Results of the public consultation
Everything you need to know about taking part in a study visit.
Supporting organisers in preparing and running a successful study visit, this handbook provides practical advice and examples of good practice. The aim is to ensure that each study visit achieves its goal of contributing to mutual learning and policy cooperation in lifelong learning. The handbook includes a summary of the EU 2020 strategy and other important policy documents.
The aim of the 2011 Study Visits Seminar, held in Thessaloniki on 28 February-1 March, was to raise awareness and foster debate on how best to integrate young people into the European labour market. The seminar was inspired by the findings of 53 study visits conducted during the past year. These centered on supporting flexible learning pathways; transitioning from education and training to the world of work; and developing entrepreneurship. The event gathered about 90 study visit organisers and participants; representatives of initiatives that had been identified as examples of good practice during these study visits; and representatives of the national agencies, many of whom presented their own projects and initiatives.
More than 100 specialists from across the EU discussed ways to treat this theme in study visits during a knowledge sharing seminar organised by Cedefop in Thessaloniki on 24-25 June
The joint efforts of Member States, social partners and the European Commission to modernise vocational education and training for a more cohesive and competitive Europe have started to pay off: training has become firmly entrenched in the Lisbon Strategy. But more needs to be done. Vocational education must be seen as both an investment in the future of young people, and a source of learning opportunities for adults.
Commission President Jos? Manuel Barroso and Portuguese Prime Minister Jos? Sscrates – current President of the European Council – today discussed with high-level employers' and workers' representatives reform of the EU Treaties and the future of the EU's Growth and Jobs Strategy. They were joined by Vladim?r ?pidla, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, as well as representatives of the future Slovenian and French Presidencies.
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.