Validation and guidance help individuals, organisations and Member States adapt to career challenges and create successful lifelong learning systems. However, little is known about how they are linked in practice and how this connection can be made more efficient.
Career guidance describes the services which help people of any age to manage their careers and to make the educational, training and occupational choices that are right for them.
This two-volume publication provides an update on the progress made in establishing and implementing national and regional qualifications frameworks around the world since 2017.
Cedefop’s skills forecast is the only source of comparable data on future employment trends across Europe.
The 2018 European skills index (ESI) is a unique index that captures European countries’ performance in skill development, activation and matching.
This report is the result of an explorative study, carried out at a time when interest in apprenticeship for adults was on the rise and research and evidence on the topic was scarce and fragmented.
It is widely accepted that digital innovation is changing work environments and occupational profiles, impacting on people’s learning and work. But how does it affect the way people can manage their careers, train and change jobs?
Creating labour mobility opportunities allowing refugees to move lawfully from first asylum countries to receiving countries, based on their skills and qualifications and recipient labour market needs, is a policy idea that deserves to be explored and tested.
This Cedefop/Lifelong learning platform joint briefing paper aims to inform European Institutions and national policy-makers on the issue of an integrated and holistic approach to lifelong learning.
The September 2019 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.
This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Finland by providing insight into its main features and highlighting system developments and current challenges.
Finnish vocational education and training (VET) is competence-based and learner-oriented. Cedefop's brief guide provides all the information you need on Finland's VET system in a concise manner.
This report presents key findings and suggestions to improve apprenticeship for learners and employers and increase its attractiveness for economy and society in Cyprus.
This research paper is one in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18).
This publication is the final report of the flash thematic country review of apprenticeships in French-speaking Belgium.
Cedefop’s analytical framework for apprenticeships is a tool for analysing apprenticeship systems and schemes in Europe and, possibly, beyond.
Most refugees live in developing countries of asylum, struggling to prove themselves in economies which are unable to absorb and make full use of their labour market potential. As a result, their skills often remain unused and become obsolete over time. Key challenges for Europe include sharing the global responsibility for refugees fairly with major countries of asylum and meeting existing and future skill gaps and labour market needs.
In 2017, the global population of forcibly displaced people increased to 68.5 million, compared with 65.6 million in 2016. Among these, 25.4 million were refugees.
Cedefop's concise guide to national qualifications framework developments in 39 European countries (28 EU Member States as well as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Kosovo, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey) in 2019.