For more than 20 years, Cedefop has managed the study visits of the Leonardo da Vinci programme, on behalf of and in close collaboration with the European Commission and national liaison officers. The programme provides a forum for discussion, exchange and learning on themes of common interest at EU level and serves to improve the understanding of specific aspects of vocational training. The current publication provides information on the study visits which had been organised in 2005
The Annual Report 2006 reports on the activities outlined in the annual work programme 2006. For Cedefop, 2006 was a year of change. The changes not only concerned the internal organisation and administration of the Centre but also led to refocusing Cedefop on its political priorities and main tasks as the reference centre for developing vocational education and training in the European Union.
A shift has been taking place in the European vocational education and training scene. When setting objectives for education and training, and when defining qualifications, policy-makers now focus less on input factors, such as the duration, location and particular pedagogical method underpinning a qualification. Instead, their attention is increasingly directed towards what a learner knows and is able to do at the end of a learning process – i.e. the learning outcomes.
The latest issue of the European Journal of Vocational Training has welcomed new EU Member States Bulgaria and Romania by devoting a special feature to their vocational training systems.
Cedefop has recently reorganised the former Area structure with the following main features.
Education at a Glance 2007, which has just been published today, analyses the impact on labour market returns of the massive expansion of education in OECD countries, particularly at the tertiary level. It looks at whether the increasing supply of well-educated labour has been matched by the creation of an equivalent number of high-paying jobs