Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships will take part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki.
Cedefop is finalising a thematic country review on apprenticeships in Greece and presented preliminary findings to Deputy Minister of Education Dimitris Baxevanakis at the ministry in Athens on 26 June.
A Cedefop delegation headed by Director James Calleja took part in a forum on vocational education and training (VET) promotion in Zagreb on 26 May and met with Croatia’s Minister for Education and Science Pavo Barišić to discuss the ongoing cooperation between the two sides, particularly in the field of apprenticeships.
Cedefop’s Policy Learning Forum (PLF) on apprenticeships is linked to the Thematic Country Reviews on Apprenticeships (TCRs) and will be held on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki.
Cedefop’s thematic country review (TCR) on apprenticeships in Italy has reached an advanced stage.
The European Commission adopted on 10 June a new and comprehensive skills agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately boost employability, competitiveness and growth in Europe.
Lithuanian Minister for Education and Science Audronė Pitrėnienė acknowledged Cedefop's thematic country reviews on apprenticeships in a meeting with Cedefop Director James Calleja in Vilnius on 20 May.
Representatives of non-governmental organisations, churches and companies from Germany's Hanover region, who are preparing to take in 33 Greek apprentices, visited Cedefop on 6 April.
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.
Cedefop expert Slava Pevec-Grm represented the agency at an event marking the 20th anniversary of Slovenia's National Institute for Vocational Education and Training, on 25 November in Ljubljana.