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Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
8140
Publication date:
July 2021
Available languages:
EN

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...

15/07/2021
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The Zagreb and Petrinja earthquakes that occurred in the spring and winter of 2020 respectively, caused major disruption in the education process at all levels, including VET.

15/07/2021
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In November 2020, the Danish Government, the national association of municipalities, the national association of Danish Regions and their social partners made a tripartite agreement with the aim of increasing the number of people completing vocational education and training (VET) programmes....

14/07/2021
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The EU recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, ‘based on a digital, green and fair transition’ and taking into account demographic challenges, is among the priorities of the Slovenian EU Presidency in the second half of 2021.

14/07/2021
A new scholarship system and financial incentives to engage in dual training
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From the school year 2020/21 new financial incentive mechanisms are in place to boost the attractiveness of VET and raise the prestige of IVET institutions. 

14/07/2021
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Since 2018, 21 partners from nine countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain) representing textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industries, universities, VET providers and accreditation bodies have been implementing the ‘...

14/07/2021
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Reforming VET to increase its flexibility and attractiveness among learners and companies is currently being promoted in Lithuania. Its success depends largely on the quality of the activities provided by VET institutions and companies offering practical training. External quality assessment is...

14/07/2021
Offsetting the COVID-19 socioeconomic effects on tourism sector workers
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Tourism is a key employer of the EU economy providing easy employment access to vulnerable groups, such as women and migrants. Before the pandemic, the...

14/07/2021
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Continuous enrolment in VET and personal study plans allow graduation from VET any month of the year. The Finnish National Agency for Education estimates that around 40 500 students graduated from VET in spring (the most popular time to graduate) 2021, which is 4% fewer than a year before.

Comparing microwork and online freelancing
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
5581
Publication date:
July 2021
Available languages:
EN

This new Cedefop CrowdLearn study undertakes a comparative analysis of skill development and workplace learning practices among two major types of online platform work: online freelancing and microwork.

2021 Update
Type: Country-specific report
Publication date:
2020
2021 Update
Type: Country-specific report
Publication date:
2020
06/07/2021
Type: News
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A greener Europe will not come at the cost of lower employment, but some sectors, Member States or regions might be exposed to negative employment effects in the transition phase, Cedefop Deputy Director Mara Brugia told the Green skills in vocational education and training (VET) virtual...

2021 Update
Type: Country-specific report
Publication date:
2020
30/06/2021
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On the last day of the Portuguese EU Presidency (30 June), Cedefop organised its 10th Brussels seminar with the Presidency to discuss future-proofing...

29/06/2021
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The findings of a global survey on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on skilling, upskilling and reskilling in enterprises were presented at a webinar organised by the...

24/06/2021
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The Guidelines for the interoperability of entitling bodies of the National system of certification of competences’ were adopted in Italy according to a decree issued by the Ministry of Labour and...

24/06/2021
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A new procedure for validation of non-formal and informal learning approved in 2021 supports individuals wishing to acquire a formal qualification.  

24/06/2021
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The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is one of the consortium partners developing a standardised practical toolkit to implement the European quality assurance framework for vocational education and training (EQAVET). 

24/06/2021
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National vocational education and training (VET) policy is currently focusing on green challenges. The draft education strategy 2021-27 makes green thinking and digital competences a priority. 

24/06/2021
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Learner voice in quality assurance of vocational education and training (VET) becomes stronger with the help of the Erasmus+ project EQAVET-NRP-RO (European quality assurance in VET national reference points) that runs in 59 VET schools and supports development of the methodology for collecting...

18/06/2021
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Cedefop has been working for the past year to support adult refugees in Greece in pursuing job opportunities in Portugal and legally cross borders for employment while keeping their international protection status.

Making it work: suggestions for national policy-makers
Type: Publication
Publication type:
Publication number:
4202
Publication date:
June 2021
Available languages:
EN

Cross-border long-term mobility of apprentices (CBLTMA), i.e. lasting over six months, can be an excellent opportunity for companies and apprentices alike. However, it is still limited in practice in Europe.

08/06/2021
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The ReferNet partnership forum brought together virtually, in May, national representatives, partners and Cedefop experts involved in the network’s activities.

2021 Update
Type: Country-specific report
Publication date:
2020
28/05/2021
Type: News
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Digital skills are in high demand in the labour market and required for jobs in all sectors and companies. In response to this increased demand, the Public Employment Service (ADEM) launched in March 2021 the ‘Youth eAcademy’ programme, offering digital training courses to young...

28/05/2021
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Preparation courses for VET teachers support them in initiating the process of obtaining a PhD degree and boost research activities at VET provider level.

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