The PISA results show that in the field of language skills, Dutch youngsters are second in Europe, just behind Finland.
The aim of the Dutch education policy is to equip as many young people as possible for a modern knowledge society. The award of basic qualifications (at least upper secondary level completion) is the main priority.
Deutsch im Park (German in the Park) is an innovative project initiated by the Volkshochschule Meidling (Adult Education Centre) in 2008.
The educational programme Competence workshop for young people under 21 (Kompetenzwerkstatt für Jugendliche bis 21 Jahre) was realised by the Volkshochschule Meidling (Adult Education Centre) over a period of one year (27.04.2009 - 26.3.2010) in cooperation with the Austrian Labour Market...
With 16 % employee participation, on-the-job training is the second most attended form of continuing vocational training in EU enterprises
The achievements of European cooperation are significant, but their impact has yet to be fully realised.
As Europe embarks on a new strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth (Europe 2020), Cedefop’s new policy report, A bridge to the future: European policy for vocational education and training 2002-10 looks at how the Copenhagen process for enhanced cooperation in vocational education...
Despite the pre-crisis economic boom and the move to more skill-intensive jobs, levels of continuing training by Europe’s enterprises are not improving overall
Developing a low-carbon economy depends on improving existing skills rather than specialised green skills
Following the Amendment of the Public Education Law by the Hungarian Parliament on 8 June 2009, a new form of vocational education and training was introduced, starting from school year 2010/11.
Cedefop’s latest report on policy marks the transition to the Europe 2020 agenda by reviewing the entire eight-year period of the Copenhagen process. The report will be available for download from Cedefop’s website from 7 December.
The outline of planned modifications concerning vocational education and training in Poland was presented in the document ‘Purpose of the proposed changes – vocational and continuing education’ published by the Ministry of National Education in 2010.
The essence of the bilingual education approach is that learning results not only in foreign language skills as such, but also serves as a method to help convey the content of the subject and develop important key competencies as well as professional expertise.
In accordance with the Development Plan for the Estonian Vocational Education and Training System 2009-2013, the national accreditation system is being developed and implemented. The principles, criteria and regulation of accreditation are worked out and after a pilot round, the new system will...
In the 2010/2011 school year, a VET teacher adjustment year pilot program, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Research, universities and VET institutions, will be carried out. The adjustment year program is a tool to bring new VET teachers effectively into schools and will offer...
One recent development in the provision of vocational education and training in Malta was the development of vocational degrees at MQF Level 6 on the Malta Qualifications Framework and correspondingly on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). This is being considered as a major achievement...
Developments at National Level with the publication of the Malta Qualifications Framework have led to an increased awareness as well as difference in the roles different key players take in the local labour market.
Data from 2008 confirm that in the EU, upper secondary vocational education and training is mainly school based. But in some countries combined school and work- based programmes continue to play a major role.
The rising median age of the workforce and the mismatch between the demand and supply of skills are two issues of particular concern for the European labour market. But are people’s skills more likely to be mismatched as they age?
In September 2010, five regional forums of vocational education “Support of EU Structural Funds to Vocational Education Modernization” were held across Latvia to inform vocational education establishments and institutions related to vocational education about issues concerning the support...
Participatory practices in the workplace are associated with higher levels of training participation in Ireland according to recent studies*.
...but continues to stagnate in the south
Peer-learning event investigates guidance and counselling on entrepreneurial learning and career management for the self-employed
A Cedefop research paper investigates quality in generic competence training in the social care sector