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14/04/2021
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In Finland, the minimum school leaving age is being increased from 16 to 18 years, in accordance with legislation that will come into force in August 2021. It will first apply to learners whose compulsory education under the current provisions will end in 2021.

13/04/2021
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The Agoria technological industry federation believes that, by 2030, almost all workers in Brussels will have to acquire new digital skills....

13/04/2021
artificial intelligence to help find continuing professional training and create digital learning spaces
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Seek and you shall find. While easily said, the search for a suitable continuing professional training programme is still difficult. What tools can make a change to find a perfect fit in a huge and heterogeneous continuing education market? The...

13/04/2021
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Workshop- and craft-laboratories are apprenticeship programmes (Escuelas Taller, Talleres de Empleo y Casas de Oficios) for unemployed people combining learning in a real working...

13/04/2021
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Vocational packages were introduced in 2018 to help young people find their way from education and out into the labour market. A recent survey conducted by the National Agency for Education has shown that, two years later, these packages are well integrated and both in demand among students and...

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Publication number:
9157
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April 2021
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EN

The Covid-19 pandemic is changing skill needs and reshaping jobs, while challenging our understanding and analysis of them.

Cedefop practical guide 1
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
4197
Publication date:
April 2021
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EN

The world of work is being impacted by a fourth industrial revolution, transformed by artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. With forecasts suggesting large shares of workers, displaced by automation, in need of upskilling/reskilling, the design of active skills policies is...

Cedefop practical guide 2
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4198
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April 2021
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EN

The world of work is being impacted by a fourth industrial revolution, transformed by artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. With forecasts suggesting large shares of workers, displaced by automation, in need of upskilling/reskilling, the design of active skills policies is...

Cedefop practical guide 3
Type: Publication
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4199
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April 2021
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EN

The world of work is being impacted by a fourth industrial revolution, transformed by artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies. With forecasts suggesting large shares of workers, displaced by automation, in need of upskilling/reskilling, the design of active skills policies is...

Insights from Cedefop’s European skills forecast
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Publication number:
4201
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April 2021
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EN

Megatrends such as automation, greening and population ageing, along with the coronavirus pandemic, are reshaping the European labour market. Providing a long-term perspective to changes in skills and jobs, skills forecasts can make a useful contribution to decisions by policy-makers, experts,...

Tapping into the potential of big data for skills policy
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Publication number:
2229
Publication date:
March 2021
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EN

This publication has been prepared by the interagency technical vocational education and training (TVET) group on skill mismatch in digitised labour markets, to support experts and policy-makers who wish to engage in discussion on the potential of web-based big data for skills policy.

23/03/2021
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Cedefop’s European skills index (ESI) helps predict EU countries’ success in developing green skills by linking a solid national skills development system with faster...

23/03/2021
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Cyprus participated in the EU-funded RoboVET project, launched on 1 October 2018 and completed on 31 December 2020. A partnership of 10 partners from Portugal, Spain and Cyprus, the project targeted a wide range of groups: VET...

23/03/2021
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The transnational project NEETs in action developed an innovative methodology, based on building community networks, aiming to promote the employability and social inclusion of young people not in education, employment, or training (NEETs)...

23/03/2021
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On 28 December 2020, the Council of Ministers adopted the Integrated skills strategy 2030 (detailed part) (Zintegrowana Strategia Umiejętności 2030 - część szczegółowa), developed following...

23/03/2021
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As an effect of the Covid-19 crisis, demand for in-service training and retraining has surged; advanced technical and professional skills, general skills such as digital literacy, communication and teamwork skills, are becoming increasingly important, while focus has shifted to education goal...

10/03/2021
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The Cedefop skills forecast predicts that almost 7 million EU jobs will be lost or not created due to the coronavirus pandemic over the period 2019-22.

Estimates based on Cedefop database on apprenticeship schemes and reflections on available EU data sources
Type: Publication
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Publication number:
4196
Publication date:
March 2021
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EN

This paper aims at contributing to the discussion about the need for EU-wide comparable statistics that capture precisely how many apprentices there are in a country in a particular year.

