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Cedefop Newsletter no. 30 - April 2013

 

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  Matching skills with labour market needs

Matching skills with labour market needs

Europe’s deep financial and economic crisis has worsened the mismatch between skills people have and those the labour market wants. EU Member States struggle with high unemployment, shrinking GDP and budget constraints. Yet difficult circumstances can also bring opportunities for bold change and action. Cedefop will explore these opportunities at a conference on 12 and 13 June.

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
New publication: On the way to 2020: data for vocational education and training policies

New publication: On the way to 2020: data for vocational education and training policies

Cedefop’s new publication provides a statistical overview of vocational education and training and lifelong learning in European countries. Data are based on international statistics enabling comparisons of countries and statistical averages for the European Union. This report, a first result of a continuing process, adds user-friendly evidence for many purposes. It should help policy-makers and researchers and ease access to the information available.
 
 
New publication: Skillsnet newsletter 1/2013

New publication: Skillsnet newsletter 1/2013

In this edition of the Skillsnet newsletter, you can find: the 2013 skills forecast, information on the EU skills panorama website, a European employer survey on skill needs, news from Skillsnet members and more.
 
 
New publication: Trainers in continuing VET: emerging competence profile

New publication: Trainers in continuing VET: emerging competence profile

Cedefop has long tracked the changing roles and professional development of teachers and trainers in vocational education and training. In this publication, it analyses 19 Member State initiatives which aim to set out competence requirements for trainers in adult learning and continuing training. The analysis, which also covers validation of non-formal and informal learning, forms the basis of a proposed emerging competence profile for trainers.
 
 
New publication: Analysis and overview of NQF developments in European countries - Annual report 2012

New publication: Analysis and overview of NQF developments in European countries - Annual report 2012

Cedefop’s fourth annual report on developments in National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs) in Europe confirms that these frameworks are considered a key way of making qualifications easier to understand and compare within and between countries. It has also found that such frameworks are increasingly used to encourage changes in education and training.
 
 
New publication: Cedefop work programme 2013

New publication: Cedefop work programme 2013

Cedefop’s work in 2013 is aligned to objectives of the European Union’s ‘Europe 2020’ strategy and the policy framework devised to achieve them. This includes the flagship initiatives (‘Agenda for new skills and jobs’, ‘Youth on the move’), annual growth surveys, the ‘Education and training 2020’ framework, the Bruges communiqué with its objectives and deliverables for vocational education and training, the European Commission’s employment and youth employment packages and the communication Rethinking education.
 
 
New publication: Annual report 2012

New publication: Annual report 2012

Demand for Cedefop’s expertise and analytical capacity has increased further in the current economic climate. Despite additional tasks requested and necessary adaptation of several projects, implementation of the work programme progressed as planned in 2012.
 
 
Tertiary attainment – sustained progress by European Union Member States

Tertiary attainment – sustained progress by European Union Member States

Almost half of Member States have reached the Europe 2020 target of 40% of people aged 30-34 holding a higher education degree or equivalent qualification, according to the latest data. Since the target was announced in 2010, progress has been steady, rising by around one percentage point a year. If current trends continue, the European Union should meet its target by the end of the decade.
 
 
VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - April 2013 issue

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

 
 
 

Working with us

 

The role of VET in reducing early leaving from education and training

AO/ECVL/IPS-ARANI/EarlyLeaving/005/13
  Deadline:04/06/2013
 
 

The application of learning outcomes approaches across Europe - a comparative overview

AO/ECVL/JB–SPEV/LearningOutcomes/004/13
  Deadline:28/05/2013
 
 

News from the Member States

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

Stay connected to Cedefop via Social Media

 

EU Policy

 

Council conclusions on the contribution of quality youth work to the development, well-being and social inclusion of young people

 
 
 

Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council agreed to a recommendation establishing the Youth Guarantee

 
 
 

European Parliament draft report - Tackling youth unemployment: possible ways out

 
 
 

EUNEC statements on the European Commission Communication ‘Rethinking education'

 
 
 

Commission proposes rules to make Youth Employment Initiative a reality

 
 
 

Agenda

 

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
 
 

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

 

  12/06/2013 to 13/06/2013     Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 

Formal Meeting of the Education Committee

 

  13/06/2013 to 14/06/2013     Dublin, Ireland
 
 

Building an Inclusive Europe through Supported Employment

 

  28/06/2013 to 13/07/2013     Dublin, Ireland
 
 
 
 

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