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04/11/2019
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Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel and Thessaloniki International Film Festival General Director Elise Jalladeau opened the #CedefopPhotoAward 2019 exhibition at the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum on 1 November.

29/10/2019
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Vocational education and training (VET) in Finland is an attractive educational option. It is competence-based and learner-oriented.

18/10/2019
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As jobs and ways of working transform, so does the emphasis on skills and learning, said Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel in a keynote speech at the European vocational skills week (EVSW) 2019 main events in Helsinki.

08/10/2019
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The external factors that have an impact on apprenticeship and the relevant design and delivery responses were discussed at a joint Cedefop/OECD symposium, on 7 October in Paris.

08/10/2019
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The Portuguese education and labour ministries together with the German education ministry signed a memorandum of understanding on 7 February reinforcing their cooperation in VET, which dates back to 1965.

08/10/2019
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SYNTRA Vlaanderen recently presented the results from its Erasmus Duaal project: in the spring of 2018 and 2019, 96 Flemish dual learners from 14 Flemish schools did a two-week work placement in 9 different countries. In the same period, 32 pupils from abroad were welcomed in Flanders.

07/10/2019
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As part of the government’s initiative to keep good teachers in the classrooms, the education ministry has been conducting a pilot project since 2015/16 on a new professional career path for teachers, the so called teacher specialists. It is based on the Promotion of the status and quality of teachers strategy and aims to offer teachers new challenges and professional development.

07/10/2019
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The formalised cooperation between the Nordic countries is one of the oldest and most extensive regional cooperatives in the world. It is based on shared values and a willingness to achieve results that contribute to the Nordic region’s development and competitiveness. The Nordic cooperation includes Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as the three autonomous territories; the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland.

07/10/2019
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The Maltese government is offering incentives for vocational education and training (VET) at all levels of education through financial measures.

07/10/2019
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The 2018-20 development plan of the State vocational training institutions network was approved in early 2019. It aims to bring together resources and use them efficiently, while improving the quality of vocational training to meet local labour market and students’ needs better.

30/09/2019
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The ‘Bucovina’ Câmpulung Moldovenesc forestry college learners ranked third among their peers from 17 countries [1] at the international competition in forestry skills in Sweden in May 2019.

30/09/2019
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Being aware of the key role of digital, entrepreneurial and transversal skills in securing the success of vocational education and training (VET) learners, Romania has recently revised the initial VET qualifications to include key competences in the training standards that define them.

27/09/2019
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Since 2014, the situation in the labour market for young people aged 15 to 29 has improved as more NEETs (not in employment, education and training) have become economically active.

27/09/2019
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The pilot project on recognition of in-company training processes in vocational and higher education is the first initiative of its kind.

25/09/2019
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Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel presented the agency’s work and priorities for 2020-22 to the members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), on 24 September in Brussels.

24/09/2019
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Independent career development experts from across Europe, representatives from the European Commission and the European Training Foundation met on 19 and 20 September in Rome to debate how people will be supported in their careers in the post-2020 period.

23/09/2019
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The main findings of Cedefop’s comparative study on key competences in initial vocational education and training (IVET), which will be published in 2020, were presented at a workshop organised by the agency on 19 and 20 September in Thessaloniki.

23/09/2019

The SKILLSNET e-bulletin July - September 2019 Issue has just been sent to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

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