With this Council Decision the following person is appointed member of the Governing Board of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training for the remainder of the term of office, which runs until 17 September 2009:
This is the 21 st annual edition of the Employment in Europe report, which has become one of the main tools of the European Commission in supporting Member States in the analysis, formulation and implementation of their employment policies.
This report documents the progress of European countries in implementing the priorities identified by the May 2004 Education Council Resolution on guidance throughout life (Council of the European Union, 2004).
The joint efforts of Member States, social partners and the European Commission to modernise vocational education and training for a more cohesive and competitive Europe have started to pay off: training has become firmly entrenched in the Lisbon Strategy. But more needs to be done. Vocational education must be seen as both an investment in the future of young people, and a source of learning opportunities for adults.