The process of modernising vocational education and training is driven by the need to respond to socioeconomic challenges, with little input from research. But as Cedefop argues in its recent research report, Modernising vocational education and training (see link below), this carries the risk that the efforts to modernise VET will not achieve the desired results.
The Commission approved the use of 100 million Euro to support over 50 new European Projects and Networks that are designed to improve quality and strengthen cooperation in the field of school education.
On 14th November 2005, the European Commission and the UK Presidency launched the European Enterprise Awards".
In a resolution adopted by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) executive committee on 14-15th March 2006, the ETUC urges the heads of governments, meeting in the Spring European Council at the end of this week, to address the real concerns of European people.
Europes 23 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a major source of jobs, entrepreneurial skills, innovation as well as economic and social cohesion in the EU.