Informace CEDEFOP

European Industry Day 2018: Role of skills in future employment

2. 3. 2018
Cedefop expert Alena Zukersteinova represented the agency at the European Industry Day event in Brussels on 22-23 February.

Netherlands: Poor literacy among teens on the rise

2. 3. 2018
Low literacy rates are increasing in the Netherlands, despite policies by the Dutch Government to tackle the problem.

France: series of reforms to transform vocational training

2. 3. 2018
A far-reaching series of reforms to the training system was instituted by the Government in the last quarter of 2017, aimed at vocational training, apprenticeship and work-based training.

France: tackling unemployment - two million people to be trained by 2022

2. 3. 2018
The French Government announced in late 2017 the launch of a skills investment plan, PIC (Plan d’investissement compétences) for 2018 to 2022.

Finland: Major VET reform approved

2. 3. 2018
At the end of June 2017, the Finnish Parliament approved new legislation for vocational education and training. The reform is the most extensive in education legislation in almost twenty years.

Efficiency gains and sharing resources crucial for Cedefop’s core business

26. 2. 2018
Cedefop Director James Calleja presented the achievements and future work of the agency in an exchange of views at the European Parliament in Brussels with the Committee on Employment and Social Af

Cedefop meets Greek VET experts

23. 2. 2018

Cedefop Discovery Tool: explore a wealth of resources, scientific information and open access journals on VET

21. 2. 2018
The Discovery Tool of Cedefop browses a wealth of resources, scientific information and open access journals on VET issues, such as VET

European Parliament delegation visits Cedefop

13. 2. 2018
MEPs Anne Sander, Siôn Simon and Emilian Pavel, members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), visited Cedefop on 12 and 13 February and had a fruitful exch

Upskilling pathways discussed at joint Cedefop-EESC policy learning forum

12. 2. 2018
Cedefop and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) jointly organised a policy learning forum (PLF) on ‘Upskilling pathways: a vision for the future’ in Brussels on 7 and 8 February.

Belgium: certified vocational training - a key to employment in Brussels

9. 2. 2018
In July 2017 a graduation ceremony was organised by Bruxelles Formation (public adult training provider in the Brussels Region) and 78 train

Belgium: Wallonia – higher VET to boost the tourism sector

9. 2. 2018
Tourism is an important sector in Wallonia (6.2% of GDP in 2012) but many initiatives fail through lack of management skills and incomplete knowledge of tourism and leisure specifics.

Austria: quality assurance in higher VET

9. 2. 2018
Many EU companies complain about skilled labour shortage and unqualified job applicants.

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.