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Cedefop Newsletter no. 10 – March 2011

 

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  Preparing young people for a successful working life: a challenge for Europe 

Preparing young people for a successful working life: a challenge for Europe

The aim of the 2011 Study Visits Seminar, held in Thessaloniki on 28 February-1 March, was to raise awareness and foster debate on how best to integrate young people into the European labour market. The seminar was inspired by the findings of 53 study visits conducted during the past year. These centered on supporting flexible learning pathways; transitioning from education and training to the world of work; and developing entrepreneurship. The event gathered about 90 study visit organisers and participants; representatives of initiatives that had been identified as examples of good practice during these study visits; and representatives of the national agencies, many of whom presented their own projects and initiatives.
 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Always a good time to learn: Cedefop’s work on adult learning featured in Presidency Conference

Always a good time to learn: Cedefop’s work on adult learning featured in Presidency Conference

To mark three years of intensive European cooperation in adult learning policy, in which Cedefop has been actively involved, and to review the results achieved through the implementation of the Adult Learning Action Plan, the European Commission organised a conference in Budapest which discussed future needs and options. The event was held on 7-9 March 2011 under the first Hungarian Presidency of the European Union.
 
 
Researchers debate uses and implications of skill forecasts

Researchers debate uses and implications of skill forecasts

An international group of research and labour market experts found that Cedefop’s skill forecasts are a reliable and useful indicator of how the EU labour market is developing.
 
 
Study visits programme 2011/12

Study visits programme 2011/12

Study visits programme 2011/12 for education and vocational training specialists and decision-makers.
 
 
Workplace learning: Success stories from across Europe

Workplace learning: Success stories from across Europe

Companies wish to improve their employees’ skills for a specific job; employees have an interest in developing skills that can raise their career and employment prospects. But can these potentially conflicting goals be balanced? Can workplaces become learning places where workers of all levels are encouraged to improve their knowledge, skills and competence?
 
 
The benefits of vocational education and training

The benefits of vocational education and training

Research on the benefits of education has a long history in the economics of education, but the same cannot be said about research on the specific benefits of vocational education and training (VET). Yet policy decisions need to be based on sound evidence if they are to succeed at their goals.
 
 
Bridging learning and work: apprenticeships

Bridging learning and work: apprenticeships

One in 20 staff is an apprentice in Germany and Austria, compared with less than one in every hundred in many other countries.
 
 
 

VETAlert – March 2011 – Focus on transition from school to work

 
 
 
New project manager in Adult Learning, Careers and Transitions.

New project manager in Adult Learning, Careers and Transitions.

Antje Barabasch joined Cedefop in March 2011 after a three-year stint as an Assistant Professor at the University of Magdeburg.
 
 

News from the Member States

Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop’s European network for VET

 

EU Policy

 

Annual Growth Survey: Advancing the EU's comprehensive response to the crisis

 
 
 

Council conclusions on the role of education and training in the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy

 
 
 

Main results of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council Meeting 14 February 2011

 
 
 

Towards a greener labour market

The employment dimension of tackling climate change
 
 

Report on the progress on equality between women and men 2010

 
 
 

New member to Cedefop's Governing Board

 
 
 

Agenda

 

Agora conference on policy

 

  17/03/2011 to 17/03/2011     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

European TalentDay

 

  25/03/2011 to 25/03/2011     Budapest, Hungary
 
 

9th Transformative Learning Conference

 

  28/05/2011 to 29/05/2011     Athens, Greece
 
 

The 2011 Annual ECVET Forum

 

  09/06/2011 to 10/06/2011     Madrid, Spain
 
 

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