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Cedefop Newsletter no. 8 – January 2011


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  Cedefop goes to Bruges

Cedefop goes to Bruges

Since 2004, Cedefop has monitored progress across Europe on the goals agreed within the Copenhagen process. In its policy reports, it analyses measures taken and reviews good practices. The latest report provided the groundwork for the Bruges Communiqué.

News from Cedefop

Public Relations Manager Corinna Frey and Senior Expert Loukas Zahilas at the event

Guidance professionals get a closer look at qualification frameworks

Since 2009, Cedefop has been organising information events to reach out to the citizens of its host country, especially the education community. In December it updated local guidance professionals on recent developments concerning education and training across Europe. The main topic was how the European Qualifications Frameworks, and the recent Greek law instituting a national qualification framework, may affect the work of local guidance and orientation professionals.

Curriculum innovation and reform: an international workshop

Do outcome-oriented approaches to curricula promote or hinder inclusiveness in teaching and learning? And in what way are they learner-centered?

Wishful thinking or real-life solution? A workshop tackles permeability

Changing qualifications: A review of qualifications policies and practices

Changing qualifications: A review of qualifications policies and practices

Qualifications fulfil many functions: they serve to signal an individual’s personal, social and professional status, but they also control access to education, training and the labour market. Moreover, these functions change in line with wider social changes. But how does this process take place?
ECVET: more than just a technical tool

ECVET: more than just a technical tool

ECVET, the European credit system for vocational education and training, is closely related to the need for increased permeability in education and training, wider recognition of prior learning, and the ‘Europeanisation’ of learning pathways. A working paper takes a closer look at how this system is developing.
Are your skills and qualifications relevant? Companies lament job applicant education and training for ICT specialist jobs

Are your skills and qualifications relevant? Companies lament job applicant education and training for ICT specialist jobs

In almost all Member States, more than 40 % of enterprises considered the lack of relevant qualifications from education and /or training to be a key reason why vacancies for ICT specialist jobs were hard to fill.

VET-Alert - Just published on Vocational Education and Training - January 2011 issue


Working with us


Technical Assistant - Facilities


News from the Member States

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


EU Policy


The Bruges Communiqué on enhanced European Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training for the period 2011-2020


Priorities for enhanced European cooperation in vocational education and training for the period 2011-2020 - Council Conclusions


An Agenda for new skills and jobs: A European contribution towards full employment - Communication from the Commission


Council conclusions on education for sustainable development


Council conclusions on increasing the level of basic skills

in the context of European cooperation on schools for the 21st century

Council conclusions on the Youth on the Move initiative

an integrated approach in response to the challenges young people face

Council Resolution on youth work


European Qualifications Framework Newsletter


Two new publications: European Vacancy Monitor and European Job Mobility Bulletin


Hungary assumes EU's rotating presidency from 1 January 2011




2nd International workshop on Curriculum Innovation and Reform:


20/01/2011 to 21/01/2011 Thessaloniki - Cedefop, Greece

ECVET Expert workshop: Permeability in Education and Training, a wishful thinking approach?


27/01/2011 to 28/01/2011 Thessaloniki, Greece

Expert conference on skills demand and supply forecasting - Call for papers


17/02/2011 to 18/02/2011 Cedefop, Thessaloniki, Greece

European TalentDay


25/03/2011 to 25/03/2011 Budapest, Hungary