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Cedefop/ETF - Focus on Europass

Cedefop and ETF - the two EU "sister" agencies working on vocational training within and outside the European Union - met on 11 May for a one-day conference.

In the framework of the on-going cooperation project between ETF and Cedefop, experts from the two EU agencies on education and training working within and outside the borders of the European Union met on 11 May for a one-day conference. The experts from the two organisations get together regularly to share expertise, discuss their challenges and opportunities, and compare approaches.

The conference took place at the ETF and focused in particular on the Europass initiative, established in 2004 by the European Parliament and Council as a single transparency framework for qualifications and competences.

Other topics of the meeting included the methods for financing vocational training, national qualification frameworks, and the coordination on the work underway in the candidate countries which will eventually be handed over from ETF to Cedefop after accession.

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