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25/07/2012
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Payback clauses are a legal instrument that encourages companies to invest in training. Companies provide training, but in return bind employees to the company for a certain period of time. In fact, employees are free to move to another company; they may however be expected to reimburse the cost...

25/07/2012
Type: News

The vocational education and training (VET) system of Cyprus is playing a significant role in dealing with the adverse effects of the economic crisis
on the labour market and in laying the foundations for future development.

To continue to fulfil the expectations of the Cypriot...

25/07/2012
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By introducing youth coaching the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture have taken an important step towards counteracting early school-leaving.

25/07/2012
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The new DV Monitor web portal provides easy and user-friendly access to data, information and news about continuing education and training (CET) in the Czech Republic. Its well organised data facilitates international and regional comparisons for policy-makers, educational institutions and...

25/07/2012
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Last January Nicolas Sarkozy asked the former President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, to produce a report covering an in-depth reform of vocational training. The report has been criticised by the social partners as well as by specialists in the field of training and by legal experts.

25/07/2012
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The IDAN training centre recently conducted a survey among skilled workers in Iceland on their attitudes towards their professions. Over 3800 skilled workers in 21 occupations answered a questionnaire about their working environments, professions and training. The results showed that more than...

25/07/2012
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On 8 May, the Latvian government approved the proposal of the Ministry of Education and Science to invest an additional EUR 88.2 million from EU funds in vocational education and science. This has been the most significant contribution to the development of Latvian vocational education so far....

25/07/2012
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The Social Contract for VET (Samfunnskontrakten) was signed by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Government Affairs, the social partners and the regional authorities in April 2012.

25/07/2012
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The number of young people enrolled in two-year short and three-year vocational upper secondary education fell sharply during the period from 2000/01 to 2011/12 ( ). The total number of young people enrolled in upper secondary education decreased by 23.8% and totalled 79 901 in 2011/12. The...

25/07/2012
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The national round of the Technology Olympiad held on 14 and 15 May brought together lower secondary schools pupils, teachers and organisers willing to reverse the decline in the attractiveness of technical secondary studies in Slovakia.

23/07/2012
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A new Cedefop study opens a discussion on international qualifications: what they are, how they are managed, and how they may affect national qualifications and standards as well as the common EU tools for vocational education and training.

17/07/2012
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By introducing youth coaching the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture have taken an important step towards counteracting early school-leaving.

12/07/2012
Part II of the ECVET USERS' guide
Type: News
12/07/2012
Part III of the ECVET USERS' GUIDE
Type: News
11/07/2012
Type: Statistics and graphs

In the EU, 8.5% of all 30-34 year-olds have a practically-oriented tertiary qualification, equivalent to a quarter of those with tertiary education attainment in that age group.

10/07/2012
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On 7 and 8 June, the European Commission took a step towards bringing policy makers and the business community closer together: it organised the first European business forum on vocational training. The forum, dedicated to "challenges and trends in skills and career development of the...

10/07/2012
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An international seminar organised by Cedefop’s Study Visits team examined how migrants, minorities, older workers and people with lower skills can successfully navigate the challenges of the labour market. A full report is to be published later this year.

09/07/2012
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Pedro Moreno da Fonseca is our new project manager on lifelong guidance. He has worked on a wide range of issues related to vocational training and professional development, such as quality assurance, employment benefit policy assessment and comparative analysis of educational systems

09/07/2012
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The greening of the European economy, as outlined in the EU 2020 strategy, will have profound effects on the labour market and the development of the skills of the European population.

29/06/2012
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The greening of the European economy, as outlined in the EU 2020 strategy, will have profound effects on the labour market. Yet not enough is being done to make sure people are acquiring the right skills.
Cedefop’s new report looks at how regulatory frameworks, employer needs and learning...

19/06/2012
Type: News

Seven years after its launch, millions of people use Europass.

19/06/2012
Type: News

A short survey for teachers and trainers, employers and guidance counsellors on the attractiveness of initial vocational education and training in Europe.

14/06/2012
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An new online tool designed to ensure that those working in vocational education, training and employment have a common understanding of terms, the multilingual synopsis of the European Training Thesaurus allows for a quick search by 11 languages and 18 topics. It covers 1207 terms and...

14/06/2012
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This year, responsibility for the implementation of the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training passes mainly to the Member States. The third annual ECVET Forum demonstrated how useful communities of practice can be for the smooth implementation of the system in each country...

12/06/2012
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If you don't update your skills, you may become less able to cope with rising job demands; if you don't practice your existing skills in your current job, you may find it impossible to update them. These related phenomena of skills obsolescence and skills mismatch can become a serious...

12/06/2012
Type: Statistics and graphs

In the EU, more than one in four young people from a migrant background leave education and training too early.

08/06/2012
Type: News
31/05/2012
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This year, Member States begin to implement the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training. The system aims to allow all vocational students to have their learning recognised across the European Union. At the third annual forum, held on 31 May – 1 June in Brussels, Cedefop and...

31/05/2012
Type: News

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