Learning outside the school system can now lead to formal qualifications, thanks to validation systems that are being created across Europe.
On 23 April 2008 the Recommendation on aEuropean qualifications framework for lifelonglearning (EQF) was adopted by the EuropeanParliament and the Council.
With this Council Decision the following person is appointed member of the Governing Board of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training for the remainder of the term of office, which runs until 17 September 2009:
Research on skill mismatch and its implications has increased substantially during the last decades, but there is not yet a common understanding and agreement on what should be priorities for future research, particular in Europe.
The Council recognises the key role which adult learning can play in meeting the goals of the Lisbon Strategy, by fostering social cohesion, providing citizens with the skills required to find new jobs and helping Europe to better respond to the challenges of globalisation.
Enhanced cross-sectoral and multi-professional network-based cooperation, increased dialogue and strategic partnerships among all key players and stakeholders are considered remedies for making lifelong guidance become a reality in the Member States.
... are among the May 2008 acquisitions of Cedefop's library.
The European Qualifications Framework was recently adopted formally by the European Parliament and the Council as a Recommendation.