Mobility, whether geographical or social, is not only a citizen’s right – it can also help to fill skills gaps between sectors, region and countries. Cedefop’s work on common EU tools helps make it possible for people to use their skills and knowledge in different places and different sectors....
63% of EU adults state that they know at least one foreign language. But only 31% say they know it well.
Spirited debate on an issue that is of critical importance to Europe’s labour market was the hallmark of Cedefop’s workshop on guidance for ageing workers (September 30-October 1). The workshop aimed to identify the best ways to offer career guidance to ageing workers, who constitute an...
Cedefop's findings were presented at two Brussels events: a Cedefop workshop at the European Parliament and the Belgian Presidency's ministerial conference on green employment
Cedefop renews ties with host country in annual event
Study analyses how EU Member States, candidate and EEA countries are developing comprehensive national qualifications frameworks using the European Qualifications Framework as a reference point.
2009 data confirm a decreasing trend in early school leaving, but achieving the EU target is still a challenge.
Cedefop’s European synthesis report on skills for green jobs brings together the findings from country reports covering Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Spain and the UK.
The European Commission has adopted a report setting out in a consolidated way the rights of Europeans to live and work in another EU country.
The European Commission is developing a European Skills, Competences and Occupations taxonomy (ESCO), which will describe the most relevant skills, competences and qualifications needed for several thousand occupations.
Since February 2010, a new scholarship programme aims to help students train for occupations that are facing a shortage of workers.
The Commisison is publishing a newsletter on the European Qualifications Framework and its implementation europewide.
Starting on 1 September 2010, Pascaline Descy will be managing a staff of 17 experts and 8 assistants in Research and Policy Analysis at Cedefop.
Cedefop’s recent research paper, Learning outcomes approaches in VET curricula, examines how these approaches are used in curriculum development in nine European countries: Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia Spain, and the UK (Scotland).
A new working paper examines socially responsible employer practices and how public authorities can best support them.
Are there differences in how older workers learn? What are their best strategies of keeping up with changes in their job, or taking up a new job? And what can employers, governments and the world of training professionals do to encourage successful active ageing?
A new Cedefop...
The low carbon economy, no longer a marginal concern, is being hailed by policy-makers, employers and workers alike as the way forward for Europe. Cedefop responds with a new publication on green skills and jobs and a workshop at the European Parliament.
A comparative analysis of nine European countries
The latest in Cedefop’s series of research papers, Learning outcomes approaches to VET curricula, compares the use of learning outcomes in nine European countries: how the new approaches are being reflected in the content and structure of new curricula and what the implications are for teaching...
Trends across European countries show older workers consistently miss out on training compared to their younger counterparts. Just why is this?
The Cedefop/Photomuseum Prize 2010 has been awarded to Eileen Kennedy (US) for her collection ´Beyond Success´. The biennial prize is awarded jointly by Cedefop and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography on the theme of working and learning, and comprises a 5000 euro cash prize and an exhibition...
A new publication focuses on the findings of 100 study visits, as reported by their participants, on improving the quality and efficiency of training.
By decision of the European Commission of 13 July 2010 Mr Juan Menéndez Valdés Alvarez, former Chair of Cedefop’s Governing Board, has been appointed Director of the European Foundation of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) in Dublin.
On 22 July, a 16-strong delegation of journalists, representing a wide range of Bulgarian media, visited Cedefop for an information seminar on the Centre’s work. The group also included members of the European Commission Representation in Sofia as well as academics from the University of Sofia...
More than 100 specialists from across the EU discussed ways to treat this theme in study visits during a knowledge sharing seminar organised by Cedefop in Thessaloniki on 24-25 June
By decision of the European Commission of 13 July 2010, Mr Juan Menendez Valdes Alvarez has been appointed Director of the European Foundation of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) in Dublin.
The European Council has just finalised the European Union’s new strategy for jobs and growth.