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Cedefop Newsletter no. 15 - September 2011

 

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  At greater risk: migrants and minorities face wider skills mismatch

At greater risk: migrants and minorities face wider skills mismatch

Cedefop’s recent research paper, Migrants, minorities, mismatch? Skill mismatch among migrants and ethnic minorities in Europe shows that migrants from outside the European Union - over half of the total migrant population of 6.8% of the employed population of the EU – typically find jobs beneath their real skills level (‘overeducation’), while ethnic minorities are more likely to lack the educational level required by jobs ("undereducation"). So what can policy-makers do to make better use of these workers' potential?

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Vocational education and training in Poland

Vocational education and training in Poland

The latest in Cedefop's series of descriptions of national VET systems summarises Poland's socioeconomic background and planned reforms and explains how vocational education and training is currently organised for young people and for adults.
 
 
Lifelong guidance across Europe: reviewing policy progress and future prospects

Lifelong guidance across Europe: reviewing policy progress and future prospects

How far has Europe come in coordinating guidance policy, and improving access to guidance services and career management skills? A policy review (2007-2010) identifies improvements and remaining challenges.
 
 
Vocational education and training at higher qualification levels

Vocational education and training at higher qualification levels

This research paper, covering 13 countries and six sectors, examines the kind of higher qualifications that are currently offered within vocational education, including their features, governance patterns, and degree of academisation.
 
 
Training is the preferred means to improve employability for at-risk groups

Training is the preferred means to improve employability for at-risk groups

In the EU in 2009, EUR 27.6 billion were invested in training as the most important and most reinforced public measure for helping individuals with difficulties on the labour market.
 
 
A new member of the Europass team

A new member of the Europass team

Ernesto Villalba-García joined Cedefop in June to work on the new Europass tool.
 
 
Glossary

Glossary

Do we share a common language on training issues? For the EU-27, with its current 501 million citizens and single labour market, such questions are hardly academic: common understanding leads to common trust. The multilingual (DE,EN,FR) glossary attempts to make this understanding easier.
 
 
 

VET-Alert - September 2011 issue

A monthly selection of publications on vocational education and training.
 
 

Working with us

 

Promoting adult learning for vulnerable groups in Europe: Financing instruments and accompanying measures

AO/RPA/PLI-RCDCR/Financing vulnerable groups/014/11
  Deadline:10/10/2011
 
 

Short-term Sectoral-Based Anticipatory System for labour market trends and skill needs

AO/AREA/ARANI/Sectoral Based Anticipatory System/017/11
  Deadline:20/10/2011
 
 

Learning for career and labour market transitions – individual biographies

AO/RPA/GRUSSO-ABARA/Narrative learning transitions/015/11
  Deadline:17/10/2011
 
 

News from the Member States

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

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EU Policy

 

Green Paper Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive

 
 
 

Evaluation of the Professional Qualifications Directive

(Directive 2005/36/EC)
 
 

Reducing early school leaving in the EU

A study by the European Parliament.
 
 

Council Recommendation of 28 June 2011 on policies to reduce early school leaving

 
 
 

Council Recommendation of 28 June 2011 "Youth on the move" - promoting the learning mobility of young people

 
 
 

Using ECVET for Geographical Mobility

Part II of the ECVET's user guide
 
 

Country reports on the Action Plan on Adult Learning

 
 
 

Report on the mid term review of the Lifelong Learning Programme

 
 
 

Report on the Social dimension of the Europe 2020 strategy

 
 
 

Decision on the European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity (2012)

 
 
 

Programme of the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

1 July - 31 December 2011
 
 

Agenda

 

Meeting of the High Level Group on Education and Training Policies

 

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

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

 

  21/09/2011 to 22/09/2011     The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (BOU2), 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
 
 

World Skills London 2011

 

  05/10/2011 to 08/10/2011     London, United Kingdom
 
 

Green skills and environmental awareness in VET

 

  05/10/2011 to 05/10/2011     London, United Kingdom
 
 

Forecasting skill supply and demand in Europe:

 

  06/10/2011 to 07/10/2011     Athens, Greece
 
 

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

 

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