European Classification of Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations
Cedefop's Steve Bainbridge took part in a debate on the subject organised by The Economist in Athens. He argued that 'in response to a more demanding world, more young people than ever before are preparing themselves through learning.'
Cedefop’s study Skills for a low-carbon Europe explores scenarios for achieving a sustainable and energy-efficient economy at the same time as employment growth.
The second edition of the Cedefop conference newspaper, with readers’ comments, is out. The 12-13 June conference on work-based learning attracted more than 150 experts on vocational education and training from around the world, policy-makers from the European Commission and Member States as well as social partners.
On 4 and 5 July 2013, Cedefop in cooperation with the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) organised in Thessaloniki (Greece), an expert seminar on Skills anticipation guides. The purpose of this seminar was to discuss the drafts of four guides prepared so far (on forecasting and foresight, on sectoral anticipation, on intermediary agencies and on matching/LMIs) with experts in the field and potential users. The objective was to ensure their validity and usefulness for the target audiences.
Cedefop’s conference on work-based learning (12-13 June 2013) gathered more than 150 experts on vocational education and training from around the world, policy-makers from the European Commission and Member States as well as social partners’ representatives.