Participants at Cedefop's conference (26-27 November) on the impact of globalisation on vocational education and training (VET) agreed that the new connected world affects VET in multiple ways and that vocational skills have to be adaptable and at the centre of a global agenda.
Cedefop is holding a conference on 26-27 November in Thessaloniki to discuss how globalisation influences national vocational education and training (VET) systems and how national VET provision can meet global needs.
Cedefop's first policy learning forum, focusing on the definition and writing of learning outcomes for vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, took place on 24 and 25 September in Thessaloniki.
Cedefop's first policy learning forum, which focuses on the definition and writing of learning outcomes for vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, takes place on 24 and 25 September in Thessaloniki.
Cedefop's first policy learning forum, which will focus on the definition and writing of learning outcomes for vocational education and training (VET) qualifications, takes place this week (24-25 September) in Thessaloniki.
A draft joint report of the European Council and the Commission sets new priorities for European cooperation in education and training as part of the strategy for education and training (ET 2020). The Council is expected to adopt the report by the end of the year.
A main priority for Cedefop is to support Member States and social partners in further developing and improving vocational education and training and lifelong learning policies and practices.
Cedefop Director James Calleja and Head of Department for VET Systems and Institutions Loukas Zahilas had several meetings at the Unesco headquarters in Paris on 5 and 6 May regarding potential areas of cooperation.
A Cedefop delegation headed by Director James Calleja took part in a knowledge-sharing seminar with the European Training Foundation (ETF), Cedefop's sister agency, in Turin on 13 February. Apprenticeships, validation and the next stage for European tools were on the agenda.
On 30 July an international campaign to promote the ’Recognition in Germany’ portal abroad was launched by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It aims at expanding and improving information on professional recognition provided for skilled workers interested in migrating to Germany. The campaign focuses on Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and Turkey.