The Irish government recently launched the Economic recovery plan 2021 for rapid job creation and economic growth after the pandemic
Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel shared insights from the agency’s work regarding digital upskilling and reskilling in the European Union at a roundtable discussion organised by the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance on 11 September, in the context of the 85th Thessaloniki International Fair.
High quality and inclusive continuing vocational education and training (CVET) is a priority for the next decade, and skills intelligence fit for the future is essential to achieve this goal.
Effective career guidance helps individuals reach their potential, economies become more efficient and societies become fairer. This is the point driven home by a leaflet co-produced by Cedefop, marking World Youth Skills Day 2021.
Cedefop and sister agency the European Training Foundation (ETF) have resumed virtually their regular knowledge-sharing seminars, after a break of one and a half years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On the last day of the Portuguese EU Presidency (30 June), Cedefop organised its 10th Brussels seminar with the Presidency to discuss future-proofing vocational education and training (VET) skills and competences.
On 11 March 2021, the European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) national reference point affiliated to the State Institute of Vocational Education (ŠIOV) organised, in cooperation with the European Commission, the online peer learning activity ‘Peer review – An instrument supporting quality assurance in VET’. The conference participants included a representative of the European Commission, representatives of other EQAVET national reference points, as well as foreign and domestic experts.
Digital skills are in high demand in the labour market and required for jobs in all sectors and companies. In response to this increased demand, the Public Employment Service (ADEM) launched in March 2021 the ‘Youth eAcademy’ programme, offering digital training courses to young jobseekers.
Social partners and educational researchers are designing a new training alliance model to support training companies severely affected by Covid-19. Company-based training can now be temporarily taken over by supra-company training establishments, while the costs for the training alliance and the proportionate training allowance are being covered by the public sector.
Cedefop has started a close cooperation with France and Italy to support the development and implementation of systematic, coordinated and coherent approaches to upskilling pathways for low-skilled adults in the two countries.