Agenda
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The workshop presented the final findings of the Cedefop project 'Comparing vocational education and training qualifications: towards a European Comparative methodology’. Seeking to develop a robust and scalable methodology for comparing and analysing the content and profile of qualifications, the findings of the...

The workshop presented the final findings of the Cedefop project 'Comparing vocational education and training qualifications: towards a European Comparative methodology’. Seeking to develop a robust and scalable methodology for comparing and analysing the content and profile of qualifications, the findings of the project is relevant to a wide range of purposes and stakeholders.

The workshop presented a series of use-cases where a systematic analysis and comparison of learning outcomes can support researchers, policy makers and practitioners involved in the development as well as review and renewal of skills and qualifications.

The workshop allowed for a discussion on how to strengthen the feed-back-loop between education and training and the labour market; and thus provide a better link between the supply and demand of skills and qualifications.  

The workshop gathered selected international experts and researchers working on comparative methodologies from different angles.

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The 2021 annual meeting of Cedefop community of apprenticeship experts will take place in the form of a virtual event on 16 September 2021 from 09.30 to 13.00 CET.

The main objectives of this year's virtual annual meeting are discussing the 2021 Community activities (progress, messages, dissemination) and identifying operational and organisational improvements for the future.

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Cedefop and the OECD hosted their 2021 joint symposium on Apprenticeships for greener economies and societies on 21 and 22 October (virtual event).

UPDATE 29 October: The keynote presentation and paper presentations from both days are now available (see below).

Full event recording will be uploaded on this page in the following days.

Paper summaries and short bios of presenters and panellists are also available below.

In 2022, Cedefop and the OECD will publish the full papers presented during the event.

See more on Cedefop and OECD joint work on apprenticeship on the 2019 joint Cedefop/OECD symposium on The next steps for apprenticeship, which resulted in a publication of 16 selected contributions

You may contact apprenticeship-team [at] cedefop.europa.eu (Cedefop apprenticeship team) for further clarifications.

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The conference presented the interim findings of Cedefop’s project on Microcredentials for labour market education and training. Over 200 participants joined the event representing 40 counties. Cedefop’s approach to open exploration and consultation was highly appreciated by participants.

The conference presented the interim findings of Cedefop’s project on Microcredentials for labour market education and training.

Over 200 participants joined the event representing 40 counties. Cedefop’s approach to open exploration and consultation was highly appreciated by participants.

The event was an opportunity for policy-makers, stakeholders, experts and researchers  from education and training, industry and beyond, to discuss and understand the emerging roles of microcredentials in supporting labour-market-related and employment-relevant education, training and learning. It offered Cedefop an opportunity to share with participants the methodology and interim findings of its study on microcredentials, as well as a space for reflection and discussion of microcredentials’ broader uptake and function. Building on research carried out by Cedefop in recent years, the conference complemented the ongoing political discussion on tools and initiatives supporting people in their lifelong learning pathways established in the July 2020 Skills Agenda, the Council Recommendation on vocational education and training (VET) and the 2020 Osnabrück Declaration.

During the first day of the conference (25 November) Cedefop experts presented the project and its outcomes and participants were given the opportunity to participate actively in three breakout sessions. The second day (26 November) took a broader perspective on microcredentials, as they are increasingly being viewed as independent  building blocks in national and international skills strategies responding to several drivers.

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Reference
Cedefop/2021/02/AST
Closing date
03/06/2021