On December 21 2017 the quality assurance framework, which is the national plan for education and training quality, was approved by the board of the Italian EQAVET reference point, in the conference of state and regions. Labour and education ministries, the regions, the social partners and VET providers were represented in the conference. The quality assurance framework was formally approved in 2012, partially implemented in 2015 and revised in 2017 prior to the conference.
The Third sector reform guidelines have been put into effect, involving more than 300 000 associative, cooperative and voluntary organisations, as well as more than six million volunteers.
In response to the diversity of qualifications and fragmentation of the national system, Italy is creating a unified national qualifications repertory.
The reform of the labour market (via the Jobs Act) in Italy redefined, through Legislative Decree 150/2015, the laws on employment services and active labour market policies, as well as initiatives promoting employment and employability.
The Job Atlas is a large database for occupations, constantly evolving and updating. It aims to achieve a universal description for various occupations, in order to monitor and evaluate how the market is moving within an extremely dynamic socioeconomic context such as today’s. It is also a useful tool for social partners and employers.
Prototype improvement, ideas for cooperation and suggestions for future actions were the main points of the European big data hackathon (#euBDhack) follow up, jointly organised by Cedefop and Eurostat, in Thessaloniki on 18 and 19 September.
Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships took part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki.
Stakeholders and national experts directly involved in Cedefop’s thematic country reviews (TCRs) on apprenticeships will take part in the first policy learning forum on apprenticeships on 7 and 8 September in Thessaloniki.
The first school year implementing the National plan for digital education (Piano Nazionale Scuola Digitale, PNSD) has reached an end. The plan is the steering document from the education ministry to launch a comprehensive strategy for promoting innovation in Italian schools; the purpose is repositioning the education system in the digital era. The plan consists of 35 actions which will be implemented up to 2020 and is in line with the Italian digital agenda strategy.
At the beginning of 2016, the European Commission launched a series of ‘country visit’ initiatives aimed at assessing the different national classifications of occupations, skills and qualifications in the labour market.