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13/12/2019
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The Department for Education has announced that new T Level qualifications will be rolled out in England from the 2020-21 school year onwards. These qualifications are aimed primarily at 16 to 19 year-olds and are set to become one of the main choices for post-16 education alongside...

12/12/2019
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Cedefop presented the main results of its CrowdLearn study ‘Skills formation and skill matching in online platform work’ to European policy-makers at its...

10/12/2019
Cedefop Brussels seminar with the Finnish Presidency of the European Union
Type: Event
Seminar Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU, Avenue de Cortenbergh 80, Brussels Brussels, Belgium
10/12/2019
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The new Cedefop database is the main source of information about vocational education and training (VET) systems in the European Union, Iceland and Norway.

Type: Publication
Publication number:
8134
Publication date:
December 2019
Available languages:
EN

Cedefop’s skills forecast is the only source of comparable data on future employment trends across Europe.

Type: Publication
Publication number:
8135
Publication date:
December 2019
Available languages:
EN

The European skills index (ESI) is a unique index that captures European countries’ performance in skill development, activation and matching.

02/12/2019
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Comparing the content of qualifications across European countries is part of Cedefop’s work on understanding qualifications, initiated more than two decades ago.

27/11/2019
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At the 2018 Euroskills Budapest competition, a single Brussels resident represented the successful Belgian delegation: Omar Lo, a young political refugee, had benefitted from training offered through one of the existing...

Results of an explorative study
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
4179
Publication date:
November 2019
Available languages:
EN

This report is the result of an explorative study, carried out at a time when interest in apprenticeship for adults was on the rise and research and evidence on the topic was scarce and fragmented.

25/11/2019 to 26/11/2019
Matching adult refugees’ skills with labour market needs for lawful and safe pathways to protection in the Netherlands
Type: Event

Cedefop’s project on Adult refugee legal mobility seeks to conceptualize and pilot a skills-based complementary pathway that allows lawful and safe pathways to...

Workshop VNO-NCW The Hague, Netherlands
15/11/2019
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Icelandic universities saw a 45% increase in applications for teacher education during 2019, following the introduction of several measures.  

15/11/2019
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In March, Skills Iceland held its biannual VET fair for primary education learners, and a national exhibition in 30 different trades for current VET learners. Primary education learners attending received information from 33 different VET and tertiary-level schools and were encouraged to test...

15/11/2019
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In addition to its commitment to excellence in vocational education and nurturing high performance standards and professionalism in its graduates, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is also dedicated to building...

15/11/2019
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Three new ministerial orders regulating the vocational training system for employment were published in the first quarter of 2019. They set quality requirements in training provision and its funding.

15/11/2019
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Challenges faced by the Spanish youth population, such as low pay, high unemployment and low qualification levels, are the key drivers of the Action plan for youth employment put in place by the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security to offer all young people better opportunities for...

15/11/2019
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The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture has prepared a proposal for a quality strategy in vocational education and training until 2030.

13/11/2019
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On June 19, 2019, the Chamber of Deputies voted to amend the labour code and the Law Reforming Vocational Training (2008). The amended law entered into force on July 12 2019.

13/11/2019
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Companies involved in dual VET are entitled to a new financial benefit, the so-called direct payments, valid since the 2018/19 school year.

13/11/2019
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The Foundation for the Development of the Education System in partnership with the Educational Research Institute are carrying out the project...

13/11/2019
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In August 2019, representatives of local governments, adult education coordinators and programme providers discussed the development of adult education policy and its implementation in the Latgale region, which has the highest unemployment rate in the country. This was the first round of the...

13/11/2019
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In 2019, a new strategic ...

13/11/2019
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The results of an Erasmus+ programme, implemented by the Regional Agricultural, Technical and Vocational School for Education and Training of Ammochostos/Avgorou, completed in early 2019, were recently disseminated by the...

Type: Publication
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Publication number:
9143
Publication date:
October 2019
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It is widely accepted that digital innovation is changing work environments and occupational profiles, impacting on people’s learning and work. But how does it affect the way people can manage their careers, train and change jobs?

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.

A conceptual framework for a VET, skills and qualifications-based complementary pathway to protection
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
4178
Publication date:
October 2019
Available languages:
EN

Creating labour mobility opportunities allowing refugees to move lawfully from first asylum countries to receiving countries, based on their skills and qualifications and recipient labour market needs, is a policy idea that deserves to be explored and tested.

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.

10/10/2019 to 11/10/2019
Curriculum design, Sectoral skills development and Ethical issues on Advanced Manufacturing sector
Type: Event

Skillman is a worldwide network addressed to introduce skills, competences and innovative curricula for the advanced manufacturing sector within the VET pathways. The Skillman EU International Forum 2019 organised by Cedefop's VET toolkit Ambassador Giovanni...

Conference Florence, Italy
17/10/2019
European Vocational Skills Week 2019
Type: Event

The VET toolkit for tackling early leaving will be presented and discussed in the European Vocational Skills week VET for ALL – Skills for Life conference to take place from the 14-18 of October in Helsinki, Finland.

Conference Helsinki, Finland
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...

08/10/2019
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The Portuguese education and labour ministries together with the German education ministry signed a memorandum of...

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 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...

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...

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2018
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2018
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.

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.

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.

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.

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