This week, 5-6 October, Cedefop is welcoming some 150 participants to its Agora conference on Qualifications for Lifelong Learning and Employability. The focus is on the changes in how qualifications are awarded, recognised and renewed.
How should workplaces support career development? This review of guidance provision across 25 Member States identifies best practices, looks into the impact of ICT and examines the role played by intermediaries such as trade unions and private consultancies.
When setting objectives for education and training, and when defining qualifications, policy-makers are beginning to focus less on input factors (duration, location, method) and more on what a learner knows and is able to do at the end of a learning process – i.e. on learning outcomes. This gradual shift has underpinned many related EU policy initiatives over the past few years.