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Cedefop Newsletter no. 18 - January 2012

 

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'How to stay active? Make sure your skills don’t become outdated.'
A choir opens the Year of Active Ageing conference in Copenhagen. Image: AFP

'How to stay active? Make sure your skills don’t become outdated.'

The European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations kicked off in Copenhagen earlier this month. The conference was organised by the Danish Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration and Ministry for Health with support from the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion).

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Third annual review of National Qualifications Frameworks published

Third annual review of National Qualifications Frameworks published

Cedefop’s third review of NQF/EQF development shows that all involved countries see the National Qualification Frameworks as valuable tools to support national reforms and coherent lifelong learning policies.
 
 
A statistician joins the skills team

A statistician joins the skills team

Nick Sofroniou will be working on the Employer Survey of Skill Needs in Europe and on Statistics and Indicators.
 
 
The ReferNet team has a new member

The ReferNet team has a new member

Donatella Gobbi comes to Cedefop from ISFOL (Istituto per lo sviluppo della formazione professionale dei lavoratori), Italy, where she worked as researcher on VET methods and, more recently, on ReferNet and institutional communication activities.
 
 
Crisis pushes young people towards involuntary part-time jobs

Crisis pushes young people towards involuntary part-time jobs

6.8 million young people in the EU are either unemployed or underemployed.
 
 
Towards a knowledge-based service economy?

Towards a knowledge-based service economy?

Currently, 38.5% of total EU employment is in knowledge-intensive services, and this percentage is on the increase.
 
 
VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - January 2012 issue

VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - January 2012 issue

 
 
 

News from the Member States

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

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EU Policy

 

Eurobarometer survey on Active Ageing

 
 
 

Europe 2020 strategy - Education and training's contribution to reducing youth

 
 
 

Youth Opportunities Initiative a Commission's proposal

 
 
 

A new issue of the European Qualifications Network Newsletter

 
 
 

Council conclusions on a benchmark for learning mobility

 
 
 

Council conclusions on language competences to enhance mobility

 
 
 

Agenda

 

First meeting of the Thematic working group on professional development of trainers in VET

 

  02/02/2012 to 02/02/2012     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Conference From School to Work

 

  06/02/2012 to 06/02/2012     Roskilde, Denmark
 
 

Meeting of Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council

 

  10/02/2012 to 10/02/2012     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Meeting in the Council for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO)

 

  17/02/2012 to 17/02/2012     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Skills for a low carbon economy: what next?

 

  27/02/2012 to 27/02/2012     OECD, Paris, France
 
 

Conference on Reducing Early School Leaving: Efficient and effective Policies in Europe

 

  01/03/2012 to 02/03/2012     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Youth conference

 

  18/03/2012 to 21/03/2012     Soro, Denmark
 
 

Director Generals meeting in the area of youth

 

  20/03/2012 to 21/03/2012     Soro, Denmark
 
 

e-Skills Week 2012

 

  26/03/2012 to 30/03/2012     Different cities, Europe
 
 

Director Generals meeting in the area of vocational education and training

 

  22/04/2012 to 24/04/2012     Copenhagen, Denmark
 
 

3rd International Workshop on Curriculum Innovation and Reform: Changing Assessment to Improve Learning Outcomes

 

  26/04/2012 to 27/04/2012     Thessaloniki, Greece