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Cedefop Newsletter no. 13 - June 2011

 

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To implement ECVET successfully, get the practitioners involved
Cedefop's Isabelle Le Mouillour and Maria Todorova at the ECVET workshop

To implement ECVET successfully, get the practitioners involved

Participants in May's workshop on the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) identified the steps that various actors should take to make the system work and warned of a persisting ‘cultural gap’ between policy makers and practitioners.

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
What is Europe doing for youth employment?

What is Europe doing for youth employment?

European policy makers take the issue of youth employment very seriously indeed. The current high rate of youth unemployment potentially threatens social cohesion, equity and growth. Four European agencies, Cedefop, ETF, EU-OSHA and Eurofound, are holding joint seminar on this topic, in order to present findings and formulate options for European policy makers. The seminar, held in Brussels on 30 June, is hosted by the European Parliament's Employment and Social Affairs Committee.
 
 
Making training pay for employers and employees alike

Making training pay for employers and employees alike

Resources for training are scarce, and employers are encouraged to provide training for their own employees. But how can they be sure they will have a good return of investment? And what about the time needed for training? Cedefop held a workshop on 6-7 June to discuss, validate and complement the results of its upcoming studies on two regulatory instruments designed to address these concerns: training leave and payback clauses.
 
 
Policy makers from Slovenia and Sweden visit Cedefop

Policy makers from Slovenia and Sweden visit Cedefop

On 30 May Cedefop had the pleasure of receiving two delegations of visitors: the Board of Directors of the National Agency for Higher Vocational Education of Sweden; and eight vocational education teachers from Ptuj School Centre, Slovenia.
 
 
Vocational education and training for the common good - The macrosocial benefits of VET

Vocational education and training for the common good - The macrosocial benefits of VET

VET might be expected to offer macrosocial benefits through two mechanisms: the aggregate human capital stock and education equity.
 
 
Guidance supporting Europe’s aspiring entrepreneurs

Guidance supporting Europe’s aspiring entrepreneurs

The European Commission and Member States have been working together since the 1990s to develop an entrepreneurial education and training agenda in Europe.
 
 
Europe gradually raising education levels, but still a quarter of all adults left school with a low qualification

Europe gradually raising education levels, but still a quarter of all adults left school with a low qualification

 
 
 
 

VETAlert – June 2011

A monthly selection of publications on vocational education and training.
 
 
 

Call for papers: Learning later in life – uncovering the potential of investing in an ageing workforce, Brussels, 21-22 September 2011

Cedefop and the European Commission are jointly organising a two-day international seminar on learning later in life and the impact of investing in an ageing workforce.
 
 

Working with us

 

ReferNet call for proposals

GP/RPA/ReferNet_FPA/001/11
  Deadline:08/07/2011
 
 

Cooperation between education and training and the labour market in renewing VET

AO/ECVL/JB-IPS/Cooperation Labour market-VET/007/2011
  Deadline:21/09/2011
 

EU Policy

 

Development of benchmarks on education and training for employability and on learning mobility

Commission Staff Working Paper
 
 

Preparation of a new programme in the field of education and training post-2013

 
 
 

Public consultation on the future European youth programme: Overview of the results of the online public consultation

 
 
 

Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013 – Interim Evaluation

 
 
 

New webportal for the European Qualifications Framework online

 
 
 

Press release of the Council meeting Education, Youth, Culture and Sport, 19 and 20 May 2011

 
 
 

Council conclusions of 19 November 2010 on the European and International Policy Agendas on Children, Youth and Children’s Rights

 
 
 

Agenda

 

Catch the Train: Skills, Education and Jobs

 

  20/06/2011 to 21/06/2011     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Learning through experience: developing international & regional research agenda

 

  23/06/2011 to 24/06/2011     Glasgow, United Kingdom
 
 

Working together for youth employment - From education to the workplace: a global challenge

 

  30/06/2011 to 30/06/2011     European Parliament, Belgium
 
 

News from the Member States

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

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