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Cedefop Newsletter no. 29 - March 2013

 

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  Investing in an ageing workforce is worth the effort

Investing in an ageing workforce is worth the effort

While the European workforce is getting older, attitudes towards ageing are changing for the better. ‘Silver workers’ are increasingly seen as a force that may energise development and bring new opportunities for economic growth. Europe needs to prepare for the challenges this new attitude brings by changing age-structures in enterprises and reaching targets for older-worker participation in lifelong learning. Some improvements are already visible. In Germany, for example, a survey published in March shows that the percentage of adults aged 60-64 years in continuous education rose from 18% in 2007 to 32% in 2012.

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Briefing note - Quality: a requirement for generating trust in qualifications

Briefing note - Quality: a requirement for generating trust in qualifications

Europe aims to make qualifications easily understandable and comparable between countries as well as to increase opportunities of moving between education and training institutions and different learning pathways. Qualifications frameworks and quality assurance mechanisms must work together systematically to guarantee trust in qualifications. A broad range of education and training stakeholders and qualification providers in the public, and now the private, domain must cooperate.
 
 
New publication: Monitoring ECVET implementation strategies in Europe

New publication: Monitoring ECVET implementation strategies in Europe

While many countries are well on their way to implementing the European credit system for vocational education and training, credit transfer is still not an integral part of vocational education and training systems. Moreover, there is still work to be done on making all common European tools - the European Qualifications Framework, quality assurance mechanisms and lifelong guidance, as well as ECVET - work as a seamless whole.
 
 
New publication: Quantifying skill needs in Europe

New publication: Quantifying skill needs in Europe

Occupational skills profiles (OSPs) describe, in a comprehensive and standardised way, the skill requirements for individual jobs.
 
 
 

VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - March 2013 issue

 
 
 

Working with us

 

Collection and review of skill mismatch policies and practices in the EU

AO/RPA/JVLOO-KPOUL/Skill Mismatch Policies/001/13
  Deadline:02/04/2013
 
 

Work-based learning approaches in continuing vocational education and training in Europe: practices and policies

AO/ECVL/ADEHM-GUTCH/Work-based learning in CVET/002/13
  Deadline:15/04/2013
 
 

News from the Member States

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

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EU Policy

 

Leading industry experts to focus on improving teaching standards at Dublin conference

 
 
 

EU Youth Conference highlights employment as critical to the inclusion of young people in society

 
 
 

Report on youth employment action teams: update for the spring European Council

 
 
 

European Commission launches Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs

 
 
 

Main results of the 3226th Council meeting

 
 
 

Agenda

 

Seminar on the validation of non-formal and informal learning

 

  09/04/2013 to 10/04/2013     Mechelen, Belgium
 
 

A short-term Sector-Based Anticipatory System for labour market trends

 

  18/04/2013 to 18/04/2013     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Meeting of Directors General for Higher Education

 

  22/04/2013 to 23/04/2013     Dublin, Ireland
 
 

Conference - Renewing vocational education and training to tackle skill mismatch: work-based learning and apprenticeship for all?

 

  26/04/2013 to 26/04/2013     Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 

Conference on Gender Equality and Europe 2020

 

  29/04/2013 to 30/04/2013     Dublin, Ireland
 
 

Meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council

 

  16/05/2013 to 17/05/2013     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Meeting of Directors General for Vocational Education and Training

 

  20/05/2013 to 21/05/2013     Dublin, Ireland
 
 

EURES Working Group

 

  22/05/2013 to 24/05/2013     Dublin, Ireland
 
 
 
 

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