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Cedefop Newsletter no. 24 - August/September 2012

 

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"We can always find ways of adapting good ideas to our own systems"
Rune Knutsen at the study visits seminar in Bonn, February 2011 (Photo: PAD)

"We can always find ways of adapting good ideas to our own systems"

Specialists attending study visits typically learn a lot about each other’s education and training systems and policy solutions. But how useful is that knowledge when they return home? Can such an experience actually affect policy and practice within a regional or local school system? Rune Knutsen, Education Advisor for the city of Stavanger, shares his story of how a study visit and follow-up seminar helped his department introduce policy changes.

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
 

Making vocational education and training more attractive

An upcoming workshop in Brussels grapples with negative perceptions about vocational pathways, and how to change them.
 
 
From education to working life

From education to working life

The labour market outcomes of vocational education and training
 
 
ICT skill levels on the rise

ICT skill levels on the rise

One in two 16-74 year-olds in the EU now has a medium or high level of computer skills.
 
 
VET-Alert - Publications on Vocational Education and Training - September issue

VET-Alert - Publications on Vocational Education and Training - September issue

 
 
 

Working with us

 

Quality approaches in Learning and Training patterns in European small firms

AO/ECVL/TB/Quality Approaches/019/2012
  Deadline:07/11/2012
 
 

News from the Member States

Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop’s European network for VET

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EU Policy

 

Proposal for a Council Recommendation on the validation of non-formal and informal learning

 
 
 

Study on mobility developments in school education, vocational education and training, adult education and youth exchanges

 
 
 

New skills and jobs in Europe: pathways towards full employment

 
 
 

Evaluation of the ESF support to Lifelong Learning

 
 
 

Parliament report on the role of women in the green economy

 
 
 

Parliament report on education training and Europe 2020

 
 
 

Public Consultation on "Opening up Education – a proposal for a European Initiative to enhance education and skills development through new technologies"

 
 
 

Agenda

 

Informal Meeting of Education Ministers

 

  04/10/2012 to 05/10/2012     Nicosia, Cyprus
 
 

Meeting of Directors General for Vocational Education - DGVT

 

  22/10/2012 to 23/10/2012     Nicosia, Cyprus
 
 

Meeting of Directors General for Higher Education

 

  22/10/2012 to 23/10/2012     Nicosia, Cyprus
 
 

Presidency Conference on Employment Priorities

 

  22/10/2012 to 23/10/2012     Nicosia, Cyprus
 
 

Employment Committee Informal Meeting - EMCO

 

  23/10/2012 to 24/10/2012     Nicosia, Cyprus
 
 

Presidency Conference on Lifelong Guidance (ELGPN)

 

  24/10/2012 to 24/10/2012     Larnaca, Cyprus
 
 

21st Annual EfVET International Conference

 

  24/10/2012 to 27/10/2012     Palma de Mallorca, Spain
 
 

Vocational Education and Training: Policy and Practice in the field of Special Education

 

  12/11/2012 to 13/11/2012     Nicosia, Cyprus
 
 

ENTEP & Benchmarks

 

  13/11/2012 to 16/11/2012     Limassol, Cyprus
 
 

5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation

 

  19/11/2012 to 21/11/2012     Madrid, Spain
 
 

Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (EYCS)

 

  22/11/2012 to 23/11/2012     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Meeting of the Education Committee

 

  03/12/2012 to 04/12/2012     Nicosia, Cyprus
 
 

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)

 

  06/12/2012 to 07/12/2012     Brussels, Belgium
 
 
 
 

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