Conference Outcomes - 15 and 16 October 2007
To devise the right policies in areas affecting the social life of all European citizens, we need to broaden citizen participation in policy design. How to achieve this in school-to-work transitions is the focus of a peer-learning activity to be held in Thessaloniki on 19-20 November 2007.
Commission President Jos? Manuel Barroso and Portuguese Prime Minister Jos? Sscrates – current President of the European Council – today discussed with high-level employers' and workers' representatives reform of the EU Treaties and the future of the EU's Growth and Jobs Strategy. They were joined by Vladim?r ?pidla, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, as well as representatives of the future Slovenian and French Presidencies.
When setting objectives for education and training, and when defining qualifications, policy-makers are beginning to focus less on input factors (duration, location, method) and more on what a learner knows and is able to do at the end of a learning process – i.e. on learning outcomes. This gradual shift has underpinned many related EU policy initiatives over the past few years.
Cedefop, along with the ETF, has helped to prepare the Fourth Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Education Conference, The Missing link: Rethinking the Role of Technical Vocational Education in Upper Secondary Education, which is being held in Tirana, Albania, on 24/25 October 2007.