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Cedefop Newsletter no. 40 - March 2014

 

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  Partnerships key to preventing skills mismatch and NEETs

Partnerships key to preventing skills mismatch and NEETs

Partnerships between education and training and social partners are not an option but inevitable to prevent skills mismatch and having people not in employment, education or training (NEETs), argued Cedefop Director James Calleja at the Greek EU Presidency’s flagship conference on vocational education and training (VET).

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Commissioner Andor at Cedefop: Youth guarantee a short-term relief and long-term investment in skills and employability

Commissioner Andor at Cedefop: Youth guarantee a short-term relief and long-term investment in skills and employability

European Union (EU) Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor called his visit to Cedefop premises on 4 March ‘a very important experience’ and stated that ‘good vocational education and training systems are crucial for employment’.
 
 
Youths 'are their own guarantee'

Youths 'are their own guarantee'

‘Youths should be empowered to guarantee their own employment through education and training in a lifelong learning context,’ said Cedefop Director James Calleja addressing a high-level conference on the role of the Regions in the implementation of the youth guarantee, in Kavala, Greece.
 
 
Cedefop launches European Skills Survey (eu-SKILLS)

Cedefop launches European Skills Survey (eu-SKILLS)

To find out more about the skills needed for jobs and how they are used, as well as about skill mismatch, Cedefop has started collecting data for the first European Skills Survey. Around 50,000 adult employees across all the European Union’s 28 Member States will be surveyed precisely to find out the extent of skill mismatch and how it can develop during someone’s career.
 
 
NEETs – prevention is better than cure

NEETs – prevention is better than cure

Cedefop Director James Calleja told a conference organised by the European Commission and the Romanian government in Bucharest that ‘in addressing NEETs (people not in employment, education or training) we should keep in mind that prevention is better than cure and that detecting potential NEETs should be a key concern in school education.’
 
 
 

A model of governance 'to support European tools and employability' – Cedefop Director

At a European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE) conference, at Wembley Stadium in London, Cedefop Director James Calleja proposed a joint activity on vocational education and training (VET) and mobility of the sport and active leisure sector and the international financial services sector based on a common model of governance to support the use of European tools and policies related to VET, skills and qualifications.
 
 
New publication: Vocational education and training in Greece

New publication: Vocational education and training in Greece

By providing an insight into the main features and current developments, this short description contributes to a better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Greece and the challenges that lie ahead, such as high youth unemployment and other labour market imbalances.
 
 
New publication: Spotlight on VET Greece

New publication: Spotlight on VET Greece

Following new legislation strengthening its work-based component, vocational education and training (VET) in Greece is in transition, as Cedefop's compact guide shows.
 
 
New briefing note - Skill mismatch: more than meets the eye

New briefing note - Skill mismatch: more than meets the eye

Skill deficits do not cause unemployment; Europe’s most talented workforce is being wasted, argues Cedefop's latest briefing note.
 
 
New publication: Spotlight on VET The Netherlands

New publication: Spotlight on VET The Netherlands

While emphasis in the first decade of this century was on guaranteeing accessibility of the vocational education and training (VET) system in the Netherlands, principles of efficiency and quality have, for the past four years, been receiving more attention.
 
 
New publication: Attractiveness of initial vocational education and training: identifying what matters

New publication: Attractiveness of initial vocational education and training: identifying what matters

Previous studies on how attractive people find vocational education and training (VET) as learning path have focused on the influence of specific characteristics of the initial VET system.
 
 
Rising STEMs

Rising STEMs

Demand is increasing for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills. Graduates from upper-secondary vocational education and training are important providers of STEM skills, but numbers are falling in some countries.
 
 
VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - March 2014 issue

VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - March 2014 issue

 
 
 

Working with us

 

Designing a new user experience for the EU Skills Panorama web portal

AO/RPA/AZU/EUSP-WEB-SERVICES/002/14
  Deadline:28/04/2014
 
 

ReferNet call for proposals Greece-Romania

GP/RPA/ReferNet-FPA/002/14
  Deadline:16/05/2014
 
 

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News from the Member States

Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop’s European network for VET

 

EU Policy

 

Council recommendation on a Quality Framework to improve quality of traineeships

 
 
 

Commission Communication on "Taking stock of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth"

 
 
 

Council conclusions on the 2014 Annual Growth Survey and Joint Employment Report: political guidance on employment and social policies

 
 
 

Joint Employment Report 2014

 
 
 

Teacher education in Europe

 
 
 

EU Youth Conference of the Hellenic Presidency - Joint Recommendations

 
 
 

Agenda

 

International conference: The promise of validation of prior learning as the motor for social and economic change

 

  09/04/2014 to 11/04/2014     Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
 
 

European apprenticeship conference: Steering partnerships for growth

 

  07/05/2014 to 08/05/2014     Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 

Designing, implementing and supporting effective work-based learning

 

  21/10/2014 to 22/10/2014     Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 
 
 

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