A new procedure for validation of non-formal and informal learning approved in 2021 supports individuals wishing to acquire a formal qualification.
The Guidelines for the interoperability of entitling bodies of the National system of certification of competences’ were adopted in Italy according to a decree issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies on 5 January 2021, in agreement with the Ministries of Education, of University and Research, of Public Administration and of Economy and Finance.
Cedefop unveiled the results of a study aiming at a European methodology that will allow the comparison and analysis of the content and profile of vocational education and training (VET) qualifications.
Cedefop has been working for the past year to support adult refugees in Greece in pursuing job opportunities in Portugal and legally cross borders for employment while keeping their international protection status.
Experts from Asia and Europe convened on 27 and 28 April 2021 for an online conference on ‘Bridging Asia-Pacific and Europe: New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET’.
A major new Cedefop study focuses on how microcredentials can support learning for employment, and vocational education and training (VET) providers, authorities, employers and employees are invited to share their views and experience.
Cedefop research shows that a strong national skills system may contribute to more resilient labour markets in times of crisis.
The ReferNet partnership forum brought together virtually, in May, national representatives, partners and Cedefop experts involved in the network’s activities.
On 11 March 2021, the European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) national reference point affiliated to the State Institute of Vocational Education (ŠIOV) organised, in cooperation with the European Commission, the online peer learning activity ‘Peer review – An instrument supporting quality assurance in VET’. The conference participants included a representative of the European Commission, representatives of other EQAVET national reference points, as well as foreign and domestic experts.
Preparation courses for VET teachers support them in initiating the process of obtaining a PhD degree and boost research activities at VET provider level.
Digital skills are in high demand in the labour market and required for jobs in all sectors and companies. In response to this increased demand, the Public Employment Service (ADEM) launched in March 2021 the ‘Youth eAcademy’ programme, offering digital training courses to young jobseekers.
Social partners and educational researchers are designing a new training alliance model to support training companies severely affected by Covid-19. Company-based training can now be temporarily taken over by supra-company training establishments, while the costs for the training alliance and the proportionate training allowance are being covered by the public sector.
Cedefop is inviting vocational education and training (VET) providers to take part in a survey about VET’s recent changes and future path.
The highlight of the Skillsnet e-bulletin's January - April 2021 issue is the next-generation skills intelligence to drive recovery in Europe.
At least two-thirds of adults in every EU Member State agree that their government should prioritise investment in learning for adults. In Spain the figure is 92%, amongst the highest in the EU, according to a survey by Cedefop.
The May 2021 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.
Established in 1987, the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) is the leading Maltese education institution providing further and higher education programmes in tourism and hospitality.
In October 2020, the Ministry of Labour and the Public Employment Service (ADEM) presented the Future Skills Initiative, starting with a flexible and free training programme designed to meet jobseekers’ current and future needs.
A new regulation on workplace learning in Iceland has been approved and will take effect on 1 August 2021, as part of a comprehensive reform of the Icelandic VET system.
According to a report published in March 2021 on female participation in VET, Ireland has one of the highest female VET participation rates in Europe (higher than 60% of the total enrolment rate in many education sectors). The report is entitled ‘women in further education and training (FET)’ and was published along a magazine celebrating the 1 000th female apprentice, and sharing real-life stories of women choosing VET.