Cedefop Director James Calleja presented the Centre's achievements in 2013 and plans for 2014 at the European Parliament on 22 January. Mr Calleja stressed that all of Cedefop's activities ‘aim at emphasising the inescapable link between training, skills, qualifications and employability.’

He cited a recent positive external evaluation of Cedefop’s work, adding that his challenge is ‘to keep up the high standards achieved but also to ensure that Cedefop continues to provide answers to policy-makers dealing with unemployment, preventing people leaving vocational education and training early and unqualified, helping those who lack skills and competences for today’s and tomorrow’s labour market, guaranteeing that all types of skills are recognised, and supporting businesses who wish to provide work-based learning.’

Read more: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/news/22315.aspx
Download the briefing note: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/publications/22296.aspx
Download the external evaluation of Cedefop report: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/more_info/evaluations/docs/education/cedefop2013_en.pdf
Watch the presentation (17:50:28-17:57:25): http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/en/committees/video?event=20140122-1500-COMMITTEE-EMPL