This two-volume publication gives an update on the national qualification frameworks around the world. It provides information on national and regional developments as well as selected themes. It is the result of collaborative work between Cedefop, ETF, UNESCO and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.
This Cedefop handbook is addressed to individuals and institutions actively involved in defining and writing learning outcomes in education and training. Its ambition is to act as a reference point for cooperation in this area.
This research paper is the first in a series produced as part of the Cedefop project The changing nature and role of VET (2016-18).
Skills anticipation can be a powerful policy tool for decision-making. Individuals would benefit greatly from knowing what type of education and training to follow; enterprises would know the skills they need; and policy-makers could adapt education and training systems to new skill needs.
In 2016 Cedefop launched its first ever opinion survey aimed at investigating EU citizens’ opinions on vocational education and training.
As the current framework for cooperation in vocational education and training (VET) approaches its 2020 expiry, Cedefop is now looking further ahead to stimulate the debate on European VET cooperation until 2030.
This publication is the final report of Cedefop’s thematic country review of apprenticeship in Slovenia, conducted between June 2015 and March 2017 at the request of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia.
The September 2017 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.
This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Estonia by providing an insight into its main features and highlighting VET policy developments and current challenges.
This flyer provides a concise overview of Estonia’s vocational education and training system.
This flyer provides a concise overview of the UK’s vocational education and training system.
This flyer provides a concise overview of Luxembourg’s vocational education and training system.
This flyer provides a concise overview of Austria’s vocational education and training system.
This flyer provides a concise overview of Germany’s vocational education and training system.
Technological unemployment is a recurring theme, but joblessness in the digital age will depend on human, not artificial, intelligence.
This Cedefop study seeks to provide a comprehensive and robust evidence base in relation to low-skilled adults in the European Union. It analyses trends in low skills among adults as well as characteristics, determinants and risks of being low skilled.
The EU’s population and workforce are ageing. This has implications for employment, working conditions, living standards and welfare. A new report shows how information from four agencies, including Cedefop, can support policy-making that is both complementary and greater than the sum of its parts.
2016 was a year of new challenges for Cedefop. As the Agency gears up for changes in European vocational education and training (VET) policy it aims to support the European Union’s ambition to transform the New skills agenda and the Council recommendation Upskilling pathways: new opportunities for adults into actions at Member State level.
Over the past two years, Europe has received an unprecedented number of refugees and asylum seekers. Many of these are here to stay, and the European Union needs to ensure that they enter the labour market and become self-reliant as quickly as possible.
ReferNet collects information on, and monitors developments in, national VET policies and systems. This information is used for different purposes and products such as the VET in Europe reports and the Thematic perspectives on early leaving, apprenticeship innovation etc.