The Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) has recognised the necessity for the acquisition of green skills by the people of Cyprus and has conducted a study entitled ‘Identification of Green Skill Needs in the Cyprus Economy 2010-2013’. Following the study, the HRDA, in close cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, has put forward a Special Action Plan for promoting Green Skills in the Cyprus economy. Furthermore, the HRDA declared 2011 as the Year of Green Skills with the aim to raise awareness of the significance of the acquisition of green knowledge and skills, which are necessary for the development of a green sustainable economy.
The existing classification system for Czech qualifications awarded in initial education, the KKOV (Classification of Educational Qualification Types), and the levels in the NSK (National Register of Vocational Qualifications) permit a referencing to the EQF. This is possible because the curricula and legal framework for initial education, like the level descriptors and qualifications standards of the NSK, are based on the principle of learning outcomes.
The German vocational training system offers persuasive points of departure for modernising VET systems in partner countries. Given that a country's education structures cannot be 'imported' or 'exported' readily or as a whole, solutions must be developed that have been adapted to the needs of the partner country.
In conjunction with the 2012 budget proposal, the Danish government has put forward a number of initiatives aimed at tackling rising unemployment levels among young people by increasing education and training opportunities.
The labour market’s discontent with the structure, quantity and quality of training for skilled workers and the obvious shortcomings of the VET system have compelled the Government to remedy these problems. Its new policy includes shortening VET and strengthening the dual model by including less theory and more enterprise-based learning.
Aware of the positive impact of training policies on growth and competitiveness, the Luxembourg Government intends to increase its financial contribution to continuing training in private companies. This measure specifically targets unskilled and older workers.