Cedefop and sister agency the European Training Foundation (ETF) have resumed virtually their regular knowledge-sharing seminars, after a break of one and a half years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On the last day of the Portuguese EU Presidency (30 June), Cedefop organised its 10th Brussels seminar with the Presidency to discuss future-proofing vocational education and training (VET) skills and competences.
On 11 March 2021, the European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) national reference point affiliated to the State Institute of Vocational Education (ŠIOV) organised, in cooperation with the European Commission, the online peer learning activity ‘Peer review – An instrument supporting quality assurance in VET’. The conference participants included a representative of the European Commission, representatives of other EQAVET national reference points, as well as foreign and domestic experts.
Digital skills are in high demand in the labour market and required for jobs in all sectors and companies. In response to this increased demand, the Public Employment Service (ADEM) launched in March 2021 the ‘Youth eAcademy’ programme, offering digital training courses to young jobseekers.
Social partners and educational researchers are designing a new training alliance model to support training companies severely affected by Covid-19. Company-based training can now be temporarily taken over by supra-company training establishments, while the costs for the training alliance and the proportionate training allowance are being covered by the public sector.
Cedefop has started a close cooperation with France and Italy to support the development and implementation of systematic, coordinated and coherent approaches to upskilling pathways for low-skilled adults in the two countries.
Apprenticeships can become a driver for recovery and the green and digital transformations, provided some issues of identity and a number of ambiguities are cleared, Cedefop Executive Director Jürgen Siebel told a high-level conference of experts and policy-makers.
Cedefop has launched a feasibility study for a survey of vocational education and training (VET) teachers and trainers, aiming to serve the long-term EU strategy for green, digital, inclusive and fair economies.
The joint Cedefop/OECD publication on the next steps for apprenticeship looks at the future of apprenticeship from the perspective of emerging policy objectives, new approaches to education and training and external megatrends.
Cedefop invites leading experts to submit papers for a reference publication on monitoring and evaluation of lifelong guidance systems and services for adults, in a lifelong learning perspective, by 18 January 2021.