Registration has opened for Cedefop’s ‘how to make learning visible’ conference on 28 and 29 November in Thessaloniki. The conference will explore strategies for implementing validation of non-formal and informal learning.
From 15 to 19 August EPALE (European Platform for Adult Learning in Europe) is hosting the informal and non-formal learning week.
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Save the date for the European conference on validation of non-formal and informal learning How to make learning visible organised by Cedefop in close cooperation with the European Commission in Thessaloniki on 28 and 29 November.
Validation of non-formal and informal learning is about making visible and giving value to this diverse and often unique learning. One major purpose of validation is to make it possible for individuals to take advantage of the outcomes of their learning experiences and use them to gain access to employment and/or education opportunities.
Experts from across the European Union met at Cedefop on 16 May to discuss how labour market information (LMI) can support career guidance.
In 2014, the rate of early leaving from education and training in the European Union had dropped to 11%, getting closer to the Europe 2020 goal of less than 10%. This encouraging trend is partly owed to the numerous projects and initiatives across Europe which have supported young people at risk of dropping out of education over the past three decades.
A pilot project requested by the European Parliament and managed by the European Commission aims to test the viability of setting up a ‘European framework for mobility of apprentices’ to enable young apprentices to develop their skills and enhance employability, while strengthening their sense of European citizenship.
At the Cedefop workshop on 11 and 12 February over 20 experts from different European countries discussed the role of cooperation between higher education institutions and enterprises for continuous professional development.
Work-based learning and apprenticeships were discussed at a working dinner organised by Cedefop and hosted by Amjad Bashir MEP at the European Parliament in Brussels on 25 January. Twenty four people took part in the discussion, including eight MEPs from various parties.