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Cedefop Newsletter no. 46 - January 2015


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Vocational education and training in Europe: old roots for new routes

The challenges of the 21st century require new approaches to learning for work. Vocational education and training (VET) in Europe is evolving, but we need a clearer vision of what modern VET systems should look like. This was the central message of Cedefop Director James Calleja’s presentation to the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) Committee, in Brussels on 29 January.


News from Cedefop


Cedefop turns 40!

In 2015, Cedefop celebrates the 40th anniversary of its foundation – and the 20th of its relocation from Berlin to Thessaloniki. A series of events have been planned throughout the year to mark this milestone.

Latvian EU Presidency continues work on VET cooperation

Vocational education and training (VET) has found its way into the European Union (EU) Presidency priorities once again. The Latvian EU Presidency stresses in its programme that it ‘will continue working on enhanced cooperation in vocational education and training, having regard to both previous achievements and current and future challenges.’

Increasing the value of age

A new Cedefop report draws attention to the mutual benefits to workers and organisations that arise when guidance is integrated in age management strategies. The report offers insights on how to develop guidance activities at the workplace.

Career guidance in unstable times

Economic crisis, social exclusion and uncertain careers: lifelong guidance responds to a triple challenge. Find out how in Cedefop’s new briefing note.

Skillset and Match (Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work) – January 2015 issue

The January issue of Cedefop’s magazine Skillset and Match, the first of our 40th anniversary year, is available to read and download. It is packed with exclusive messages and interviews, features, news from EU Member States and information on new publications.

EU Agencies express full solidarity with victims of attack on French magazine

Following the attack on the editorial offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Cedefop together with all European Union Agencies, expresses its horror at the crime and its sympathy with all those close to the victims.

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News from the Member States

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




Short-term based anticipatory system for the European labour market trends, skills developments and VET policy

  13/02/2015    Brussels, Belgium

Training workshop on financing skills development

  09/03/2015 to 13/03/2015    Turin, Italy

Cedefop workshop on the quality assurance of certification in IVET

   26/03/2015 to 27/03/2015      Thessaloniki, Greece