The fourth industrial revolution is bringing a series of social, political, cultural and economic impacts that will unfold over the 21st century. It calls on the education community to be among the key players in developing VET curricula, ensuring that learners will graduate into a world...
Romania has taken over the rotating six-month EU Presidency for the first time. Its programme, published on 15 January, focuses on ‘cohesion, a common European value’ and includes provisions for vocational education and training (VET), digital skills and mobility.
Every year Cedefop and the European Training Foundation (ETF) organise two joint thematic meetings to ensure knowledge-sharing and further reinforce complementarity in their activities.
This December, once again, Cedefop travelled with the EU jobs and mobility roadshow, an itinerant marketplace and information initiative, aiming to reach out to the education and training community of its host country, Greece.
Cedefop and Eurofound’s joint report on the skills forecast has been released. Cedefop’s skill supply and demand projections provide comprehensive information about the structure of Europe’s labour market and potential future trends. The report presents the findings from the...
Cedefop hosted the virtual launch of its new community of apprenticeship experts on 13 December.
The SKILLSNET e-bulletin November - December 2018 Issue has just been send to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.
The European labour market is challenged by changes in the demographic composition of the labour force and by increasing work complexities and processes.
The new dual learning (apprenticeship) system, focuses on innovation, digitalisation and (international) cooperation through different projects. The winners of the IdeaalDuaal competition are five apps in support of dual learning in...
In a highly competitive global landscape, occupations are transformed, new jobs are created and the skills needed for the labour market are constantly changing.
The future of vocational education and training (VET) was the theme of Cedefop’s 6th Brussels seminar with the rotating EU Presidencies, on 13 December.
The share of applicants to vocational programmes as first choice increased in the academic year 2017/18 for the first time since the 2011 reform, while the trend of a gradual decline continues.
The State budget proposal for 2019, submitted to the Icelandic Parliament on 11 September, included several measures concerning VET-related issues, including a possible budget increase that would improve the potential of the...