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Cedefop Newsletter no. 8 – January 2011

 

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  Cedefop goes to Bruges

Cedefop goes to Bruges

Since 2004, Cedefop has monitored progress across Europe on the goals agreed within the Copenhagen process. In its policy reports, it analyses measures taken and reviews good practices. The latest report provided the groundwork for the Bruges Communiqué.
 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Public Relations Manager Corinna Frey and Senior Expert Loukas Zahilas at the event

Guidance professionals get a closer look at qualification frameworks

Since 2009, Cedefop has been organising information events to reach out to the citizens of its host country, especially the education community. In December it updated local guidance professionals on recent developments concerning education and training across Europe. The main topic was how the European Qualifications Frameworks, and the recent Greek law instituting a national qualification framework, may affect the work of local guidance and orientation professionals.
 
 
 

Curriculum innovation and reform: an international workshop

Do outcome-oriented approaches to curricula promote or hinder inclusiveness in teaching and learning? And in what way are they learner-centered?
 
 
 

Wishful thinking or real-life solution? A workshop tackles permeability

 
 
 
Changing qualifications: A review of qualifications policies and practices

Changing qualifications: A review of qualifications policies and practices

Qualifications fulfil many functions: they serve to signal an individual’s personal, social and professional status, but they also control access to education, training and the labour market. Moreover, these functions change in line with wider social changes. But how does this process take place?
 
 
ECVET: more than just a technical tool

ECVET: more than just a technical tool

ECVET, the European credit system for vocational education and training, is closely related to the need for increased permeability in education and training, wider recognition of prior learning, and the ‘Europeanisation’ of learning pathways. A working paper takes a closer look at how this system is developing.
 
 
Are your skills and qualifications relevant? Companies lament job applicant education and training for ICT specialist jobs

Are your skills and qualifications relevant? Companies lament job applicant education and training for ICT specialist jobs

In almost all Member States, more than 40 % of enterprises considered the lack of relevant qualifications from education and /or training to be a key reason why vacancies for ICT specialist jobs were hard to fill.
 
 
 

VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - January 2011 issue

 
 
 

Working with us

 

Technical Assistant - Facilities

CEDEFOP/2011/1/AST
Deadline:11/02/2011
 
 

News from the Member States

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

 

EU Policy

 

The Bruges Communiqué on enhanced European Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training for the period 2011-2020

 
 
 

Priorities for enhanced European cooperation in vocational education and training for the period 2011-2020 - Council Conclusions

 
 
 

An Agenda for new skills and jobs: A European contribution towards full employment - Communication from the Commission

 
 
 

Council conclusions on education for sustainable development

 
 
 

Council conclusions on increasing the level of basic skills

in the context of European cooperation on schools for the 21st century
 
 

Council conclusions on the Youth on the Move initiative

an integrated approach in response to the challenges young people face
 
 

Council Resolution on youth work

 
 
 

European Qualifications Framework Newsletter

 
 
 

Two new publications: European Vacancy Monitor and European Job Mobility Bulletin

 
 
 

Hungary assumes EU's rotating presidency from 1 January 2011

 
 
 

Agenda

 

2nd International workshop on Curriculum Innovation and Reform:

 

20/01/2011 to 21/01/2011 Thessaloniki - Cedefop, Greece
 
 

ECVET Expert workshop: Permeability in Education and Training, a wishful thinking approach?

 

27/01/2011 to 28/01/2011 Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 

Expert conference on skills demand and supply forecasting - Call for papers

 

17/02/2011 to 18/02/2011 Cedefop, Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 

European TalentDay

 

25/03/2011 to 25/03/2011 Budapest, Hungary