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13/10/2021
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Keep abreast with all developments, analysis and reflection on vocational education and training (VET), skills, qualifications, jobs and labour market trends by subscribing to Cedefop’s new podcast series ‘Skillset and match’.

06/10/2021
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The school year 2021/22 sees the launch of new thematic and pilot institutes of vocational training (IEKs) to promote vocational excellence and...

06/10/2021
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On 13 July 2021, Slovakia’s  Recovery and resilience plan (RRP) was approved by the EU economic and finance ministers. According to the RRP, funds will support reforming...

Short description
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4204
Publication date:
October 2021
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EN

This short description contributes to better understanding of vocational education and training (VET) in Slovenia. It provides insights into its main features and highlights system developments and current challenges.

30/09/2021
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Of the 122 occupations and trades which secondary vocational training leads to, some make particular use of the latest technologies. These SMART professions are constantly evolving to create many interesting and innovative jobs. In June 2021, the...

30/09/2021
Type: News

The Ministry of Education and Science pays great attention to the relevance of the vocational education programmes to labour market needs. This requires day-to-day cooperation between schools and industries, and a clear methodology that allows the strongest VET providers in each sector to take a...

30/09/2021
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The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST), Malta’s leading VET provider, has concluded an extensive six-month consultation process about its...

Evidence from country- and project-level investigations
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Publication number:
3089
Publication date:
September 2021
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EN

Cross-border long-term mobility of apprentices (CBLTMA) is understood as the period an apprentice spends abroad in in-company training (potentially combined with training at a VET provider) for a duration of minimum six months, and typically of up to 12 months, as part of his/her apprenticeship...

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9159
Publication date:
September 2021
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EN
27/09/2021
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The National Skills Strategy, launched in June 2019, responds to a steadily changing world of work by promoting a new training culture, which sees occupational CVET as a lifelong...

Towards methodologies for analysing and comparing learning outcomes
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Publication number:
5582
Publication date:
September 2021
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EN

This research paper forms part of Cedefop’s Comparing VET qualifications project, which seeks to develop robust and scalable methods for analysing and comparing the content and profile of qualifications.

21/09/2021
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As European students are easing back to (physical or virtual) class after the summer break, the #CedefopPhotoAward returns for a sixth year to give vocational education and training (VET) learners a chance to have some fun and win amazing prizes.

17/09/2021
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A new agreement was adopted to make the Swedish labour market more flexible; it includes significant funding for continuous professional development (CPD) and retraining for workers. ‘This is the largest labour market reform in modern times’, said Minister for Employment, Eva...

17/09/2021
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Since the start of the implementation of the Flemish qualifications framework in 2011, over 500 professional qualifications have been developed. They form the basis for recognised vocational education, training, and recognition of acquired competences (RAC) pathways, providing a widely supported...

16/09/2021
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Commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Research, a study was recently completed on the international experiences of using micro-qualifications and their application possibilities in the Estonian education and training system. Among European countries, the Irish and French systems were...

16/09/2021
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The Irish government recently launched the Economic recovery plan 2021 for rapid job creation and economic growth after the pandemic

16/09/2021
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During her internship in Naturalis, the natural history museum in Leiden, 18-year-old VET student Noortje Looijenga discovered a new butterfly species. Noortje, a second-grade student in applied biology, has a long-standing interest in butterflies.

15/09/2021
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The September 2021 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download....

15/09/2021
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The highlight of the Skillsnet e-bulletin's May-January 2021 issue is the joint visit by European Commission Vice President...

14/09/2021
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Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel shared insights from the agency’s work regarding digital upskilling and reskilling in the European Union at a roundtable discussion organised by the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance on 11 September, in the context of the 85th Thessaloniki...

10/09/2021
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A high-profile visit to Cedefop’s headquarters has highlighted the European Union’s...

Cedefop community of apprenticeship experts: short papers
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6203
Publication date:
September 2021
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EN

There is an increasing shift of attention from expanding apprenticeships to improving their quality and effectiveness. This brings into focus how apprenticeship is governed for greater relevance and matching to...

First findings from the COVID-19 European company survey
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6205
Publication date:
September 2021
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EN

This working paper presents the first findings of a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on workplace practices among employers in EU Member States.

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Publication number:
6204
Publication date:
August 2021
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EN

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have adverse and non-uniform impacts on future employment prospects for different job positions in the EU. We investigate two possible determinants of the variation of...

Revised edition 2021
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Publication number:
2230
Publication date:
August 2021
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Effective career guidance helps individuals to reach their potential, economies to become more efficient and societies to become fairer. It is critical to the smooth transitions of people as they make choices about education and training and to mobility and integration within the labour market...

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Publication number:
8140
Publication date:
July 2021
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Formal vocational education and training (VET) in Slovenia starts at upper secondary level and is provided mainly by public schools that are founded and financed by the State.

28/07/2021
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While facing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the WorldSkills Croatia 2021 competition was held live from 11 to 13 May in Zagreb, Croatia, for over 300 IVET learners in 43 disciplines. 

28/07/2021
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Every year, NOKUT, the Norwegian agency for quality in higher education and upper secondary vocational education (nationally referred to as...

27/07/2021
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The international project Validation of transversal skills across Europe (TRANSVAL-EU), jointly carried out by 16 European institutions, is an example of policy experimentation with all activities coordinated...

27/07/2021
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The Confederation of Portuguese farmers (CAP) carried out a study to identify the necessary key competences and skills for the development of the agricultural sector, and create new, or critically review and update...

26/07/2021
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A new Act, drafted by the education ministry based on proposals in the minister's action plan, increases young people’s interest in VET and changes admission requirements for VET learners who wish to enter...

26/07/2021
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The third survey on vocational training supply (OFP survey) in Italy for the training year 2019/20, conducted from July to December 2020 by the National Institute for the Analysis of Public Policies (INAPP), provided significant data, highlighting evolutionary dynamics that include in particular...

26/07/2021
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Linking the curriculum to the national register of qualifications (NSK) is one of the key activities set out by the education strategy 2030+...

26/07/2021
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A new programme aims to ease transition from upper secondary to higher education vocational studies, advance VET quality, ensure a smooth transition to higher education for learners with outstanding achievements, and raise awareness of the importance of career planning.

23/07/2021
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Entrepreneurship education encompasses all education measures that contribute to the development of entrepreneurial attitudes and skills. The development of certain values and approaches is just as much a part of this as personal qualifications that are central to independent work and can lead...

15/07/2021
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‘In 2030, all young people in Bulgaria should graduate from school as functionally literate, innovative, socially responsible and active citizens, motivated to upgrade their competences through lifelong learning.’

15/07/2021
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The development of a VET graduate tracking system is interlinked with a growing emphasis on the attractiveness of VET provision and occupations, and the quality of vocational education and training (VET). 

15/07/2021
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The Norwegian National qualifications framework (NKR) was adopted in 2011 and referenced to the European qualifications framework (EQF) in 2014. The NKR is currently being reviewed, focusing on the differences from the European qualifications frameworks and on the placement of higher VET...

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