Cedefop has long contributed to the conceptual and practical aspects of the European common tools, including the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET). These instruments are meant to complement each other, but each...
Hungarian vocational education and training in a nutshell.
This report examines the economic return on vocational education and training (VET) for individuals across the EU. The benefits analysed are the private ones that accrue to individuals who receive training. The findings show that, in terms of wages and employment prospects, returns on secondary...
Given the problems faced by many young people during the transition from school into initial vocational education and training (IVET), how to increase the accessibility of the IVET system is a matter for debate.
The vocational education and training system has undergone considerable change during the past 20 years.
Many of the aspects informing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have long since been an object of political and social consensus in Germany under the umbrella concept of "participation".
The extracurricular pilot projects which the German government supports on the basis of Section 90 (3) No. 1 d) of the Vocational Training Act are an instrument for the qualitative development of and research into initial and continuing vocational training.
Konstantinos Pouliakas, previously a Research Fellow of Economics at the Centre for European Labour Market Research of the University of Aberdeen, joined the Research and Policy Analysis team in April. He will be focusing on the anticipation and evaluation of skill needs within key sectors of...
As part of the general examination of the benefits of training, in this publication Cedefop looks at the economic returns that accrue to individuals who receive training.
On 27 April 2011, the Academic Information Centre, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science organised an international conference ‘The European Qualifications Framework in Latvia’, which was held in Riga.
Between 9 and 12 December 2010, Lisbon hosted the EuroSkills 2010 – the European Occupations Championship, which confirmed the potential of European vocational training.
Success of learning outcomes approaches to curricula in vocational education and training depends on design, delivery and assessment
The adoption of learning outcomes approaches in education and training is affecting the way in which curricula are designed and delivered. As Cedefop's recent Briefing Note explains, outcomes-based curricula seem to increase learner motivation, forge stronger links between theoretical and...
The programme "Връзката на професионалното образование и обучение с реалния бизнес” (How to link VET to the real business) was launched by the National Institute for Education and Training on 14 February 2011. It aims at qualifying 200 deputy directors all over the country.
The international conference “Action Plan for ICT - support for lifelong learning” was held in Sofia on 10 March 2011.
The latest issue of ECVET Magazine is now available for download.
Encouraging a culture of in-company learning for all isn’t just good for individual workers or companies – it can raise the skills and knowledge of the entire workforce. A recent Cedefop video presents some of the issues at stake.
Everything you need to know about taking part in a study visit.
Training has been found to be of benefit to employees and to improve overall economic performance. But does it also benefit the workplace?
Supporting organisers in preparing and running a successful study visit, this handbook provides practical advice and examples of good practice. The aim is to ensure that each study visit achieves its goal of contributing to mutual learning and policy cooperation in lifelong learning. The...
Companies wish to improve employees’ skills for a specific job; employees have an interest in developing skills that can generally raise their career and employment prospects. But can these potentially conflicting goals be balanced? Encouraging a company culture that make it easier for citizens...
"While not all of the Europe 2020 objectives will be solved through vocational education and training (VET), almost none of them will be solved on a sustainable basis without VET", said Cedefop’s Acting Director Christian Lettmayr, speaking at Cedefop’s conference on the future of VET...
The European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training, currently being introduced in several Member States, aims to make it easier for young and adult learners to train throughout Europe. A Cedefop workshop asks how best to involve the trainers.
The VET quality strategy 2011–2020, prepared by the Ministry of Education and Culture's working group, supports the quality management of vocational education and training and evaluates VET as a whole. In addition, a set of criteria for a high quality apprenticeship training has been...
The Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia, in cooperation with the Slovak Governance Institute (SGI), organised an opening conference ‘Europe 2020’ on 10 March 2010 in Bratislava to boost discussion about the EU growth strategy for the coming decade.
The purpose of the programme called ‘KUTSE’ (a play on words, meaning profession/calling/call) is to create opportunities for vocational education students whose studies have been disrupted, to finish up their studies. The programme is funded by the European Social Fund and the State.
With the help of the ESF measure ‘Developing learner orientated and innovative VET and broadening the opportunities for lifelong learning’, 26 VET projects and 19 adult learning projects have been funded.
The overall aim of the programme is to ensure equal opportunities in education and in the labour market for all the residents of Estonia, regardless of their mother tongue.