A knowledge-sharing seminar was organised in Cedefop’s premises in Thessaloniki on 22 May. European Training Foundation (ETF) experts presented their work on organising qualifications systems in the ETF partner countries as well as on skills and migration.

Cedefop Director James Calleja welcomed ETF's Head of Operations Department Anastasia Fetsi, senior specialist in EU education and training policies Georgios Zisimos, specialist in qualification systems Michael Graham and senior specialist in labour market and migration Ummuhan Bardak. Mr Calleja underlined the necessity for both Cedefop and ETF to continue their cooperation by fully exploiting possibilities for synergies, while respecting their mandates.

The presentations were an opportunity for Cedefop experts to exchange ideas and discuss future cooperation with their ETF colleagues.

Cedefop and ETF work on the basis of a cooperation framework covering the period 2014-17. The two agencies have been working together for many years in thematic areas, projects and activities of common concern. Through knowledge-sharing and participation in the activities, ETF and Cedefop have increased their expertise and ensured mutually-beneficial synergies.