Informace CEDEFOP

Latvia: Baltic cooperation for developing work-based learning

8. 2. 2018
Development of work-based learning (WBL) in initial vocational education (VET) is a national policy priority.

Latvia: growing support for in-company training

8. 2. 2018
Employer interest in providing in-company training (work placements) for vocational education (VET) learners has increased from 33% in 2014 to 39% in 2017, according to an Employers’ Confederation

Portugal: higher professional technical programmes

8. 2. 2018
High professional technical programmes (cursos técnicos superiores profissionais, CTSP) are higher education short-term training programmes (

Portugal: VET investment reinforced

8. 2. 2018
The President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, participated in the 7th Congress of the National Association of Professional Schools (ANESPO) in July 2017.

Malta: VINFL takes off

7. 2. 2018
Validation of informal and non-formal learning (VINFL) is a major asset in promoting lifelong learning and supporting access to learning for those with no qualifications from formal education.

Hungary: the Night of trades (Szakmák éjszakája)

7. 2. 2018
The Night of trades are interactive events organised in 2016 and 2017 as part of initiatives aiming to improve the attractiveness of VET and bring education closer to the business world, sectors an

Portugal: certification of training providers

7. 2. 2018
The Certification system for training providers is regulated by Portaria (Ordinance) nº 851/2010 that was amended by Portaria (Ordinance) nº 208/2013.

Portugal: five excellence awards at WorldSkills 2017

7. 2. 2018
In October 2017, the WorldSkills Event took place in Abu Dhabi.  It is held every two years and is the biggest vocational educa

Lithuania: single access point for vocational training and HE programmes

7. 2. 2018
A unified electronic system is in place for admitting learners in programmes offered by universities, colleges and VET schools.

Italy: the national qualification repertory

6. 2. 2018
In response to the diversity of qualifications and fragmentation of the national system, Italy is creating a unified national qualifications repertory.

Italy: multi-level governance is the future

6. 2. 2018
The reform of the labour market (via the Jobs Act) in Italy redefined, through Legislative Decree 150/2015,

Cyprus: activating the young through innovative programmes

6. 2. 2018
On 16 November 2017, the Youth Board of Cyprus presented two programmes aiming to activate young people and to promote and develop entrepreneurship.

Cyprus: employment forecasts 2017-27

6. 2. 2018
The Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) has recently completed a research study providing

Cyprus: employment forecasts 2017-27

6. 2. 2018
The Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA) has recently completed a research study providing

Understanding the online labour market in the EU

6. 2. 2018
A blog article by Vladimir Kvetan published on the Skills Panorama Online job vacancies (OJV) form an easily accessible source of data on skills demand by employers, thanks to advances in web crawling technologies, machine learning and big data techniques.

Skillsnet e-bulletin: February 2018

6. 2. 2018
Big data and bigger job opportunities: From Sherlock Holmes to Data Science The SKILLSNET e-bulletin February 2018 Issue has just been send to Skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

Cedefop Director presents 2018 work programme at EESC

31. 1. 2018
At a meeting of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels on 25 January, Cedefop Director James Calleja outlined th

VET: a means of social advancement towards excellence

30. 1. 2018
Cedefop Director James Calleja spoke about the developments in higher education and vocational education and training (VET) at European level at the first Coimbra Group high-level workshop on lifel

Portugal: legislation amendments on the national credit system of VET

30. 1. 2018
The Portuguese Government is currently focused on ensuring the continuity of its lifelong learning policies and upgrading the quality of learning processes and outcomes.