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06/06/2019
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Demand of vocational training upon completing primary/lower secondary school (folkeskole) has risen for the third consecutive year. Despite a fall, however, general upper secondary education...

06/06/2019
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At a meeting organised by Cedefop and the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science in Sofia on 3 June, Cedefop presented the main findings of the skills governance review in the country.

03/06/2019
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Large-scale implementation of a five-year major skills investment plan (PIC -Plan d’investissement dans les compétences) is taking off in 2019. Launched in September 2017,...

03/06/2019
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A total of 2 170 skills credentials were issued by the Skills Validation Consortium in Brussels in 2018. With this outstanding performance the Brussels Region successfully met the targets of the Training plan 2020, which aimed at issuing 2 000 skills credentials per year by 2020.  

03/06/2019
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Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) provide two thirds of private sector employment in the EU and yet 92% have never taken up an apprentice. Even though SMEs have different needs regarding skills training, their challenges are very much alike across the countries. A pilot model of business...

31/05/2019
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At a policy forum on the role of community lifelong learning centres (CLLCs) organised jointly by Cedefop and the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU, in Brussels on 29 May, Cedefop presented the new edition of its vocational education and...

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May 2019
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Cedefop's European skills index (ESI) is a composite indicator that measures the performance of a country’s skills system.

27/05/2019
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Cedefop Head of Department for VET Systems and Institutions Loukas Zahilas presented the agency’s work on the changing nature and role of vocational education and training (VET) at the Taitaja2019 international seminar, in Joensuu, Finland, on 22 May.

25/06/2019
Cedefop Brussels seminar with the Romanian Presidency
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Cedefop, together with the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, held the 7th Cedefop Brussels-based seminar. Organised in cooperation with the rotating EU Presidency, these seminars build on Cedefop’s research and analyses and address...

Seminar Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU, Avenue de Cortenbergh 107, Brussels Brussels, Belgium
23/05/2019
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The second joint Cedefop/European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) policy learning forum on upskilling pathways discussed ways of developing such pathways for adults, in Brussels on 20 and 21 May.

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21/05/2019
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Continuing digitisation poses new challenges for professionals, with an impact on vocational education and training. In order to prepare industrial-technical apprentices for the world of...

21/05/2019
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21/05/2019
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The landscape of the national vocational education and training (VET) system is changing, no less due to the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution. The Ministry for Innovation and Technology supports active involvement of all VET stakeholders in this process through the newly...

21/05/2019
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The beginning of 2019 brought a new project Sprong an D’Léier, which addresses young people who after the school year has started (after 1 November of each school...

20/05/2019
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In November 2018, an act introducing significant changes in VET was signed into law. The new...

20/05/2019
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Teacher teams promote research as a method of evidence-informed innovation of education practices.

20/05/2019
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Well-defined learning outcomes (LO) are considered to be crucial in many aspects of vocational education and training (VET), such as in VET promotion, supporting learners to plan their learning and asses their progress, and transnational mobility. The project...

20/05/2019
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The Swedish Agency for Higher Vocational Education decided in January 2019 which programmes are to be added to the HVET portfolio...

20/05/2019
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Validation of non-formal and informal learning outcomes was introduced in 2011 (for professional qualifications at EQF levels 2-4) and in 2012 (for higher education at EQF levels 5-7).

16/05/2019
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A Consultative Council for Vocational Education and Training, reporting to the Minister of Education and Science, was established on 27 September 2018. It will support the Minister in VET policy design and with implementation of VET reform at school level. A particular focus will be on measures...

16/05/2019
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Two new vocational high schools in Bourgas and Sofia specialising in ICT education began admitting learners for the academic year 2018-/19....

16/05/2019
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A press conference announcing measures to upgrade Cyprus’s public VET system improve its image and increase participation rates took place at the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) in December 2018.

16/05/2019
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Learners in the new apprenticeship programme more than double; more participating VET schools than ever before.

16/05/2019
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A new VET graduate tracking study is currently being carried out in Greece by the National Organisation for Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP). The project focuses on graduates of post-secondary VET...

16/05/2019
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Quality in vocational education and training is a main focus across Europe, starting with the relevant European recommendation. A fundamental step to consolidate quality assurance...

15/05/2019
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The May 2019 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

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9138
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May 2019
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The May 2019 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

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06/05/2019
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Cedefop received a group of 75 young people and youth workers representing Cyprus, Greece, Hungary and Turkey on 2 May. The group consisted of blind, visually impaired and sighted youngsters.

Inspiring policies for anticipating and matching skill needs
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8129
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April 2019
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This flyer presents Cedefop's Matching skills online database, which showcases a collection of skills policy instruments recently implemented in European Union Member States.

24/04/2019
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As national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) are being implemented, their benefits and added value become increasingly visible. Cedefop’s latest...

2018 developments
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May 2019
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Thirty nine European countries are currently developing 43 national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) which have reached different stages of implementation. Some countries have been or are revising their frameworks.

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