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25/09/2019
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Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel presented the agency’s work and priorities for 2020-22 to the members of the European Parliament’s...

24/09/2019
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Independent career development experts from across Europe, representatives from the European Commission and the European Training Foundation met on 19 and 20 September in Rome to debate how people will be supported in their careers in the post-2020 period.

23/09/2019
Type: News

The SKILLSNET e-bulletin July - September 2019 Issue has just been sent to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

23/09/2019
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The main findings of Cedefop’s comparative study on key competences in initial vocational education and training (IVET), which will be published in 2020, were presented at a workshop organised by the agency on 19 and 20 September in Thessaloniki.

20/09/2019
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The national continuing education strategy was jointly adopted in mid-2019 by the Federal Government, federal states (Länder), industry, trade unions and the Federal Employment Agency.

20/09/2019
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Two flagship initiatives for the modernisation of education address vocational and general education components of VET.

Community Lifelong Learning Centres as a gateway to multidisciplinary support teams
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
2226
Publication date:
September 2019
Available languages:
EN

This Cedefop/Lifelong learning platform joint briefing paper aims to inform European Institutions and national policy-makers on the issue of an integrated and holistic approach to lifelong learning.

14/10/2019
Cedefop Community of learning providers
Type: Event
Event Helsinki, Finland
13/09/2019
Type: News
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The September 2019 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

12/09/2019
Type: News
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A second version of Cedefop’s skills online vacancy analysis tool for Europe (Skills OVATE) has been released. It presents insights and data on skills gathered from online job vacancies in 11 more EU...

09/09/2019
Type: News
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Sponsored by public employment services and the ESF, two new tools ‘odborogram’ and ‘profesiometer’ focusing on human resource planning and career guidance and counselling were developed. 

02/09/2019
Type: News
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Jürgen Siebel took up his duties on 2 September as Cedefop Executive Director. Mr Siebel was selected to the post by the European Commission. He joins Cedefop from the private sector.

Short description
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
4176
Publication date:
September 2019
Available languages:
EN

This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Finland by providing insight into its main features and highlighting system developments and current challenges.

Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
8133
Publication date:
September 2019
Available languages:
EN
FI
SV

Finnish vocational education and training (VET) is competence-based and learner-oriented. Cedefop's brief guide provides all the information you need on Finland's VET system in a concise manner.

 

02/09/2019
Type: News
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95% of companies see lifelong learning as a (very) important education policy issue in the coming years, as per a recent survey conducted among 500 companies by the platform for occupational CVET. Pure forms of classroom-...

02/09/2019
Type: News
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Offering NEETs a way to boost their professional prospect, find the training that suits them and land a job: that’s the objective of the ‘Coup de Boost’ project successfully developed in the Charleroi...

02/09/2019
Type: News
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The number of students having successfully finished their VET course has risen to almost 84%, concluded the Inspectorate of Education in its 2019 report on the...

02/09/2019
Type: News
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What happens to a person who leaves a vocation to enter the teaching profession? How are teacher competences developed? These and other related issues that summarising research on VET-teachers are highlighted in a study...

Adding value: rethinking apprenticeships
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
4177
Publication date:
August 2019
Available languages:
EN

This report presents key findings and suggestions to improve apprenticeship for learners and employers and increase its attractiveness for economy and society in Cyprus.

23/09/2019
Matching adult refugees’ skills with labour market needs for lawful and safe pathways to protection in Europe
Type: Event

Cedefop’s project on Adult refugee legal mobility seeks to conceptualize and pilot a skills-based complementary pathway that allows lawful and safe pathways to...

Workshop Stockholm, Sweden
05/08/2019
Type: News
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Cedefop has started a project to investigate how vocational education and training (VET) can effectively contribute to creating labour mobility opportunities for adult refugees.

02/08/2019
Type: News
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According to an opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET) carried out by Cedefop, around 64% of respondents who studied VET in Greece found their first long-term job within a year, compared to 49% of those who studied general education. However, education in Greece at upper...

Type: Country-specific report
Country report type:
Publication date:
2018
19/07/2019
Type: News
Type:

The last issue of EQAVET newsletter for June 2019 has been published and ready to download.

Type: Country-specific report
Country report type:
Publication date:
2018
19/07/2019
Type: News
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Promoting innovative teaching and learning is the order of the day at a time of rapid technological developments and a changing world of work and professional life. MINT disciplines are at the centre of these developments. In June 2019, 120 education institutions were awarded the MINT quality...

19/07/2019
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One of the challenges in the Austrian apprenticeship training system is to make it attractive for upper secondary school graduates. In the province of Upper Austria, a new concept was piloted in the school year 2018-19 to that effect: the dual academy. After the first positive experiences of the...

19/07/2019
Type: News
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In-company trainers are responsible for about 80% of the apprentices' training time. This means they play a key role in the dual training system but have received little attention so far. An ibw survey conducted among 1 000 trainers now gives this group more visibility. A positive fact that...

VET from a lifelong learning perspective: continuing VET concepts, providers and participants in Europe 1995-2015
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
5574
Publication date:
July 2019
Available languages:
EN

This research paper is one in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18).

19/07/2019
Type: News
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More than 1 300 primary and lower secondary education learners participated in the 2nd Pancyprian robotics week, which was successfully organised in the second week of May by the Department of Secondary Technical and Vocational Education...

19/07/2019
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With the agreement of the Federal Council, the Federal Parliament has accepted the draft law for modernising and strengthening the Vocational Training Act (Berufsbildungsgesetz BBiG). It will enter into force on...

19/07/2019
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Two new apprenticeship programmes aiming to address   skills gaps and shortages in the biopharmaceutical sector and provide companies with an opportunity to access new talent and increase business growth were launched in late 2018, by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and...

19/07/2019
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A recent study concluded that the legal position of students should be set in law; on 27 February 2019, in a Letter to Parliament the Minister for education...

19/07/2019
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The education ministry has recently announced the first forecast of the demand for employees in vocational education occupations at national and regional levels. The forecast indicates which vocational education occupations are in demand in the labour market and national economy.

19/07/2019
Type: News
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Skills Development Scotland has developed the Skills action plan for rural Scotland with the Scottish Government and other partners. The 2019-21 plan is part of the Scottish Government’s aim of providing education, training, and re-skilling to ensure a highly skilled workforce for the...

19/07/2019
Type: News
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Stage4eu is a mobile app and a website for young people interested in an internship in Europe. The service provides information, testimonials, useful advice and the most...

19/07/2019
Type: News
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From school year 2018/19, five secondary schools have been offering a new technician programme in smart technologies

19/07/2019
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 The labour ministry offers data on trends in the labour market via the new portal.

19/07/2019
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Results of a survey carried out in late 2018 show that the experience of apprenticeship graduates with schools and enterprises is predominantly positive. Apprentices are mainly...

19/07/2019
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The 2019-23 government programme aims to increase the number of people completing upper secondary education, improve outreach, invest more in VET and promote continuing learning. 

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