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10/12/2019
Cedefop Brussels seminar with the Finnish Presidency of the European Union
Type: Event
Seminar Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU, Avenue de Cortenbergh 80, Brussels Brussels, Belgium
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
9143
Publication date:
October 2019
Available languages:
EN

It is widely accepted that digital innovation is changing work environments and occupational profiles, impacting on people’s learning and work. But how does it affect the way people can manage their careers, train and change jobs?

A conceptual framework for a VET, skills and qualifications-based complementary pathway to protection
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
4178
Publication date:
October 2019
Available languages:
EN

Creating labour mobility opportunities allowing refugees to move lawfully from first asylum countries to receiving countries, based on their skills and qualifications and recipient labour market needs, is a policy idea that deserves to be explored and tested.

29/10/2019
Type: News
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Vocational education and training (VET) in Finland is an attractive educational option. It is competence-based and learner-oriented.

17/10/2019
European Vocational Skills Week 2019
Type: Event

The VET toolkit for tackling early leaving will be presented and discussed in the European Vocational Skills week VET for ALL – Skills for Life conference to take place from the 14-18 of October in Helsinki, Finland.

Conference Helsinki, Finland
10/10/2019 to 11/10/2019
Curriculum design, Sectoral skills development and Ethical issues on Advanced Manufacturing sector
Type: Event

Skillman is a worldwide network addressed to introduce skills, competences and innovative curricula for the advanced manufacturing sector within the VET pathways. The Skillman EU International Forum 2019 organised by Cedefop's VET toolkit Ambassador Giovanni Crisona will take place on the 10 and...

Conference Florence, Italy
08/10/2019
Type: News
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The Portuguese education and labour ministries together with the German education ministry signed a memorandum of...

08/10/2019
Type: News
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SYNTRA Vlaanderen recently presented the results from its Erasmus Duaal project: in the spring of 2018 and 2019, 96 Flemish dual learners from 14...

07/10/2019
Type: News
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The Maltese government is offering incentives for vocational education and training (VET) at all levels of education through financial measures.

07/10/2019
Type: News
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As part of the government’s initiative to keep good teachers in the classrooms, the education ministry has been conducting a pilot project since 2015/16 on a new professional career path for teachers, the so called teacher specialists. It is based on the Promotion of the status and quality of...

07/10/2019
Type: News
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The formalised cooperation between the Nordic countries is one of the oldest and most extensive regional cooperatives in the world. It is based on shared values and a willingness to achieve results that contribute to the Nordic region’s development and competitiveness. The...

Type: Country-specific report
Country report type:
Publication date:
2018
Type: Country-specific report
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2018
30/09/2019
Type: News
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The ‘Bucovina’ Câmpulung Moldovenesc forestry college learners ranked third among their peers from 17 countries [1] at the international competition in forestry skills in Sweden in May 2019.

30/09/2019
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Being aware of the key role of digital, entrepreneurial and transversal skills in securing the success of vocational education and training (VET) learners, Romania has recently revised the initial VET qualifications to include key competences in the training standards that define them.

27/09/2019
Type: News
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Since 2014, the situation in the labour market for young people aged 15 to 29 has improved as more NEETs (not in employment, education and training) have become economically active.

27/09/2019
Type: News
Type:

The pilot project on recognition of in-company training processes in vocational and higher education is the first initiative of its kind.

25/09/2019
Type: News
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Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel presented the agency’s work and priorities for 2020-22 to the members of the European Parliament’s Committee on...

24/09/2019
Type: News
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Independent career development experts from across Europe, representatives from the European Commission and the European Training Foundation met on 19 and 20 September in Rome to debate how people will be supported in their careers in the post-2020 period.

23/09/2019
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The main findings of Cedefop’s comparative study on key competences in initial vocational education and training (IVET), which will be published in 2020, were presented at a workshop organised by the agency on 19 and 20 September in Thessaloniki.

23/09/2019
Type: News

The SKILLSNET e-bulletin July - September 2019 Issue has just been sent to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

20/09/2019
Type: News
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Two flagship initiatives for the modernisation of education address vocational and general education components of VET.

20/09/2019
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The national continuing education strategy was jointly adopted in mid-2019 by the Federal Government, federal states (Länder), industry, trade unions and the Federal Employment Agency.

Community Lifelong Learning Centres as a gateway to multidisciplinary support teams
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
2226
Publication date:
September 2019
Available languages:
EN

This Cedefop/Lifelong learning platform joint briefing paper aims to inform European Institutions and national policy-makers on the issue of an integrated and holistic approach to lifelong learning.

14/10/2019
Cedefop Community of learning providers
Type: Event
Event Helsinki, Finland
13/09/2019
Type: News
Type:

The September 2019 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

12/09/2019
Type: News
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A second version of Cedefop’s skills online vacancy analysis tool for Europe (Skills OVATE) has been released. It presents insights and data on skills gathered from online job vacancies in 11 more EU...

09/09/2019
Type: News
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Sponsored by public employment services and the ESF, two new tools ‘odborogram’ and ‘profesiometer’ focusing on human resource planning and career guidance and counselling were developed. 

02/09/2019
Type: News
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What happens to a person who leaves a vocation to enter the teaching profession? How are teacher competences developed? These and other related issues that summarising research on VET-teachers are highlighted in a study...

Short description
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
4176
Publication date:
September 2019
Available languages:
EN

This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Finland by providing insight into its main features and highlighting system developments and current challenges.

02/09/2019
Type: News
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95% of companies see lifelong learning as a (very) important education policy issue in the coming years, as per a recent survey conducted among 500 companies by the platform for occupational CVET. Pure forms of classroom-...

02/09/2019
Type: News
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The number of students having successfully finished their VET course has risen to almost 84%, concluded the Inspectorate of Education in its 2019 report on the...

02/09/2019
Type: News
Type:

Jürgen Siebel took up his duties on 2 September as Cedefop Executive Director. Mr Siebel was selected to the post by the European Commission. He joins Cedefop from the private sector.

Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
8133
Publication date:
September 2019
Available languages:
EN
FI

Finnish vocational education and training (VET) is competence-based and learner-oriented. Cedefop's brief guide provides all the information you need on Finland's VET system in a concise manner.

 

02/09/2019
Type: News
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Offering NEETs a way to boost their professional prospect, find the training that suits them and land a job: that’s the objective of the ‘Coup de Boost’ project successfully developed in the Charleroi and Mons area...

Adding value: rethinking apprenticeships
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
4177
Publication date:
August 2019
Available languages:
EN

This report presents key findings and suggestions to improve apprenticeship for learners and employers and increase its attractiveness for economy and society in Cyprus.

23/09/2019
Matching adult refugees’ skills with labour market needs for lawful and safe pathways to protection in Europe
Type: Event

Cedefop’s project on Adult refugee legal mobility seeks to conceptualize and pilot a skills-based complementary pathway that allows lawful and safe pathways to protection of...

Workshop Stockholm, Sweden
05/08/2019
Type: News
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Cedefop has started a project to investigate how vocational education and training (VET) can effectively contribute to creating labour mobility opportunities for adult refugees.

02/08/2019
Type: News
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According to an opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET) carried out by Cedefop, around 64% of respondents who studied VET in Greece found their first long-term job within a year, compared to 49% of those who studied general education. However, education in Greece at upper...

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