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Cedefop Newsletter no. 12 – May 2011


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  Implementing common EU tools: how far have we come?

Implementing common EU tools: how far have we come?

Cedefop has long contributed to the conceptual and practical aspects of the European common tools, including the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET). These instruments are meant to complement each other, but each faces its own challenges in terms of implementation. In May, a Cedefop workshop, Mainstreaming ECVET to practitioners (30-31 May), examines a thus far neglected aspect of implementing the credit system: how the system affects training provisioners and their staff. Also this month, the Hungarian Presidency conference on the EQF (25-26/5) looks at the progress achieved across Europe, which challenges and tasks lie ahead, and what we have learned so far from Member States’ efforts to link their national qualification frameworks with the EQF.


News from Cedefop

The economic benefits of vocational education and training for individuals

The economic benefits of vocational education and training for individuals

As part of the general examination of the benefits of training, in this publication Cedefop looks at the economic returns that accrue to individuals who receive training.
Spotlight on VET - Hungary

Spotlight on VET - Hungary

Hungarian vocational education and training in a nutshell.
When defining learning outcomes in curricula, every learner matters

When defining learning outcomes in curricula, every learner matters

Success of learning outcome approaches to curricula in vocational education and training depends on design, delivery and assessment
How economic sectors are doing in the crisis

How economic sectors are doing in the crisis

Manufacturing and construction sustain massive jobs losses, but employment is growing in health care, social work and education

VETAlert – May 2011

A monthly selection of publications on vocational education and training
New member of Cedefop's skills team

New member of Cedefop's skills team

Konstantinos Pouliakas, previously a Research Fellow of Economics at the Centre for European Labour Market Research of the University of Aberdeen, joined the Research and Policy Analysis team in April. He will be focusing on the anticipation and evaluation of skill needs within key sectors of the European economy and on the issue skills mismatch in companies.

Working with us


ReferNet call for proposal


Call for tenders: Skills for a low carbon Europe: the role of VET in a sustainable energy scenario

AO/RPA/ARANI/Skills for a low carbon Europe/005/11

Call for tenders: Return to Work – Work-based learning and the reintegration of unemployed adults into the labour market


News from the Member States

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


EU Policy


Progress towards the common European objectives in education and training (2010-2011) - Indicators and benchmarks


Youth employment measures 2010

European Employment Observatory Review

Youth@Work - New action to create jobs and boost entrepreneurship in the EU


ECVET Magazine No 4 - April 2011




Mobilising for social Europe


  16/05/2011 to 19/05/2011     Athens, Greece

High level conference on Increasing attractiveness and excellence of VET through quality and efficiency


  17/05/2011 to 18/05/2011     Budapest, Hungary

Education, Youth and Culture Council


  19/05/2011 to 20/05/2011     Brussels, Belgium,Hungary

Conference on the European Qualifications Framework


  24/05/2011 to 26/05/2011     Budapest, Hungary

9th Transformative Learning Conference


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

Cedefop Expert Workshop on Mainstreaming ECVET to practitioners


  30/05/2011 to 31/05/2011     Thessaloniki, Greece

The 2011 Annual ECVET Forum


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

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council - meeting


  14/06/2011 to 14/06/2011     Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Meeting of the Education Committee


  15/06/2011 to 17/06/2011     Budapest, Hungary

Learning through experience: developing international & regional research agenda


  23/06/2011 to 24/06/2011     Glasgow, United Kingdom

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