CEDEFOP informations

Cedefop at the 25th anniversary of the European Welding Federation

20. 11. 2017
The European Welding Federation celebrated its 25th a

Skillsnet e-bulletin: November 2017

16. 11. 2017
How can VET, skills and qualifications play a role in the EU refugee crisis? The SKILLSNET e-bulletin November 2017 Issue has just been send to skillsnet members and published here in a pdf format.

New European handbook on learning outcomes

15. 11. 2017
Cedefop has just published a European handbook on defining, writing and applying learning outcomes, addressed to individuals and institu

National qualifications frameworks make a difference

13. 11. 2017
National qualifications frameworks (NQFs) make a difference to people's lives but more research is needed to measure their impact, according to some of the conclusions of the peer learning conferen

#CedefopPhotoAward 2017 winning stories exhibited in Thessaloniki

6. 11. 2017
An exhibition of the winning and runner-up photo stories of this year’s #CedefopPhotoAward competition opened at the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum on 3 November.

The future of VET is now

31. 10. 2017
The 26th annual international conference of the European Forum for Vocational Education and Training (EfVET), which was held in Thessaloniki from 25 to 28 October, focused on ‘aligning work and edu

Erasmus+ project results platform – gateway to inspiring VET projects

24. 10. 2017
Great ideas funded under the Erasmus+ and its predecessor programmes in the field of education, training, youth and sport can now be found in the Erasmus+ project results platfo

Spain: promoting digital skills for young people

24. 10. 2017
Red.es has launched a call for proposals to develop training programmes oriented to the digital industry and aimed at young people enrolled in

Spain: common digital competence framework for teachers

24. 10. 2017
A common framework of digital competence for teachers has been published by the Mi

Cedefop at Greek conference on European agenda for adult learning

24. 10. 2017
On Monday 16 October 2017 the General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning & Youth of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, organised a conference on “The European agenda for

Promoting skills and careers without borders – WorldSkills conference

23. 10. 2017
The 2017 WorldSkills competition took place in Abu Dhabi (15 to 19 October) with 59 national teams competing in 51 skills areas, spanning from

Finland: large rise in foreign-language students in vocational education

20. 10. 2017
In recent years, the number of foreign-language students in vocational education whose mother tongue is other than Finnish, Swedish or Sámi has increased considerably.

Finland: VET still popular despite slight decrease in applicants

20. 10. 2017
All applicants for secondary education (ISCED 3) in Finland use a joint application system.

Malta: sector skills units helping meet labour market challenges

19. 10. 2017
A system of assessment, recognition and validation of informal and non-formal learning has been developed in Malta.

Ireland: making apprenticeships career plan ‘A’

18. 10. 2017
An ambitious plan from further education and training agency SOLAS aims to change negative views of apprenticeships by making them first choice - career plan ‘A’ - for people from all backgrounds a

Cyprus: adoption of the first National youth strategy

18. 10. 2017
The National youth strategy (NYS) of Cyprus 2017-22 was prepared by the Youth Board of Cyprus and adopted by the Council of Ministers on 18 May 2017.

Cyprus: accreditation and upgrading of the post-secondary institutes of vocational education and training

18. 10. 2017
The post-secondary institutes of vocational education and training (PSIVET) were accredited in April 2017 by the Quality Assurance and Certification Agency for Higher Education as public schools of

Connecting people and jobs – a strong Cedefop presence at the ESCO conference

13. 10. 2017
Stakeholders discussed at a conference organised by the European Commission in Brussels (9 and 10 October) how the European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications (ES

Here is what Europeans think of vocational education and training!

13. 10. 2017
Cedefop has published the report of its first European opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET).

The future of VET is bright

12. 10. 2017
At the meeting of Directors General for Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the framework of the Estonian EU Presidency, in Tallinn on 9 and 10 October, Cedefop Director James Calleja argued