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Cedefop Newsletter no. 33 - July / August 2013

 

Main story

   
  Joint seminar on the European social model by the European Parliament and four EU agencies

Joint seminar on the European social model by the European Parliament and four EU agencies

Cedefop is joining forces with three other EU agencies (Eurofound, ETF and EU-OSHA) on 25 September in Brussels to examine and highlight how each one is contributing to a strengthened European social model in its own unique way. The agencies will provide different perspectives on how the European social model can boost competitiveness in the context of the current crisis.

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Korean VET officials visit Cedefop

Korean VET officials visit Cedefop

Common research and policy issues as well as the renewal of the memorandum of understanding between the two organisations were at the heart of the President of the Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (KRIVET) Young-bum Park’s visit to Cedefop on 9 July. Both organisations do research in very similar fields and many of their researchers have exchanged visits over the years. Cedefop Acting Director Christian Lettmayr and Head of Area RPA Pascaline Descy discussed future cooperation with Mr Park.
 
 
Take a closer look at work-based learning with the Cedefop conference newspaper

Take a closer look at work-based learning with the Cedefop conference newspaper

The second edition of the Cedefop conference newspaper, with readers’ comments, is out. The 12-13 June conference on work-based learning attracted more than 150 experts on vocational education and training from around the world, policy-makers from the European Commission and Member States as well as social partners.
 
 
Cedefop-ILO-ETF expert seminar: Guides to skills anticipation and matching

Cedefop-ILO-ETF expert seminar: Guides to skills anticipation and matching

On 4 and 5 July 2013, Cedefop in cooperation with the European Training Foundation (ETF) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) organised in Thessaloniki (Greece), an expert seminar on Skills anticipation guides. The purpose of this seminar was to discuss the drafts of four guides prepared so far (on forecasting and foresight, on sectoral anticipation, on intermediary agencies and on matching/LMIs) with experts in the field and potential users. The objective was to ensure their validity and usefulness for the target audiences.
 
 
New publication: Skills for a low-carbon Europe - The role of VET in a sustainable energy scenario. Synthesis report

New publication: Skills for a low-carbon Europe - The role of VET in a sustainable energy scenario. Synthesis report

Cedefop’s study Skills for a low-carbon Europe explores scenarios for achieving a sustainable and energy-efficient economy at the same time as employment growth.
 
 
New briefing note: Opportunities and challenges for ECVET, the vocational credit transfer system

New briefing note: Opportunities and challenges for ECVET, the vocational credit transfer system

Most countries see the European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET) as an instrument to enable cross-border mobility of vocational students. Hundreds of transnational pilot projects are in place, largely funded by the EU. However, Cedefop’s report concludes that for ECVET to go a step further and contribute to recognition of learning outcomes and allow accumulation of credits towards qualifications, it needs to be firmly and fully integrated into national lifelong learning policies and aligned with evolving validation practices. The briefing note is available in nine languages (Spanish, German, Greek, English, French, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish and Portuguese) and in two formats: Pdf or eBook optimised for tablets and smartphones.
 
 
New publication: Labour market outcomes of vocational education in Europe - Evidence from the European Union labour force survey

New publication: Labour market outcomes of vocational education in Europe - Evidence from the European Union labour force survey

This report aims to improve our understanding of labour market outcomes for vocational education graduates. A real need if we are to respond effectively to the current challenges of high unemployment.
 
 
Croatia – Country statistical overview

Croatia – Country statistical overview

On 1 July 2013 Croatia became the European Union’s 28th Member State. To mark the occasion Cedefop has prepared a statistical overview on vocational education and training (VET) and lifelong learning in Croatia. Selected for their policy relevance and importance to achieving the Europe 2020 strategy’s objectives, the indicators quantify key aspects of VET and lifelong learning and relate Croatia’s performance to the EU average.
 
 
VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - July 2013 issue

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

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

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

 
 
 

Working with us

 

Labour market mobility and skill mismatch in EU labour markets

AO/RPA/KPOUL-GRUSSO/Mobility and Skill Mismatch/011/13
  Deadline:10/09/2013
 
 

Governance and financing of apprenticeship

AO/RPA/PLI-ABARA/Apprenticeship/012/13
  Deadline:09/09/2013
 
 

Quality assurance of certification in vocational education and training

AO/ECVL/GKO-ARANI/QA&certification/008/13
  Deadline:30/08/2013
 
 

ReferNet call for proposals Croatia-Denmark

GP/RPA/ReferNet-FPA/002/13
  Deadline:24/09/2013
 
 

Expert in research and policy analysis on education, training and skills

Cedefop/2013/01/AD
  Deadline:18/09/2013
 
 

Stay connected to Cedefop via Social Media

News from the Member States

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

 

EU Policy

 

Europe needs to bridge gap between education supply and labour market demand

 
 
 

Council of Europe and European Commission publication on learning mobility and non-formal learning

 
 
 

New information from Eurostat on youth unemployment and participation in education and the labour market

 
 
 

Research ministers to map what skills are necessary for competitive Europe

 
 
 

Conclusions of the European Council (27/28 June 2013)

 
 
 

Launch of European Alliance for Apprenticeships

 
 
 

Agenda

 

2013 ATEE Annual Conference - Educating for the future

 

  22/08/2013 to 25/08/2013     Halden, Norway
 
 

Work, wellbeing and wealth: active ageing at work

 

  26/08/2013 to 28/08/2013     Helsinki, Finland
 
 

Celebrating informal learning and well-being in later life

 

  05/09/2013 to 05/09/2013     Norwich, United Kingdom
 
 

EU Youth Conference and the meeting of the Directors General for Youth Affairs

 

  09/09/2013 to 12/09/2013     Vilnius, Lithuania
 
 

The European social model - a key driver for competitiveness

 

  25/09/2013 to 25/09/2013     European Parliament, Brussels, Europe
 
 

ARALE Conference

 

  02/10/2013 to 02/10/2013     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Forecasting skill supply and demand in Europe: Expert seminar on methodology and new ideas

 

  03/10/2013 to 03/10/2013     Cedefop, Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 

Forecasting skill supply and demand in Europe: 2013 validation workshop

 

  04/10/2013 to 04/10/2013     Cedefop, Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 

Cedefop conference: The shift to learning outcomes and its impact: taking stock of European policies and practices

 

  21/11/2013 to 22/11/2013     Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 
 
 

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