How schemes in Cedefop’s European database on apprenticeship schemes compare with EFQEA criteria
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Publication number:
4195
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March 2021
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The Council recommendation on the European framework for quality and effective apprenticeships (EFQEA) invites Member States to ensure that their apprenticeships are responsive to labour market needs and provide benefits to employers and apprentices, by building on a well-defined set of...

05/03/2021
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In October 2020, the Government adopted the Strategy for education 2030+. It includes reflections...

05/03/2021
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Building on the results of national and international (OECD) comparative surveys, an overarching national medium-term strategy on financial literacy has been in place since 2017. It aims to support financial skills acquisition and proficiency of the Hungarian population and is being implemented...

05/03/2021
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In Slovenia, the distance education was introduced as a response to the epidemic Covid-19 in March 2020. School and company responses were the subject of two evaluations prepared by the National Education Institute (NEI) and the Institute of the RS for VET (CPI).

Type: Publication
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Publication number:
8138
Publication date:
February 2021
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The current VET system in Portugal is the result of a 2007 large-scale reform, which reorganised VET into a single system (Sistema Nacional de Qualificações, SNQ).

Short description
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Publication number:
4191
Publication date:
February 2021
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EN

This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Portugal, by providing insight into its distinctive features and highlighting system developments and current challenges.

Evidence from the 2016 EU labour force survey
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Publication number:
5580
Publication date:
February 2021
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EN

Work-based learning (WBL) has risen rapidly in the policy agenda over recent years in the European Union.

23/02/2021
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Cedefop investigates how the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digital skills demand in ICT- and non-ICT-related occupations.

11/02/2021
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The Central Union of Chambers of Greece (KEEE) designed the project Upgrade and expansion of apprenticeships – Apprenticeship partnerships, contributing to the institutionalisation of apprenticeship in Greece as a key means of...

11/02/2021
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In September 2020, the National Centre for Technical VET Development (NCTVETD), under the coordination of the Ministry of Education and Research, published Methodological benchmarks for strengthening teaching and learning in initial VET as a...

11/02/2021
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The year 2020 was different for VET competitions, as they had to be conducted online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

08/02/2021
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Cedefop organised the first online workshop dedicated to sharing information and expertise on skills forecasting in Slovenia, on 4 February.

04/02/2021
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Cedefop has launched a feasibility study for a survey of vocational education and training (VET) teachers and trainers, aiming to serve the long-term EU strategy for green, digital, inclusive and fair economies.

27/01/2021
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The MIND+ project 2018-21 is implemented as a part of the umbrella project Reform of VET 2016-21. Its aim is to develop and test individualisation models of pedagogical processes, including effective approaches, actions and activities. It supports school development teams in organising more...

25/01/2021
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Estonia has invested heavily in recent years in its skills governance, mainly through the jobs and skills forecasting system OSKA. Five years ago, the Estonian Qualifications Authority began conducting research that analyses the need for skills and labour over the next decade and compares this...

20/01/2021
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The January 2021 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

18/01/2021
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Measures taken rapidly by the government and the regions at the beginning of the health crisis (March 2020) have helped to avoid an economic...

18/01/2021
Support to teaching in 2020/21 relies on teacher feedback
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From March to June 2020, during the Covid-19 lockdown and the school transition to distance learning, the Agency for VET and Adult Education (ASOO) conducted a survey on the experience, attitudes and needs associated with distance learning in Croatia. They asked 1348 IVET and CVET teachers to...

Type: Publication
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Publication number:
3087
Publication date:
January 2021
Available languages:
EN

In a context of considerable interest in apprenticeship in recent years, Cedefop and the OECD decided to explore its future from the perspective of a number of megatrends, including sociodemographic changes, the accelerated adoption of emerging technologies and new forms of work organisation....

18/01/2021
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During the Covid-19 pandemic, most countries introduced distance learning in schools as part of protective measures. Czechia was no exception. However, at first, during the spring of 2020, student participation was not obligatory. 

14/01/2021
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The Ministry of Education and Culture has launched the 2020-22 programme for assessing the quality and equality of vocational education and training (VET) with a total budget of more than EUR 270 million. Boosting the resources of education and instruction is a central measure of the programme....

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