Cedefop Director James Calleja presented the Centre's achievements in 2013 and plans for 2014 at the European Parliament on 22 January. Mr Calleja stressed that all of Cedefop's activities ‘aim at emphasising the inescapable link between training, skills, qualifications and employability.’
An exchange of views on vocational education and training policies was at the centre of the visit to Cedefop on 23 January of Hannes Swoboda, MEP since 1996 and current President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament.
Estonia's performance in vocational education and training is improving, according to this concise guide, and the aim is to respond better to labour market needs with the close involvement of social partners in policy development.
The six-page guide argues that there are no dead-ends within Finland's vocational education system.
A three-tier vocational education system is in place in Latvia, where work-based VET projects are a new thing, as this spotlight guide explains.
A concise guide to Norway's VET system, outlining its distinctive features and challenges.
Hannes Swoboda, MEP since 1996 and current President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament, visited Cedefop on 23 January to exchange views on vocational education and training (VET) issues.
In a series of interviews to European media, new Cedefop Director James Calleja has outlined the organisation’s work and targets, and addressed issues such as unemployment and career guidance that are at the centre of European citizens’ concerns.
Education's 'crucial role' in the efforts to overcome the crisis Europe and its citizens are facing today is stressed by the current EU Presidency.
There are solutions to the ‘worrying situation with millions of jobs in Europe still remaining vacant while 27 million people are unemployed,’ according to Cedefop Director James Calleja.