At the Green Skills Forum held in Paris on Monday, Cedefop presented findings from an 8-country study (forthcoming publication) and warned of an incipient skills shortage.
Green skills have been in the limelight for quite some time now. They are seen in many quarters as something akin to ICT skills: not just as specialist knowledge, but as key competencies that underlie a vast swathe of jobs across sectors. But the present crisis is leading to cutbacks in...
The 2011 monitoring report on developments in the European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET).
The study visits programme for education and vocational training specialists and decision makers, part of the lifelong learning programme (2007-13), is an initiative of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture. Cedefop coordinates the programme at the European...
Cedefop’s achievements in 2011 and new priorities for 2012-14.
The latest issue of the ECVET Magazine is now available for download.
The ‘Noor Meister 2011’ (Young Master) skills competition took place on 1 and 2 December 2011 as part of the information seminar ‘Teeviit’ (Road Sign).
On 1 January 2012, changes were made to the organisation of vocational training for the unemployed following recent amendments to the Law to promote employment.
To encourage Lithuanian vocational education and training (VET) providers to share their good practice and promote VET, the Qualifications and VET Development Centre (Kvalifikacijų ir profesinio mokymo plėtros centras) launched a good practice competition. The winners were announced on 1...
Youth unemployment rates in Italy are among the highest in the EU. In December 2010, 29 % of 15-24 year-olds were unemployed. In December 2010, Italy’s national statistics service, Istat, reported that while the overall rate of unemployment rose by 0.2 % from 2009 to 2010, the rise in youth...
The new state maturitais designed to be more comparable, prestigious and objective. Itis also expected to become more pertinent for higher education institutions and employers.
In November 2009, a Law on lifelong learning created a right to information, advice and assistance in vocational guidance. To allow all French citizens to assert this right, the Law also provided for the creation of a lifelong guidance body, the Service public de l'orientation (SPO), with...
The latest briefing note outlines last year's achievements and what Cedefop is planning for 2012. It is now available in seven languages and in e-book form.
The European Commission and Cedefop are jointly launching a thematic working group on trainers in vocational education and training (VET), a contribution to European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020). The group is holding its inaugural meeting in Brussels on 2 February.
6.8 million young people in the EU are either unemployed or underemployed.
Cedefop’s third review of NQF/EQF development shows that all involved countries see the National Qualification Frameworks as valuable tools to support national reforms and coherent lifelong learning policies.
The European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations kicked off in Copenhagen earlier this month. The conference was organised by the Danish Ministry of Employment, Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration and Ministry for Health with support from the European Commission (DG...
Nick Sofroniou will be working on the Employer Survey of Skill Needs in Europe and on Statistics and Indicators.
Donatella Gobbi comes to Cedefop from ISFOL (Istituto per lo sviluppo della formazione professionale dei lavoratori), Italy, where she worked as researcher on VET methods and, more recently, on ReferNet and institutional communication activities.
The third annual review on the implementation of national qualifications frameworks - now available from our publications page as an e-book as well as in pdf format- shows significant progress, and a renewed impetus to link the NQFs to the validation of non-formal and informal learning.