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Towards methodologies for analysing and comparing learning outcomes
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
5582
Publication date:
September 2021
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EN

This research paper forms part of Cedefop’s Comparing VET qualifications project, which seeks to develop robust and scalable methods for analysing and...

21/09/2021
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As European students are easing back to (physical or virtual) class after the summer break, the #CedefopPhotoAward returns for a sixth year to give vocational education and training (VET) learners a chance to have some fun and win amazing prizes.

17/09/2021
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A new agreement was adopted to make the Swedish labour market more flexible; it includes significant funding for continuous professional development (CPD) and retraining for workers. ‘This is the largest labour market reform in modern times’, said Minister for Employment, Eva...

17/09/2021
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Since the start of the implementation of the Flemish qualifications framework in 2011, over 500 professional qualifications have been developed. They form the basis for recognised vocational education, training, and recognition of acquired competences (RAC) pathways, providing a widely supported...

16/09/2021
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Commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research, a study was recently completed on the international experiences of using micro-qualifications and their application possibilities in the Estonian education and training system. Among European countries, the Irish and French systems were...

16/09/2021
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The Irish government recently launched the Economic recovery plan 2021 for rapid job creation and economic growth after the pandemic

16/09/2021
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During her internship in Naturalis, the natural history museum in Leiden, 18-year-old VET student Noortje Looijenga discovered a new butterfly species. Noortje, a second-grade student in applied biology, has a long-standing interest in butterflies.

15/09/2021
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The September 2021 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download....

15/09/2021
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The highlight of the Skillsnet e-bulletin's May-January 2021 issue is the joint visit by European Commission Vice President...

14/09/2021
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Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel shared insights from the agency’s work regarding...

10/09/2021
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A high-profile visit to Cedefop’s headquarters has highlighted the European Union’s...

Cedefop community of apprenticeship experts: short papers
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
6203
Publication date:
September 2021
Available languages:
EN

There is an increasing shift of attention from expanding apprenticeships to improving their quality and effectiveness. This brings into focus how apprenticeship is governed for greater relevance and matching to...

First findings from the COVID-19 European company survey
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
6205
Publication date:
September 2021
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This working paper presents the first findings of a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on workplace practices among employers in EU Member States.

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Publication number:
6204
Publication date:
August 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have adverse and non-uniform impacts on future employment prospects for different job positions in the EU. We investigate two possible determinants of the variation of...

Revised edition 2021
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
2230
Publication date:
August 2021
Available languages:
EN

Effective career guidance helps individuals to reach their potential, economies to become more efficient and societies to become fairer. It is critical to the smooth transitions of people as they make choices about education and training and to mobility and integration within the labour market...

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Publication number:
8140
Publication date:
July 2021
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Formal vocational education and training (VET) in Slovenia starts at upper secondary level and is provided mainly by public schools that are founded and financed by the State.

28/07/2021
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While facing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the WorldSkills Croatia 2021 competition was held live from 11 to 13 May in Zagreb, Croatia, for over 300 IVET learners in 43 disciplines. 

28/07/2021
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Every year, NOKUT, the Norwegian agency for quality in higher education and upper secondary vocational education (nationally referred to as...

27/07/2021
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The international project Validation of transversal skills across Europe (TRANSVAL-EU), jointly carried out by 16 European institutions, is an example of policy experimentation with all activities coordinated...

27/07/2021
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The Confederation of Portuguese farmers (CAP) carried out a study to identify the necessary key competences and skills for the development of the agricultural sector, and create new, or critically review and update...

26/07/2021
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A new Act, drafted by the education ministry based on proposals in the minister's action plan, increases young people’s interest in VET and changes admission requirements for VET learners who wish to enter...

26/07/2021
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The third survey on vocational training supply (OFP survey) in Italy for the training year 2019/20, conducted from July to December 2020 by the National Institute for the Analysis of Public Policies (INAPP), provided significant data, highlighting evolutionary dynamics that include in particular...

26/07/2021
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Linking the curriculum to the national register of qualifications (NSK) is one of the key activities set out by the education strategy 2030+...

26/07/2021
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A new programme aims to ease transition from upper secondary to higher education vocational studies, advance VET quality, ensure a smooth transition to higher education for learners with outstanding achievements, and raise awareness of the importance of career planning.

23/07/2021
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Entrepreneurship education encompasses all education measures that contribute to the development of entrepreneurial attitudes and skills. The development of certain values and approaches is just as much a part of this as personal qualifications that are central to independent work and can lead...

15/07/2021
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‘In 2030, all young people in Bulgaria should graduate from school as functionally literate, innovative, socially responsible and active citizens, motivated to upgrade their competences through lifelong learning.’

15/07/2021
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The development of a VET graduate tracking system is interlinked with a growing emphasis on the attractiveness of VET provision and occupations, and the quality of vocational education and training (VET). 

15/07/2021
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The Norwegian National qualifications framework (NKR) was adopted in 2011 and referenced to the European qualifications framework (EQF) in 2014. The NKR is currently being reviewed, focusing on the differences from the European qualifications frameworks and on the placement of higher VET...

15/07/2021
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The Zagreb and Petrinja earthquakes that occurred in the spring and winter of 2020 respectively, caused major disruption in the education process at all levels, including VET.

15/07/2021
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In November 2020, the Danish Government, the national association of municipalities, the national association of Danish Regions and their social partners made a tripartite agreement with the aim of increasing the number of people completing vocational education and training (VET) programmes....

14/07/2021
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The EU recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, ‘based on a digital, green and fair transition’ and taking into account demographic challenges, is among the priorities of the Slovenian EU Presidency in the second half of 2021.

14/07/2021
A new scholarship system and financial incentives to engage in dual training
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From the school year 2020/21 new financial incentive mechanisms are in place to boost the attractiveness of VET and raise the prestige of IVET institutions. 

14/07/2021
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Since 2018, 21 partners from nine countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain) representing textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industries, universities, VET providers and accreditation bodies have been implementing the ‘...

14/07/2021
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Reforming VET to increase its flexibility and attractiveness among learners and companies is currently being promoted in Lithuania. Its success depends largely on the quality of the activities provided by VET institutions and companies offering practical training. External quality assessment is...

14/07/2021
Offsetting the COVID-19 socioeconomic effects on tourism sector workers
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Tourism is a key employer of the EU economy providing easy employment access to vulnerable groups, such as women and migrants. Before the pandemic, the...

14/07/2021
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Continuous enrolment in VET and personal study plans allow graduation from VET any month of the year. The Finnish National Agency for Education estimates that around 40 500 students graduated from VET in spring (the most popular time to graduate) 2021, which is 4% fewer than a year before.

Comparing microwork and online freelancing
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
5581
Publication date:
July 2021
Available languages:
EN

This new Cedefop CrowdLearn study undertakes a comparative analysis of skill development and workplace learning practices among two major types of online platform work: online freelancing and microwork.

2021 Update
Type: Country-specific report
Publication date:
2020
2021 Update
Type: Country-specific report
Publication date:
2020

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