The Confederation of Portuguese farmers (CAP) carried out a study to identify the necessary key competences and skills for the development of the agricultural sector, and create new, or critically review and update existing, qualifications standards in the national qualifications catalogue (CNQ).
The international project Validation of transversal skills across Europe (TRANSVAL-EU), jointly carried out by 16 European institutions, is an example of policy experimentation with all activities coordinated at ministerial level. The project results are intended to provide specific tools to support lifelong learning further, ease mobility and promote transparency of competences across sectors.
Since 2018, 21 partners from nine countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain) representing textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industries, universities, VET providers and accreditation bodies have been implementing the ‘Skills4Smart TCLF Industries 2030’ project.
On the last day of the Portuguese EU Presidency (30 June), Cedefop organised its 10th Brussels seminar with the Presidency to discuss future-proofing vocational education and training (VET) skills and competences.
Cedefop unveiled the results of a study aiming at a European methodology that will allow the comparison and analysis of the content and profile of vocational education and training (VET) qualifications.
Experts from Asia and Europe convened on 27 and 28 April 2021 for an online conference on ‘Bridging Asia-Pacific and Europe: New Qualifications and Competencies in TVET’.
A major new Cedefop study focuses on how microcredentials can support learning for employment, and vocational education and training (VET) providers, authorities, employers and employees are invited to share their views and experience.
Preparation courses for VET teachers support them in initiating the process of obtaining a PhD degree and boost research activities at VET provider level.
Digital skills are in high demand in the labour market and required for jobs in all sectors and companies. In response to this increased demand, the Public Employment Service (ADEM) launched in March 2021 the ‘Youth eAcademy’ programme, offering digital training courses to young jobseekers.