase the number of industry professionals practising as teachers and trainers in colleges in...

11/09/2018
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In the scope of a P-KAP: the support of action planning project 2016-20, a survey will be conducted in October and November 2018 among all upper secondary vocational schools and tertiary professional schools (...

10/09/2018
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The recently appointed ministers of education and vocational training and of labour, migration and social security have presented their respective departments’ plans of action before Congress.

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