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Cedefop Newsletter no. 17 - November/December 2011

 

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The growing impact of common European tools and principles makes social partner involvement increasingly important
Cedefop conference on role of social partners in implementing European tools, EP

The growing impact of common European tools and principles makes social partner involvement increasingly important

This past summer (8 June) the European Parliament adopted a resolution, initiated by MEP Nadja Hirsch, on European cooperation in vocational education and training to support the European 2020 strategy. Looking back at almost 10 years since the launch of the Copenhagen process for better cooperation in vocational education and training (VET), the resolution called on the Member States to live up to their promises and implement the measures needed to make VET fit for the future.Among such measures, the common European tools and principles for VET play a leading role in making it easier to compare various forms of learning between countries and sectors, and allowing people to have this learning recognised across Europe. This past November, Cedefop organised two events at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss these tools and principles: a workshop on the general impact on the tools; and a conference with the European social partners on the role of employers and workers in further developing and implementing the common tools and principles.

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Working and ageing - Guidance and counselling for mature learners

Working and ageing - Guidance and counselling for mature learners

With the average age of the working population increasing, Europeans now have to work longer. How can these extended careers become more successful and satisfying? And how can lifelong guidance and counselling specifically support older workers?
 
 
Evaluation for improving student outcomes - Messages for quality assurance policies

Evaluation for improving student outcomes - Messages for quality assurance policies

Improving the quality of European education and training systems is one of the pillars of Europe’s strategy to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy by 2020.
 
 
Exploring leadership in vocational education and training

Exploring leadership in vocational education and training

The potential success of current reforms and changes in vocational education and training (VET) in Europe rests largely with VET staff responsible for transforming policy into practice. This working paper argues the need for better understanding of the role of leadership in implementing changes and securing quality in VET.
 
 
Briefing note - Shaping lifelong learning: making the most of European tools and principles

Briefing note - Shaping lifelong learning: making the most of European tools and principles

Successful implementation depends on a clear understanding of how they relate to each other.
 
 
Briefing note - Loans for learning

Briefing note - Loans for learning

A look at education and training loan schemes in 33 countries identifies some good practice principles for their design and implementation.
 
 
Briefing note - Qualifications frameworks in Europe: modernising education and training

Briefing note - Qualifications frameworks in Europe: modernising education and training

European and national qualifications frameworks are making it clearer how different qualifications, levels and types of learning relate to each other.
 
 
Young people being left behind by the crisis

Young people being left behind by the crisis

One in six 18 to 24 year olds was neither in education nor employment in 2010.
 
 
VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - December 2011 issue

VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - December 2011 issue

 
 
 

Working with us

 

Director

Cedefop/2011/7/AD
  Deadline:09/01/2012
 
 

Senior Expert in Continuing Training and Workplace Development

Cedefop/2011/9/AD
  Deadline:31/01/2012
 
 

Guidance in employers’ age management strategies – Supporting longer working lives of older workers

AO/ECVL/MILA/Guidance-in-age-management-strategies/019/11
  Deadline:17/01/2012
 
 

News from the Member States

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

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EU Policy

 

"Erasmus for All" new programme launched by the Commission

 
 
 

Study evaluating the Professional Qualifications Directive against recent EU educational reforms in EU Member States

 
 
 

Using learning outcomes

European Qualifications Framework Series: Note 4
 
 

ECVET Magazine No 6

 
 
 

ECVET in cartoon

 
 
 

Trends in European education during the last decade

 
 
 

Council Resolution on a renewed European agenda for adult learning

 
 
 

Council conclusions on a benchmark for learning mobility

 
 
 

Social Europe Guide - Employment Policy

 
 
 

Eurypedia - 38 educations systems in Europe

 
 
 

Agenda

 

Second International BIBB/IAB Workshop on T.A.S.K.S. (Technology, Assets, Skills, Knowledge, Specialisation)

 

  17/01/2012 to 18/01/2012     Bonn, Germany
 
 
 
 

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