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Cedefop Newsletter no. 23 - June/July 2012

 

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European Commission invites business community to focus on vocational training
Christian Lettmayr at the European Business Forum. Source: European Commission

European Commission invites business community to focus on vocational training

On 7 and 8 June, the European Commission took a step towards bringing policy makers and the business community closer together: it organised the first European business forum on vocational training. The forum, dedicated to "challenges and trends in skills and career development of the European workforce", was focused on companies' approaches to skills development of both adult workers and young people.

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Green skills and environmental awareness in vocational education and training - Synthesis report

Green skills and environmental awareness in vocational education and training - Synthesis report

The greening of the European economy, as outlined in the EU 2020 strategy, will have profound effects on the labour market and the development of the skills of the European population.
 
 
 

Communities of practice: a model network to aid national implementation of ECVET

This year, responsibility for the implementation of the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training passes mainly to the Member States. The third annual ECVET Forum demonstrated how useful communities of practice can be for the smooth implementation of the system in each country.
 
 
Empowering vulnerable adults to tackle the labour market

Empowering vulnerable adults to tackle the labour market

An international seminar organised by Cedefop’s Study Visits team examined how migrants, minorities, older workers and people with lower skills can successfully navigate the challenges of the labour market. A full report is to be published later this year.
 
 
Lifelong guidance has a new Cedefop project manager

Lifelong guidance has a new Cedefop project manager

Pedro Moreno da Fonseca is our new project manager on lifelong guidance. He has worked on a wide range of issues related to vocational training and professional development, such as quality assurance, employment benefit policy assessment and comparative analysis of educational systems
 
 
 

Tell us your opinion on the attractiveness of vocational education and training in your country

A short survey for teachers and trainers, employers and guidance counsellors on the attractiveness of initial vocational education and training in Europe.
 
 
Young people from a migrant background at greater risk of leaving education and training early

Young people from a migrant background at greater risk of leaving education and training early

In the EU more than one in four young people from a migrant background leaves education and training too early.
 
 
VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - July 2012 issue

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

 
 
 
VET-Alert - Publications on Vocational Education and Training - June 2012 issue

VET-Alert - Publications on Vocational Education and Training - June 2012 issue

 
 
 

Working with us

 

Mid-term skills supply and demand forecast

AO/RPA/AZU-VKVET/skill-forecast/003/12
  Deadline:31/07/2012
 
 

Partnerships for lifelong learning in Europe: Towards greater permeability

AO/ECVL/ILEMO-LZAH/PartnershipsForLifelongLearning/010/12
  Deadline:20/08/2012
 
 

Skills obsolescence and skill mismatch among European workers: Data collection

AO/RPA/KPOUL-JVLOO-GRUSSO/SkillsObsolescenceSurvey/11/12
  Deadline:22/08/2012
 
 

Teaching and learning methods in initial vocational education and training: European trends and challenges

AO/ECVL/IPS/Teaching methods in VET/015/2012
  Deadline:12/09/2012
 
 

Analysis of the Continuing Vocational Training and Adult Education Surveys

AO/RPA/ALSTI/Analysis of CVTS and AES/014/12
  Deadline:24/09/2012
 
 

News from the Member States

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

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EU Policy

 

State of the play of the European Qualifications Framework implementation

 
 
 

Challenges and trends in continuing development of skills and career development of the European workforce - Survey Report

 
 
 

Overview on traineeship arrangements in the Member States

 
 
 

Leonardo da Vinci Facts & Figures - 2007-2011

 
 
 

Leonardo da Vinci Compendium 2011

 
 
 

Study on monitoring sectoral employment

 
 
 

Analytical support in the setting of EU employment rate targets for 2020

 
 
 

Employment Performance Monitor 2012 - Europe 2020

 
 
 

Council conclusions on responding to demographic challenges through enhanced participation in the labour market and society by all

 
 
 

Council conclusions on Gender equality and the environment: enhanced decision-making, qualifications and competitiveness

 
 
 

Agenda

 

Meeting of the Bologna Follow-up Group

 

  28/08/2012 to 29/08/2012     Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus
 
 

Presidency Conference on Literacy

 

  05/09/2012 to 06/09/2012     Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus
 
 

High level conference on healthy ageing across the lifecycle

 

  05/09/2012 to 06/09/2012     Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus
 
 

Conference on "Policy Transfer in Vocational Skills Development Revisited"

 

  13/09/2012 to 14/09/2012     Zurich, Switzerland
 
 

Informal Meeting of Education Ministers

 

  04/10/2012 to 05/10/2012     Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus
 
 

Meeting of Directors General for Vocational Education - DGVT

 

  22/10/2012 to 23/10/2012     Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus
 
 

Meeting of Directors General for Higher Education

 

  22/10/2012 to 23/10/2012     Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus
 
 

Presidency Conference on Lifelong Guidance (ELGPN)

 

  24/10/2012 to 24/10/2012     Larnaca, Cyprus
 
 

21st Annual EfVET International Conference

 

  24/10/2012 to 27/10/2012     Palma de Mallorca, Spain
 
 

5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation

 

  19/11/2012 to 21/11/2012     Madrid, Spain
 
 
 
 

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