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Cedefop Newsletter no. 41 - April 2014

 

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  Cedefop conference to steer countries towards new apprenticeship partnerships

Cedefop conference to steer countries towards new apprenticeship partnerships

As part of the European youth guarantee, Erasmus+, the European Union’s programme for education, training and lifelong learning, has earmarked financial support for apprenticeship schemes, including the formation of apprenticeship alliances involving countries or social partner organisations. The conference hopes to help potential partners find each other.

 
 
 

News from Cedefop

 
Making EU Skills Panorama focal point for information on skills and labour market in Europe

Making EU Skills Panorama focal point for information on skills and labour market in Europe

Work has started to transform the EU Skills Panorama website to provide a more comprehensive and user-friendly central access point for information and intelligence on skill needs in occupations and sectors across Europe.
 
 
European policies: catalysts for innovation and youth employment

European policies: catalysts for innovation and youth employment

In vocational training, but also for general economic growth needed for employment, European policies are catalysts for innovation, according to Cedefop Director James Calleja.
 
 
Qualifications: a key area of work for Cedefop

Qualifications: a key area of work for Cedefop

‘Through systematic research over many years, Cedefop has been analysing how qualifications are awarded and used across Europe and how they support the needs of individuals for lifelong learning, recognition and employability,’ the Centre’s Deputy Director told a European Training Foundation (ETF) conference on making better qualifications, at the European Parliament in Brussels.
 
 
 

Cedefop’s latest skill supply and demand forecast is now available

Employment in the EU is projected to grow by about 2% over the period 2013-2020 but the (EU’s) target of 75% of people aged 20 to 64 being in a job by 2020 looks beyond reach.
 
 
Businesses as shareholders in the skills formation process

Businesses as shareholders in the skills formation process

In his inaugural speech at a seminar organised by the Institute for Social and Economic Policy Education (ISWA) in Berlin, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that in today's economic climate, 'businesses should be considered shareholders in vocational training and an integral part of the skills formation process.'
 
 
Spanish VET needs to connect better to labour market, Cedefop Director tells El País

Spanish VET needs to connect better to labour market, Cedefop Director tells El País

In an interview with the Spanish daily, published on 20 April, Cedefop Director James Calleja said that vocational education and training (VET) in Spain needs to be closer to labour market needs.
 
 
Epale - the ePlatform for adult learning in Europe

Epale - the ePlatform for adult learning in Europe

Epale is a multilingual open membership community funded by the European Commission, as the latest development in an ongoing commitment to improving the quality of adult learning in Europe.
 
 
New publication: Qualifications at level 5: progressing in a career or to higher education

New publication: Qualifications at level 5: progressing in a career or to higher education

This study of EQF level 5 qualifications on the basis of learning outcomes reveals much greater complexity, diversity and dynamism than previously assumed.
 
 
New publication: Spotlight on VET Luxembourg

New publication: Spotlight on VET Luxembourg

The most distinctive feature of Luxembourg's vocational education and training (VET) system is that it is comparable to the German dual system.
 
 
New publication: Spotlight on VET Malta

New publication: Spotlight on VET Malta

Over the past years, Malta has been investing in vocational education and training (VET) and has encouraged students to continue their education beyond school-leaving age.
 
 
New publication: Spotlight on VET Romania

New publication: Spotlight on VET Romania

In Romania, vocational and technological upper secondary education is based on qualifications included in the national register of qualifications.
 
 

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ReferNet call for proposals Greece-Romania

GP/RPA/ReferNet-FPA/002/14
  Deadline:16/05/2014
 
 

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News from the Member States

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

 

EU Policy

 

Public consultation on a European area of skills and qualifications

 
 
 

Recognition of professional qualifications

 
 
 

Greener Skills and Jobs

Cedefop-OECD LEED publication
 
 

Skills needs in greening economies

 
 
 

Digital opportunities for education in the EU

 
 
 

Agenda

 

Apprenticeship conference to steer countries towards new partnerships

 

  07/05/2014 to 08/05/2014     Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 

Cedefop expert workshop - The role of credit transfer systems in opening access, admission and exemption between vocational education and training (VET) and higher education (HE)

 

  22/05/2014 to 23/05/2014     Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 

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

 

  03/06/2014 to 04/06/2014     Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 

Designing, implementing and supporting effective work-based learning

 

  21/10/2014 to 22/10/2014     Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 
 
 

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