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20/01/2021
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The January 2021 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

18/01/2021
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Measures taken rapidly by the government and the regions at the beginning of the health crisis (March 2020) have helped to avoid an economic...

18/01/2021
Support to teaching in 2020/21 relies on teacher feedback
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From March to June 2020, during the Covid-19 lockdown and the school transition to distance learning, the Agency for VET and Adult Education (ASOO) conducted a survey on the experience, attitudes and needs associated with distance learning in Croatia. They asked 1348 IVET and CVET teachers to...

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3087
Publication date:
January 2021
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EN

In a context of considerable interest in apprenticeship in recent years, Cedefop and the OECD decided to explore its future from the perspective of a number of megatrends, including sociodemographic changes, the accelerated adoption of emerging technologies and new forms of work organisation....

18/01/2021
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During the Covid-19 pandemic, most countries introduced distance learning in schools as part of protective measures. Czechia was no exception. However, at first, during the spring of 2020, student participation was not obligatory. 

14/01/2021
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The Ministry of Education and Culture has launched the 2020-22 programme for assessing the quality and equality of vocational education and training (VET) with a total budget of more than EUR 270 million. Boosting the resources of education and instruction is a central measure of the programme....

14/01/2021
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The Covid-19 pandemic, and the restrictive measures imposed, have affected various aspects of young people's lives, as well as the activities of youth organisations. These are the conclusions of the ad hoc Covid-19 working group established by the Youth Board of Cyprus during the first...

14/01/2021
New legal arrangements aim to improve the system for recognition of prior learning and its quality, directly involving employers in competence assessment.
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On 30 September 2020, Minister of Education, Science and Sports Algirdas Monkevičius approved the new Procedure for the assessment of acquired competences, according to which formal vocational education and training qualifications are issued. The procedure has been coordinated with the Minister...

14/01/2021
Looking back
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The past decade was the turning point in reforming vocational education and training (VET) in Latvia. In 2009, the government concept for increasing the attractiveness of VET and social partner involvement in quality assurance launched the reform cycle that concluded with the 2020 draft...

14/01/2021
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Work placement discrimination is a common and persistent problem among VET students. The #KIESMIJ [#CHOOSEME] campaign was launched in November 2020 in response.

14/01/2021
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In October 2020, the training programme Youth + Digital (Jovem + Digital) was launched. This programme targets young unemployed people aged 18-35, who are upper-secondary or higher education graduates, aiming to improve...

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Publication number:
8611
Publication date:
January 2021
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EN

Cedefop's concise guide to national qualifications framework developments in 38 European countries (27 EU Member States as well as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Kosovo, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey) in 2020.

12/01/2021
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The Skillsnet e-bulletin September – December 2020 Issue has just been published and sent to Skillsnet members.

08/01/2021
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The Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first half of 2021 takes place at a particularly difficult time, ‘with the COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic consequences posing an unprecedented challenge for the EU and its Member States, requiring decisive...

Results of a joint international survey
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Publication number:
4193
Publication date:
December 2020
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EN

In light of the growing negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on national labour markets and people’s lives and livelihoods, the role of career guidance has become ever more important to individuals, families, communities, the workforce, employers and society.

Type: Publication
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4192
Publication date:
December 2020
Available languages:
EN

Cedefop’s study Financing apprenticeships in the EU is a first-time effort in systematically collecting and analysing information on financing arrangements for apprenticeship schemes in EU countries and the UK.

18/12/2020
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Cedefop analysis has demonstrated the severe impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on recruitment and employment in the EU.

17/12/2020
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Cedefop’s work on the future of vocational education and training (VET) was presented by Head of Department for VET Systems and Institutions Loukas Zahilas at Greece’s 4th EU jobs and mobility roadshow, on 16 December.

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9153
Publication date:
December 2020
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In the face of the current health crisis and the far-reaching labour market transformations it entails, the European Union and its Member States are taking action to provide all people in Europe with stronger support to employment, including upskilling and reskilling opportunities.

16/12/2020
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In 2020 the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) celebrates its 50th anniversary. The institute stands for the partnership in vocational education and training (VET) between the state and the business...

