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22/09/2021
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Vocational education and training (VET) provision must respond to rapidly changing labour market needs and increasing calls for international cooperation, learner and worker mobility, and recognition of qualifications.

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.

14/09/2021
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Adults in Europe regard learning and training as very important and associate them with strong employment-related and personal benefits, according to a survey carried out by Cedefop. The survey also clearly shows that adults expect learning and training to become more important in the future, with an overwhelming majority agreeing that governments should prioritise investment in them.

10/09/2021
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A high-profile visit to Cedefop’s headquarters has highlighted the European Union’s determination to pursue policies that bring vocational education and training (VET) centre-stage as a crucial tool for Europe’s post-pandemic recovery.

European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas and European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit visited Cedefop’s headquarters in Thessaloniki, met with the Agency’s management and staff and spoke of the significance of Cedefop’s research and policy support for the future of the world of work and education in Europe.

27/05/2021
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At least two-thirds of adults in every EU Member State agree that their government should prioritise investment in their learning and training. In Malta the figure is 96%, the highest proportion in the EU, according to a survey by Cedefop. 

24/05/2021
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At least two-thirds of adults in every EU Member State agree that their government should prioritise investment in their learning and training. In Bulgaria the figure is 92%, according to a survey by Cedefop. 

19/05/2021
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At least two-thirds of adults in every EU Member State agree that their government should prioritise investment in learning for adults. In Spain the figure is 92%, amongst the highest in the EU, according to a survey by Cedefop. 

17/05/2021
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The May 2021 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

13/05/2021
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At least two-thirds of adults in every EU Member State agree that their government should prioritise investment in learning for adults. In Sweden the figure is 91%, the same as in Germany and amongst the highest in the EU, according to a survey by Cedefop. 

13/04/2021
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Predicting skills trends in a rapidly changing labour market is a cornerstone of policy-making, and Cedefop organised a high-level conference on 13 April to reflect on how to further develop its skills intelligence research and tools in the coming years.

03/03/2021
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At least two-thirds of adults in every EU Member State agree that their government should prioritise investment in learning for adults. In Greece, the figure is 92%, amongst the highest in the EU, according to a survey by Cedefop.

11/02/2021
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Adults in France are very positive about learning and training, but the main reason why they do not participate is because they feel that they are too old. In a Europe-wide survey, carried out by Cedefop, 89% of respondents from France said that adult learning and training should be a priority for government investment. Some 90% of adults in France also said that their job constantly requires them to keep their skills up to date, comparable with Germany (91%) and above Italy (84%).

18/01/2021
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The January 2021 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

14/01/2021
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In the face of the current health crisis and the far-reaching labour market transformations it entails, the European Union and its Member States are taking action to provide all people in Europe with stronger support to employment, including upskilling and reskilling opportunities. Cedefop, in cooperation with the European Commission and the Member States, has been looking into career guidance provision in this context.

09/11/2020
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At least two-thirds of adults in every EU Member State agree that their government should prioritise investment in adult learning, a new Cedefop survey says. Across the EU, people believe that adult learning and training will become more important to career progression over the next 10 years, an argument strengthened by the 88% of adults who said that their job requires them to keep their skills constantly up to date.

06/11/2020
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Cedefop and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held the Third Policy Learning Forum (PLF) on upskilling pathways, a platform bringing together countries to exchange practice and explore common challenges in upskilling adults with low level of skills, on 5 and 6 November.

13/10/2020
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High investment, high involvement’ workplaces have the best outcomes for workers and employers according to a recent large-scale survey of company practices across Europe. Just 20% of EU organisations fall into this category – bundling practices that increase employee autonomy, facilitate employee voice and promote training and learning. These companies, which are managing to boost performance while also improving workers’ job quality, can be found across all types of business regardless of country, size, sector, or competitiveness strategy, but are most prevalent in Nordic countries, such as Finland and Sweden, and in sectors known to have better working conditions, such as financial services.

30/09/2020
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For more than two decades, the European qualifications framework (EQF) and national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) across Europe have helped build bridges across different countries and education and training systems. They have strengthened trust in qualifications across borders and systems, advancing their quality, transparency and comparability.

07/09/2020
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The September 2020 issue of Skillset and match, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available to read and download.

29/07/2020
Cedefop evidence reveals opportunities and threats for crowdworkers in the online gig economy
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The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has highlighted the vast opportunities of working and learning digitally. Home confinement and social distancing have obliged a large part of the European workforce to work remotely, and more companies have come to realise the potential of a digital workforce. As we move out of the crisis towards a new normal, these influences may prompt companies to re-evaluate their traditional offline working methods.

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