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Cedefop Newsletter no. 14 - July/August 2011


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Helping Europe’s next generation to work
C. Lettmayr, Cedefop (left); A. H. El Borai, Minister, Egypt; P. Berès, MEP; S. Aïdi, Minister, Tunisia; M. Serban, ETF; J. Menéndez-Valdés, Eurofound; J. Takala, EU-OSHA.

Helping Europe’s next generation to work

The unemployment rate among those aged between 16 and 24 years in the EU27 is twice as high as the overall rate. To address this problem, and discuss how the EU agencies can contribute to its solution, four agencies – Cedefop, EU-OSHA, ETF and Eurofound – who deal with related labour market issues held a common seminar in Brussels last month.The event, hosted by the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, gathered policy-makers and experts from European social partners, EU institutions and representatives of civil society to discuss findings and formulate options on which policies could put the Europe’s next generation to work.


News from Cedefop

Briefing note - Despite its many benefits, vocational education and training lacks esteem

Briefing note - Despite its many benefits, vocational education and training lacks esteem

Evidence indicates that training not only helps specific target groups, but that its wider benefits are equal to those of general education
Briefing note - Crossing frontiers to share expertise

Briefing note - Crossing frontiers to share expertise

Study visits for education and vocational training specialists further European cooperation and encourage policy development

Pre-announcement: Call for papers – Skills for a Low Carbon Economy

The Cedefop-OECD Green Skills Forum 2012 will be announcing its major theme, and calling for related papers, in early September.
European Inventory of validation of non-formal and informal learning 2010

European Inventory of validation of non-formal and informal learning 2010

The European Inventory 2010 provides a unique record on how validation is already being used at national, regional and local level to address issues relating to lifelong learning, employment and social exclusion.
Upper secondary VET: a more frequent choice among boys than girls

Upper secondary VET: a more frequent choice among boys than girls


Study Visits Programme launches new call for applications

The second application round to participate in study visits for educational and vocational specialists between March and June 2012 is open until 14 October 2011.

VETAlert – July 2011

A monthly selection of publications on vocational education and training

Working with us


Expert in socio-economic research and analysis


Seconded National Expert (SNE)


Call for tenders: VET Statistical overview

AO/RPA/MSERA-ALSTI/VET Statistical overview/009/11

Call for tenders: Management approaches to establishing a quality culture within VET institutions


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

AO/ECVL/JB-IPS/Cooperation Labour market-VET/007/2011

Call for tenders: Guidance for active age management – Supporting longer working lives of older workers


Call for tenders: Unitisation and modularisation for flexibility and mobility in VET


News from the Member States

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


EU Policy


Council conclusions on promoting youth employment to achieve the Europe 2020 objectives


Council Conclusion on support of the implementation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020


Opinion of the Employment Committee on the Europe 2020 flagship initiative "the agenda for new skills and jobs"


Europe 2020 Employment Performance Monitor - Pilot version


Examination of the National Reform Programmes 2011: Policy Conclusions

Joint opinion of the Employment Committee and of the Social Protection

ECVET Questions and Answers (EN, FR, DE)


ECVET Magazine No 5 - May 2011




6th BIBB Vocational Education and Training Congress 2011


  19/09/2011 to 20/09/2011     Berlin, Germany

Learning later in life – uncovering the potential of investing in an ageing workforce


  21/09/2011 to 22/09/2011     Brussels, Belgium

Knowledge sharing seminar for organisers of study visits 2011/12


  22/09/2011 to 23/09/2011     Macedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

Developing cooperation between VET, higher education and adult learning in response to the challenge of lifelong learning


  23/09/2011 to 23/09/2011     Warsaw, Poland

Meeting of the Directors General for VET and adult learning


  24/09/2011 to 27/09/2011     Cracow, Poland

Multilingual competences for professional and social success in Europe


  28/09/2011 to 29/09/2011     Warsaw, Poland

Labour market integration of immigrants in Europe – Implications for guidance policy, practice and research


  29/09/2011 to 30/09/2011     Thessaloniki, Greece

Mobility as a tool to acquire and develop competences from childhood to seniority


  17/10/2011 to 19/10/2011     Sopot, Poland

Effective policies for the development of competencies of youth in Europe


  16/11/2011 to 18/11/2011     Warsaw, Poland

European Employment Forum - a perspective on the new labour market reality


  22/11/2011 to 23/11/2011     Brussels, Belgium

The role of the Social Partners in implementing European tools and principles


  24/11/2011 to 25/11/2011     European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

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