16/12/2020
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Further education and training (FET) in Ireland has long played a critical role in labour market activation and in upskilling and reskilling people. In Oct 2020, 295 860 people were receiving the pandemic unemployment payment;  after the second national lockdown was introduced on 21 October...

16/12/2020
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Digital and environmental changes have a major influence on the retail industry, requiring updated skills and competences in response. In June 2020, the Swedish Parliament made amendments to the Education Act as a first policy step, replacing the upper secondary business and administration...

Qualifications frameworks: transparency and added value for end users
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
4190
Publication date:
December 2020
Available languages:
EN

This booklet on the latest national qualifications frameworks developments, aims to summarise and illustrate the state of play of the 43 frameworks created to date in the EU, EFTA, candidate and potential countries and the UK.

10/12/2020
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The third quarter of 2020 saw the number of job advertisements posted online rise by almost 8 million compared to the second quarter, and just 2% below the 2019 levels. This development, identified using ...

08/12/2020
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Making continuing vocational education and training (CVET) more attractive will help turn it to the new norm for adults. That was one of the main conclusions of Cedefop’s...

07/12/2020
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In the wake of the many economic consequences of the covid-19 virus, the Government and the social partners have reached an economic agreement to secure apprenticeships both during and after the crisis. Specifically, the agreement is to spend EUR 725 million on subsidising apprentice salaries....

07/12/2020
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Two Norwegian researchers, Jørn Ljunggren and Julia Orupabo, have investigated how descendants of immigrants in vocational training see their educational and professional prospects. Their study (...

07/12/2020
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The 18th ReferNet annual plenary meeting brought together virtually national representatives, partners, Cedefop experts involved in the network’s activities and representatives of other organisations from 2 to 4 December.

Bridging education and the world of work through better coordination and skills intelligence
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Publication number:
4188
Publication date:
December 2020
Available languages:
EN

Ensuring that EU countries develop robust skills anticipation to inform responsive VET systems, is a key aim of the skills agenda for Europe. To be impactful, skills intelligence requires good skills governance, feeding into VET and employment policies with wide outreach to diverse potential...

02/12/2020
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Italy appears to have a consistent and relevant legislative framework, as highlighted by the national report on the implementation of the upskilling pathways recommendation. Adult participation is steadily increasing, albeit slowly. But all institutional and socioeconomic stakeholders agree on...

02/12/2020
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Many countries across Europe take water production and supply for granted. However, the operation is complex, requiring skilled professionals. The shortage of skilled workforce is a reality for many countries and not many young people think of relevant training as an attractive option. In order...

01/12/2020
Supporting the vocational guidance of young people
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The SEE THE JOBS! platform is the latest initiative supporting the professional guidance of young people. It uses a ‘career lexicon’, matching instruments that help them discover suitable opportunities and descriptions of different...

01/12/2020
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Skills to advance is a national Further Education and Training (FET) initiative that was established to meet the challenges of rapid technological advances and the changing work environment. It was developed in response to the evolving skills and training needs of employees and industry. It...

01/12/2020
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The current logbook system in VET education in Iceland is paper based and considered outdated. This is why modernisation and move to digital for VET learners was recommended by a high-level working group as early as 2015.

01/12/2020
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The ministers in charge of vocational education and training (VET) in the EU Member States, candidate countries and EEA countries, the European social partners and the European Commission endorsed on 30 November the...

30/11/2020
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The challenges and choices facing European vocational education and training (VET) were discussed at a virtual and highly interactive workshop, organised by Cedefop on 26 and 27 November.

25/11/2020
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Gender balance in EU countries seems to be linked to well-functioning skills systems, according to a comparative analysis of Cedefop’s European skills index (ESI) and the...

11/12/2020
Redefining the future of learning
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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 2020 organised by Cedefop's VET toolkit Ambassador...

Virtual event Florence, Italy
17/11/2020
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European employers advertised 35% fewer jobs in online job portals in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. This significant drop during the first lockdown, identified using Cedefop...

Type: Country-specific report
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Publication date:
2020

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