The workshop held this week in Cedefop, Testing the European Qualifications Framework, proved to be particularly fruitful. Project promoters and stakeholders reported on the challenges that the EQF must overcome by 2010 to become a useful “translation tool” between various kinds of qualifications.
Cedefop and the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) are jointly organising a seminar, The role of social partners in continuing vocational training in Europe: reviewing practices and sharing challenges. The seminar will be held at Cedefop’s premises in Thessaloniki, Greece on 9 and 10 February 2009.
Carefully designed cost-sharing policies can help increase efficiency in training provisions, and to reduce inequalities in the access to training.
How should workplaces support career development? This review of guidance provision across 25 Member States identifies best practices, looks into the impact of ICT and examines the role played by intermediaries such as trade unions and private consultancies.
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