The challenges of the 21st century require new approaches to learning for work. Vocational education and training (VET) in Europe is evolving, but we need a clearer vision of what modern VET systems should look like. This was the central message of Cedefop Director James Calleja’s presentation to the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) Committee, in Brussels on 29 January.
In 2015, Cedefop celebrates the 40th anniversary of its foundation – and the 20th of its relocation from Berlin to Thessaloniki. A series of events have been planned throughout the year to mark this milestone.
Vocational education and training (VET) has found its way into the European Union (EU) Presidency priorities once again. The Latvian EU Presidency stresses in its programme that it ‘will continue working on enhanced cooperation in vocational education and training, having regard to both previous achievements and current and future challenges.’
A new Cedefop report draws attention to the mutual benefits to workers and organisations that arise when guidance is integrated in age management strategies. The report offers insights on how to develop guidance activities at the workplace.
The January issue of Cedefop’s magazine Skillset and Match, the first of our 40th anniversary year, is available to read and download. It is packed with exclusive messages and interviews, features, news from EU Member States and information on new publications.
Following the attack on the editorial offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, Cedefop together with all European Union Agencies, expresses its horror at the crime and its sympathy with all those close to the victims.
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